Debora and supporters

Council Meeting Notes - Older Meetings

Debora speaking in the Senate

My notes here include items I think are of interest to our Council District 5.

These are older meetings; notes on more recent meetings are here.

December 20, 2013 Meeting

The Adjutant General's Department

#16 Authorized to execute the first of two contract renewals with Tri State Fire Protection LLC, Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-12, item #18), for the purpose of Fire Alarm Testing, Inspection and Maintenance at various NH Army National Guard facilities, in the amount of $30,000. Effective January 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015. 34% General, 66% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

#19 Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora B. Pignatelli with regard to a certain project in participation with Peterborough Retirement Community at Upland Farm Inc., d/b/a RiverMead, Peterborough, NH.

Department of Cultural Resources

#32 Authorized the Division of Arts to award a Public Value Partnership Grant in the amount of $8,000 to Andy’s Inc., Wilton, NH, to strengthen their capacity for affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Labor

#46 Authorized to amend a contract with SymbioSys Solutions Inc., Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #60), for modifications to the NH Unemployment Insurance System, by increasing the amount by $2,143,400 from $9,645,644 to $11,789,044. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Information Services

#49 Authorized to enter into a participation agreement with the NH Health Information Organization Corporation, Concord, NH, to provide Health Information Exchange capability across the department, in the amount of $107,500. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

#60 Authorized to amend an agreement with H.E.A.R.T.S. Peer Support Center of Greater Nashua Region VI, Nashua, NH, to provide a peer-operated crisis respite program in an amount not to exceed $75,195. Effective January 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Public Utilities Commission

#70 Authorized to award grant funds to Pierce Solar LLC, to award grant funds in the amount of $175,000, to install, operate and monitor a solar photovoltaic system at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014. 100% Renewable Energy Fund.

The following people from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Christiana Goodwin, Merrimack, NH as the Director of Agency Software, Department of Information Technology

The Executive Council welcomes public input on nominations that are brought forward by the Governor for consideration and confirmation to State Boards and Commissions.

December 4, 2013 Meeting

Department Of Transportation

#84 Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company Inc., Dunbarton, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Susan Perkins, Milan, NH, in the amount of $25,850. Effective upon G&C approval through March 14, 2014. 100% Highway Funds.

#86 Authorized the Bureau of Turnpikes to exercise the motor service patrol expansion option allowed in the original contract with Travelers Marketing LLC, Wellesley, MA (originally approved by G&C on 11-14-12, item #164), for expanding sponsorship of the Bureau of Turnpikes Motor Service Patrol along the F.E. Everett Turnpike, Nashua, for a fee to be paid to the Bureau of Turnpikes, by increasing the amount by $82,290 from $145,500 to $227,790. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. (2) Further authorized to accept and expend Sponsorship Fees from Travelers Marketing LLC, in the amount of $82,290 for sponsorship of the Bureau of Turnpikes Expanded Motor Service Patrol along the F.E. Everett Turnpike. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 100% Other Funds - Sponsorship Fees.

#93 Authorized the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with Hoyle, Tanner & Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, for the final design efforts for the replacement of the Red List bridges carrying US Route 202 and NH Route 101 over the Contoocook River in the Town of Peterborough, for a total amount not to exceed $284,764.76. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2016. 100% Federal Funds.

The following people from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Paul R. Bergeron, Nashua, NH to the State Historical Records Advisory Board
Kathryn E. Skouteris, Merrimack, NH as Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Administration

I welcome public input on nominations that are brought forward by the Governor for consideration and confirmation to State Boards and Commissions.

November 20, 2013 Meeting

Department of Information Technology

#3 Authorized to enter into a contract with NH Optical Systems, Nashua, NH, to provide dark fiber facilities to the Department, for a total value of $96,695.48. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019 or five years from State acceptance of the dark fiber installation, whichever is shorter.

Department of Cultural Resources

#25 Authorized the Division of the Arts to award a Public Value Partnership Grant in the amount of $7,800 to Monadnock Music, Peterborough, NH, to strengthen their capacity for offering affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#41 Authorized to enter into an agreement with County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, to assess, build capacity, mobilize, and prevent the use of non-medical prescription drugs, underage alcohol and excessive alcohol use on the campuses of Keene State College and Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, in an amount not to exceed $571,617. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

#61 Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Transportation to reimburse for a portion of the operating expenses at the Nashua DMC-EZ-Pass office, in an amount not to exceed $250,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2018. 100% Highway Funds.

#64 Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with School Administrative Unit #42/Nashua School District, for emergency preparedness capabilities and enhancements for a total amount of $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

#73 Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Nashua Airport Authority, to conduct a Wildlife Hazard Assessment to update the Storm Water Pollution prevention plan and to conduct Section 106 Historical Assessment at Boire Field, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $141,375. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2017. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

#74 Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Nashua Airport Authority, to purchase snow removal equipment at Boire Field, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $549,900. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2016. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

The following people from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Audrey L. Anastasia, New Boston, NH, to the Board of Licensed Dietitians
Robert W. Compton, Deering, NH, to the Lakes Management Advisory Committee
Please feel free to contact me with concerns or support for any items we have on our agendas.

November 6, 2013 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

#3 TABLED to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from First Colebrook Bank to The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Inc. and Thomas More Foundation located in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. I was not able to support this item on our Agenda. Although it may technically be permitted under the Business Finance Authority (BFA) mission, I believe educational institutions that do not have a very large impact on the business climate and do not produce any, or very few, jobs should not come to the BFA for financing guarantees or bonding. I hope you see my point. Feel free to let me know if you disagree with my decision. I asked for the item to be tabled to give the school an opportunity to seek the approval of one other Councilor who abstained from voting. But, I encouraged the President of the school to try to obtain alternative funding.

Department of Cultural Resources

#29 Authorized the Division of Arts to award a Public Value Partnership Grant in the amount of $13,000 to the Peterborough Players, to strengthen their capacity for affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

#31 Authorized the Division of Arts to award Public Value Partnership Grants in the total amount of $22,360 to Symphony NH, Nashua, in the amount of $13,000; and to the Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, in the amount of $9,360, to strengthen their capacity for affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Health and Human Services

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#66 Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with The Front Door Agency Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide State Grant-In-Aid and Homeless Housing Access Fund services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $221,794. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#92 Authorized to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Francestown Land Trust Inc., Francestown, NH, in the amount of $237,000 to purchase a conservation easement on approximately 182 acres of land in Francestown. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2014. 100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds.

#95 Authorized Hollis Crossing Condominium Association’s request to perform work on the Nashua River in Nashua.

Department of Transportation

#114 Authorized the Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a contract with Consolidated Utility Equipment Service Incorporated, Amherst, NH, for providing Yard Crane Inspection, repair, scheduled service and unscheduled emergency parts and repair, on the basis of a single bid of $43,450.95. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 94% Highway, 4% Intra-Agency Transfers, 2% Agency Income.

#119 Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Boston Express Bus Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 1-10-07, item #123A), providing daily commuter bus services along the FE Everett Turnpike to Boston, MA, by extending the overall contract completion date and preventative maintenance subsidy to December 31, 2018 from December 31, 2015. No Additional Funding.

#128 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Beck & Bellucci Inc., Franklin, NH, for replacement of the bridge that carries NH Route 10 over the Ashuelot River and reconstructing NH Route 10 approaches in the Towns of Winchester and Swanzey, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $3,979,864.45. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $278,590.51 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through July 17, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

The following people from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Joan H. Schultze, Nashua, NH, to the State Committee on Aging
Marian Mitchell, New Boston, NH, to the Advisory Council on Worker’s Compensation

The Executive Council welcomes public input on nominations that are brought forward by the Governor for consideration and confirmation to State Boards and Commissions. If you have interest in serving on any of the 300+ State Boards or Commissions please send a letter of interest along with a resume, to Jennifer Kuzma in care of the Governor’s office. A listing of the Boards and Commissions, along with the qualifications required, can be found at www.sos.nh.gov/redbook/

October 16, 2013 Meeting

Adjutant General’s Department

#8 Authorized the confirmation of James J. Piro, New Boston, NH, to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#51 Authorized to enter into retroactive agreements with Family Promise of Greater Nashua Inc., to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $40,594. Effective January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015 for $31,348; through December 31, 2013 for $9,246. 77% General, 23% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

#54 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH, to provide tuberculosis prevention and control services in the Greater Nashua area, in an amount not to exceed $35,000. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. 100% General Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

#58 Authorized to hold a 3-day training for peer support agency staff and how to operate a peer-run crisis respite program for persons experiencing a psychiatric crisis from October 23-25, 2013, for a total cost not to exceed $10,081.40. (2) Further authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Shery Mead Consulting, Bristol, VT, to provide training and facilitation services in an amount not to exceed $6,798 at the training above. (3) Further authorized to reimburse The Alternative Life Center, Conway, NH, for the cost of food, mileage, and lodging for participants attending the training, in an amount not to exceed $1,787, and HEARTS Peer Support Center of Nashua Region VI, Nashua, NH, for wages and mileage in an amount not to exceed $965 for a total of $2,752. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 73% General, 27% Federal Funds.

New Hampshire Liquor Commission

#60A Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Law Warehouses Inc., Nashua, NH, for warehousing and distribution services. Effective October 7, 2013 through December 31, 2013. 100% Liquor Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#77 Authorized to award grant aid funds to the City of Nashua, NH, for the closure of Phase II, Part II of the City of Nashua’s Four Hills Unlined Landfill, totaling $398,042. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

The following people from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions Wallace L. Trolan, Nashua, NH to the Aviation Users Advisory Board
Gary E. Kaufman, Amherst, NH to the Genetic Counselors Governing Board
Jillian R. Ozmore, Litchfield, NH to the Genetic Counselors Governing Board
Jennifer L. Tansey, Merrimack, NH to the Genetic Counselors Governing Board
Donald L. Ware, Merrimack, NH to the Rivers Management Advisory Committee

The Executive Council welcomes public input on nominations that are brought forward by the Governor for consideration and confirmation to State Boards and Commissions.

October 2, 2013 Meeting

Office of Energy and Planning

#7 Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $14,254,100. (2) Further authorized to advance $1,033,796. Effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

#8 Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $3,745,475. (2) Further authorized to advance $371,376. Effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Adjutant Generals Department

#17 Authorized the nomination of James J. Piro, New Boston, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Information Services

#31 Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $672,781 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology through the ARRA 2009, for the continued development of the Health Information Exchange. (2) Further authorized to establish Class 046 consultant positions for the purpose of developing Health Information Exchange software and interfaces for health care providers. Effective upon G&C approval through February 7, 2014. 100% ARRA Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

#49 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Property Logistics Inc., Hollis, NH, for roof replacement on the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point State Park, in the amount of $60,300. Effective upon G&C approval through November 22, 2013. 100% Capital Funds.

Department of Transportation

#84 Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.36+/- of an acre portion of the US Route 3 (Daniel Webster Highway) Limited Access Right of Way located on the easterly side of the Daniel Webster Highway/US Route 3 in the City of Nashua directly to the abutters Chester and Shirley Coulombe or their assigns, for $21,100 which includes a $1,100 administrative fee. Effective upon G&C approval.

#91 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Surface Preparation Technologies LLC, Mechanicsburg, PA, for milling rumble strips in the shoulders and along the centerline of NH Route 111 from Hudson to Kingston, on the basis of a single bid of $219,840. Effective upon G&C approval through November 22, 2013. 100% Federal Funds.

The following person from District Five was nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Craig R. Moul, Weare, NH to the Deferred Compensation Commission

September 18, 2013 Meeting

Office of the Adjutant General

#15 Authorized the confirmation of Daniel J. McCarroll, Jaffrey, NH, to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

#15 Authorized the confirmation of Daniel J. McCarroll, Jaffrey, NH, to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

#17 Authorized the confirmation of Mark B. Patterson, Weare, NH, to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

Department of Administrative Services

#26 Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Schroeder Construction Management Inc., Nashua, NH, for the Building B & C HVAC Upgrade, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $376,000. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $26,000 for unforeseen conditions for the Building B & C HVAC Upgrade, bringing the total to $402,000. (3) Further authorized the amount of $18,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $420,000. Effective upon G&C approval through January 10, 2014. 50% General/Capital, 50% Federal Funds.

#27 Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Jeremy Hiltz Excavating Inc., Ashland, NH, for the Nashua Site Improvements at the National Guard Armory, Nashua, NH, for a total price not to exceed $873,625. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $40,295 for unanticipated site expenses for the Nashua Site Improvements, bringing the total to $913,920. (3) Further authorized the amount of $30,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $943,920. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 75% Federal, 25% General Funds.

Department of Education

#54 Authorized to secure the services of Richard J. Farrell, Nashua, NH, to provide investigative services regarding complaints of educator misconduct, in an amount not to exceed $99,100. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Transportation

#72 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Stephens Marquis Associates Inc., Merrimack, NH, for new fueling facility and removing the existing fueling facility at the Strafford Shed and Northwood Shed, on the basis of a low bid of $561,100. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $56,110 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through November 22, 2013. 100% Capital Budget (Highway) Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions L. Cindy Theroux-Jette, Nashua, NH to the Board of Acupuncture Licensing
Jeanne Ann Whittington, Dunbarton, NH to the Board of Acupuncture Licensing
Dawn Welshman, Troy, NH to the Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Michael E. Diffily, Nashua, NH to the Higher Education Commission
Paul E. Bergeron, Nashua, NH to the State Historical Records Advisory Board
Timothy Dupont, Nashua, NH to the Mechanical Licensing Board
David Pelletier, Dunbarton, NH to the Mechanical Licensing Board
John Genovese, Swanzey, NH to the Pharmacy Board

The Executive Council welcomes public input on nominations that are brought forward by the Governor for consideration and confirmation to State Boards and Commissions. A listing of the Boards and Commissions, along with the qualifications required, can be found at www.sos.nh.gov/redbook/

If you have an interest in serving on one of these Boards or Commissions, please feel free to contact me. It would be my pleasure to help you. Most people find it a worthwhile experience

September 9, 2013 Meeting

Office of the Adjutant General

#18 Authorized the nomination of Captain Daniel J. McCarroll, Jaffrey, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

#20 Authorized the nomination of Captain Mark B. Patterson, Weare, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

Department of Administrative Services

#26 Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corp., Milford, NH, for roof and structural repairs at the Transportation Building (Hugh Gallen State Office Park), Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $52,200. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $10,000 for unanticipated structural expenses, bringing the total to $62,200. Effective upon G&C approval through November 15, 2013. 100% Operating – General Funds.

#28 Authorized the Risk Management Unit to enter into a contract with Express Scripts Inc., St Louis, MO, for the administration of the prescription drug benefit provided to state employees and retirees, in the amount of $174,167,696. Effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016, with the option to renew for up to two additional years. 40% General, 16% Federal, 26% Enterprise, 16% Highway, 2% Turnpike Funds.

#28B Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with D. L. King & Associates Inc., Nashua, NH, for the Design/Build Fire Training Facility, Bethlehem, NH, for a total price not to exceed $339,875. (2)Further authorized the amount of $18,285 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $358,160. Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2014. 100% Other – Fee Revenue.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#41 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Salvation Army McKenna House, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $123,680. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. 100% General Funds.

#43 Authorized to amend an existing sole source agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-11-12, item #43A), to provide services for homeless individuals and families, by increasing the amount by $147,344 from $173,787 to $321,131, and by extending the completion date retroactively from July 31, 2013 through July 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Developmental Services

#57 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, to plan and create a web-based Locator of trained respite providers for NH caregivers, in an amount not to exceed $46,114. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

#58 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #140), to provide Financial Management Services for support and respite services for caregivers, by reinstating the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders program funding, by adding dollars to the Family Caregiver Program, and by increasing the price by $295,000 from $1,534,803.01 to $1,829,803.01. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013. 51% Federal, 49% General Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
David L. Mahoney of Nashua, NH to the Higher Education Commission
Guy Scaife of Milford, NH to the NH Retirement System Board of Trustees
Kathryn Nelson of Nashua, NH to the Rivers Management Advisory Committee

The Executive Council welcomes public input on nominations that are brought forward by the Governor for consideration and confirmation to State Boards and Commissions.

August 14, 2013 Meeting

Office of the Adjutant General

#4 Authorized the confirmation of Captain Robert J. Groves, Merrimack, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

#6 Authorized the confirmation of Major Alyn L. Theriault, Milford, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

Department of Administrative Services

#11 Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with D. L. King Associates Inc., Nashua, NH for the State House Dome Repairs, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $972,890. (2) Further authorized the amount of $57,650 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for Capital Clerk oversight services provided, bringing the total to $1,030,540. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014. 100% Capital - General Funds.

Department of Justice

#22 Authorized to enter into a sub grant with the Community Council of Nashua totaling $8,800 from the Violence Against Women Formula Grant for the purpose of providing services for victims in NH who have a history of family violence. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

#30 Authorized to amend a sole source retroactive lease with Cablecar Realty LLC, Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #317), for continued occupation by the Laconia District Office, by increasing the price in the amount of $633,364.20 to $2,522,698.20 from $1,889,334 and by extending the term from June 30, 2013 to December 31, 2015. 60% General, 40% Federal Funds.

Division of Family Assistance

#35 Authorized to award a retroactive grant totaling $227,115 to the City of Nashua Transit System, Nashua, NH, to provide matching funds for the City of Nashua’s Federal Department of Transportation’s Job Access Reverse Commute grant. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#58 Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, to support work to increase resiliency in state government relative to severe weather events and other natural trends that are adversely affecting NH, in the amount of up to $4,000. Effective August 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013. 100% Other Funds (ARRA Federal Pass Through).

#63 Authorized a loan agreement with Pennichuck East Utility Inc., Merrimack, NH, in the amount not to exceed $450,000 to finance water system improvements in Londonderry, NH. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.

Department of Transportation

#95 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Industries Inc., Londonderry, NH, for pavement rehabilitation on 13.6 miles of NH 9 east of Granite Lake Road in the Towns of Stoddard and Hillsborough, on the basis of a low bid of $4,158,111. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $291,067.77 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through July 18, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

#97 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement rehabilitation along 2.6 miles of NH Route 9 in Keene/Roxbury and 0.3 miles of NH Route 10 in Swanzey, on the basis of a low bid of $2,842,355. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $142,117.75 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through August 1, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commission
William S. Campbell, Amherst, NH, to the Fire Standards and Training Commission
Walter A. Morse, Hillsborough, NH, to the Fish and Game Commission
Paul Spiess, Amherst, NH, to the Health Services Planning and Review Board
Anne D. Krantz, Amherst, NH, to the Rivers Management Advisory Committee

The Executive Council welcomes public input on nominations that are brought forward by the Governor for consideration and confirmation to State Boards and Commissions.

July 24, 2013 Meeting

Office of Energy and Planning

#1 Authorized to amend a sole source contract with the Community Development Finance Authority, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-14-10, item #9), for the Beacon Communities Project, by increasing the contract by an amount not to exceed $59,567 from $8,588,332 to $8,647,899. Effective July 24, 2013 through September 30, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Office of the Adjutant General

#6 Authorized the nomination of Captain Robert D. Groves, Merrimack, 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.

#7 Authorized the nomination of Major Alyn L. Theriault, Milford, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

Department of Administrative Services

#14 Authorized to enter into a contract with Arcomm Communications Corporation of Hillsborough, NH, for the provision of Closed Circuit Television Maintenance and Repair Services in the amount of $75,000. Effective August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2016.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

#27B Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy & Performance, and the Division of Community Based Care Services, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, to enter into a sole source agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH, to improve municipal and regional public health emergency preparedness and substance misuse prevention and related health promotion capacity, in an amount not to exceed $614,960. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. 91% Federal, 9% General Funds.

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#29 Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with the vendors as detailed in letter dated July 10, 2013, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $1,624,466. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#56C Authorized a loan agreement with Pennichuck East Utility, Inc., Merrimack, NH, in the amount not to exceed $400,000, to finance water system improvements in Barnstead, NH. Effective upon G&C approval. 79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds.

Department of Education

#60 Authorized the Division of Instruction to contract with Michael Williamson, Amherst, NH, to work with other content specialists from ME, VT, and RI on all aspects of the New England Common Assessment Program test development in Reading, Grades 3-8 & 11 and Writing, Grades 5, 8 & 11, in an amount not to exceed $20,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014, with the option to renew for one additional fiscal year. 100% Federal Funds.

#61 Authorized the Division of Instruction to contract with Saundra Kent, Deering, NH, to work with other content specialists from ME, VT, and RI on all aspects of the New England Common Assessment Program test development in Science, Grade 11, in an amount not to exceed $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014, with the option to renew for one additional fiscal year. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

#63 Authorized the Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Mach V Group LLC d/b/a East Coast Emergency Outfitter, Nashua, NH, for the provision of alterations to law enforcement uniforms and detective clothing, in an amount not to exceed $25,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 83% Highway, 9% Turnpike, 8% Agency Income.

#67 Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Southwestern NH District Fire Mutual Aid to upgrade the power supply to a critical communication tower in the Town of Fitzwilliam for a total amount of $18,500. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to
State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Thomas J. Pappas, Nashua, NH, to the Nashua Police Commission
Jeffrey M. Taylor, Richmond, NH, to the Pesticides Control Board

July 10, 2013 Meeting

Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food

#20 Authorized the State Conservation Committee to enter into a grant with Monadnock Conservancy, in the amount of $20,000 for the California Brook Natural Area Project located in the Towns of Keene, Chesterfield, and Swanzey, Cheshire County. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2015. 100% Other Funds – State Conservation Committee.

Department of Justice

#30B Authorized the petition of Thomas K. Schoolcraft requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Burglary. The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

New Hampshire Employment Security

#32 Authorized to enter into a contract with All Phase Paving and Excavating LLC, Sandwich, MA, for asphalt/concrete sidewalk removal and replacement services at the NHES Nashua Office. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2013. 100% Federal Funds.

Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

#48 Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Oral Health Program, to enter into agreements with vendors, as detailed in letter dated June 18, 2013, for an amount not to exceed $269,288, to provide access to preventive and reparative dental treatment for individuals participating in the statewide school-based and/or community-based dental programs. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 44.7% Federal, 55.3% General Funds. Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough is one of the vendors.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

#65 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Property Logistics Inc., Hollis, NH, for painting the Odiorne Homestead at Odiorne Point State Park, in the amount of $24,896. Effective upon G&C approval through September 13, 2013. 100% Agency Income (Conservation Plate Funds).

Department of Education

#90 Authorized the Division of Instruction to retroactively enter into a contract with GEM Consulting, Hollis, NH, to develop systems and programs to analyze state assessment and other Division of Instruction data, in an amount not to exceed $70,000. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, with the option to renew for one additional fiscal year. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

#124 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with N. Pandelena Construction Co., Inc., Hampstead, NH, for constructing a right turn lane at the intersection of US Route 202 and Forristall Road in the Town of Rindge, on the basis of a low bid of $264,195. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $26,419.50 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through September 27, 2013. 100% Federal Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Robert B. Stephenson, Jaffrey, NH to the Historical Resources Council
Susan G. Vonderheide, Nashua, NH to the Board of Psychologists
Karen A. McDonough, Peterborough, NH to the Retirement System Board of Trustees
Donald M. Roy, Merrimack, NH to the Retirement System Board of Trustees

June 19, 2013 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

#3 Authorized to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Rindge, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-13-11, item #3, in the amount of $100,000), to allow for finalization of the southwest area broadband network, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2014 from June 30, 2013. No Additional Funding. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

#13 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Merrimack, NH, as part of the Targeted Block Grant Program for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $10,627. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. 100% General Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

#15 Authorized to retroactively amend item #6, approved by G&C on August 8, 2012, by reallocating ARRA funding for Weatherization between expenditure classes in the amount of $41,885, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013. 100% Federal Funds (ARRA-WXN). Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Information Technology

#18 Authorized to exercise an extension option with Systems & Communications Sciences Inc., New Ipswich, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-23-10, item #19), to operate and maintain all DoIT IBM mainframe computers, related program products and third party operating software, by increasing the contract by $6,471,840 from $6,330,129 to $12,801,969. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016. 100% Other (Agency Class 27) Funds: the agency class 27 used to reimburse DoIT for this contract is estimated to be 61.1% General, 38.9% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

#42A Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend contracts with Turnstone Corp.; Wesfield Construction Co.; and James J. Welch & Co. Inc., (respectively approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #20C; 5-26-10, Late Item B; and 6-23-10, item #27), for additional engineering services for the following three projects: ARRA – Renovations at the State Military Reservation; ARRA Renovations at three National Guard Armories – Littleton – Hillsborough – Manchester; and ARRA NH Army National Guard Training Site Renovations, Statewide, increasing the fees amount by $124,912 from $155,000 to $279,912. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

#42D Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a consultant agreement with Corzilius, Matuszewski, Krause Architects, PA (originally approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #25), for architectural consultant services, by extending the end date retroactively from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013. ARRA Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#82 Authorized to enter into agreements with: AIDS Response Seacoast, in the amount of $41,114; Child and Family Services, in the amount of $286,452; Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism Inc., in the amount of $106,972; and Marguerite’s Place Inc., Nashua, in the amount of $77,866, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $512,404 in the aggregate. Effective July 1, 2013 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2015. 100% General Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

#106 Authorized to enter into agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated May 15, 2013, to provide community mental health services in an amount not to exceed $7,528,167 in the aggregate. Effective July 1, 2013 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2014. 61.63% Federal, 38.37% General, 0.01% Other Funds. Many District 5 communities involved in this agreement.

#109 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide housing services for persons with mental illness who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Region 6 in an amount not to exceed $2,385,760. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. 83% General, 17% Federal Funds. #118F Authorized to amend an 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 6-20-12, item #89I), to provide additional federal Medicaid Incentive for Prevention of Chronic Disease funds to improve the cardiac and metabolic health of individuals with serious illness, by increasing the price by $12,479 from $829,061 to an amount not to exceed $841,540. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. (2) Further authorized to amend an 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 6-20-12, item #89I), to use federal Balancing Incentive Program funds to fund training for workforce development in the community mental health system, by increasing the price by $35,766 from $841,540 to an amount not to exceed $877,306. Effective retroactive to April 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013. (3) Further authorized to amend an 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 6-20-12, item #89I), to increase funding for the agency’s Assertive Community Treatment team, by increasing the price by $21,063 from $877,306 to an amount not to exceed $898,369. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 78% General, 22% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

#133A Authorized to amend an existing sole source agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #140), to provide Financial Management Services for support and respite services for caregivers, by increasing the price by $170,500 from $1,364,303.01 to $1,534,803.01 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2013 to December 31, 2013. 75% Federal, 25% General Funds.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

#158 Authorized to enter into a contract with J.W.C. Enterprises Inc., Milford, NH, to perform wastewater monitoring chemical analysis of water samples from six fish hatchery facilities, in the amount of $9,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 100% Fish and Game Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#162 Authorized to accept and expend $140,000 in pass-through ARRA federal funds from the NH Office of Energy and Planning to provide funding for support of efforts to increase resiliency in state government relative to severe weather events and changing environmental conditions that are adversely impacting the state. Effective July 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013. 100% Pass Through Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#163 Authorized to enter into an agreement with J.W.C. Enterprises Inc., d/b/a ChemServe, Milford, NH, for analytical services for biosolids and NPDES permit renewal testing, in the amount of $11,593.25. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016. 100% WRBP Funds.

#169 Authorized an Allonge to Promissory Note and Amendment of Loan Agreement with Theresa M. Dube and Eugene E. Lonergan, Nashua, NH, by reducing the original amount of $100,000 by $.51 for a final amount of $99,999.49, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project. Effective upo G&C approval. 79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds.

#170 Authorized to award an Asset Management and Financial Planning grant to Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center Inc., Greenfield, NH, to improve public water system management, in the amount of $8,000. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

#174 Authorized to enter into grant agreement with the Town of Hudson, in the amount of $17,800; the Town of Lyme, in the amount of $10,010; and the Town of Winchester, in the amount of $4,598, totaling $32,408 to fund exotic aquatic plant control activities. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013. 100% Lake Restoration Funds.

#179 Authorized to amend an agreement with the Town of Milford, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-14-10, item #66), for the Souhegan River Restoration Project: Phase 1 Feasibility Study project by changing the completion date to June 30, 2015 from June 30, 2013. No Additional Funding. 100% Federal Funds.

New Hampshire Board of Medicine

#182 Authorized to enter into a contract with the NH Professionals Health Program, Amherst, NH, to manage and administer the Physician Health Program for FY 14 and FY 15, in the amount of $300,000. Effective July 1, 2013 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2015, with the option to renew for an additional two year period. 99% General, 1% Other (Sale of Publications) Funds.

Department of Education

#184 Authorized to amend a State Improvement Grant (originally approved by G&C on 7-28-10, item #50), to transfer funding between classes in the amount of $79,977 to maximize the use of the federal grant funds and to extend the grant period from June 30, 2013 to January 31, 2014. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#192 Authorized the Division of Instruction to renew the contract with Jane Bergeron-Beaulieu, Litchfield, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-3-12, item #58), to provide technical assistance to NH schools and districts regarding State priorities: curriculum, instruction and assessment; school improvement; and innovation, in an amount not to exceed $40,000. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

#197 Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $815,818, to provide adult basic education/ESL, English Language/Civics Education classes and training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults coordinated from the Nashua, Adult Learning Center, the Learning Center Annex in Nashua and in students’ homes, as well as counseling services for ABE students, advanced ESOL students, and high school equivalency graduates transitioning to community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities. (2) Further authorized unencumbered payment with internal accounting control. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. 60% General, 40% Federal Funds.

#199 Authorized to secure the services of GEM Consulting, Hollis, NH, to provide support and training to school and district educators on the use of data analysis tools and resources made available to them by the Department, in an amount not to exceed $27,000. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

#200 Authorized the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to enter into a contract with NH Jobs for America’s Graduates, d/b/a NH-JAG, Manchester, NH, to provide youth services, employment, and training as defined in Public Law 105-220 in Berlin, Woodsville, Grafton, Merrimack and Manchester, in an amount not to exceed $1,159,202. (2) Further authorized to make advanced monthly payments for services provided. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. 100% Workforce Opportunity Funds.

Department of Safety

#224 Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Troy for the purchase of mobile and hand-held radios for various town agencies for a total amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

#230 Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to amend a contract with the Contoocook Valley Transportation Company, Peterborough, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #361), to continue to maintain its online regional Rideboard service that is available to anyone traveling through or within the Monadnock Region, and complete creating an interface to RidePro software, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014. No Additional Funds.

#234 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with New England Signal System Inc., Northwood, NH, for replacement of the existing span wire signal system with a mast arm traffic signal at the intersection of NH Route 122 and NH Route 130 in Hollis, on the basis of a single bid of $153,353.05. Effective upon G&C approval through November 15, 2013. 100% Betterment Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Leslie Mendenhall, Nashua, NH to the Adult Parole Board
Gene H. Porter, Nashua, NH to the Public Water Access Advisory Board

June 5, 2013 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

#3 Authorized to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Greenville, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-26-11, item #7, in the amount of $208,766), for finalization of construction activities, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2014 from June 30, 2013. No Additional Funding. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

#19 Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with Sal’s Kitchen Realty LLC, Lawrence, MA, to provide courtroom and office space for the 9th Circuit-District Division-Milford Courthouse comprised of approximately 5,700 square feet, Milford, NH, in an amount not to exceed $160,968. (2) Further authorized a waiver from the “Clean Air” testing requirement. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. 100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies.

New Hampshire Department Of State

#28 Authorized the appointment of Brian N. Burford, Antrim, NH, as State Archivist, effective July 6, 2013.

Department of Justice

#35 Authorized to amend item #45, originally approved by G&C on June 20, 2012, by re-allocating funds in the amount of $280,000 from the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, federal fiscal year 2009 ARRA Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program which is utilized to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on June 7, 2013.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#73 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $497,818. Effective July 1, 2013 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2015. 40% Federal, 60% General Funds.

The Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism (Keystone Hall), the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Marguerite’s Place, Harbor Homes and the Greater Nashua Interfaith Hospitality Network are all contributing to these services to homeless individuals.

Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#102A Authorized to exercise renewal options with the vendors as detailed in letter dated May 14, 2013, for a continuum of substance abuse treatment services state-wide, by increasing the price by $7,596,887 in aggregate from $7,596,890 in aggregate to $15,193,777 in aggregate, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014. 52.6% Federal, 47.4% General Funds. The Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism will provide $1,356,945 in services and the Monadnock Family Services, $97,819 in services for substance abuse.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#107 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc. d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #140), for Financial Management Services support and respite services for caregivers, by decreasing the funding in SFY 2012 by $28,315 and increasing funding in SFY 2013 by $28,315, with the authority to adjust amounts if needed between State Fiscal Years and within price limitation, and amend the related terms of the contract without further approval from G&C. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

#126 Authorized the Division of Economic Development to accept and expend a sub-grant award in the amount of $82,687 from the University of NH, to support the position of Director of Broadband and Technology Planning and Development. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. (2) Further authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with the University of NH for the purpose of promoting the State of NH’s Broadband Mapping and Planning Program from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2014. 100% Agency Income (Federal ARRA) Funds.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

#130 Authorized to enter into a contract with Layne Christensen Company Inc., Dracut, MA, for the chemical treatment and redevelopment of Field Well #5 at Milford State Fish Hatchery, in the amount of $13,819. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 100% Fish and Game Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#137 Authorized to enter into grant agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated April 25, 2013, totaling $105,401 to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. 100% Hazardous Waste Funds. The Nashua Regional Planning Commission will fund Household Hazardous Waste Collections.. Their contract is for $46, 775. #140 Authorized to award an Asset Management and Financial Planning grant to Pennichuck Water Works Inc., Nashua, NH, to improve public water system management, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

#142 Authorized to award an Asset Management and Financial Planning grant to the Town of Jaffrey, NH, to improve public water system management, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

#143 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to Monadnock Tenants Cooperative Inc., Rindge, NH, to complete a project to protect public drinking water systems, in the amount of $4,640. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

#149 Authorized to amend a contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-13-11, item #53), for additional cleanup activities at the Savage Municipal Water Supply Well Superfund Site, Milford, by increasing the contract by $175,000 from $5,071,000 to $5,246,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

#155 Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Durham, in the amount of $445,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project. Effective upon G&C approval. 50% ARRA, 50% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) Repayment Funds.

#156 Authorized an Allonge to Promissory Note and Amendment of Loan Agreement with Pennichuck East Utility Inc., Merrimack, NH, by reducing the original amount of $525,000 by $125,000, for a final amount of $400,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project at the Locke Lake water system in Barnstead, NH. Effective upon G&C approval. 79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds.

#157 Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, (originally approved by G&C on 4-5-06, item #43) which finalizes and lowers the original loan agreement by $12,934,593.66 from $14,678,154.34 to $1,743,560.68. 100% CWSRF Repayment Account Funds.

#160 Authorized a loan agreement with the Merrimack Village District, to finance water system improvements, in the amount of $4,300,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds.

Department of Education

#176 Authorized to grant funds to the Fuller Public Library, Hillsboro, NH, in the amount not to exceed $55,581.84, to provide training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults in Hillsborough County, as well as counseling services for ABE students, advanced ESOL Students, and graduates transitioning to community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities. (2) Further authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. 60% General, 40% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

#187 Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Mount Vernon, for the installation of an automatic transfer switch and completion of wiring from a town-owned generator to the switch, for a total amount of $40,276. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

#215 Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to amend a contract with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Merrimack, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #172), to continue work relative to completing its Metropolitan Long Range Transportation Plan, continue Performance Measure Development, and make enhancements to its website to further facilitate public participation, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2013 to December 31, 2013. No Additional Funding.

#232 Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Contoocook Valley Transportation Company, Peterborough, NH, for coordinated transportation services for elderly persons and persons with disabilities, for an amount not to exceed $48,612. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

#234 Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Merrimack, NH, for coordinated transportation services for elderly persons and persons with disabilities, for an amount not to exceed $168,105. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Claudette L. Mahar, Amherst, NH, to the Community College System Board of Trustees
Angela M. Roussel-Roberge, Mont Vernon, NH, to the Community College System Board of Trustees
Roger Williams, Greenfield, NH, to the Higher Education Commission
Richard L. Murphy, Merrimack, NH to the Board of Managers of the New Hampshire Veteran’s Home

May 15, 2013 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

#3 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan made by Monadnock Economic Development Corporation to Warwick Mills, Inc., located in New Ipswich, NH. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Office of the Adjutant General

#9 Authorized the confirmation of Captain Brandon S. Lyon, Brookline, NH, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

Department of Administrative Services

#18 Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with James J. Welch & Co., Inc., (originally approved by G&C on 11-17-10, item #35), to increase the fees amount by $21,569 from $11,700 to $33,269, for additional work at the Department of Motor Vehicle, EZ Pass Offices, Nashua. 100% Turnpike Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

#24 Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Town of Weare, in the amount of $9,750. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2014. 100% Conservation Plate Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#57 Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with the City of Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #201), to provide transportation services by transferring Transportation service units from demand to fixed route with no change to the total price. Effective October 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. 42.38% General, 57.62% Federal Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

#61 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Property Logistics Inc., Hollis, NH, for roof replacement on the Managers Residence at Pawtuckaway State Park, in the amount of $14,277. Effective upon G&C approval through June 7, 2013. 100% Capital Funds.

Department of Safety

#85 Authorized the Division of State Police to retroactively pay an invoice in the amount of $3,500 to the Bode Technology Group Inc., Lorton, VA, for analysis of evidence for the State Police Cold Case Unit. Effective August 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012. 100% Transfers from Other Agency (ARRA Funding).

Department of Transportation

#99 Authorized the Bureau of Highway Design to retroactively amend an agreement with Fay, Spofford & Thorndike LLC, Burlington, MA, and Bedford, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 1-19-11, item #108), for consulting design services to study improvements at three intersection locations along NH 101A in Amherst and Merrimack, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to March 31, 2014. No Additional Funding. 100% Federal Funds.

#101 Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into a contract with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Merrimack, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities, in the amount of $1,277,892. Effective July 1, 2013 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Robert P. Secord, West Swanzey, NH to the Board of Auctioneers
Paula Marie Buley, Nashua, NH to the Higher Education Commission
Luann Udell, Keene, NH to the Speech-Language Therapy Governing Board

May 1, 2013 Meeting

Office of Energy and Planning

#4 Authorized to amend ARRA Retrofit Ramp-Up Program funding (originally approved by G&C on 3-20-13, item #3), by reallocating between expenditure classes in the amount of $45,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Office of the Adjutant General

#14 Authorized the nomination of Captain Brandon S. Lyon, Brookline, 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.

Department of Administrative Services

#21 Authorized the Risk Management Unit to amend a contract with Slawsby Insurance Agency Inc., Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 4-28-10, item #16), for the continuation of property appraisal services, by extending the end date from May 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. No Additional Funding.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

#47 Authorized to make a sole source retroactive payment of $19,391.05, and authorized future payments in an amount not to exceed $33,000 for a total of $52,391.05 to KCI USA, Houston, TX, for equipment rental and supplies required to continue treatment of a patient’s serious wound. Effective December 19, 2012 through June 30, 2013. 32% Federal, 68% General Funds. I have asked for more information on this item. The cost seems very high and will go on for some time.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

#54 Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend $211,500 from the Shieling Forest Trust for renovations of the Forestry Learning Center at Shieling Forest, Peterborough, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 100% Private Local Funds (Trust Funds). Fiscal Committee approved.

#57 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Project Resource Group LLC, Francestown, NH, to upgrade the catering kitchen at the Seashell Building at Hampton Beach State Park in the amount of $99,396. Effective upon G&C approval through June 20, 2013. 51% Revolving, 49% Capital Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#61 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Transportation, Concord, NH, to support work to increase resiliency in State government relative to server weather events and other natural trends that are adversely affecting the state, in the amount of $73,000. (2) Further authorized the Bureau of Materials and Research to accept and expend NH AFV Program Federal funding, in the amount of $73,000 to fund resiliency in State government relative to server weather events. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013. 100% Other Funds (Federal Pass Through) ARRA.

#67 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to Troy Water and Sewer, Troy, NH, to complete a project to protect public drinking water systems, in the amount of $2,529. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

#71 Authorized to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Society for the Protection of NH Forests to purchase a conservation easement on approximately 211 acres on Pennichuck Brook in Merrimack, in the amount of $737,170. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014. 100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds.

Department of Education

#83 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Q.E.D. Foundation, Amherst, NH, to provide Extended Learning Opportunities training and technical assistance to SPDG Regional Intermediary trainers and LEA teams in each region under the State Personnel Development Grant, in an amount not to exceed $70,000. Effective May 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, with the option to renew for up to three additional fiscal years. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

#90 Authorized the Division of State Police to amend federal pass-through ARRA funds from the NH Department of Justice (originally approved by G&C on 11-4-09, item #72), by reallocating the amount of $159,677, and to accept and expend an additional $12,487 for the purpose of continuing to fund the Cold Case Unit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 100% Transfers from other Agencies (ARRA) Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Transportation

#111 TABLED TO 5/15/13 the Bureau of Rail and Transit to enter into an Operating Agreement with the Springfield Terminal Railway Co., North Billerica, MA, to provide rail freight service on the state-owned Hillsboro Branch Railroad line in Wilton, Lyndeborough, Greenfield, Hancock, and Bennington. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015, with a provision for renewal for an additional seven-year period through December 31, 2022. 100% Agency Income.

The following person from District Five was nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Robert B. Ritchie, Fitzwilliam, NH to the State Committee on Aging

April 17, 2013 Meeting

New Hampshire Employment Security

#41A Authorized to enter into an agreement with Conway Office Products Inc., Nashua, NH, for full service maintenance services on two Xerox 5638P MFP machines, in the amount not to exceed $7,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Behavioral Health

#51 Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-13-11, late item B), to expend the Housing Bridge Subsidy program for persons with mental illness who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, by increasing the price by $81,280 from $2,410,723 to an amount not to exceed $2,492,003. Effective January 28, 2013. 35% Federal, 65% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#73 Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Newmarket, which finalizes the Original Loan Agreement in the amount of $940,000 (originally approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #109C) for the design and construction of the New Village Utility Improvements project. Effective upon G&C approval. 50% CWSRF Repayment Funds, 50% Federal ARRA Funds.

#74 Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the Winnipesaukee River Basin Project (originally approved by G&C on 8-9-09, item #61), to reallocate the funding sources by increasing the ARRA of 2009 Repayment funding by $915,551.08, and decreasing the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Repayment funding by $915,551.08. Effective upon G&C approval. No Change in Funding. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

#76 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-23-12, item #74), to cover contaminant transport pathway evaluations in deep bedrock at the OK Tool Superfund Site in Milford, NH, by increasing the agreement by $40,000 from $30,000 to $70,000, and by extending the completion date to September 30, 2013 from March 31, 2013. 100% Federal Funds.

#79 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, to complete the Pearly Pond Watershed Management Development Project, in the amount of $56,900. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

#82 Authorized to enter into grant agreements totaling $21,708 with: Northwood Lake Watershed Association Inc., Northwood, NH; Resort on the Bay Inc., Weirs Beach, NH; Cobbetts Pond Improvement Association Inc., Windham, NH; and Pearley Pond Association Inc., Rindge, NH, to fund exotic aquatic plant control activities. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013. 100% Lake Restoration Funds.

Department of Safety

#101 Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Greenfield for the purchase and installation of a generator at the Town Office building, for a total amount of $9,660. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Nominated at today's meting for Boards and Commissions from District Five:
Sheldon K. Pennoyer, Greenfield, NH to the Business Finance Authority
Merton L. Mann, Dunbarton, NH to the Merrimack River Valley Flood Control Commission

A listing of the Boards and Commissions, along with the qualifications required, can be found at www.sos.nh.gov/redbook/. If you have an interest in serving on any of these boards, please contact me.

April 3, 2013 Meeting

Development Finance Authority

#4 Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Milford, NH in the amount of $388,800 to support site improvements for the creation of 50 units of affordable family housing in Milford. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

#6 Authorized to amend a sole source contract with the Community Development Finance Authority, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-14-10, item #9), for the Beacon Communities Project, by increasing the amount not to exceed $80,000 from $8,508,332 to $8,588,332, and by extending the completion date from May 31, 2013 to September 30, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

#7 Authorized to amend a sole source contract with the City of Berlin, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #8, in the amount of $468,268), for completion of Beacon Communities Project activities specific to Berlin, by extending the completion date from May 31, 2013 to August 30, 2013. No Additional Funding. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Information Services

#36F Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the NH Health Information Organization Corporation, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 2-8-12, tabled item #46), to continue developing and operate a state level Health Information Exchange in NH, by increasing the price by $82,781 from $3,774,640 to an amount not to exceed $3,857,421, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2013 to March 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

#40 Authorized to amend an agreement with St. Joseph Community Services Inc., Merrimack, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #203), to provide nutrition services, by increasing the number of Home Delivered Meals and decreasing the number of Congregate Meals. Effective upon G&C approval. No Additional Funding. 57.6% Federal, 42.4% General Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

#56 Authorized to accept and expend $100,000 in pass-through ARRA Federal Funds from the NH Office of Energy and Planning to provide funding for support of efforts to increase resiliency in state government relative to severe weather events and changing environmental conditions that are adversely impacting the state. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013. 100% Pass Through Federal Funds (ARRA funds at origin).

Department of Transportation

#77 Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell 54 square feet of State owned land and grant a 251 square foot Temporary Construction Easement located on Broad Street in the City of Nashua to the City of Nashua for $1,400 for the purpose of constructing the Broad Street Parkway. Effective upon G&C approval.

#79 Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into an agreement with the City of Nashua, to provide funding and services under the Federal Aid Surface Transportation Program through a local project administration process, for an amount totaling $2,804,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016. 100% Federal Funds.

#84 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for resurfacing of approximately 26.3 miles of mainline and ramps on the F.E. Everett Turnpike at several locations in the Towns of Bow and Hooksett and in the Cities of Concord and Nashua, on the basis of a low bid of $4,105,271.40. Effective upon G&C approval through September 13, 2013. 100% Turnpike Funds.

#86 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for resurfacing of approximately 19 miles in District IV and in Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties, on the basis of a low bid of $1,604,537.50. Effective upon G&C approval through August 23, 2013. 100% Betterment Funds.

The Executive Council welcomes public input on nominations that are brought forward by the Governor for consideration and confirmation to State Boards and Commissions.

Joseph Foster, Nashua, NH – Nominated as Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire. There was a Public Hearing on this nomination Wednesday, April 10th, in the Executive Council Chambers in the Statehouse. We will vote on this nomination at our next meeting on April 17th.

March 20, 2013 Meeting

The next Governor and Council Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in the State House, Concord, NH.

Office of Energy and Planning

#2 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Environmental Services, Concord, NH, to support work to increase resiliency in State government relative to severe weather events and other natural trends that are adversely affecting the state, in the amount of $240,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

#3 Authorized to amend item #6 approved by G&C on October 6, 2010, by reallocating ARRA Retrofit Ramp-Up Program funding between expenditure classes in the amount of $136,200, and by extending the completion date from May 31, 2013 to September 30, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#4 Authorized to amend item #7 approved by G&C on August 8, 2012, by reallocating ARRA funding for State Energy Programs between expenditure classes in the amount of $16,575, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA (State Energy Programs) Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Administrative Services

#13 Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with MGT of America Inc., Tallahassee, FL (originally approved by G&C on 7-11-12, item #15), for the provision of consulting services for the evaluation and analysis of certain proposals received as a result of a series of three Request of Proposals for the construction and potential operation of prison facilities for the State, by extending the end date through April 30, 2013. No Additional Funding. This is a study to see of we as a state would privatize our Prison System, or portions of it. Although I have thoughts on this consultant contract, I did not vote on it. My husband’s law firm (not him) has done lobbying on this issue and I am investigating my ability to vote on this or any other contract in which they are attempting to influencing the legislature. I am in the process of requesting an opinion from the Ethics Commission about my ability to speak and to vote on issues on which they are hired to lobby.

Insurance Department

These two contracts are dealing with portions of the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress.

#17 Authorized to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $409,690 for FY 2013 from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of planning, development and design of plan management tasks relating to a partnership health benefit exchange to preserve the state’s insurance regulatory authority, to the greatest extent possible, for insurance plans sold on the exchange. (2) Further authorized to establish a Class 050 (Personal Service – Part Time Temporary) position for one Grants & Contracts Technician. (3) Further authorized to establish a Class 046 (Consultants) to enter into contracts for consulting services with various vendors. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#18 Authorized to enter into a contract with Public Consulting Group Inc., Boston, MA, for consulting services for the purpose of planning, development and design of plan management activities related to partnership health benefit exchange, in the amount of $594,250. Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

#26 Authorized the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, Infectious Disease Prevention, Investigation and Care Services Section, to enter into an agreement with Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, Nashua, NH, to provide medical case management and support services to individuals with Human Immunodeficiency Virus served by the NH Ryan White Comprehensive Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Resources Emergency Act Program statewide, in an amount not to exceed $666,666. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 100% Other – Pharmaceutical Rebates.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

#32 Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to amend the ARRA federal fund grant in the amount of $744,000 from the US Department of Labor (originally approved by G&C on 4-27-11, item #31A), by extending the end date of March 31, 2013 to September 30, 2013. 100% ARRA Funds. (2)Further authorized the Department of Employment Security, the sub-grantee with DRED (the Department of Resources and Economic Development), to amend the ARRA federal fund grant in the amount of $744,000 from the US Department of Labor (originally approved by G&C on 4-27-11, item #31A), by extending the end date of March 31, 2013 to September 30, 2013. 100% Transfer from Other Agency (ARRA Funds). (3)Further authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity and NHES to amend a memorandum of agreement (originally approved by G&C on 4-27-11, item #31A), in the total amount of $744,000 for reimbursement of the costs incurred by NHES administering the HCTC grant from March 31, 2013 through September 30, 2013. Fiscal Committee approved.

#34 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with the Town of Greenfield – Police Department, Greenfield, NH, for security coverage and traffic control at Greenfield State Park, in the amount of $3,744. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. 100% Park Account Fund.

#35 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with the Town of Peterborough – Police Department, Peterborough, NH, for security coverage and traffic control at Miller State Park, in the amount of $3,220. Effective July 1, 2013 through November 30, 2013. 100% Park Account Fund.

Department of Environmental Services

#39 Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program (originally approved by G&C on 7-15-09, late item B), which finalizes and lowers the original loan agreement by $559,492.34 from $2,523,000 to $1,963,507.66. Effective upon G&C approval. 40.8% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 8.3% Capital (General), 50.9% Federal ARRA Funds.

#40 Authorized an Allonge to Promissory Note and Amendment of Loan Agreement with Lawrence E. Olson and Jean C. Hill, Litchfield, NH, in the amount of $80,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project. Effective upon G&C approval. 50% ARRA, 40% Federal, 10% Capital (General) Funds.

#46 Authorized an Allonge to Promissory Note and Amendment of Loan Agreement with Francestown Village Water Company, NH, by reducing the original amount of $207,000 by $144,035.64 for a final amount of $62,964.36, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project. Effective upon G&C approval. 50% ARRA, 40% Federal, 10% Capital (General) Funds.

#47 Authorized an Allonge to Promissory Note and Amendment of Loan Agreement with Hampshire Court Condominium Owner’s Association, Rindge, NH, in the amount of $61,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project. Effective upon G&C approval. 79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds.

#54 Authorized to enter into grant agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated February 12, 2013, totaling $46,654, to fund exotic aquatic plant control activities. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013. 100% Lake Restoration Funds.

Department of Transportation

#83 Authorized the Bureau of Rail and Transit to pay an amount not to exceed $42,243 to the City of Nashua, NH, to provide a portion of the funds required to match Federal Transit Administration grant funds for a bus acquisition. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 100% General Funds.

#87 Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section to enter into a contract with Gap Mountain Drilling LLC, Rindge, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Michael Balcon, Gilford, NH, in the amount of $21,187.50. Effective upon G&C approval through June 1, 2013. 100% Highway Funds.

The Executive Council welcomes public input on nominations that are brought forward by the Governor for consideration and confirmation to State Boards and Commissions.

Angel M. Roussel-Roberge, Mont Vernon, NH – nominated to the Community College System of New Hampshire.

March 6, 2013 Meeting

Department of Administrative Services

#5A Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora B. Pignatelli with regard to the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness and the financing of certain capital expenditures in connection with The Huntington at Nashua. The Huntington re-financed some of its loans to get a better rate since the rates have come down. I held a Public Hearing at the Huntington a couple of weeks before this item came to the Council.

Department of Health And Human Services

Division of Community Based Care Services

#15 Authorized to amend an agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., (originally approved by G&C on 3-24-10, item #88), to continue to manage the statewide Deployment Cycle Support Program that provides support services to NH National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty service members and their families who are deployed or returning from combat, by increasing the amount $148,497 from $5,633,841 to an amount not to exceed $5,782,338. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#22 Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Goffstown (originally approved by G&C on 7-15-09, late item B), which finalizes the Original Loan Agreement in the amount of $814,514. Effective upon G&C approval. 41.5% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 8.5% Capital (General), 50% Federal ARRA Funds.

#23 Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Merrimack, (originally approved by G&C on 9-9-09, item #61), which finalizes and lowers the Original Loan Agreement by $189,315.82 from $2,824,000 to $2,634,684.18. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Repayment Account funds.

Department of Safety

#35 Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Amherst for the purchase of a portable emergency message board for a total amount of $7,713. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013. 100% Federal Funds.

February 20, 2013 Meeting

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

#43 Authorized to enter into a contract with Fulcrum Appraisal Service, Nashua, NH, to conduct 4 appraisal reviews to Uniform Standards for Federal Land Acquisition for properties located in Grantham, Hooksett, Stratham and Stark, NH, in the amount of $4,480. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013. 75% Federal, 25% Other (Donated Property, Wildlife Habitat and Estuarine Reserve Funds).

#44 Authorized to enter into an agricultural agreement with Fitch Farm LLC for the management of 55 acres of agricultural land on Milford Fish Hatchery Lands in the town of Milford. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. No Funding.

Department of Environmental Services

#52 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Lake Monomonac Property Owners Association Inc., Rindge, NH, for milfoil control efforts in portions of Lake Monomonac, in the amount of $3,380. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013. 100% Lake Restoration Funds.

#55 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Flint Pond Improvement Association, Hollis, NH, for milfoil control efforts in portions of Flints Pond, in the amount of $7,500. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013. 100% Lake Restoration Funds.

#61 Authorized Karen and Michael Roark's request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro. I include this item because I did not support it. The work to be performed was on a boathouse. I believe that boathouses are built over state waters that belong to all us. They were originally grandfathered in with the thought that, when they required work, they would be removed. Docks are allowed as a way to "wharf out" over waters, but boathouses are not. I vote against these seldom seen items whenever they come to us for approval. I’m told that legislation is inconclusive but believe the legislative intent is for these structures to eventually be gone from our waters. The item passed.

Department of Safety

#68 Authorized the Division of State Police to amend ARRA Funds (originally approved by G&C on 11-4-09, item #73), by reallocating the federal pass-through funds from the NH Department of Justice, in the amount of $29,300. This grant is being used to fund 1 Pharmacist/Compliance Investigator position that is assigned to the Investigative Services Bureau that assists the Diversion Program by providing investigators with expertise in the area of pharmaceuticals. The position also assists investigators as well as Forensic Lab personnel with investigations and other public safety emergencies.

The Executive Council welcomes public input on nominations that are brought forward by the Governor for consideration and confirmation to State Boards and Commissions. The following individuals were recently nominated:

Harvey Keye, Nashua, NH to the Commission on Human Rights

Robert G. Cook, Milford, NH to the Manufactured Housing Installation Standards Board

Jeffrey Rose, Goffstown, to be the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development. The Council held an evening Public Hearing on the this nominee on February 21st.

You may recall that I started the policy of having Public Hearings on nominees to head our important State Agencies. I believe this is a good policy – it gives the Councilors and the Public the opportunity to learn more about the nominees and to publically comment on their fitness to run an important part of State Government. The Councilors need to discuss the policy going forward but I am always interested in hearing from my constituents about this. Do you have thoughts about continuing this Public Hearing policy? Let me know if you do.

February 6, 2013 Meeting

The next Governor and Council Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in the State House, Concord, NH.

Office of Energy and Planning

#4A Authorized to enter into a contract with Energy Efficient Investments Inc., Merrimack, NH, to provide quality control inspection services for the federally funded NH Weatherization Assistance Program, in the amount of $20,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

#13 Authorized the NH State Library to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Town of Mason in the amount of $6,436. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 100% Conservation Plate Funds.

#18 Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Town of Wilton in the amount of $9,856. Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2014. 100% Conservation Plate Funds.

#19 Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Litchfield Historical Society in the amount of $6,850. Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2013. 100% Conservation Plate Funds.

#21 Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Town of Fitzwilliam in the amount of $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2014. 100% Conservation Plate Funds.

Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food

#28 Authorized the Division of Pesticide Control to enter into a grant agreement with Granite State Organizing Project, for the Bed Bug Awareness Project, in the amount of $42,840. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013. 100% Other Funds – Integrated Pest Management Fund.

Department of Resources And Economic Development

#49 Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to retroactively amend item #31A, approved by G&C on April 27, 2011, ARRA federal fund Grant in the amount of $744,000 from the US Department of Labor, for a time only extension from the original end date of September 30, 2012 to March 31, 2013. 100% ARRA Funds. (2)Further Authorized the Department of Employment Security, the sub-grantee with DRED, to retroactively amend item #31A, approved by G&C on April 27, 2011, ARRA federal fund Grant in the amount of $744,000 from the US Department of Labor, for a time only extension from the original end date of September 30, 2012 to March 31, 2013. 100% Transfer from Other Agency (ARRA) Funds. (3) Further Authorized DRED and NHES to amend a memorandum of agreement in the total amount of $744,000 for reimbursement of the costs incurred by NHES administering the HCTC grant retroactively from September 30, 2012 through March 31, 2013, for a time only extension, upon G&C approval. The memorandum represents the entire period covered under the US Department of Labor grant. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on February 1, 2013.

Department of Environmental Services

#58 Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with the Town of New Ipswich, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-9-10, item #67), for the Implementation of the Furnace Brook Watershed Restoration Plan: Phase 1 project, by increasing the limitation by $7,000 from $71,500 to $78,500, and by increasing the match requirement by $4,669 from $47,690 to $52,359, and by extending the completion date to December 31, 2013 from December 31, 2012. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

#75 Authorized the Bureau of Rail and Transit to enter into an agreement with URS Corporation, Salem, NH, and San Francisco, CA, to undertake a study of the Boston MA to Concord NH rail corridor, to analyze transit options in the corridor including the viability of establishing passenger rail service on this line, for an amount not to exceed $3,655,752. The two-part study will include an Alternatives Analysis for rail and transit in the Lowell-Nashua-Manchester portion of the corridor and a service development plan for intercity passenger rail in the corridor between Boston and Concord. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014. 88.75% Federal, 11.25% General Funds. This is the Rail Feasibility Study. I was happy to support this item on our agenda, the final item. My comments before the vote:

I fully support the passage of this measure to study the feasibility of rail.

First, I have long been a supporter of studying rail for Southern New Hampshire. Keep in mind that this is a feasibility study. It does not commit the state of New Hampshire to a further expenditure. Rail has the potential of having a real environmental benefit. Maybe it will help save millions of dollars in the continuous expansions of our highways. Maybe it has the potential of saving New Hampshire people thousands in travel expenses and a huge number of hours stuck in traffic.

Rail seems to be the wave of the future. We see what foreign countries have done with it. We see the success of Amtrak and the Downeaster. Might it require subsidies? Yes. But, so do our roads to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in high gas taxes, tolls, auto registration and road use taxes. So do our airports. So does our bus service.

In my area, this rail study has the near full support from Nashua's mayor and Board of Aldermen, our Chamber of Commerce and business community and, from what I can tell, the vast majority of citizens. The past Council's blockage of this project is the reason I ran for this office. I believe a big reason for my victory was the public's support for this study, and hence for my candidacy, knowing I support this study.

This is a first step, an important one, and well worth the money.

January 16, 2013 Meeting

Attorney General – Department of Justice

#11 Authorized to enter into a sub grant with the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections in the amount of $20,000 from the US Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance FFY 2012 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment grant program for residential substance abuse treatment programming. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#24 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals within the greater Manchester, Concord, and surrounding areas in an amount not to exceed $166,904. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#44 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Merrimack, NH, to complete the Nashua Regional Stormwater Assistance Program Project, in the amount of $25,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

#53 Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Dover, (originally approved by G&C on 7-15-09, item #53), which finalizes the original loan agreement in the amount of $558,314, to fund the design and construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Aeration Blowers Upgrade project. Effective upon G&C approval. 41.5% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 8.5% Capital (General), 50% Federal ARRA Funds. (I will continue to highlight "ARRA" - the Stimulus-funded projects.)

Department of Safety

#65 Authorized the Bureau of Hearings to accept and expend funds from a sub-grant from the FFY 2009 ARRA Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program through the NH Department of Justice in the amount of $22,500 for the implementation of an updated case management system to improve the functioning of the State’s criminal justice system. (2) Further authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Karpel Computer Systems Inc., St. Louis, MO, to purchase software licensing for the Prosecutor by Karpel case management computer program, in the amount of $22,500. Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2013. 100% Agency Income.

December 20, 2010 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Liberty Cellu Drive LLC located in Nashua, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Department Of Safety

Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Temple for emergency preparedness capabilities enhancements for a total amount of $37,500. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Milford to update their emergency preparedness capabilities for a total amount of $6,972.50. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Goffstown, to purchase equipment to upgrade their community wide communication system, for a total amount of $96,339. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

December 8, 2010 Meeting

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to amend a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University System of NH, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-9-09, item #7), for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - State Energy Program - USNH Energy Efficiency Building Projects, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2010 to April 1, 2011. 100% Federal Funds (ARRA - SEP).

Authorized to enter into a contract with The National Infrastructure Institute, Portsmouth, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - Energy Assurance Program for a Risk and Vulnerability Assessment, in the amount of $64,996. Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds (ARRA - EA).

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program, in the amount of $49,210. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Horizon Residential Energy Services NH LLC, Concord, NH, to assist OEP in performing Quality Assurance inspections to insure meeting the OEP's stated goal of inspecting 10% of all completed units in the low-income Weatherization Program, in the amount not to exceed $38,133. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized Captain Dennis D. Jones, Nashua, NH, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora Pignatelli with regard to the financing of certain new capital equipment in connection with Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua, NH.

Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a three-month holdover amendment with Sal's Kitchen Realty, Lawerence, MA, to provide courtroom and office space for the Milford District Court in an amount not to exceed $15,820.05. Effective January 1, 2011 through March 31, 2011. 100% Transfer Funds - transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Tri State Fire Protection LLC, Nashua, NH, for fire alarm system testing and maintenance services at forty-three state buildings, in an amount not to exceed $250,645.76. Effective January 16, 2011 through January 15, 2014. 31.6% General, 68.4% Transfer Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a long term lease agreement with Monadnock Development Corporation, Keene, NH, for office and courtroom space for the Keene District Court and the Cheshire County Superior and Probate Court, in an amount not to exceed $8,369,510. Effective December 8, 2010 through June 27, 2027. 100% Transfer Funds - transfer from AOC.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Rowley Agency Inc., Concord, NH, for commercial property, general liability and umbrella insurance for the Franklin, Derry and Jaffrey District Courthouses, in an amount not to exceed $16,659. Effective upon G&C approval through January 14, 2014. 100% Transfer Funds - AOC.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized to amend an operating grant awarded to the Monadnock Music, Peterborough (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #23), by reducing the amount by $840 from $12,000 to $11,160. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Town of Wilton in the amount of $9,856.80. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Conservation Plate Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into a sub grant with the Hillsborough County Human Services, in the amount of $25,228 from the 2009 ARRA, Violence Against Women Formula Grant, for the purpose of assisting in the establishment of a new victim advocate position at HCHS. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sub grant with the Administrative Office of the Courts, totaling $18,000 from the previously accepted 2009 ARRA, Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to enter into a contract with Alene Cangles LLC, Milford, NH, to implement employer-based training under the NH Job Training Program, in the amount of $97,129. Effective upon G&C approval through February 15, 2012. 100% Training Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend G&C item #65, previously approved on 6-3-09, the Water Quality Program, ARRA funds by reallocating $4,829 for better utilization as detailed in letter dated October 19, 2010. Effective upon G&C approval through August 17, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a project takeover agreement with The Hanover Insurance Company, Philadelphia, PA, to install a technical fishpass system beneath the Route 33 Bridge in Greenland, NH, and to restore the site of the former Winnicut River Dam, in the amount of $586,590. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 80% ARRA, 15% Federal, 5% Fish and Game Funds.

Authorized a loan agreement with Hampshire Court Condominium Owner's Association, Rindge, NH, in the amount of $61,000 to finance the water system improvements. Effective upon G&C approval. 79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized the Child Development Bureau to accept and expend federal funds available from US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, through the ARRA of 2009 in the amount of $664,227. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. (2) Further authorized to award a one-time retroactive sole source grant payment to Early Learning NH, Concord, NH, for establishment of an early childhood advisory council in an amount not to exceed $664,227. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, to provide financial management services statewide by managing the authorizedd service dollars, under the NH Caregiver Support Program, for eligible family caregivers through a consumer directed service delivery model in an amount not to exceed $1,017,460. Effective January 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012. 66.02% Federal, 33.98% General Funds.

New Hampshire Veterans Home

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Simplex Grinnell, Nashua, NH, to provide Fire Alarm Testing and Inspection services to the Home, in the amount of $9,940. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $6,000 grant to Rivier College, Nashua, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to award a $30,000 grant to Keene State College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Hinsdale, NH, for the reimbursement of project cost over runs associated with the project identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, for a total amount of $73,120. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a permanent utility easement consisting of 15,750 square feet over a parcel of State owned land in Merrimack to Merrimack Village District for $12,400 which includes an Administrative Fee of $1,100, plus the installation of an 8-inch water stub off the water line to be installed in the utility easement for future benefit of the State at the expense of Merrimack Village District.

Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CWS Fence & Guardrail Inc., Andover, NH, for replacement of cable guardrail and terminal end units in the towns of Winchester, Richmond, Fitzwilliam and Rindge, on the basis of a low bid of $447,446.30. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $44,744.63 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through June 24, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Donald L. Ware, Merrimack, NH to the Rivers Management Advisory Committee
Michael Blair, Swanzey, NH to the Telecommunications Planning & Development Advisory Committee

November 17, 2010 Meeting

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source memorandum of agreement with the NH Public Utilities Commission, Concord, NH, in the amount of $516,000, by amending section 3, "Program Description and Purpose" of the agreement to reflect and increase to the residential solar thermal rebates from $750 to $2,000. Effective March 10, 2010 through February 17, 2012. (2) Further authorized to retroactively amend a sole source memorandum of agreement with the NH Public Utilities Commission, Concord, NH, in the amount of $516,000, by amending section 3, "Program Description and Purpose" of the agreement to reflect and decrease to the administrative costs from $21,000 to $20,000. Effective March 10, 2010 through February 17, 2012. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-1-09, late item H), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by increasing the contract by an amount not to exceed $1,024,500, from $3,661,355 to $4,685,855. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-1-09, late item E), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by increasing the contract by an amount not to exceed $963,203.91, from $2,601,788 to $3,564,991.91. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-1-09, late item D), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by increasing the contract by an amount not to exceed $564,435, from $2,282,440 to $2,846,875. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-1-09, late item F), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by increasing the contract by an amount not to exceed $599,400, from $5,390,392 to $5,989,792. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to amend a contract with the Community Development Finance Authority, Concord, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Enterprise Energy Fund, by increasing the contract by $3,100,000 from $3,500,000 to $6,600,000. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Justice, Concord, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - Energy Assurance Program for legal authority research, in the amount of $25,000. Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University System of NH acting through the University of NH, Durham, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - Innovative Initiatives Program, by increasing the amount by $750,000 from $750,000 to $1,500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-1-09, late item F), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by increasing the contract by an amount not to exceed $399,600, from $4,008,896 to $4,408,496. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with James J. Welch & Co. Inc., Salem, MA, for the DMV - EZ Pass Offices in Nashua, NH, for a total price not to exceed $518,300. Effective upon G&C approval through April 29, 2011. 42% Highway/Capital, 36% Turnpike/Capital, 11% Turnpike R&R, 11% Revolving Funds. (2) Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $25,000 for additional unanticipated expenses, bringing the total to $543,300. 100% Turnpike/Capital Funds. (3) Further authorized the amount of $11,700 for payment to the Department of Administration Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $555,000. 50% Highway/Capital, 50% Turnpike/Capital Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for Water Damage Repairs - Glencliff Home for Elderly, Benton, NH, for a total price not to exceed $136,994.82. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.

Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Meridian Construction Corporation, Gilford, NH, for ARRA - HVAC Project, Phase II, Statewide, as part of the US Department of Energy, ARRA Grant, for a total price not to exceed $1,883,700. Effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2011. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $30,000 to provide for work related to latent site conditions and existing electrical or mechanical constraints, bringing the total to $1,913,700 100% ARRA - Federal Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized to amend a two year operating grant to the Colonial Theatre, Keene, (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-10, item #31), by reducing the amount $791 from $11,300 to $10,509. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to award a one year operating grant in the amount of $5,580 to Andy's summer Playhouse, Wilton. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into a new sub grant with the Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism (Keystone Hall), in the amount of $900,000 to operate the Offender Reentry Services Initiative, a program of services, primarily targeting substance abuse and mental health, from the FFY 2009 ARRA Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to award an ARRA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund cleanup grant $98,000 to the Town of Raymond, for addressing environmental contamination. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Troy, to finance the water system improvements project, in the amount of $625,834.22. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% DWSRF Loan Repayment Funds.

Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Nashua, for the construction of a wet weather treatment facility to treat the City's combined sewer overflows during wet weather events, in the amount of $14,700. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Clean Water SFR Repayment Account.

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

Authorized schedule of payments for reimbursement of uncompensated care costs from the Uncompensated Care Fund based on the distribution priorities as detailed in letter dated November 9, 2010. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 55% Federal, 45% Other Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on November 15, 2010.

Division of Child Support Services

Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source agreement with Monadnock Family Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-27-10, item #57), for access visitation and mediation services, by increasing the price by $19,000 from $19,000 to $38,000, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2010 to September 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $78,720. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $192,112. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract renewal with TreMac Development LLC, Keene, NH, to provide parking area space for the Motorcycle Rider Education Program, in an amount not to exceed $6,000. Effective January 11, 2011 through December 31, 2011. 100% Motorcycle Rider Education Program Funds.

Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Goffstown, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #103), to extend the end date of December 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010. (2) Further authorized to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Newbury, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-13-10, item #127), to extend the end date of May 30, 2010 to December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into an agreement with the City of Nashua to provide funding and services under the Federal Safe Routes to School Program through a local project administration process to create a travel plan for the Dr. Crisp School in Nashua, for $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Bridge Design to amend a contract with CHA Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-9-08, item #120), to perform bridge scour evaluations and associated tasks, by extending the completion date from November 30, 2010 to December 31, 2012. Effective upon G&C approval. No Additional Funding.

Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a retroactive contract with Boston Express Bus Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-10-07, item #123A), for bus service between Nashua and Boston, MA, by increasing the amount by $424,122 from $1,130,000 to $1,554,122. Effective November 1, 2010 through December 31, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

Late Items:

Office of Energy and Planning

B. Pursuant to RSA 14:30-a, VI, the Office of Energy and Planning respectfully requests authorization to accept and expend American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds in the amount of $2,565,000 from the US Department of Energy, for the performance of selected Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) activities under the Weatherization grant, effective upon Joint Fiscal Committee and Governor and Council approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Jeanne Ann Whittington, Dunbarton, NH to the Board of Acupuncture Licensing
Joan H. Schulze, Nashua, NH to the State Committee on Aging
Betsy Abrahams, Merrimack, NH to the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention & Treatment Commission
Daniel Henderson, Jr., Keene, NH to the Business Finance Authority
Anne Krantz, Amherst, NH to the Pesticides Control Board
Susan Whittemore, Keene, NH to the Pesticides Control Board
James O'Mara, Amherst, NH to the Public Employee Labor Relations Board
Linda S. Dalianis, Nashua, NH Chief Justice - Supreme Court

October 20, 2010 Meeting

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized the Surplus Distribution Section to accept and expend $82,124 in ARRA 2010 federal funds from the US Department of Agriculture for the purpose of distributing USDA commodity foods. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on October 19, 2010.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Homestead Woolen Mills Inc., (previously amended by G&C on 7-28-10, item #29), for dam deconstruction, debris removal, engineering oversight of the removal and river restoration, and cultural resource monitoring associated with the removal of the Homestead Woolen Mills Dam, by increasing the amount by $160,000 from $550,837.96 to $710,837.96. Effective upon G&C approval. 93.75% Federal, 6.25% Other (Private Contributions) Funds. The Homestead Woolen Mills dam is in Swanzey.

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the University of NH Institute of Health Policy and Practice, Durham, NH (previously amended by G&C on 2-9-10, item #54), to obtain vendor services on DHHS projects, by increasing the price of $562,281 from $1,070,664 to an amount not to exceed $1,552,945. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 67.6% Federal ARRA, 32.4% General Funds.

Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, to provide substance abuse prevention services in Region G in an amount not to exceed $302,765. Effective October 1, 2010 through June 30, 2012. 43% Federal, 57% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with United Way of Greater Nashua, Nashua, NH, to provide substance abuse prevention services in Region I in an amount not to exceed $301,086. Effective October 1, 2010 through June 30, 2012. 44% Federal, 56% General Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized the Division of Instruction to renew a contract with GEM Consulting, Hollis, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-13-10, item #112), to organize and analyze assessment date and work with the NH Assessment group in order to improve the analysis and reporting of assessment data to the field, in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to contract with Creative Educational Consulting LLC, Hollis, NH, to provide technical assistance to districts regarding the implementation of the NH Preschool Outcome Measurement System in an amount not to exceed $55,000. (2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011, with the option to renew for up to two additional fiscal years. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the governmental entities as detailed in letter dated September 9, 2010, for emergency preparedness capabilities enhancements for a total amount of $203,933. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds. New Boston is included in this grant.

Department of Transportation

Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into agreements with the sub-recipients as detailed in letter dated September 15, 2010, to provide funding and services under the Federal Safe Routes to School Program through a local project administration process to create travel plans for schools in Henniker, Nashua, and Manchester, for a total of $36,275. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 3.65 acre parcel of State owned land improved with a single family residency located in Hinsdale to Russell Willette Sr, and Anita Willette for $56,000, and in addition, charge a $1,100 Administration Fee. Effective upon G&C approval. This property is in Hinsdale.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
David Pelletier, Dunbarton, NH to the Department of Employment Security Appellate Board
Terry Linehan, Amherst, NH to the Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Robert B. Ritchie, Fitzwilliam, NH to the State Committee on Aging
Dennis Caza, Goffstown, NH to the Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

October 6, 2010 Meeting

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to amend item #4, approved by G&C on 11-4-09, by reallocating ARRA funding for the Energy Assurance Planning program across the state fiscal years during which the grant award falls and between expenditure classes in the amount of $102,504. Effective upon G&C approval through August 14, 2012. 100% Federal (ARRA Energy Assurance Planning) Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to amend item #17A, approved by G&C on 6-23-10, by reallocating ARRA funding for the Retrofit Ramp-Up program between expenditures classes in the amount of $11,277 in FY11 and $17,256 in FY12. (2) Further authorized to amend items #10A, approved by G&C on 5-26-10, by reallocating ARRA funding for the State Energy Programs program between expenditure classes in the amount of $47,592 in FY11 and $74,399 in FY12. (3) Further authorized to amend item #17B, approved by G&C on 6-23-10, by reallocating ARRA funding for the Weatherization program between expenditure classes in the amount of $47,592 in FY11 and $74,399 in FY12. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. (4) Further authorized to establish a full-time temporary ARRA Accountant position. (5) Further authorized to establish a full-time temporary ARRA Administrative Assistant position.

Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services in the amount of $94,790. (2) Further authorized to advance $17,062. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized Major Russell F. Morin, Merrimack, NH, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized the Division of Arts to amend an operating grant to the Nashua Symphony Association, Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #19), by reducing the amount $966 from $13,800 to $12,834. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Authorized to enter into a contract with Prime Roofing Corp., New Ipswich, NH, to supply and install a new roof on the hatchery building at the Twin Mountain Fish Hatchery, Carroll, NH, for an amount not to exceed $35,388. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Fish and Game Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized The Bureau Of Highway Design To Enter Into Two Individual Agreements With the firms of CHA Inc., Keene, NH, and McFarland-Johnson Inc., Concord, NH, for on-call engineering services, for various transportation projects located throughout the State, for an amount not to exceed $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2013.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Charles G. Leutzinger, Wilton, NH to the Radiation Advisory Committee

Statement during Deliberations of Commissioner Mark Bodi Removal Hearing

All of us in public life are familiar with the tension between constituent service and going too far. We don't really have a rule-book. We all try to do our best, if we are well-intentioned, in our own ways. We can't just refuse calls from voters when they raise issues with state government. And agency commissioners find themselves in similar situations. I know I have called many - not trying to pressure them, not trying to convince them to do something wrong, but hoping they might see things my way. I hope they don't perceive it as undue political pressure on my part.

Mr. Bodi has admitted to making mistakes. And, I have concluded he made mistakes.

In reaching my own decisions, I've paid close attention to all the testimony and I've thought about the two questions that seem to be of paramount importance:

  1. Should Mr. Bodi be removed for even injecting himself into this matter? and
  2. Should he be removed because of the way he handled things when he did get involved?

I have tried to determine just what his intentions were. I realize some might say that his intentions are not the issue. Only his actions are. But, I don't accept that.

On my first question, in retrospect, it is clear to me that a Commissioner should stay as far away from a criminal investigation as possible. Let the matter be handled by the appointed officers and the courts. Courts are here to correct any wrongdoing on one side or the other. And, they are good at it. But, I also know from personal experience, that it is easy to succumb to the temptation to jump into a constituent's complaint. I know there is the press of a lot of other business and a desire to problem solve.

In this case, I find no bad intention on Mr. Bodi's part. I don't think he tried to stop or block or hinder the criminal investigation. And, of course, we know it was not stopped. The evidence was secured, the tavern owner was dealt with, and justice was done. I think Mr. Bodi made a mistake in injecting himself into this, but I can't find improper motivation.

Once Mr. Bodi got involved, things happened fast. This mistake of hasty action caused other mistakes. The equipment was ordered to be returned. It was returned. But the evidence was kept. Did Mr. Bodi tell the Chief to retrieve the evidence first? Who knows what words were spoken in highly charged conversations? One thing is clear, though. Mr. Bodi was dealing with a qualified law enforcement professional. His assumption, even if that's all it was, that the Chief would return only the equipment and not the evidence, was reasonable. And, that is what happened.

We all make mistakes. It's important to me to think about whether the mistakes in this case were done with bad intent or a bad heart. I definitely do not think so, and therefore I am satisfied that Mr. Bodi's actions do not rise to the level that requires his termination.

I know this has been a difficult time for all concerned. I know some disagree with how I come out on this matter, but I've brought my honest and best efforts to the task. I also believe the Governor and the Attorney General's office and the lawyers on both sides have done so as well.

September 22, 2010 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan made by Monadnock Economic Development Corporation to Vision Financial Corporation located in Keene, NH. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan made by Monadnock Economic Development Corporation to The Mountain Corporation located in Keene, NH. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Hinsdale, NH, in the amount of $12,000 for the purpose of conducting a feasibility study of the sewer system. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Office Of Energy And Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the City of Berlin, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant's Retrofit Ramp-up Program, a/k/a the Better Buildings Program, in the amount of $468,268. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Town of Plymouth, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant's Retrofit Ramp-up Program, a/k/a the Better Buildings Program, in the amount of $468,267. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $295,365. (2) Further authorized to advance $226,069. Effective October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program, in the amount of $5,289. Effective October 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Other (NH DHHS) Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source memorandum of agreement with the Community College System of NH, Concord, NH, to implement energy saving and/or renewable energy-generating projects in CCSNH-owned buildings and facilities to save energy, reduce emissions, and create and/or retain jobs for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - CCSNH Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects, in the amount up to $1,300,000. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012. 100% Federal Funds (ARRA-SEP).

Office Of Economic Stimulus

Authorized to retroactively accept and expend $78,217 of Federal Funds received from the Federal Department of Education, federal fiscal year 2009 ARRA State Fiscal Stabilization Fund for primary and secondary school funding. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 21, 2010.

Office Of The Adjutant General

Authorized Major Russell F. Morin, Merrimack, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard. This Officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Comprehensive Environmental Inc., Merrimack, NH, for an Environmental Services contract in the amount of $75,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Administrative Services

Authorized Risk Management Unit to enter into a contract with The Rowely Agency Inc., Concord, NH, for the purchase of fleet insurance coverage for state owned vehicles and defensive driving instruction for state employees in an amount not to exceed $2,367,723. Effective November 1, 2010 through October 31, 2013. 100% Agency Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a twelve-month holdover amendment with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, for courtroom and office space for the Cheshire County Superior and Probate Court, in an amount not to exceed $399,611.04. Effective October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011. 100% Transfer Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with D. L. King & Associates Inc., Nashua, for the Concord State Prison-South Wall Phase 1-B in Concord, for a total price not to exceed $749,750. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $20,000, bringing the total to $769,750. Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to conduct a two day training for prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement prosecutors scheduled for October 7-8, 2010, entitled "Prosecution of Adult Sexual Assault Cases", to be held at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord, NH, at a cost not to exceed $10,802. (2) Further authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord, NH, for the purpose of providing the necessary training facility, in an amount not to exceed $500. (3) Further authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Tidewater Hospitality Resources LLC, for the purpose of providing the necessary food services for the two day training, in an amount not to exceed $8,052. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

New Hampshire Employment Security

Authorized to amend ARRA federal funds from the US Department of Labor (previously amended by G&C on 5-12-10, item #42), by reallocating $138,518.48, to continue to assist in providing reemployment services to connect unemployment insurance claimants to employment and training opportunities. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% ARRA Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 21, 2010.

Department Of Environmental Services

Authorized to award an ARRA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund cleanup grant totaling $200,000 to the Town of Jaffrey for addressing environmental contamination. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

#108 Authorized to award an ARRA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund cleanup grant totaling $400,000 to the Troy Redevelopment Group, for addressing environmental contamination. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department Of Resources And Economic Development

Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with GDS Associates Inc., Marietta, GA and Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-10, item #61), for energy efficiency audits, in the amount up to $153,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized Office of Workforce Opportunity to retroactively accept and expend Workforce Investment Act National Emergency Grant Dislocated Worker funds from The US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, in the amount of $972,474. Effective June 30, 2010 through June 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 21, 2010.

Authorized Office of Workforce Opportunity to enter into a retroactive sole source memorandum of understanding with the NH Department of Education, for delivering Workforce Investment Act Youth Program services consistent with Workforce Investment Act regulations in the amount of $1,858,452.40. Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2012. 95% Federal WIA Youth State Formula, 5% Federal WIA Youth ARRA Funds.

Department Of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into retroactive grant agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated July 28, 2010, totaling $67,993 to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects. Effective July 31, 2010 through June 30, 2010. 100% Hazardous Waste Funds.

Authorized to retroactively amend the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund finalized loan agreements with the entities, by modifying the interest charged to reflect a decrease in interest charges by 1% and an increase in administrative charges by 1%, in accordance with Chapter 144L43, Laws of 2009. Effective July 1, 2009.

Department Of Health And Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the NH Children's Trust Fund, Fiscal Agent, Concord, NH, for the provision of a Community-Based NH Incentive Fund Program, totaling $1,544,517. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

#154 Authorized to award a seed grant totaling $18,000 to the Family Connections Center, Goffstown Prison for Women, Child and Family Services, Concord, NH, for the provision of parenting classes and support groups. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Family Assistance

Authorized the acceptance of $3,763 of Community Services Block Grant funds available from the US DHHS, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services through the ARRA 2009. (2) Further authorized the transfer of $1,238 of Community Services Block Grant funds available from the US DHHS, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services through the ARRA 2009. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 21, 2010.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant, to provide nutritional services, community based services, and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, in an amount not to exceed $441,895. Effective October 1, 2010 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH. to provide home visiting services for pregnant women and their infants that support and educate families about prenatal health, child development, and health and safety issues, to be effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, in an amount not to exceed $30,352. 100% Federal Funds

Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with VNA at HCS, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide home visiting services for pregnant women and their infants that support and educate families about prenatal health, child development, and health and safety issues, to be effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, in an amount not to exceed $30,352. 100% Federal Funds

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to enter an retroactive agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $86,390 from April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend purchase order with Harbor Homes, Inc., Nashua, NH (originally approved on 5/12/10 Item #71) for homeless assistance services by increasing the price limitation by $227 from $20,248 to $20,475 effective date of G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Education

Authorized to contract with Maryclare Heffernan, Candia, NH to provide improvement support and technical assistance to New Hampshire title I schools and districts as part of the Statewide System of Support to improve student achievement. Effective from G&C approval through June 30, 2011, in an amount not to exceed $40,000. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized Division of Instruction to contract with Edward Hendry, Dunbarton, NH, to provide technical assistance to NH schools and districts in the areas of science and mathematics, in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011, with the option to renew for two additional fiscal years. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of Instruction to contract with Laura Zahn, Bow, NH, to provide improvement support and technical assistance to districts/schools participating in the Title I, Part A, Section 1003 (g) School Improvement Grant, in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011, with the option to renew for one additional fiscal year. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department Of Safety

Authorized to amend Fiscal Item FIS09-342 (originally approved 10/20/09 and by G&C on 11/4/09 Item #72) by reallocating federal pass-through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds in the amount of $120,901.96 for the purpose of funding an Auxiliary trooper. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 21, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 7.99-acre parcel of State owned land in Keene and Swanzey to Franklin Buffum, Sr., and Judy Buffum for $10,100 which includes a $1,100 Administrative Fee. Effective upon G&C approval.

Late Item - Department Of Transportation

Authorized to establish a class 046 Consultant in order to contract with a consultant to assist NHDOT with TIGER II freight rail and port applications. (2) Further authorized to award a grant in the amount of $50,000 to NHDOT for the preparation of applications for Tiger II Grants to be issued by the US DOT. (3) Further authorized to accept and expend a grant award in the amount of $50,000 from the Office of Economic Stimulus for the preparation of applications for Tiger II Grants to be issued by the US DOT. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Other Income - ARRA pass-through Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 21, 2010.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Martin U. Michaelis, Amherst, NH to the State Board of Fire Control
Robert Phillipson, Jr. Keene, NH to the Fish and Game Commission
H. Charles Royce, Jaffrey, NH to the Land & Community Heritage Authority
Michael Barr, Nashua, NH to the Medical Review Subcommittee
James H. Bradley, Goffstown, NH to the Physical Therapy Governing Board

August 11, 2010 Meeting

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Pro Con Inc., Hooksett, NH, for the design/build of Liquor Store #69, Nashua, NH, in an amount not to exceed $3,372,740. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $337,274 for unanticipated expenses, bringing the total to $3,710,014. (3) Further authorized the amount of $54,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $3,764,014. Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2011. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for Supreme Court Parking Lot and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements in an amount not to exceed $441,000. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $35,000 for unanticipated expenses for the Supreme Court Parking Lot, bringing the total to $476,000. (3) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $15,000 for unanticipated expenses for the ADA Improvements, bringing the total to $491,000. Effective upon G&C approval through May 15, 2011. 100% Capital Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to accept a gift, valued at $41,640.10, for the rent and operating costs of the Milford District Court. Effective July 1, 2010 to December 30, 2010. (2) Further authorized to enter into a four-month Holdover Amendment with Sal's Kitchen Realty, Lawrence, MA, for courtroom and office space for the Milford District Court, for an amount not to exceed $18,693.40. Effective September 1, 2010 through December 30, 2010. 86% Other Agencies, 2% Agency Income, 12% General Funds. You may have read about our New Hampshire courts funding problems. The towns of using the District Court have had to come up with funding for the facility - a big thank you goes to Milford for funding more than its share at the last minute to keep the court open. This is an ongoing problem and you will hear more about it as we go forward.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Office of Workforce Opportunity to amend a retroactive sole source contract with America's Youth Teenage Unemployment Reduction Network Inc., d/b/a My Turn Inc., Brockton, MA, for the implementation of ARRA WIA Youth Services, by extending the end date to June 30, 2011 from June 30, 2010 to allow for expenditure of $14,541 in remaining contract funds. No Additional Funding. ARRA Item.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to award an ARRA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund cleanup grant totaling $400,000 to the City of Concord for addressing environmental contamination. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized the Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention Section to enter into an agreement with Lamprey Health Care Inc., Raymond, NH, to provide capacity to deliver the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in NH, in an amount not to exceed $196,413. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the Towns of Langdon, Troy and Exeter, for a total amount of $81,751.50 for emergency preparedness capabilities enhancements. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into agreements totaling $6,875,394.95, with the sub-recipients as detailed in letter dated July 22, 2010, to provide funding and services under the Federal Transportation Enhancement Program through a local project administration process. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 100% Federal Funds. The city of Nashua and the towns of Goffstown and Winchester received funding through this program. The scoring came under criticism because I believe one scorer used the process to politically influence a decision. I am trying to get a position on this scoring team or at least to change the scoring process which I believe has become political. Please call me if you would like a further explanation.

Authorized the Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with CHA Inc., Keene, NH, for on-call design review services for the Salem-Manchester I-93 reconstruction project, for an amount not to exceed $1,000,000. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2013. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Evroks Corporation, Winnisquam, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-10-09, item #247), for rehabilitation of the existing bridge carrying D.W. Highway over F.E. Everett Turnpike NB On-Ramp in the City of Nashua, by increasing the amount by $135,000 from $747,662.60 to $882,662.60. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Turnpike Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Anne Cruess, Amherst, NH to the Board of Landscape Architects
Merton L. Mann, Dunbarton, NH to the Merrimack River Valley Flood Control Commission

July 28, 2010 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to award a grant to the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, for the purpose of constructing the Second Chance for Success transitional housing facility, to be located in Keene, in the amount of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with Granite State Plumbing & Heating LLC, Weare, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-14-10, item #15), for ARRA - HVAC Project Phase I, Statewide, as part of the US Department of Energy, ARRA Grant, by increasing the amount by $8,816.51 from a total price not to exceed $1,061,300 to a total price not to exceed $1,070,116.51. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2010. ARRA Project: 98% General, 2% Transfers from other Agencies.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with the Piscataqua Land Conservancy, New Boston, NH, to restore and enhance fish habitat in Lake Horace Marsh, Weare, NH, in the amount of $23,500. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Other (Fisheries Habitat) Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to execute a sole source amendment to the contract agreement with Homestead Woolen Mills Inc., (previously amended by G&C on 6-9-10, item #68), for dam deconstruction, debris removal, and engineering oversight of the removal of the Homestead Woolen Mills Dam, Swanzey, by increasing the amount by $459,255 from $91,582.96 to $550,837.96. Effective upon G&C approval. 54.9% Federal, 43.6% Other, 1.5% Capital (General) Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #48), to cover additional bedrock investigation activities at the OK Tool/Savage Well Superfund Site in Milford, NH, by increasing the amount by $260,000 from $3,108,729 to $3,368,729. Effective upon G&C approval. 90% Federal, 10% Capital (General) Funds.

Authorized to enter into a new memorandum of understanding with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, to assess potential contaminant transport pathways in deep bedrock at the OK Tool Superfund site in Milford, NH, in the amount of $35,000. Effective August 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 90% Federal, 10% Capital (General) Funds.

Authorized to amend an existing grant agreement with the Jalbert Leasing Inc., d/b/a C&J, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #85), to support the purchase of a second replacement transit coach and the purchase and installation of two additional auxiliary heaters, by increasing the grant by $143,100 from $207,000 to $350,100, and by extending the deadline from September 30, 2010 to June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

Authorized to amend a sole source lease with 154 Main Street LLC, Salem, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, item #108), for continued office space at the Nashua District Office, by increasing the price of $123,993.96 to $1,334,932.32 from $1,210,938.36, and by extending the end date from August 6, 2010 to August 6, 2011. Effective August 7, 2010. 60% General, 40% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with College Bound Movers Inc., Amherst, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-10-10, item #97), to move the Nashua District Office to its new District Office location, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2010 to July 31, 2010. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2010. No Additional Funding. 60% General, 40% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized the Sexually Transmitted Disease/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to exercise a contract renew and amend option with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Community Health Department, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-08, item #128), to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus prevention services, by increasing the price by $145,868 from $145,868 to $291,736, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2012. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to exercise a sole source contract renew and amend option with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-27-10, item #63), to provide a broad range of public health emergency preparedness and response activities, by increasing the price by $728,000 from $601,578 to $1,329,578, and by extending the completion date retroactively to June 30, 2012 through July 1, 2010. 81.4% Federal, 18.6% General Funds.

New Hampshire Hospital

Authorized to enter into an agreement BK Systems Inc., Goffstown, NH, to provide testing and maintenance of life safety systems in the amount of $42,400. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. 69% General, 31% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to budget and expend ARRA Stimulus funds - School Improvement Grant in the amount of $8,588,214. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized the Division of Instruction to renew the contract with Michael Mason Williamson, Amherst, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-13-10, item #114), to work with other content specialists from ME, VT, and RI on all aspects of NECAP test development in Mathematics, in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered an approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements totaling $10,000 with the City of Keene, and the Lakes Region Planning Commission Inc., for updating local hazard mitigation plans. Effective upon G&C approval through July 10, 2012. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to grant an access point through the Controlled Access Right of Way of Maple Avenue located in Keene to the Union School District for $6,100 which includes an Administrative Fee of $1,100. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized the Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with CHA Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-00, item #159), for the preliminary design for the replacement of the Sewalls Falls Road Bridge in the City of Concord, by increasing the amount by $48,093.44 from $137,744 to $185,837.44. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities, to retro-actively accept a gift of free rent for the Keene District Court, commending July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011, valued at approximately $52,606.20 from the City of Keene at no cost to the State.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Joseph Williams, III, Nashua, NH to the Board of Dental Examiners
Elaine Holden, Peterborough, NH to the Commission on the Status of Men
Thomas J. Pappas, Nashua, NH to the Nashua Police Commission

July 14, 2010 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to award a grant to the City of Keene, NH, in the amount of $400,000, for the purpose of providing a loan via Monadnock Economic Development Corp, to a business, Vision Financial Corporation, in order to purchase, install and test equipment and software to expand the business activities. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Community Development Finance Authority, Concord, NH, to begin implementing the Beacon Communities Project as part of the ARRA - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant's Retrofit Ramp-up Program, in the amount of $8,508,332. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA - Retrofit Ramp-up Funds. This will be a community driven program aimed at massive energy reductions through the retrofitting of buildings including residential, commercial, industrial and municipal.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Cheshire County Attorney's Office, Keene, totaling $110,069, from the previously accepted 2009 ARRA Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

New Hampshire Employment Security

Authorized to enter into a contract with Edward O'Neill d/b/a Veterans Mowing & Plowing, Nashua, NH, for lawn care and landscape services at NHES Local Office, Nashua, NH, in an amount not to exceed $12,585. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2012. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Corrections

Authorized to accept and expend a sub-grant from the NH Department of Justice, under the federally funded ARRA of 2009, in the amount of $4,706 to support services to victims of crimes. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Agency Income - ARRA Grant Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Chappell Tractor Sales Inc., Milford, NH, to pay for hay baler repair services for the Correctional Industries Farm, in an amount not to exceed $15,000, with current SFY 2011 funds. Effective February 1, 2010 through August 31, 2010. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Milford, NH, to complete the Souhegan River Restoration Project in Milford: Phase I - Feasibility Study project, in the amount of $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized Division of Instruction to renew the contract with Cecile Carlton, Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 1-13-10, item #117), to provide technical assistance in the area of mathematics to schools and districts designated in need of improvements and provide professional development to NH educators, in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Division of Instruction to renew the contract with Michelle Romein, Goffstown, NH (previously approved by G&C on 2-9-10, item #69A), to provide technical assistance in the area of elementary school Reading and Writing to schools and districts designated in need of improvements and provide professional development to NH educators, in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $767,051, to provide adult basic education/ESL, English Languages/Civics Education classes and Training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults coordinated from the Nashua Adult Learning Center, the learning Annex in Nashua and in students' homes, as well as counseling services for ABE students, advanced ESOL student, and GED graduates transitioning to community colleges and 4-year colleges and universities. 50% General, 50% Federal Funds.

Authorized a renewal option to a sole source contract with Rivier College, Nashua (previously approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #291D), to reform and improve pre-service personnel preparation in the areas of literacy instruction, positive behavior interventions and supports, and secondary transition supports for students with emotional/behavior challenges, in an amount not to exceed $14,000. (2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2012. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to amend a contract with Wilton Main Street Association, Wilton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, item #156), by increasing the amount by $15,717 from $73,515 to $89,232, and by extending the end date from August 31, 2010 to August 31, 2011. 100% Fire and EMS Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with McFarland-Johnson Inc., Concord, NH, and Binghamton, NY, (previously amended by G&C on 4-23-08, item #88), for the final design of the Manchester Airport Access Road in the Towns of Bedford, Londonderry and Merrimack and the City of Manchester, by increasing the fee by $323,429.96 from $8,045,376.86 to $8,368,806.82, and by extending the completion date from November 1, 2008 to March 30, 2011. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

Authorized to amend the Community Technical Assistance Program Phase-II agreements with four Regional Planning Commissions (Central, Southern, Rockingham, & Nashua) (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-08, item #86), by extending the completion date from August 1, 2010 to February 1, 2011. No Additional Funding.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with DeLucca Fence Company Inc., Methuen, MA, for guardrail replacement and incidental work along the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Nashua (Route 3) and Bow (I-93), and along the Spaulding Turnpike (Route 16) in Portsmouth and Dover, on the basis of a low bid of $1,287,590.33. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $128,759.03 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through October 15, 2010. 100% Turnpike Funds

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions Thomas R. Horgan, Amherst, NH to the Health & Education Facilities Authority
Kelly Stoller, Milford, NH to the Juvenile Parole Board

June 23, 2010 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to award a grant to the City of Keene, NH, in the amount of $495,000 to assist in the purchase of equipment and furnishing for a new YMCA facility being constructed in Keene. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Merrimack, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal, and regional planning issues, in the amount of $20,028. Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal, and regional planning issues, in the amount of $20,285. Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to retroactively accept and expend ARRA funds in the amount of $10,000,000 from the US Department of Energy, for the competitive grant portion of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant - Retrofit Ramp-Up Program/NH Beacon Communities Project. (2) Further authorized to establish a full-time temporary ARRA Retrofit Ramp-Up Program Manager position. Effective March 30, 2010 through May 31, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to retroactively amend a grant award (previously approved G&C on 4-1-09, item #4), by reallocating ARRA funding for the Low Income Weatherization program across the state fiscal years during which the grant award falls and between expenditure classes in the amount of $690,162.17. (2) Further authorized reallocations as detailed in letter dated June 3, 2010. (3) Further authorized reallocations as detailed in letter dated June 3, 2010. Effective March 20, 2009 through June 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Weatherization Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Office of Economic Stimulus

Authorized to make a retroactive and sole source payment of $10,000 to TransSystems Inc., as payment for the research and preparation of the "NH Capitol Corridor Project Overview" prepared on behalf of the State and submitted to federal authorities as part of the NH Department of Transportation's efforts to obtain a discretionary ARRA grant for passenger rail investments in NH. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2010. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Wesfield Construction Co Inc., W. Chesterfield, NH, for ARRA - Renovations at three National Guard Armories, Littleton, Hillsborough, and Manchester, as part of the NHANG Stimulus Funds, in an amount not to exceed $736,783. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $111,372 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $848,155. Effective upon G&C approval through December 3, 2010. 100% ARRA - Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a two-month holdover amendment with Sal's Kitchen Realty, Lawrence, MA, to provide courtroom and office space for the Milford District Court comprised of approximately 5,700 square feet, in an amount not to exceed $12,946.70. Effective July 1, 2010 through August 30, 2010. 100% Transfer Funds - transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies. As of this report, several towns have voted to not fund the rent, so the court may be closing as early as the first week in August. The court system has the funds to operate the court with staff but the legislature gave it no money to pay for rent. The two month extension was given in an effort to see if there was a willingness by the towns using the court to pay the rent.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated June 9, 2010, totaling $95,612 from the previously accepted 2009 ARRA, Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Public Utilities Commission

Authorized to retroactively amend an award of grant funds to the Biofuel Energy Systems LLC d/b/a Propell Energy in the amount of $49,885 (previously approved by G&C on 9-23-09, item #43A), to fund improvements in the Science Center at New England College to lower energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions, by extending the end date from April 30, 2010 to December 31, 2010. 100% GHGERF Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Economic Development to amend a contract with GDS Associates Inc., Marietta, GA, and Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #39A), for energy efficiency audits, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2012. No Additional Funding. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Monadnock Aviation Inc, Keene, NH, for the purpose of flying the forest health aerial detection surveys in the amount of $20,000. Effective July 1, 2010 through May 31, 2012. 100% Federal Funds.

#68A Authorized Office of Workforce Opportunity to amend a sole source contract with NH Jobs for America's Graduates, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-3-09), for the implementation of ARRA WIA Youth Services, by extending the end date to June 30, 2011. No Additional Funding. ARRA Funds.

Authorized Office of Workforce Opportunity to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services, Manchester, NH, for the delivery of Workforce Investment Act re-employment services in the amount of $3,980,955.86. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal WIA State Formula and ARRA Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Topsham, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #128), for engineering oversight of the Winnicut Dam removal construction project, by increasing the amount by $96,467 from $265,824 to $362,291, and by extending the completion date to March 31, 2011 from December 31, 2010; and adding two tasks to the scope of services. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 5-26-10, item #45), to oversee remediation at contaminated sites, by increasing the amount by $444,727 from $3,125,740 to $3,570,467. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

Authorized to amend a lease with Cablecar Reatly LLC, Nashua, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-22-05, item #317), for continued occupation by the Laconia District Office, by increasing the price by $244,893.60 to $1,393,354.80 from $1,148,461.20, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2010 to June 30, 2011, which changes the lease to a sole source lease. Effective July 1, 2010 or upon G&C approval, whichever comes first. 40% Federal, 60% General Funds.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to award annual grants in SFY 2010 and 2011 in the amount of $240,000 to twelve NH Family Resource Centers, for infrastructure sustainability. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Division of Family Assistance

Authorized to amend a sole source grant with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 9-9-09, item #98), to provide community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $1,379,565 to $1,429,565. Effective upon G&Cj approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services for homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $36,828. Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services for homeless individuals and families in an amount not to exceed $141,219. Effective August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness, in an amount not to exceed $138,000. Effective October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Therese Charest, Nashua, NH, to provide representative payee services, in an amount not to exceed $4,800. Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to amend an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-3-09, item #166), to provide Elder Abuse Counseling and Community Elder Support services, by increasing the price by $15,257.68 from $15,257.68 to $30,515.36, and by extending the completion date through June 30, 2011. 57.6% Federal, 42.4% General Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH (previously amended by G&C on 2-9-10, item #63), to provide financial management services that will support the goals and objectives of the Nursing Home Diversion Modernization pilot project entitled Transitions in Caregiving, by increasing the price by $517,342.97 from $467,675 to $985,017.97, and by extending the completion date through December 31, 2010. 82.4% Federal, 17.6% General Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to enter into a lease agreement with Chris J. Tasoulas, Keene, NH, for 4,400 gross square feet of office space, for a total cost of $354,482.16. Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to exercise a grant renewal option with Rivier College, Nashua, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-17-09, item #290), to continue the Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant Project, Developing a Cadre of Teacher-Leaders in Elementary and Middle School Science Phase III, to improve teaching and learning in elementary and middle school science and to increase the content knowledge of NH science teachers, in an amount not to exceed $102,000. Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to budget and expend the additional ARRA Stimulus funds in the remaining amount of $15,473,827. (2) Further authorized to establish a class 059 (Personal Service - Full Time Temp) position for one Education Consultant. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively pay Targett Cleaners, Keene, NH, for dry cleaning services provided in SFY 2007, SFY 2008 and SFY 2009 using SFY 2010 funds in the amount of $771.50. Effective upon G&C approval.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way's request to assign a special committee to conduct the public hearing of the petition to purchase land needed for the project to replace the NH 10 Bridge over the Ashuelot River in the Towns of Winchester and Swanzey (previously approved by G&C on 5-12-10, item #123).

Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with the City of Nashua, to provide a portion of the match for Federal Transit Administration funds for transit operating expenses in an amount not to exceed $19,511. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with AnnSeal Inc., Johnson City, NY, for crack sealing approximately 58 miles of State Highways in the Counties of Grafton, Carroll, Merrimack, Belknap, Strafford, Cheshire, Hillsborough and Rockingham, on the basis of a low bid of $595,717.54. Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
F. Daniel Henderson, Keene, NH to the Business Finance Authority
Elaine Holden, Peterborough, NH to the Commission on the Status of Men
Brian W. Morrissey, Nashua, NH to the Retirement System Board of Trustees
Richard L. Murphy, Merrimack, NH to the Board of Managers of the Veterans' Home
John L. Gleason, Amherst, NH to the Board of Veterinary Medicine

May 26, 2010 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to amend a grant to the Town of Swanzey, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-08, item #3), to help municipalities solve development problems, by extending the end date to June 30, 2011 from June 30, 2010. No additional funding. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a grant with the Town of Peterborough, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-9-09, item #3), for the purpose of assisting a business, Northeast Products, by amending the job creation goal of 10 jobs from the original grant, to 8 jobs, and to decrease the amount by $40,000 from $195,000 to $155,000. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to amend the State Energy Programs grant (previously approved by G&C on 5-20-09, item #3), by reallocating ARRA funds, and by increasing in FY 2010 the amount of Personal Services Temporary Appointed funds by $7,000 and decreasing in FY 2010 the amount of Contracts for Program Services funds by $7,000. (2) Further authorized to amend the State Energy Programs grant (previously approved by G&C on 5-20-09, item #3), by reallocating ARRA funds, and by increasing the aggregate between FY's 2010, 2011 and 2012 the amount of Contracts for Program Services funds by $628,359 and decreasing in the aggregate between FY's 2010, 2011, 2012 the amount of Grants Federal funds by $628,359. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA SEP Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized to amend G&C item #22B, approved on 6-17-09, by reallocating funding between two ARRA accounts in the amount of $69,770 by increasing the account, "Training Site Improvements", in SFY 2010 from $3,050,000 to $3,119,770 and decreasing the account, "State Military Reservation Improvements", in SFY 2010 from $1,000,000 to $930,230 for a net amendment of $69,770. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a rental agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH, providing the Division of Juvenile Probation and Parole Office with 150 SF of office space, Merrimack, NH in an amount not to exceed $5,778. Effective June 1, 2010 through May 30, 2013. 100% Agency Income Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with James J. Welch Co., Salem, MA, for ARRA - NH Army National Guard Training Site Renovations, Strafford, as part of the NHANG Stimulus Funds, for a total price not to exceed $2,484,514. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $264,429 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $2,748,943. (3) Further authorized the amount of $100,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $2,848,943. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% ARRA - Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-13-10, item #108), to procure the services of a local organization to serve as a regional sponsoring site for the NH Public Health Network, by increasing the price by $190,000 from $262,582 to $452,582, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2012. 83% Federal, 17% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $99,163 from the ARRA of 2009 to fund the Chronic Disease Self-Management Project. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA FUNDS.

Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

Authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $2,500,000 within the same appropriations. (2) Further authorized to transfer $691,380 in general funds and related revenue adjustments in the amount of $901,108.62 in Title XIX funds from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicaid federal funds and $208,620 in ARRA of 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Pharmacy account to the Provider Payments accounts. (3) Further authorized to transfer $367,500 in general funds from the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program account to the Provider Payments accounts and accept $479,038.80 in Title XIX funds from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicaid federal Funds and $110,891.04 in ARRA of 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds in Provider Payments account, further effect related revenue adjustments to decrease the federal revenues in the amount of $683,182.50 in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program account. Effective upon G&C approval. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Division of Family Assistance

Authorized to accept and expend $3,654 of ARRA of 2009 funds awarded by the US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of State Police to amend a grant received from the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (previously approved by G&C on 11-4-09, item #76), for the purpose of reducing and deterring serious crime in NH, by reallocating the funds of $225,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. (2) Further authorized to retroactively enter into a memorandum of understanding with the City of Dover in the amount of $25,000, the City of Manchester in the amount of $150,000, and the City of Nashua in the amount of $25,000 for the enforcement of activities relating to Gang, Undercover Drug Investigations, and related search warrant executions. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 1.03 + acres parcel of State owned land located in Merrimack to David G. Yakuboff Sr. and Paul D. Yakuboff Jr. for $50,000 which includes a $1,100 Administrative Fee. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to enter into a contract with Cityside Management Corporation, Merrimack, NH, for the management of properties throughout the state in the amount of $400,000. (2) Further authorized to provide funds to Cityside Management Corporation in the amount of $125,000 to fund the maintenance and management checking accounts used in the management of the properties. Effective June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2014.

Late Items

Department of Administrative Services

A. Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Brookstone Builders, Inc., Manchester, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,026,900 for Exit 8 Nashua Bus Facility, Nashua. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $40,000 for additional unanticipated conditions or user required modifications, bringing the total to $1,066,900. (3) Further authorized $12,000 for payment to the Bureau of Public Works and Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $1,078,900. Effective upon Governor and Council approval through October 29, 2010. 80% Federal and 20% Highway Funds.

B. Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for a total price not to exceed $710,800, for ARRA - Renovations at the State Military Reservation, Concord, as part of the NHANG Stimulus Funds, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant. The contract is effective upon Governor and Council approval through August 13, 2010 unless extended by the Department in accordance with the contract terms. 100% ARRA Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Gregory T. Martin, Keene, NH to the Ballot Law Commission

May 12, 2010 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized Dr. James H. Kelly, Hollis, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Meridian Construction Corporation, Gilford, NH, for ARRA - Windows/Insulation Phase I, Statewide, as part of the US Department of Energy, ARRA Grant in an amount not to exceed $960,641. Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

State Treasury

Authorized the award of an unconditional state guarantee of Qualified School Construction Bonds to be issued by the Salem School District in an amount not to exceed $10,879,620, which is 75% of the total authorized principal borrowing of $14,506,160. ARRA Funds.

Authorized the award of an unconditional state guarantee of Qualified School Construction Bonds to be issued by the Concord School District in an amount not to exceed $500,425, which is 75% of the total authorized principal borrowing of $667,234. ARRA Funds.

Authorized the award of an unconditional state guarantee of Qualified School Construction Bonds to be issued by the Littleton School District in an amount not to exceed $3,120,480, which is 75% of the total authorized principal borrowing of $4,160,640. ARRA Funds.

Authorized the award of an unconditional state guarantee of Qualified School Construction Bonds to be issued by the Mascenic School District in an amount not to exceed $17,717,486, which is 75% of the total authorized principal borrowing of $23,623,315. ARRA Funds.

Authorized the award of an unconditional state guarantee of Qualified School Construction Bonds to be issued by the Newfound School District in an amount not to exceed $1,992,808, which is 75% of the total authorized principal borrowing of $2,657,078. ARRA Funds.

Authorized the award of an unconditional state guarantee of Qualified School Construction Bonds to be issued by the Kearsarge School District in an amount not to exceed $2,202,429, which is 75% of the total authorized principal borrowing of $2,936,573. ARRA Funds.

Authorized the award of an unconditional state guarantee of Qualified School Construction Bonds to be issued by the Northumberland School District in an amount not to exceed $150,000, which is 75% of the total authorized principal borrowing of $200,000. ARRA Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into a subgrant with the Portsmouth Police Department in the amount of $31,772 from the 2009 ARRA, Violence Against Women Formula Grant, for the purpose of assisting the agency in maintaining current staffing in their Domestic Violence Unit. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into subgrants totaling $332,557.50 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated April 29, 2010, from the US Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's FFY 2009 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Block Grant Program for increased enforcement of NH's underage drinking laws. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated April 28, 2010 for a total amount of $70,391 from the FFY 2008 Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Initiative for the purpose of funding positions for the sub-grantees. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to conduct a day-long training for law enforcement scheduled for June 8, 2010 entitled "Law Enforcement Perceptions and Adult Sexual Assault Investigations" for the purpose of providing information to develop an effective, collaborative and coordinated response to adult victims of sexual assault in NH, to be held at the Nonni's CHI LLC, Concord, NH, at a cost not to exceed $10,624. (2) Further authorized to enter into an agreement with Nonni's CHI LLC, Concord, NH, for the purpose of providing the necessary training facilities, food services and overnight accommodations for the day-long training, in an amount not to exceed $8,449. Effective upon G&C approval through June 15, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

New Hampshire Employment Security

Authorized to accept and expend $217,500 in ARRA federal funds from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics through the State of VT for the purpose of developing improved labor market information, and to enhance the labor exchange infrastructure for careers within the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. (2) Further authorized to establish two full-time temporary positions. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2011. 100% ARRA Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on May 18, 2010.

Authorized to amend G&C item #48B approved on 6/17/09, by reallocating $299,500 of ARRA federal funds from the US Department of Labor as detailed in letter dated April 29, 2010, to continue to assist in providing reemployment services to connect unemployment insurance claimants to employment and training opportunities. (2) Further authorized to extend fourteen full-time temporary positions, and nine part-time temporary positions. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% ARRA Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on May 18, 2010.

Public Utilities Commission

Authorized to amend an existing allocation of $783,538 ARRA funds from the US Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory for the Regulatory Assistance Program (previously approved by G&C on 12-9-09, late item C), to conform with the Project Management Plan, by decreasing the amount in SFY 2010 from $195,487 to $118,086 and to increase SFY 2011 from $299,603 to $322,382 and to increase SFY 2012 from $217,901 to $261,781 and increase SFY 2013 from $70,547 to $81,289. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012. 100% ARRA Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on May 18, 2010.

Authorized to accept and expend $500,000 from the Office of Energy and Planning for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - State Energy Programs - Expanded Renewable Energy Program - Residential Central Pellet Heating System Program. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012. 100% Transfer from Other Agencies (ARRA-SEP). Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on May 18, 2010.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized to sell, by Quitclaim Deed, 6.2 acres of state property known as "Connecticut Lakes State Forest" to the US Government, in the Town of Pittsburg, for the total value of $53,580. No cost to the State. (2) Further authorized to deposit Federal ARRA Funds in the amount of $53,580 into the "Forest Improvement Fund". ARRA Funds.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Authorized to enter into a contract with Stallion Builders LLC, Nashua, NH, for the Region 3 Office Repair to Wall, Windows, Doors and Siding in the amount of $37,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Fish and Game Funds.

Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the Town of Winchester (previously approved by G&C on 6-17-09, late item A-2) which increases the loan agreement by $500,000 from $3,400,000 to $3,900,000 due to an increase in the scope of work for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades Project. Effective upon G&CJ approval. 83% Federal, 17% Capital (General) Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract renewal with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #205K), to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $20,248. Effective January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Disability Determination Unit

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Susan T. Clark, RN, New Boston, NH, to provide services as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $20,800. Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 75% Federal, 25% General Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with Toni Paul, RN, Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #163), to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer, by increase the price by an amount not to exceed $19,500 from $17,500 to $37,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011. 75% Federal, 25% General Funds.

Bureau of Development Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Council of Nashua, NH, d/b/a Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at Community Council, Nashua, NH, to provide grant project services to the State of NH's Medicaid Infrastructure Grant in an amount not to exceed $22,500. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition and Health Promotion Section, to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-3-09, item#103), to provide Women, Infants and Children, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and Farmers' Market Nutrition Program nutrition services, by increasing the price by $420,267 from $1,269,152.93 to $1,689,419.93, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011. 99.8% Federal, 0.2% General Funds.

Authorized Sexually Transmitted Disease/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to exercise a contract renew and amend option with the Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-08, item #220), to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus prevention services, by increasing the price by $122,748 from $192,748 to $315,496, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2012. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to exercise the renewal option to grant with Keene State College, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-19-08, item #154), to reform and improve pre-service personnel preparation in the areas of literacy instruction, positive behavior interventions and support, and secondary transition supports for students with emotional/behavioral challenges, in the amount of $14,000. Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2012. (2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the grant. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 1.9 acre portion of State owned US Route 3 right of way located in Pittsburg to the US Government for $16,420 which includes a $1,100 Administrative Fee. Effective upon G&C approval. ARRA Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way petition for a public hearing on the replacement of the NH 10 Bridge over the Ashuelot River in the Towns of Winchester and Swanzey. (2) Further authorized that a three person Special Committee made up of three members of the Executive Council be appointed to hold the hearing and determine whether there is necessity for the project. (3) Further authorized that a Commission of three persons should be appointed at this time to conduct negotiation with property owners if the Special Committee finds necessity for the project. (4) Further authorized $2,100 to pay the Commission.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Gerard Perron, New Boston, NH to the State Apprenticeship Advisory Council
Kristie Palestino, Goffstown, NH to the Community College System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees
Peter Throop, Keene, NH to the State Conservation Committee

April 28, 2010 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-1-09, late item E), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by including specific Davis-Bacon language and Davis-Bacon wage determinations as detailed in letter dated March 23, 2010. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-1-09, late item F), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by including specific Davis-Bacon language and Davis-Bacon wage determinations as detailed in letter dated March 23, 2010. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-1-09, late item G), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by including specific Davis-Bacon language and Davis-Bacon wage determinations as detailed in letter dated March 23, 2010. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-1-09, late item C), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by including specific Davis-Bacon language and Davis-Bacon wage determinations as detailed in letter dated March 23, 2010. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-1-09, late item H), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by including specific Davis-Bacon language and Davis-Bacon wage determinations as detailed in letter dated March 23, 2010. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with KEMA Inc., Burlington, MA, or work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - State Energy Programs - Feasibility Studies, in the amount of $189,800. Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA-SEP Funds.

Office of Economic Stimulus

Authorized to award a grant in the amount of $22,997 to the Department of Safety - Division of Emergency Services to support the establishment of a geographic information system accessible to the public via NH.GOV and to provide the public with accountability and transparency as provisioned in the ARRA 2009. (2) Further authorized DOS to accept and expend a grant award in the amount of $22,997 from the Office of Economic Development to support the establishment of a geographic information system accessible to the public via NH.GOV. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds - ARRA - State Fiscal Stabilization Funds Government Services Award.

Authorized to award a grant in the amount of $70,874 to the Department of Resources and Economic Development to fund the Director of Broadband and Technology Planning and Development. (2) Further authorized to award an additional grant in the amount of $27,005 to DRED to provide additional funding for the Director of Broadband and Technology Planning and Development. Effective retroactive to October 21, 2009 through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds - ARRA - State Fiscal Stablization Funds Government Services Award.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized Dr. James H. Kelly, Hollis, NH, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard. This individual meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized to enter into a contract with Slawsby Insurance Agency Inc., Nashua, NH, for the purchase of commercial property, earthquake and flood insurance coverage for state owned buildings in the amount not to exceed $1,006,000. Effective May 1, 2010 through May 1, 2013. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Rist-Frost-Shumway Engineering Associates, Laconia, NH, for ARRA - Life Safety Infrastructure - NH Veterans Home, Tilton, for a total price not to exceed $761,336. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $38,000 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $799,336. (3) Further authorized the amount of $7,500 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $806,836. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012. 35% General, 65% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food

Authorized the NH State Conservation Committee to enter into a grant with the Beaver Brook Association, Hollis, NH, for the Potanipo Rail Trail Erosion and Reclamation Project, Town of Hollis, in the amount of $20,315. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% Other - Conservation Number Plate Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to accept and place on file the report on grants provided by the Drug Forfeiture Fund.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Monadnock Aviation Inc, Keene, NH, for aerial detection for flying forest fire detection patrol routes in the amount of $7,660. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to enter into a contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the delivery of Workforce Investment Act re-employment services in the amount of $567,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to accept and expend $400,000 from the NH Office of Energy and Planning to provide funding for support of the state's alternative fuel vehicle program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to amend the Water Quality Program, ARRA Funds (previously approved by G&C on 6-3-09, item #65), by reallocating $25,836. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to amend the Diesel Emission Reduction Act, ARRA Funds (previously approved by G&C on 5-6-09, item #62), by reallocating $107,362. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

Authorized to accept and expend additional ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $798,153.36, and decrease revenue adjustments of general funds in the amount of $797,356. (2) Further authorized to accept and expend additional ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds in the amount of $223,687, further accept and expend additional regular Medicaid federal funds in the amount of $966,188.69, and make use of general funds above in the amount of $741,313. (3) Further authorized to accept and expend additional ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds in the amount of $16,910.66, further accept and expend additional regular Medicaid federal funds in the amount of $73,043.61, and make use of general funds above in the amount of $56,043. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Office of Improvement, Integrity, and Information

Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the University System of NH, Institute on Health and Public Policy, Concord, NH, for State Level Health Information Exchange Assessment and Planning services in an amount not to exceed $498,754. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to accept and expend additional ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $110,275; and decrease revenue adjustments to General Funds in the amount of $110,165. (2) Further authorized to make use of general funds above in the amount of $110,165. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to accept and expend additional ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $2,716,339.62; and decrease revenue adjustments in regular Medicaid federal funds of $384,797.56 and Local Funds of $502,863.50. (2) Further authorized to accept and expend additional ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $2,892,446.55; and decrease revenue adjustments in Local Funds of $2,051,217 and General Funds of $838,340. (3) Further authorized to accept and expend additional ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $252,964.35; and accept and expend additional regular Medicaid federal funds of $1,092,665.51, and to make use of General Funds above in the amount of $838,340. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Bureau of Developmental Services

Authorized to accept and expend additional federal revenue in the amount of $3,451, and to accept and expend ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $3,447,599; and decrease revenue adjustments in to General Funds in the amount of $3,447,599. (2) Further authorized to make use of General Funds above in the amount of $45,427, and make decreasing adjustments in Federal Medicaid revenue in the amount of $45 and Federal ARRA revenue in the amount of $45,427. (3) Further authorized to accept and expend additional federal revenue in the amount of $108,178, and to accept and expend additional ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal stimulus funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $25,045, and to make use of General Funds above in the amount of $3,402,172. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to accept and expend ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $499,020. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to accept and expend ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $197,658. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to accept and expend additional federal revenue in the amount of $1,048, and to accept and expend ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $1,047,127; and decrease revenue adjustments to General Funds in the amount of $1,047,127. (2) Further authorized to accept and expend additional federal revenue in the amount of $1,364,771, and accept and expend additional ARRA Title XIX Medicaid federal stimulus funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $315,695, and make use of general funds above in the amount of $1,047,127. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $658,482 from the ARRA 2009 to fund the Obesity Prevention and Tobacco Prevention and Control Programs. Effective retroactive to February 6, 2010 through June 30, 2011. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to enter into an agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, to expand and promote utilization of the NH Try-To-STOP TOBACCO Resource Center by providing statewide media promotions, and academic training initiative with health care systems, and nicotine replacement therapy to qualified under and uninsured patients in an amount not to exceed $464,434. Effective upon G&C approval through February 3, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to accept and expend $1,304,433 of federal funds to be received in fiscal year 2010 and $3,130,638 in fiscal year 2011, for the purpose of paying debt service interest. Effective upon G&CJ approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing that will address the deficient NH 123/NH 124 (Turnpike Road) bridge over the Souhegan River and reconstruct the roadway approaches to the bridge in the Town of New Ipswich, NH, with a suggested budget of $2,100.

Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Wragg Brothers Well Drilling, Ascutney, VT, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Edith Prentiss, Fitzwilliam, NH, in the amount of $24,465. Effective upon G&C approval through May 28, 2010. 100% Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with All States Asphalt Inc., Sunderland, MA, for resurfacing (chip seal or rubber chip seal) of approximately 16.14 miles of roadways located in District III, IV, and VI in the counties of Carroll, Hillsborough and Rockingham, on the basis of a single bid of $1,081,452.50. Effective upon G&C approval through August 13, 2010. 100% Betterment Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
There were no nominations from District Five at this meeting.

April 14, 2010 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Hinsdale for the purpose of providing a loan via Monadnock Economic Development Corp. to a business, Tristate Firearms LLC, in order to purchase equipment to expand the business activities in the amount of $320,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source memorandum of agreement with the NH Public Utilities Commission, Concord, NH, for a residential rebate program to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - Expanded Renewable Energy Program, in the amount of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through April 1, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA-SEP Funds.

After over a year of planning, OEP is seeking support to allocate $500K of the ARRA energy funds received from USDOE to fund a high efficiency biomass boiler rebate program, similar to the rebate programs that already exist for solar PV, residential wind energy and soon solar hot water systems. This rebate will help homeowners to afford the cost of switching from foreign oil heat to wood pellet central heating systems. This rebate will help spur new sales of modern clean-burning high efficiency systems and support new and existing jobs in the HVAC/plumbing industry. It will also catalyze market transformation with bulk delivery of pellet fuels, the way it is done throughout Europe. We have been trying for years to get the bulk pellet market established in NH with limited success - meanwhile countries like Austria, Germany and Sweden have nearly eliminated their dependence on foreign oil for heat by moving aggressively to use of biomass and solar hot water technologies. This is a good use of ARRA funds that will have long-lasting benefits to the NH economy.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized Matthew G. Levin, Amherst, NH, to be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Granite State Plumbing and Heating LLC, Weare, NH, for ARRA - HVAC Project Phase I, Statewide, as part of the US Department of Energy, for a total price not to exceed $1,061,300. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2010. 100% ARRA - Federal Funds.

Authorized sections of the Department of Administrative Services Manual of Procedures relating to G&C actions as detailed in letter dated April 7, 2010. Effective upon G&C approval. We Councilors are working with the Commissioner of Administrative Services and Agency Heads to make the Council more efficient. Meetings are ongoing and a new Manual of Procedures is being prepared.

NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Cheshire County Conservation District to conduct a series of educational workshops entitled "Extending the Season and Preserving the Harvest with Energy Efficient Technology" in the amount of $19,195. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012. 100% Federal Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to amend the subgrant with the Nashua Police Department (previously approved by G&C on 12-9-09, item #35), to support a victim's advocate and Master Patrolman who both work with the Domestic Violence Unit, by extending the end date only, from April 30, 2010 to April 30, 2011. No New Funding. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into subgrants with the Manchester Police Department in the amount of $96,826 from the 2009 ARRA, Violence Against Women Formula Grant, to assist with the staffing in their Domestic Violence Unit. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds - ARRA Funds.

Public Utilities Commission

Authorized to accept and expend $516,000 from the Office of Energy and Planning for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program. Effective upon G&C approval through March 20, 2012. 100% Transfers from Other Agencies - ARRA SEEARP.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with the Peterborough Police Department, Peterborough, NH, for security coverage and traffic control at Miller State Park in the amount of $3,600. Effective September 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010. 100% Park Account Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into sole source contracts, for geologic mapping services in the amount of $50,250. Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to retroactively amend the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund finalized loan agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated March 11, 2010, by modifying the interest charged to reflect a decrease in interest charges by 1% and an increase in administrative charges by 1%. Effective July 1, 2009. The change in rate allocation has no impact on the total amount paid by the entities.

Authorized Town of Hollis' request to remove 2,155 cu yd of vegetative material and floating islands from approximately 51,600 sq ft of Flint Pond in Hollis.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide comprehensive substance abuse treatment to pregnant and parenting women and their children, in an amount not to exceed $637,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $110,262. Effective retroactive to November 1, 2009 through October 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized a renewal contract with Ellen Hiebert, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-20-09, item #100), as a Regional Master Educational Surrogate Parent in an amount not to exceed $10,000. (2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the budget. Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized a renewal contract with Maureen Tracey, Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-20-09, item #103), as a Regional Master Educational Surrogate Parent in an amount not to exceed $10,000. (2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the budget. Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized a renewal contract with Bruce Thielen, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-7-09, item #80A), to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the budget. Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend an existing contract with Gordon-Darby NHOST Services Inc., Louisville, KY, to support the OBD II electronic emissions and safety inspection program, by extending the end date through June 30, 2012. No additional Funding. This item has been tabled. I spent yesterday morning at a Nashua garage/inspection station observing and learning about the machine which provides the information on our emissions testing program. I learned that there are thousands of codes which represent many parts or our cars. All these parts are checked when the car is plugged into the equipment. If any one of these parts is not working properly, a reject notice will appear on the printout. The car will then fail and not be given a decal sticker for the front window. Some of these codes have something to do with emissions but many do not. A good example of this is a gas gauge which does not work. The machine will reject a car until the gauge is fixed. It has nothing to do with emissions but will fail the emissions test. I would encourage the Department of Environmental Services to go back to the EPA to renegotiate the inclusion of only those codes which have something to do with emissions. I will keep you posted on this. Our air quality has improved tremendously in the last 10 years and we now meet and in many cases, are well below the permitted amounts of pollutants in our air. If our air quality were this good when we were first mandated to go through testing we would not have had to adopt the emissions test.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to amend a contract with Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #301), to undertake certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $42,467 from $299,975 to $342,442. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Materials and Research to amend agreements with two firms (previously approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #81), for construction testing and inspection services as follows: (1) John Turner Consulting Inc., Dover, by increasing the not to exceed amount by $200,000 from $400,000 to $600,000; and (2) Greenman-Pedersen Inc., Nashua, NH, by increasing the not to exceed amount by $100,000 from $200,000 to $300,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

Authorized to amend a contract with CHA Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-21-01, item #323), for the final design of the expansion of the Spaulding Turnpike from Exit 11 to Exit 16 in the City of Rochester, by increasing the amount by $138,663.08 from $7,834,596.73 to $7,973,259.81, and by extending the end date from July 30, 2010 t6o December 31, 2010. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Turnpike Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for resurfacing of approximately 8.2 miles of mainline and ramps on the Central Turnpike, which includes work on the F.E. Everett Turnpike in the City of Nashua and in the Town of Hudson, on the basis of a low bid of $1,888,770.25. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $188,877.03 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through August 27, 2010. 100% Turnpike Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for 4.18 miles of pavement rehabilitation and bridge rehabilitation work on three bridges on NH Route 101 in Milford, on the basis of a low bid of $4,509,149.73. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $315,640.49 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through September 24, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for roadway resurfacing of 33.76 miles in maintenance District I and District II in Coos, Carroll, Grafton, Merrimack and Sullivan Counties on the basis of a low bid of $4,697,410. Effective upon G&C approval through September 10, 2010. 91% ARRA, 9% Federal Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

There were no nominations from District Five at this meeting.

Although there were no District 5 nominations, Commissioner Tom Burack from the Department of Environmental Services and Director Harry Stewart, Director of the Water Division at the Department for Environmental Services were nominated for another term. We will be having a Public Hearing for these individuals on Monday, April 26 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. respectively. You are welcome to attend. The Hearings will be in The Governor's Council Chamber on the second floor of the State House.

March 24, 2010 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Office of Energy And Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $139,906. (2) Further Authorized to advance $20,986 to the vendor. Effective April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environmental Services, Concord, NH, to provide funding for support of the state's alternative fuel vehicle program, including grants for fueling infrastructure and incremental cost of alternative fuel vehicles in the amount of $400,000. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of The Adjutant General

Authorized Matthew G. Levin, Amherst, NH, to be nominated for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally and professionally qualified.

#18 Authorized Colonel Michael D. Miller, Goffstown, NH, be confirmed for appointment to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a 3-month holdover amendment with Sal's Kitchen Realty, Lawrence, MA (previously amended by G&C on 8-19-09, item #31), for courtroom and office space for the Milford District Court comprised of approximately 5,700 square feet, for a total cost not to exceed $19,420.05. Effective April 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010. 100% Transfer Funds - transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized to award a two year operating grant totaling $22,600 to the Colonial Theatre Group, Keene. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Information Technology Unit

Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $2,605,873 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology through the ARRA 2009. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Laboratory Services, Healthcare Associated Infections Program to enter into a sole source agreement with the Foundation for Health Communities, Concord, NH, to coordinate a hand hygiene collaborative project with all acute care hospitals in NH for the purpose of increasing hand hygiene compliance and reducing healthcare-associated infections in an amount not to exceed $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

I'm very much in favor of hand washing, especially in hospitals and other health care facilities. And there has been much education on this already. Do we need to spend another $50,000 to educate the already educated that you need to wash your hands before touching a patient? And these are Stimulus Funds! I suggested, somewhat seriously, that a brightly-colored sign be put above all beds in acute care hospitals saying, "Don't touch me until you have washed your hands." Or, put penalties in place if there is non-compliance. So, I didn't vote for this contract. And, it was a No Bid contract as well. It passed 4-1.

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Obesity Prevention Program to enter into an agreement with the Keene State College, Keene, NH, to access current nutrition and physical activity policies and environments in child care settings in an amount not to exceed $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $78,720. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the communities as detailed in letter dated February 17, 2010, to update their local multi-hazard mitigation plans for a total amount of $30,000. Effective upon G&C approval through July 10, 2012. 100% Federal Funds. The town of Peterborough will receive a grant for $5,000.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
John Hoglund, Nashua, NH to the Fire Standards and Training Commission
Carolyn Benthien, Goffstown, NH to the Unemployment Compensation Advisory Council

March 10, 2010 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to award a grant to the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of developing 16 accessible affordable apartments in Keene, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, to conduct a study of the infrastructure systems located in the Base Hill Cooperative manufactured housing park in Keene in the amount of $12,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to award a grant to the City of Keene, NH, in the amount of $500,000 to assist with acquisition and site development costs to support 24 units of affordable housing in the Railroad Yard area of Keene. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to conduct a one day conference on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at the Radisson Hotel Nashua to provide training to local land use board members for a total cost not to exceed $28,125. (2) Further Authorized to accept registration and exhibitor fees in an amount not to exceed $28,125, to offset the cost of the conference. (3) Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southern NH Hospitality LLC d/b/a Radisson Hotel Nashua, Bowden Hospitality Group, Nashua, NH, to provide facility rental, audio/visual equipment, refreshments, and meals at a total cost not to exceed $25,037.50. (4) Further Authorized to make an advance payment in the amount of $500 to the Radisson Hotel Nashua as a non-refundable security deposit. Effective upon G&C approval through May 8, 2010. 100% Other (Registration/Exhibitor Fees) Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program in the amount of $5,289. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Other Funds (NH DHHS).

Authorized to enter into a sole source memorandum of agreement with the NH Public Utilities Commission, Concord, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program in the amount of $516,000. (2) Further Authorized to advance to the PUC $51,600. Effective upon G&C approval through February 17, 2012. 100% Federal (ARRA-SEEARP) Funds.

Tabled: To Authorize to enter into a contract with CLF Ventures Inc., Boston, MA, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program - Technical Assistance to NH Communities in the amount of $2,000,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2012. 100% Federal (ARRA-EECBG) Funds. This item was tabled to give the Regional Planning Commissions time to understand how this contract would have an impact on their roles. I expect it to pass at our next Council meeting.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized Michael D. Miller, Goffstown, NH, to be nominated for appointment to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized a contract renewal option with LMK Enterprises Inc., d/b/a Snowden Associates, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-4-09, item #7A), for an executive search for the position of Manager of Employee Relations, by increasing the amount by $25,000 from $27,500 to $52,500. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2011. 100% General Funds. I voted against this contract. LMK has had the contract for the last 6 months and has not brought a suitable candidate for this position. I thought that, in light of unemployment problems in the state, we might do well to get the word out to our own New Hampshire residents and see if a suitable candidate can be found through our Department of Employment Security. The item passed.

Tabled: To Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with RicciGreene Associates, New York, NY, for professional services to develop a master plan for the courts in the amount not to exceed $413,775. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $36,225 for additional services that may be required, bringing the total to $450,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% General Funds. I asked to have this item tabled. I am in favor of long term planning. However, in this economic atmosphere, when we are going to be closing some of our courts one day a month (for now) to save money, it seems to me that the timing of this contract is wrong. The court has been doing short-term planning for some time and I think the money could be better spent keeping the courts available to residents. It also seems that the beginning of the planning could be done in house, with retired judges and perhaps using graduate students at UNH, like we do for many other research projects. I will be speaking to a couple of the judges to voice my concerns and listen to reaction at the beginning of this week. Let me know what you think.

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a 3-month holdover amendment with the City of Keene, NH, (previously amended by G&C on5-20-09, item #21), to provide courtroom and office space for the Keene District Court in an amount not to exceed $13,151.55. Effective April 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010. 100% Transfer Funds - transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies.

Authorized policy: "Audio Recording of Meetings of the Governor and Executive Council and Public Hearings Conducted by the Executive Council". Effective upon G&C approval. Some of us on the Council have been concerned that we have no recordings for meetings and hearings. This will allow the Secretary of State to have an audio copy of what is said and by whom and any recorded votes noted to be available to the public. This is a sunlight issue. The more the better. Although there is a private group recording our meetings (a link is on my home page), it is not authorized nor is it checked for accuracy. This private group does not tape any of our Public Hearings.

Attorney General - Department of Justice

Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies, as detailed in letter dated February 23, 2010, in the total amount of $231,988 from the federal fiscal year 2009 ARRA Victims of Crime Act to support providing direct services to victims of crime. Effective July 1, 2010 through September 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

I voted against the following three contracts. Here is my reasoning: The money was originally going for another purpose. It was not needed for that purpose. So, it was added to these evaluation contracts, to do a "better" job evaluating. We were already doing an evaluation which we thought was good enough, but, since this money was now "available" we could do more evaluating. Let me know what you think.

Authorized to enter into a subgrant in the amount of $61,669 with St. Anselm University, utilizing funds from the US Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance Prisoner Reentry Initiative Grant, for the purpose of funding an evaluation of the Hillsborough County Reentry Program. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a subgrant in the amount of $38,975 with the University of NH Justiceworks, utilizing funds from the US Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance Prisoner Reentry Initiative Grant, for the purpose of funding an evaluation of the Hillsborough County Reentry Program. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a subgrant in the amount of $39,652 with the NH Center for Public Policy Studies, utilizing funds from the US Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance Prisoner Reentry Initiative Grant, for the purpose of funding an evaluation of the Hillsborough County Reentry Program. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Office of Workforce Opportunity to enter into a contract with White Mountain Community College, Berlin, NH, to implement two innovative workforce development projects in the amount of $88,683. Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2011. 100% Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) ARRA Governor's Discretionary Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with R&B Transportation LLC., Charlestown, NH, to support the purchase of twenty-four auxiliary power units in an amount not to exceed $200,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

Authorized to accept additional unrestricted revenue in the amount of $877,465.10; and to transfer $369,525.10 in unrestricted revenue plus the $566,259 in general funds from the Medicaid Administration account to the Provider Payments account; and accept and expend federal matching Title XIX funds from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $1,219,087.44 and additional ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds in the amount of $282,367.55 to the Provider Payments account. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

Authorized to enter into an agreement with College Bound Movers Inc., Amherst, NH, to move the Nashua District Office to its new District Office location in the amount of $11,900. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Laboratory Services, Healthcare Associated Infections Program to enter into a sole source agreement with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Washington, DC, to provide the healthcare-associated infections prevention training EPE 101 and EIP 201 courses to infection preventionists at acute care, critical access, specialty hospitals, and long term care facilities not to exceed 85 participants per course in an amount not to exceed $115,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. ARRA Funds.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Greater Wakefield Resource Center, Union, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #75), to provide Nutrition Services/Congregate meals to elderly individuals, by increasing the amount by #2,450 from $9,800 to $12,250. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to enter into a contract with Brain Injury Association of NH, Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $60,000 of ARRA monies allocated to Title VII, Part B, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. (2) Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Planning and Community Service to enter into a sole source joint funding agreement with the US Geological Survey, US Department of the Interior, Charlotte, NC, for statewide high-resolution aerial orthoimagery and enhanced aerial orthoimagery for participating municipalities in the amount not to exceed $850,000. (2) Further Authorized to enter into agreements with the municipalities as detailed in letter dated February 25, 2010, for the purpose of purchasing additional services for enhanced aerial orthoimagery through the municipal managed process, as part of the cost above. Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2012. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for roadway resurfacing of 41.49 miles in maintenance District V in Hillsborough, Merrimack, and Rockingham Counties on the basis of a low bid of $2,547,650. Effective upon G&C approval through August 20, 2010. 82% ARRA, 18% Betterment Funding.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for roadway resurfacing of 42.17 miles in maintenance District VI in Strafford, and Rockingham Counties on the basis of a low bid of $1,943,705. Effective upon G&C approval through August 20, 2010. 62% ARRA, 38% Betterment Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for roadway resurfacing of 18.55 miles in maintenance District IV in Cheshire, Hillsborough, and Sullivan Counties on the basis of a low bid of $2,189,672.50. Effective upon G&C approval through August 20, 2010. 44% ARRA, 56% Betterment Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Thomas R. Horgan, Amherst, NH to the New England Board of Higher Education
Timothy J. Dupont, Nashua, NH to the Board of Licensing and Regulation of Plumbers

February 9, 2010 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Rindge, NH, for the purpose of assisting in site development to support 24 units of affordable senior housing in the amount of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Public Service Company of NH, Manchester, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program in the amount of $731,000. (2) Further Authorized to advance to the vendor a one-time amount of $73,100. Effective upon G&C approval through February 17, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Information Technology

Authorized to enter into a contract with New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Northern New England, Nashua, NH, to procure Information Technology training services in the amount of $503,866. Effective upon G&C approval through March 11, 2013. 25% General, 19% Federal, 30% Other Funds.

Office of Economic Stimulus

Authorized to amend a grant received from the Federal Department of Education, federal Fiscal year 2009 ARRA State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, (previously amended by G&C on 10-21-09), by realigning $178,935 between classes and fiscal years. (2) Further Authorized to create two positions for the purpose of organizing the Office of Economic Stimulus to best meet its obligation. Effective upon G&C approval through September 20, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $10,173 from the Office of Energy and Planning as part of the US Department of Energy, ARRA grant for State Energy Programs. (2)Further Authorized to establish a part-time temporary Data Entry Operator II, labor grade 6. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to accept and expend a $98,000 subgrant received from the DOJ's 2009 ARRA, Violence Against Women Act approved by G&C on 9-6-09, item #26, for the purpose of the enhancement of Adult Sexual Assault Services, Prosecution and Sexual Assault Response Teams in NH. (2) Further Authorized to establish one part-time temporary position to create a Program Specialist IV, LG25, who will provide the coorindation of the SART project. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

New Hampshire Employment Security

Authorized to enter into a contract with McLaughlin Transportation Systems Inc., Nashua, NH, for office moving and storage services for NHES's Concord administrative office building in the amount of $12,500. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #48), to cover additional cleanup activities at the OK Tool/Savage Well Superfund Site in Milford, NH, by increasing the amount by $300,000 from $2,808,729 to $3,108,729, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011 from June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to complete the Pet Waste Outreach in Seacoast NH: Tracking and Reducing Pet Waste in Seacoast Towns and Beaches in the amount of $48,595. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds. I make note of this contract only to let you know that I was unable to support it. What this contract is to do is to study how to deal with dog poop on the beaches. We all know that dog poop is a problem and we know how to deal with this problem. I don't believe we need to spend $48,000+ for someone to tell us how to deal with it.

Authorized to award grant totaling $14,206 to the entities as detailed in letter dated January 27, 2010, for the purpose of used oil collection. Effective upon G&C approval through February 9, 2011. 100% Hazardous Waste Cleanup Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #232), to provide financial management services that will support the goals and objectives of the Nursing Home Diversion Modernization pilot project entitled Transitions in Caregiving with funds provided by the Administration on Aging Title IIIE NH Family Caregiver Support Program and the Alzheimer's Disease Supportive Services Program Discretionary Grant funded by AoA, by increasing the amount by $92,675 from $375,000 to $467,675. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized Division of Instruction to contract with Michelle Romein, Goffstown, NH, to provide technical assistance to NH schools and districts in the area of elementary school Reading and Writing in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2) Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010 with a renewal option for up to one additional fiscal year. 100% General Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract renewal with the Merrimack School District, Merrimack, NH, to provide parking area and classroom space for the Motorcycle Rider Education Program in an amount not to exceed $16,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% Motorcycle Rider Education Program Fund.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Community Alliance of Human Services Inc., Claremont, NH, for operating expenses, by increasing the contract amount by $14,975 from $119,400 to $134,375, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2010 to June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Community Action Programs Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for additional capital and operating expenses, by increasing the contract amount by $52,087 from $280,000 to $332,087, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2010 to June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Tri-Community Action Inc., Berlin, NH, for additional capital and operating expenses, by increasing the contract amount by $34,750 from $3,225 to $37,975, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2010 to June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with VNA at HCS, Keene, NH, for operating expenses, by increasing the contract amount by $26,887 from $96,000 to $122,887. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Advance Transit Inc., Wilder, VT, for additional capital and operating expenses, by increasing the contract amount by $99,282 from $1,529,000 to $1,628,282. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, for pavement rehabilitation of NH 101 from just east of Exit 9 in Exeter to approximately 1 mile east of I-95 interchange in Hampton on the basis of a low bid of $4,655,868.70. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $325,910.81 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through September 10, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough, NH to the New England Board of Higher Education
Luann Udell, Keene, NH to the Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

January 27, 2010 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Nashua, NH, for the purpose of establishing financing mechanisms for purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed upon homes and residential properties; purchasing and rehabilitating homes and residential properties that have been abandoned or foreclosed upon, in order to sell, rent, or redevelop such homes and properties; demolishing blighted structures; and redeveloping demolished or vacant properties in the amount of $1,500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through March 9, 2013. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University System of NH acting through the University of NH, Durham, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - Innovative Initiatives Program in the amount of $750,000. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Surplus Distribution to accept and expend $67,766 in ARRA 2010 federal funds from the US Department of Agriculture for the purpose of distributing USDA commodity foods. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association d/b/a NH Training Institute on Addictive Disorders, Merrimack, NH, for training and travel coordination for individuals who are in collaboration with the Division of Community Corrections in the amount of $56,271. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 70% Federal, 30% Agency Income Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a loan agreement with Tilton-Northfield Water District (previously amended by G&C on 12-9-09, late item #A), to finance water improvements, by increasing the amount by $356,201 from $808,388 to $1,164,589. Effective upon G&C approval. 50% DESRF Repayment, 50% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized a loan agreement with the Town of Peterborough to finance a wastewater treatment facility improvement project in the amount of $7,360,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 83% CWSRF Loans, 17% Capital-General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Heath Consultants Incorporated, Houston, TX, to conduct leak detection surveys at twenty-seven NH community water systems in the amount of $110,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Ossipee Concerned Citizens Inc., Center Ossipee, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #81), to provide Nutrition Services/congregate meals to elderly individuals, by increasing the amount by $14,700 from $48,909.84 to $63,609.84. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Rockingham Nutrition and Meals on Wheels Program Inc., Brentwood, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #79), to provide Nutrition Services/congregate meals to elderly individuals, by increasing the amount by $13,536.69 from $101,850.56 to $115,387.25. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Community Action Program Belknap and Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #78), to provide Nutrition Services/congregate meals to elderly individuals, by increasing the amount by $23,908.30 from $28,781.20 to $52,689.50. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #72), to provide Nutrition Services/congregate meals to elderly individuals, by increasing the amount by $3,675 from $48,027.42 to $51,702.42. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Somersworth Housing Authority, Somersworth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #77), to provide Nutrition Services/congregate meals to elderly individuals, by increasing the amount by $11,582.50 from $17,561.32 to $29,143.82. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Monadnock Family Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide access, visitation and mediation services in the amount of $19,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 12-9-09, items #123 and #132), to improve readiness for, and response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $145,083 from $456,495 to $601,578. (2)Further Authorized advanced payment in FY 2010 not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount, for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes conducting H1N1 vaccination clinics. Effective retroactive to October 21, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to enter into a contract with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc., Concord, NH, to provide one on one independent living skills support and education, coordination, advocacy and life coaching for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in an amount not to exceed $32,670. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to expend State Matching Funds for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Grants in the amount of $816,341.28. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Division of Homeland Security, and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the seven Regional Planning Commissions as detailed in letter dated January 12, 2010, to provide technical assistance to local communities for the update of hazard mitigation plans in the total amount of $195,000. Effective upon G&C approval through July 10, 2012. 100% Federal Funds. The Nashua Regional Planning commission and the Southwest Regional Planning Commission will be given grants.

Late Items:

Environmental Services

Authorized the Department to approve loan agreements with the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program and the City of Keene in the amount of $3,270,000 to finance wastewater improvement projects. 68.8% CWSRF Repayment Funds 31.2% ARRA Funds.

Authorized the Department to amend a loan agreement with the City of Lebanon, which increases the original loan agreement by $452,240 from $7,331,000 to $7,783,240 due to an increase in the scope of work for the CSO Projects. (2) Further authorize the Department to amend a loan agreement with the City of Portsmouth, which increases the original loan agreement by $800,000 from $2,200,000 to $3,000,000 due to an increase in the scope of work for the State Street Utilities and Road Upgrade project. 41.5% Federal, 8.5% Capital and 50% ARRA Funds.

Authorized the Department to amend a loan agreement with the City of Nashua, which increases the original loan agreement by $250,000 from $1,300,000 to $1,550,000 due to an increase in the scope of work for the Haines Street Sewer Separation Project. 41.5% Federal, 8.5 % Capital and 50% ARRA Funds.

The following person from District Five was nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Michael York, Goffstown, NH to the Cultural Resources, Division of Libraries Director

January 13, 2010 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to retroactively amend a grant to the Town of Peterborough, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #5), for infrastructure improvements to assist the Town in construction of a connector road for purposes of access and safety near Monadnock Community Hospital, by amending the job creation goal of 38 to 28 jobs, and to extend the completion date from December 31, 2009 to March 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to retroactively amend a grant with the City of Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-4-07, item #1), for assisting Monadnock Development Services in its First Course Culinary Training Program, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2010 from December 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to retroactively amend a grant to the City of Keene, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #3), to support infrastructure improvements to a vacant downtown property, known as the Railroad Yard, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011 from December 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to accept and expend ARRA funds in the amount of $1,262,000 from the US Department of Energy, for the Appliance Rebate Program grant. Effective upon G&C approval through February 17, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved. Rebates under this program intend to be focused towards the replacement of inefficient residential heating systems such as hot water heaters, boilers and furnaces. All residents in the state will be able to access the program, including residential customers of the five municipal utilities and tenants with landlord approval. Rebates are not available to second homeowners, nonprofits, municipalities, school districts or commercial/industrial businesses.

Department of Information Technology

Authorized to amend a lease agreement with Gerald Q. Nash of Nashua, NH, for additional janitorial services at 49 Donovan Street, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $6,824.70. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2014. 49.4% General, 50.6% Other Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Risk Management Unit to enter into an agreement with the Rowley Agency Inc., Concord, NH, for the provision of an insurance policy for the commercial property, general liability and umbrella insurance for the Franklin, Derry and Jaffrey-Peterborough District Courthouses at an annual cost of $5,883. Effective January 14, 2010 through January 14, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Surplus Distribution to accept and expend $67,766 in ARRA 2010 federal funds from the US Department of Agriculture for the purpose of distributing USDA commodity foods. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 8, 2010.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of the Arts to grant a Partnership Initiative Grant for the Poetry Out Loud Project in the amount of $18,000 to the Monadnock Writers Group, Peterborough, NH, for a collaborative partnership initiative for NH Schools. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of the Arts to award Artlinks grants totaling $16,360 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated December 29, 2009. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds. The Nashua Symphony and the Moving Dance Center in Keene each receive grants.

Authorized Division of the Arts to award a one year operating grant totaling $8,500 to the Saint Anselm College, Goffstown. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of the Arts to award a one year operating grant totaling $6,000 to Andy's Inc., Wilton. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized to enter into a contract with GDS Associates Inc., Marietta, GA, for energy efficiency audits in an amount up to $160,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Transfer from Other Agency - ARRA Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with Rymes Heating Oils Inc., Concord, NH, to support the early replacement of delivery trucks in an amount not to exceed $108,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Atlantic Distribution Services Inc., Exeter, NH, to support the purchase of up to twelve auxiliary power units in an amount not to exceed $120,000. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Authorized to accept and record an Easement Deed and Restrictive Covenants to a property in Troy, NH that includes the Troy Mills Landfill Superfund site and its associated Groundwater Management Zone. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized John Deschenes' request to perform work on an average of 100 ft of frontage on the Nashua River in Nashua.

Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the Town of Newbury, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #109C), for work on the Blodgett Landing Wastewater Treatment Facility Phase 1 project, by increasing the amount by $1,795,804 from $934,388 to $2,730,192. Effective upon G&C approval. 50% CWSFR Repayment Funds, 50% CWSFR ARRA Funds.

Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the Town of Canaan, (previously approved by G&C on 819-09, item #109D), to finance water improvements, by decreasing the amount by $133,727 from $594,000 to $460,728. (2)Further Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the City of Keene (previously approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #109D), to finance water improvements, by increasing the amount by $133,272 from $440,590 to $573,862 Effective upon G&C approval. 50% DWSRF Repayment Funds, 50% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the Town of Hanover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 819-09, item #91), by decreasing the amount by $565,000 from $4,800,000 to $4,235,000 due to the decrease in the scope of work for the Water Reclamation Facility Improvements project. 100% CWSRF Repayment ARRA Funds. (2)Further Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the Town of Hanover (previously approved by G&C on 7-29-09, item #2), by increasing the amount by $656,000 from $1,200,000 to $1,765,000 due to an increase in the scope of work for the Aeration System/Blower Replacement and Pump Station No. 5 Upgrade project. Effective upon G&C approval. 53% ARRA, 39% CWSRF Federal, 8% Capital (General) Funds.

Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the Town of Greenville (previously approved by G&C on 11-18-09, item #30), by increasing the amount by $12,500 from $862,500 to $875,000 due to an increase in the scope of work for the Wastewater Treatment Facility Clarifier Upgrades project. (2)Further Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the Town of Durham, (previously approved by G&C on 10-7-09, item #46), by increasing the amount by $695,585 from $1,981,055 to $2,676,640 due to an increase in the scope of work for the Wastewater Treatment Facility Aeration System Upgrade project. Effective upon G&C approval. 41.5% Federal, 8.5% Capital (General), and 50% ARRA Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $192,112. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Laboratory Services, Healthcare Associated Infections Program, to enter into an agreement with HLN Consulting LLC, San Diego, CA, to conduct electronic data reporting assessments of 26 acute care hospitals, provide implementation funding to four to six hospitals, and to provide subject matter expertise for questions about electronic data reporting in an amount not to exceed $90,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, to enter into a sole source agreement with the City of Nashua, Department of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH, to support a local health department initiative, in an amount not to exceed $75,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 10-7-09, item #73), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $125,087 from $137,495 to $262,582. (2)Further Authorized advanced payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount, for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of conducting H1N1 vaccination clinics. Effective retroactive to October 7, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized Division of Instruction to contract with GEM Consulting, Hollis, NH, or organize assessment data and work with the NH Assessment group in order to improve the analysis and reporting of assessment data to the field in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010 with the option to renew for one addition fiscal year. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of Instruction to contract with Michael Mason Williamson, Amherst, NH, to work with other content specialists from ME, VT, and RI on all aspects of NECAP (New England Common Assessment Program) test development in Reading and Writing in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2) Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010 with the option to renew for one addition fiscal year. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of Instruction to contract with Cecile Carlton, Nashua, NH, to provide technical assistance of NH schools and districts in the area of mathematics in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010 with the option to renew for one addition fiscal year. 100% General Funds.

Late Item - State Treasury

A. Authorized the Department to accept and expend $400,000 of federal funds to be received in fiscal year 2010 and $1,600,000 in FY 2011, for the purpose of paying debt service interest, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% ARRA Funds.

December 9, 2009 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a contract with GDS Associates Inc., Marietta, GA, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - State Energy Program - Building Code Compliance, in the amount of $600,000. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University System of NH, Durham, NH, to implement energy saving and/or renewable energy-generating projects in USNH-owned buildings and facilities to save energy, reduce emissions, and create and/or retain jobs for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - USNH Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Building Projects in the amount of $1,300,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA-SEP Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with TRC Environmental Corporation, Boston, MA, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program - Subgrants to NH Communities, in the amount of $7,108,717. Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA-EECBG Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with the NH Community Development Finance Authority, Concord, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA - State Energy Programs - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects - Loans and Grants for Businesses in the amount of $3,500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA-SEP Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Historical Resources to award Conservation Number Plate Grants to the Towns of Sugar Hill, Winchester, and Danville totaling $30,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Other (Conservation Plate) Funds.

Attorney General - Department Of Justice

Authorize to transfer the State's interest in the real property and buildings known as the Peterborough Armory located in the Town of Peterborough, as described in the Quitclaim Deed, to the Town of Peterborough.

Authorized to designate James C. Vara as an attorney at a salary of $56,500 effective December 14, 2009. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 23, 2009, totaling $775,153 from the Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2011. (2) Further Authorized to enter into a subgrant with the Nashua Police Department, totaling $63,125 from the FY2008 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a subgrant with the Franklin Police Department in the amount of $43,251 from the 2009 ARRA, Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

New Hampshire Employment Security

Authorized to amend a contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Boston, MA, (previously amended by G&C on 6-3-09, item #41), for additional enhancements of Unemployment Insurance processes and systems, by increasing the amount by $988,000 from $13,510,497 to $14,498,497. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 96% ARRA, 4% Federal Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance Contracts (Winter Trail Grooming) with the Snowmobile clubs as detailed in letter dated November 17, 2009, in the total amount of $1,468,546.18. Effective upon G&C approval through May 1, 2010. 100% Trails Bureau Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized a loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey in the amount of $2,871,000 to finance a wastewater improvement project. Effective upon G&C approval. 41.5% CWSRF, 8.5% Capital, 50% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Family Assistance

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant, to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $441,895. (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $68,126. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Concord District Office catchment area in the amount of $188,100. Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds (22% Federal ARRA).

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Keene, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Keene District Office catchment area in the amount of $155,100. Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds (22% Federal ARRA).

#92 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Manchester District Office catchment area in the amount of $315,150. Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds (22% Federal ARRA).

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community College System of NH, Concord, NH, acting through the CCSNH campus White Mountains Community College, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Berlin and Littleton District Office catchment area in the amount of $180,654. Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds (20% Federal ARRA).

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Claremont School District, Claremont, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Claremont District Office catchment area in the amount of $125,400. Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds (22% Federal ARRA).

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Community Services Council Inc., Laconia, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Laconia District Office catchment area in the amount of $145,200. Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds (22% Federal ARRA).

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Portsmouth and Salem District Office catchment area in the amount of $178,200. Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds (22% Federal ARRA).

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Rochester District Office catchment area in the amount of $221,100. Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds (22% Federal ARRA).

Bureau of Developmental Services

Authorized to amend the existing allocation of $2,398,294 of Part C IDEA Infants & Toddlers federal funds through the ARRA of 2009 from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education, by increasing the amount in SFY 2010 from $700,700 to $1,701,700 and decreasing the amount in SFY 2011 from $1,697,594 to $696,594. Effective December 3, 2009 through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Monadnock Family Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide Retired Senior Volunteer Program services in an amount not to exceed $26,448.99. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $85,681.85. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #169), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $42,495 from $364,000 to $406,495. (2)Further Authorized advance payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount. Effective retroactive to September 9, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

#132 Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH (previously amended by G&C on 8-19-09, item #169), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $406,495 to $456,495. (2)Further Authorized advance payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount. Effective retroactive to October 7, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to enter into a contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide nursing home transition services and life coaching for individuals with disabilities in an amount not to exceed $150,000. (2) Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with the Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, to provide school-to-work internship and employment activities within the healthcare industry in an amount not to exceed $160,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with TreMac Development LLC, Keene, NH, to provide parking area for the Motorcycle Rider Education Program for an amount not to exceed $6,000. Effective January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. 100% Motorcycle Rider Education Program Fund.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to accept and expend federal ARRA funds in the amount of $310,070 for Forest Highway projects. (2) Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement rehabilitation along NH Route 112 in the Town of Woodstock on the basis of a single bid of $997,860.50. Effective upon G&C approval through August 27, 2010. (3) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $29,935.82 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with CHA Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-00, item #159), for the preliminary design for the replacement of the Sewalls Falls Road Bridge in the City of Concord, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2009 to December 31, 2010.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to support new public transportation services and public transportation alternatives that assist individuals with disabilities, for an amount not to exceed $47,000. Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Eastern Pipe Service Inc., Merrimack, NH, to repair a drainage culvert on Route 125 in Lee, NH, based on a single bid of $23,530. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Betterment Funds.

Late Items:

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized the Department to amend a loan agreement with Tilton-Northfield Water District by decreasing the loan amount by $231,291 from $1,039,679 to $808,388 to finance water improvements. 2) Further authorized the Department to amend a loan agreement with Tilton-Northfield Water District by increasing the loan amount by $231,291 from $124,910 to $354,201 to finance water improvements. Effective upon G&C approval. The original loans were approved by G&C on August 19, 2009. 100% ARRA Funds.

Public Utilities Commission

Authorized the PUC to accept and expend $783,538 in ARRA federal funds from the USDOE, National Energy Technology Laboratory for the purpose of creating capacity on staff to engage in electricity system modernization in the long term and allow for regulatory support in the transformation of the electric grid, in coordination with other agencies in the State of New Hampshire and other States in our region. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012. 100% ARRA Funds.

The following person from District Five was nominated by Governor Lynch to a State of New Hampshire Board or Commission Lori DeLeo, Nashua, NH to the Volunteer NH Board of Directors

November 18, 2009 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized that Major Richard D. Lynch, Jaffrey, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Governor's Horse Guards, a ceremonial unit under the leadership of the Adjutant General of the State of NH.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings for Councilor Debora B. Pignatelli with regard to the acquisition of certain real estate and in the construction of certain facilities and the purchase of certain capital equipment in connection with the Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Nashua, Nashua, NH. This Bond Loan Agreement was submitted by the New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority. There was a Public Hearing at the YMCA on Prospect Street on November 5, 2009. The current YMCA will move to a newly constructed site on West Hollis Street when it is completed and Southern New Hampshire Hospital will take over and renovate the current location on Prospect Street.

The current Merrimack Y location will remain.

Attorney General

Authorized to appoint Tracey M. Culberson as an Assistant Attorney General through November 17, 2014 at a salary of $66,462.24. Effective upon G&C approval. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to contract with Robert P. Freitas Jr. to serve as a Criminal Justice Investigator for the Cold Case Unit for the purpose of investigating cold case homicide cases in the amount of $115,710. Effective December 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized loan agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated November 2, 2009, to finance wastewater improvement projects in the amount of $1,082,500. Effective upon G&C approval. 41.5% Federal, 8.5% Capital (General), 50% Federal ARRA Funds. The towns of Peterborough and Greenville will receive funding. Peterborough will use the funding for construction of Low Impact Development stormwater system improvements. Greenville will use the funding for construction of Wastewater Treatment Facility Clarifier Ungrades.

Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with the City of Dover, NH, to support the purchase of two replacement plow/dump trucks in an amount not to exceed $65,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with M.J. Bradley & Associates LLC, Manchester, NH, to provide on-call technical consulting services in support of ARRA-stimulus NH Diesel Emissions Reduction Act and non-stimulus 2008 DERA programs in an amount not to exceed $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 50% ARRA Federal, 33% EPA - DERA, 17% AEP Settlement Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source Grant Agreement with Alvin J. Coleman & Son Inc., Conway, NH, to support the purchase and installation of six replacement diesel engines in heavy construction equipment in an amount not to exceed $260,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Nashua, NH, to complete the City of Nashua Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study Project in the amount of $27,500. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to enter into an agreement with White Mountain Community Health Center, Conway, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Conway District Office catchment area in the amount of $102,300. Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal - 22% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Nashua District Office catchment area in the amount of $189,750. Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal - 22% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to expend State Matching Funds for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Grants in the amount of $368,801.45. (2) Further Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to expend State Matching Funds for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Grants in the amount of $152,351.79. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to reallocate $4,935,251.78 of previously approved funding from ARRA funds to Highways funds, which represents authorization for construction contingencies for contracts approved by prior G&C actions as detailed in letter dated October 26, 2009. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into agreements totaling $58,400 with the City of Keene ($14,100), with the Town of Pittsfield ($19,500), with the Town of Winchester ($9,800), and with the Town of Hollis ($15,000) to provide services under the Safe Routes to School program through the municipal-manages process. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Late Items

Environmental Services

Authorized the Department to approve loan agreement with Manachester Water Works, the Town of Jaffrey, and the City of Lebanon to finance water system improvement projects under the provision of RSA 486:14 and NH Code of Administrative Rules Env-Dw 1100 et seq. effective upon G&C approval. 50% DWSRF Repayment funds, 50% ARRA federal funds. Town of Jaffrey $1,182,000.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized the Department to enter into a contract with The Frank Massin Agency, Inc. of Fitzwilliam, NH in the amount of $5,792.00 for insurance coverage for the John E. State Estate and Shieling Forest Estate from Dec. 1, 2009 through December 1, 2019. 100% Trust Funds.

The following person from District Five was nominated by Governor Lynch to a State of New Hampshire Board or Commission
Keith R. Hickey, Merrimack, NH to New Hampshire Retirement System

November 4, 2009 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to accept and expend ARRA funds in the amount of $320,729 from the US Department of Energy, for the Energy Assurance Planning grant. (2)Further authorize to establish a full-time temporary ARRA Energy Assurance Manager position. Effective upon G&C approval through August 14, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA funds are being distributed to each state energy office to address several aspects of energy emergency planning and response that the states have been so far unable to address. these include planning and coordination across state agencies and among states in the region, planning that addresses infrastructure interdependencies, updated training of energy assurance staff, and preparation to address security and assurance challenges associated with emerging energy resources and technologies. As with all ARRA funding, there is a requirement of jobs creation and retention.

Authorized to retroactively accept and expend ARRA funds in the amount of $9,593,500 from the US Department of Energy, for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. Effective September 10, 2009 through September 9, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved. The purpose of this award is to implement New Hampshire's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy in order to reduce fossil fuel emissions, reduce total energy use statewide and improve energy efficiency in the building sector, the transportation sector along with creating jobs.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized Major Richard D. Lynch, Jaffrey, NH, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Governor's Horse Guards.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Disease Control, Immunization Section to enter into an agreement with the City of Manchester Health Department, Manchester, NH, to serve as a regional sponsoring site on behalf of the NH Immunization Program in an amount not to exceed $115,892. Effective retroactive to September 23, 2009 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to award annual grants in the State Fiscal Year 2010 in the amount of $164,979.21 to 15 NH grant recipients in Cheshire County for infrastructure sustainability. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds. The Grant recipients develop and maintain statewide prevention programs, court diversion programs, and alternative dispositions for juveniles other than placement out of the home.

Authorized to award annual grants in the State Fiscal Year 2010 in the amount of $628,844.10 to 48 NH grant recipients in Hillsborough County for infrastructure sustainability. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds. See contract directly above.

Department of Education

Authorized Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to accept and expend Vocational Rehabilitation State ARRA grant award funds in the amount of $1,923,884 from the US Department of Education. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Strafford Learning Center, Somersworth, NH, to provide dropout prevention and recovery activities in an amount not to exceed $299,018.71. (2)Further authorize payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide dropout prevention and recovery activities in an amount not to exceed $369,871. (2) Further authorize payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to amend a grant to Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #273), for consulting services and classes for GED students transitioning to community colleges and 4-year colleges and universities, by increasing the amount from $656,879 by $19,677 to an amount not to exceed $676,556. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 51% General, 49% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend $685,926 of federal pass-through ARRA funds from the NH Department of Justice for the purpose of hiring two State Police Trooper I positions by the Investigative Services Bureau. (2)Further authorize to establish two temporary full-time Trooper I positions, labor grade 21, to be assigned in the Investigative Services Bureau in an effort to dedicate their time to the investigation of unsolved homicides in NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. 100% Transfers from Other Agencies. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend $276,700 of federal pass-through ARRA funds from the NH Department of Justice for the purpose of hiring one Pharmacist/Compliance Investigator position by the Investigative Services Bureau. (2)Further authorize to establish one temporary full-time Pharmacist/Compliance Investigator, labor grade 27, to be assigned in the Investigative Services Bureau in an effort to assist the Diversion program by providing investigators with expertise in the area. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. 100% Transfers from Other Agencies. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company, Dunbarton, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Harvey Pine, Andover, NH, in the amount of $23,475. Effective upon G&C approval through December 18, 2009. 100% Highway Funds.

Late Item: Environmental Services

Authorized the Department to approve a loan agreement with JACARO NH LLC in the amount of $112,000 to finance water improvements at Hudson Mobile Home Estates, effective upon G&C approval. 50% DWSRF Repayment funds and 50% Federal ARRA Funds.

The following person from District Five was nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Gregory Crompton, Dunbarton, NH to the Adult Parole Board

October 21, 2009 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan made by Monadnock Economic Development Corporation to Lucci Holdings, LLC. located in Keene, NH. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Exeter, NH, for the purpose of completing site work improvements for The Meeting Place affordable housing development near downtown Exeter in the amount of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds. ARRA FUNDS.

Office of Economic Stimulus

Authorized to retroactively amend a grant received from the Federal Department of Education, federal fiscal year 2009 ARRA State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, Government Services Program (previously approved by G&C on 6-30-09), used to provide guidance, oversight, compliance, and reporting on NH's implementation of ARRA as well as to provide funding for public safety and other government services for the Department of Corrections, the Judicial Branch, the Department of Revenue Administration and the Department of Education, by realigning the budget for $18,366,514 of the $36,543,276 award as well as adjusting the beginning effective date from February 18, 2009 to February 17, 2009. Effective through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award grants through the ARRA totaling $230,000 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated September 29, 2009. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Monadnock Music in Peterborough and Sharon Arts Center in Sharon will each receive a $20,000 grant.

Authorized Division of the Arts to award two year operating grants totaling $113,600 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 5, 2009. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds. The Moving Company Dance Center in Keene and Journeys in Education in Peterborough will receive operating grants.

Authorized: Division of the Arts to award a two year operating grant totaling $27,600 to the Nashua Symphony Association, Nashua, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of the Arts to award two year operating grants totaling $67,600 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 5, 2009. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds. Peterborough Players in Peterborough will receive a $15,500 operating grant.

Authorized: Division of the Arts to award two year operating grants totaling $48,000 to Monadnock Music, Peterborough and to Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds. They will each receive a 2 year operating grant of $12,000 each year.

Department of Corrections

Authorized to accept and expend sub-grant funding from the NH Department of Justice, under the federally funded ARRA 2009 in the amount of $15,095 to support services to victims of crimes. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Agency Income. ARRA Funds.

Public Utilities Commission

Authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $332,100 to the Town of Temple, NH, for the purpose of lowering energy costs and reducing CO2 emissions. (2) Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $99,630. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund. Temple will retrofit municipal buildings, conduct a residential weatherization project, a low-income home winterization project, a land use and climate connection project and am energy conservation education and outreach project for the residential sector. Reductions in CO2 are estimated to be over 530,000 pounds per year.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Economic Development to accept and expend $70,874 from the Office of Economic Stimulus for support expenses for the Director of Broadband and Technology Planning and Development. (2) Further Authorized to establish a full-time temporary position of an Administrator II. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% ARRA Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of October 20, 2009.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized Winnipesaukee River Basin Program to accept and expend $2,523,000 in ARRA 2009 Clean Water State Revolving Loan Funds for the purpose of funding the Aeration Blower Upgrade and Energy Efficiency Improvements Project at the Franklin wastewater treatment plant. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with the City of Keene, NH, to provide financial support for a voluntary woodstove change-out program in an amount not to exceed $106,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% AEP Settlement Funds. This project has been approved by American Electric Power as meeting the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement.

Authorized to accept and expend $1,800,000 in ARRA 2009 federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the purpose of funding the Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Program. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

Authorized to enter into a new lease with Riverside Properties of Nashua Inc., Nashua, NH, to house 165 employees at the Nashua District Office, in the amount of $3,000,420. Effective November 1, 2009 through February 28, 2015. 60% General, 40% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Disease Control, Diseased Surveillance Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $737,551 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the ARRA 2009 to fund healthcare-associated infection prevention activities. Effective upon G&C approval through SFY 2010, 2011 and anticipate to be available in 2012. (2) Further Authorized to establish one part time temporary position. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section, to exercise a contract renew and amend option with the Division of Public Health and Community Services/City of Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #252), to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD resting and treatment, by increasing the price by $138,000 from $26,000 to $264,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011 to be effective retroactive to July 1, 2009. 51% General, 49% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to exercise a contract renew and amend option with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #230), to provide home visiting services, by increasing the amount by $30,353 from $60,704 to $91,056, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010 effective retroactive to July 1, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., to provide Nutrition Services/Home Delivered and Congregate meals to elderly individuals in an amount not to exceed $48,027.42. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with St. Joseph Community Services Inc., Merrimack, to provide Nutrition Services/Home Delivered and Congregate meals to elderly individuals in an amount not to exceed $121,881.20. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Grafton County Senior Citizen's Council Inc., Lebanon, NH, to provide Nutrition Services/Home Delivered and Congregate meals to elderly individuals in an amount not to exceed $11,948.72. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Greater Wakefield Resource Center, Union, NH, to provide Nutrition Services/Home Delivered and Congregate meals to elderly individuals in an amount not to exceed $9,800. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Gibson Center for Senior Services Inc., North Conway, NH, to provide Nutrition Services/Home Delivered meals to elderly individuals in an amount not to exceed $11,948.72. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Somersworth Housing Authority, Somersworth, NH, to provide Nutrition Services/Home Delivered meals to elderly individuals in an amount not to exceed $17,561.32. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap and Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to provide Nutrition Services/Home Delivered meals to elderly individuals in an amount not to exceed $28,781.20. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Nutrition and Meals on Wheels Program Inc., Brentwood, NH, to provide Nutrition Services/Home Delivered and Congregate meals to elderly individuals in an amount not to exceed $101,850.56. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with VNA @ HCS Inc., Keene, NH, to provide Nutrition Services/Home Delivered meals to elderly individuals in an amount not to exceed $11,948.72. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to accept and expend Title XIX Medicaid federal funds through the ARRA 2009 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $1,948,781. Effective retroactive to July 1,2009 through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Bureau of Developmental Services

Authorized to accept and expend Title XIX Medicaid federal funds through the ARRA 2009 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $4,692,092. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $30,000 grant to Keene State College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Keene, NH, to replace a hazard beacon in the vicinity of the Dillant-Hopkins Airport in the amount of $191,100. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2012. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company, Inc., Dunbarton, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump at the NH Department of Transportation, Shelburne Rest Area, Route 2, Shelburne, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2009. 80% Federal, 20% State Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Doris C. Burke, Goffstown, NH to the Land and Community Heritage Authority
Candace F. Dochstader, Hollis, NH to the Marital Mediator Certification Board
Mary Ellen Hettinger, Amherst, NH to the Commission on the Status of Women

October 7, 2009 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Hinsdale, NH, to conduct a study of the water and wastewater infrastructure system at Ash Brook Swamp Cooperative in the amount of $12,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 7-18-07, item #2), for the purpose of making infrastructure improvements to vacant property in the Railroad Yard area of downtown Keene, by changing the end date from December 31, 2009 to December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, for the purpose of establishing financing mechanisms for purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed upon homes and residential properties; purchasing and rehabilitating homes and residential properties that have been abandoned or foreclosed upon in order to sell, rent, or redevelop such homes and properties; demolishing blighted structures; and redeveloping demolished or vacant properties in the amount of $2,090,000. Effective upon G&C approval through March 9, 2013. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Energy And Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services in the amount of $65,047. (2) Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $11,708. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $3,668,545. (2) Further Authorized to advance $364,448. Effective October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to reappoint Peter Hinckley as an Assistance Attorney General at a salary level of $75,500 for a term effective October 14, 2009 through October 14, 2010. Peter lives in Mont Vernon.

Authorized to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter date September 23, 2009, totaling $11,821 for the purpose of providing funds for technology improvements and training from the FY 2007 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, which is designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes. Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2010. 100% Federal Funds. The Nashua Police Department is receiving a subgrant.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Economic Development to accept and expend $750,000 from the Office of Energy and Planning, for a Business Energy Efficiency Program. (2) Further Authorized to establish a full-time temporary position of an Administrator 1. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. 100% Transfer from Other Agency - ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #48), to cover additional cleanup activities at the OK Tool/Savage Well Superfund Site in Milford, NH, by increasing the amount by $100,000 from $2,708,729 to $2,808,729. Effective upon G&C approval. 90% Federal, 10% Capital (General) Funds.

Authorized loan agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated September 14, 2009, to finance wastewater improvement projects in the amount of $6,182,975. Effective upon G&C approval. 41.5% CWSRF, 8.5% Capital (General), 50% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Methuen Construction Co., Inc., Salem, NH, for construction of energy efficiency improvements at the Franklin wastewater treatment plant in the amount of $1,471,519. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $147,152 to cover unforeseen work that may occur during the construction of the wastewater treatment plant improvements. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% ARRA/CWSRF pass-thru funds.

Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, to support the purchase and installation of seven idle reduction commuter coach heaters in an amount not to exceed $29,500. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with Granite State Whale Watch Inc., Hampton, NH, to support the purchase and installation of two replacement engines in M/V Granite State in an amount not to exceed $141,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #225), to provide home visiting services, by increasing the price by $30,352 from $60,704 to $91,056, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010, effective retroactive to July 1, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #111), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $42,495 from $95,000 to $137,495. (2)Further Authorized to advance payment in SFY 2010, not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount, for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a new position and purchasing of medical supplies. Effective retroactive to September 9, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to contract with Bruce Thielen, Keene, NH, to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $47,550. (2) Further Authorized payment for services rendered in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010, with the option to renew for up to one additional fiscal year. 100% Federal Funds.

Late Items:

Health and Human Services

B. Authorized DHHS, Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), Bureau of Disease Control, Immunizations Program, to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $603,603 from the CDC though ARRA of 2009 to fund the Immunization Initiative effective date of G&C approval though June 30, 2011 with authority to adjust amounts if needed and justified, between State Fiscal Years and further Authorized the funds to be allocated as detailed in the letter dated September 23, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. ARRA Funds.

C. Authorized DHHS, Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), Bureau of Disease Control, Immunizations Section to enter into an agreement with Mid-State Health Center of Plymouth, NH to serve as a regional sponsoring site on behalf of the New Hampshire Immunization Program retroactive from September 23, 2009 through June 30, 2011 in an amount not to exceed $64,303. 100% Federal Funds. ARRA Funds.

D. Authorized DHHS, Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), Bureau of Disease Control, Immunizations Section to enter into an agreement with Health First Family Care Center of Franklin as the fiscal agent for Caring Community Network of the Twin Rivers, to serve as a regional sponsoring site on behalf of the New Hampshire Immunization Program retroactive from September 23, 2009 through June 30, 2011 in an amount not to exceed $77,800. 100% Federal Funds. ARRA Funds.

E. Authorized DHHS, Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), Bureau of Disease Control, Immunizations Section to enter into an agreement with Mascoma Valley Health Initiative of Canaan to procure services of a local organization to serve as a regional sponsoring site on behalf of the New Hampshire Immunization Program retroactive from September 23, 2009 through June 30, 2011 in an amount not to exceed $115,000. 100% Federal Funds. ARRA Funds.

F. Authorized DHHS, Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), Bureau of Disease Control, Immunizations Section to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health of Laconia, to serve as a regional sponsoring site on behalf of the New Hampshire Immunization Program retroactive from September 23, 2009 through June 30, 2011 in an amount not to exceed $115,000. 100% Federal Funds. ARRA Funds.

G. Authorized DHHS, Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), Bureau of Disease Control, Immunizations Section to enter into an agreement with North Country Health Consortium of Whitefield, to serve as a regional sponsoring site on behalf of the New Hampshire Immunization Program retroactive from September 23, 2009 through June 30, 2011 in an amount not to exceed $115,000. 100% Federal Funds. ARRA Funds.

H. Authorized DHHS, Division of Community Based Care Services, Bureau of Developmental Services, to accept and expend Part C IDEA Infants & Toddlers federal funds in the amount of $2,398,294 from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education though ARRA of 2009 effective retroactive from September 1, 2009 through September 30, 2011 and further Authorized the funds to be allocated as detailed in the letter dated September 15, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. ARRA Funds.

I. Authorized DHHS, Division of Community Based Care Services, Bureau of Developmental Services, to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals New Hampshire, Inc. of Manchester to provide administrative support, under the supervision of the Bureau of Developmental Services, for management and distribution of Part C IDEA ARRA Funds for services to Infants & Toddlers with disabilities, not to exceed the amount of $2,395,896.00. Effective for the period retroactive from September 1, 2009 through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds. ARRA Funds.

Environmental Services

N. Authorized DES to approve a loan agreement with Silver Lake Land Trust to finance renovation of a boat launch and parking areas, as well as several dirt footpaths a the southern end of Silver Lake totaling $115,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 41.5% CWSRF, 8.5% Capital Funds, 50% Federal ARRA Funds.

O. Authorized DES to approve a loan agreement with Public Water Systems detailed in letter dated September 28, 2009 to finance water improvements projects totaling $474,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 40% Federal Funds, 10% Capital Funds, 50% Federal ARRA Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
David Udelsman, Hollis, NH - Board of Architects
Lynette Lombard, New Boston, NH - Invasive Species Committee

September 23, 2009 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program in the amount of $52,311. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with D. L. King & Associates Inc., Nashua, NH, for Veterans' Home Exterior Painting, Tilton, NH, in the amount not to exceed $46,484. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a twelve-month holdover amendment with the County of Cheshire, (previously amended by G&C on 6-3-09, item #15), for courtroom space in Keene, NH, in an amount not to exceed $399,611.04. Effective October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010. 100% Transfer Funds - transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into a new sub-grant, with Child and Family Services of NH, in the amount of $50,000 from the FFY 2009 ARRA Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Labor

Authorized to retroactively accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $558,591. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of September 29, 2009.

New Hampshire Employment Security

Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with SymbioSys Solutions Inc., Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 3-5-08, item #36), for additional maintenance and support services of the Enhanced Remote Initial Claim Application web-based application portion of the NH Unemployment Insurance System, by increasing the amount by $8,300 from $276,600 to $284,900. Effective April 20, 2009 through February 28, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Public Utilities Commission

Authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $16,250 to the Town of Jaffrey, NH, for the purpose of lowering energy costs and reducing CO2 emissions. (2) Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $4,875, 30% of the total grant award. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized loan agreements with the Public Water Systems as detailed in letter dated August 26, 2009, to finance water system improvement projects in the amount of $3,357,600. Effective upon G&C approval. 50% DWSRF Repayment Funds, 50% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized loan agreements with the Public Water Systems as detailed in letter dated August 27, 2009, to finance water system improvement projects in the amount of $1,709,087. Effective upon G&C approval. 50% DWSRF Repayment Funds, 50% Federal ARRA Funds. The High Mowing School in Wilton will receive a loan of $44,000 to install a uranium Treatment system.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Family Assistance

Authorized to amend a contract with JP Morgan Electronic Financial Services Inc., Chicago, IL, (previously approved by G&C on 8-23-06, item #77), to provide Electronic Benefit Transfer services, by increasing the amount by $371,655 from $3,844,085 to $4,215,740. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2013. 53% Federal ARRA Funds, 47% General Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Disease Control, Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program, to exercise a contract renew and amend option with the City of Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #237), to provide TB Prevention and Control Services to the Nashua area, by increasing the amount by $70,000 from $70,000 to $140,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011 retroactive to July 1, 2009. 89% General, 11% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Disease Control Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $1,729,357 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the preparation for swineflu (H1N1) influenza public health response activities at the state and regional level. Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2010. (2) Further Authorized to establish one fulltime temporary position, utilizing funds from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's grant "Public Health Emergency Response". Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. (3) Further Authorized to accept additional transfers from other agencies funds in the amount of $104,577.77. Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of September 29, 2009.

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to severely mentally ill homeless individuals who are being discharged from an institution after 180 days or graduating or timing out of transitional housing in an amount not to exceed $759,156. Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012. 73% Federal ARRA, 27% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Cross Roads House Inc., Portsmouth, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $317,850. Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $170,765. Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $1,119,195. Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through July 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $109,502. Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $545,249. Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through July 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Council of Nashua d/b/a Greater Nashua Mental Health Center, Nashua, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $199,458. Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Way Home, Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $374,970. Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through July 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $921,879. Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through July 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $184,494. Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $6,000 grant to Rivier College, Nashua, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to expend State Matching Funds for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Grants in the amount of $241,190.64. (2)Further Authorized to expend State Matching Funds for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Grants in the amount of $542,183.80. (3) Further Authorized to expend State Matching Funds for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Grants in the amount of $16,219.89. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds. The towns of Hollis and Peterborough will receive grants.

Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to expend State Matching Funds for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Grants in the amount of $501,759.43. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Visi-Flash Rentals Eastern Inc., West Bridgewater, MA, for upgrading existing warning signs located on local roadways throughout the Towns of New Boston and Swanzey, and the City of Concord to improve safety on the basis of a low bid of $129,107.05. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $19,366.06 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through November 20, 2009. 90% Federal, 10% Highway Funds.

The following person from District Five was nominated by Governor Lynch to a State of New Hampshire Board or Commission
Marilyn T. Mahoney, Goffstown, NH - Commission on the Status of Women

September 9, 2009 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Peterborough, NH, for the purpose of assisting Northeast Products with a business expansion activity in the amount of $195,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds. The money is a loan to Northeast Products to hire additional employees to meet current production demand and increase capacity to develop additional product and service lines. 10 full-time jobs will be created, at least of which 6 will be from low and moderate income households.

Department of Information Technology

Authorized to accept and expend $50,800 in SFY10 and $25,000 in SFY11 totaling $75,800 of additional other funds available from the Office of Economic Stimulus for procurement of information technology capabilities in support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, Government Services Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Other (Agency Class 27); the agency class 27 used by OES to reimburse DoIT is 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of the Arts to award FY 2010 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards totaling $30,000 to the artists as detailed in letter dated August 24, 2009. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds. Nancy Clark from Wilton will be awarded a $5,000 Grant.

Attorney General

Authorized to accept and expend a sub grant in the amount of $48,781 from the NH Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Act Grant (ARRA Funds), to be utilized to enhance training efforts by the Department. (2)Further Authorized to create a Trainer for Violence Against Women position, to enhance training efforts entitled VAWA Lethality Assessment. (3) Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Timothy Russell, Henniker, NH, to coordinate the Lethality Assessment Program and regional violence against women trainings in the amount not to exceed $12,210. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Transfers from other state agencies. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to enter into a subgrant with the Department of Justice, Criminal Bureau, in the amount of $98,000 from the previously accepted 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Violence Against Women Act grant program for the purpose of providing statewide training and prosecution of domestic violence and sexual assault. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Corrections

Authorized to enter into a contract with Powers Generator Service LLC., Swanzey, NH, to provide Generator Repair and Maintenance services for the NH Department of Corrections locations as detailed in letter dated August 12, 2009, in the amount of $42,020. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 93% General, 7% Other Funds.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Authorized to enter into a contract with Layne Christensen Company Inc., Dracut, MA, for the chemical treatment and redevelopment of well #5 at Milford State Fish Hatchery and wells #1 and #2 at Berlin State Fish Hatchery in the amount of $48,239.90. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Fish and Game Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with Isaacson Structural Steel Inc., Berlin, NH, to support the purchase and installation of replacement engines in three pieces of material handling equipment in an amount not to exceed $109,500. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Authorized loan agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated August 24, 2009, to finance wastewater improvement projects in the amount of $13,224. Effective upon G&C approval. The town of Merrimack will be loaned $2,824,000 to finance wastewater projects - Dewatering Upgrade to include replacement of the existing belt filter press with a rotary screw press to produce higher cake solids, to reduce sludge volume and to meet a more reasonable hauling schedule.

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

Authorized to accept and expend additional ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $40,058,741.58 and decrease revenue adjustments to General Funds in the amount of $40,018,722.86. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $3,624,621; and decrease revenue adjustments to General Funds in the amount of $3,622,998. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

Authorized to exercise a contract renew and amend option with SAU #41, Hollis-Brookline Cooperative School District, Hollis, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #244), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $12,824 from $29,580 to $42,404, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2010, effective retroactive to July 1, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Developmental Services

Authorized to accept and expend Title XIX Medicaid federal funds through the ARRA 2009 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $547,439, and decrease revenue adjustments to General Funds of $546,892. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to accept and expend Title XIX Medicaid federal funds through the ARRA 2009 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $1,720,763, and decrease revenue adjustments to General Funds of $1,719,042. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to accept and expend Title XIX Medicaid federal funds through the ARRA 2009 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $17,090,583, and decrease revenue adjustments to General Funds of $17,073,509. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to accept and expend Title XIX Medicaid federal funds through the ARRA 2009 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $949,824, and decrease revenue adjustments to General Funds of $948,874. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to accept and expend Title XIX Medicaid federal funds through the ARRA 2009 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $9,212,478, and decrease revenue adjustments to General Funds of $9,203,266. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to accept and expend Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $18,491,216.76, and decrease revenue adjustments to Local Funds of $4,854,083. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to accept and expend additional Administration on Aging federal funds in the amount of $485,000. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Division of Family Assistance

Authorized to accept and expend $5,000,000 of Community Services Block Grant funds available from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services through the ARRA of 2009. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to accept and expend $703,882 of ARRA 2009 funds awarded by the US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and $223,174.54 of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program high performance bonus funds, for a total of $927,056.54. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Disease Control Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $1,004,304 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the preparation for swine flu influenza public health response activities at the state and regional level. Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $387,856 from the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to fund the preparation by hospitals and healthcare organizations for H1N1 influenza response activities. (2) Further Authorized the Department of Safety to accept additional transfers from other agencies funds in the amount of $200,000 from DHHS. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. Fiscal Committee approved.

Division of Family Assistance

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in the amount not to exceed $600,930. This contract is supported with funds made available under the ARRA of 2009 to provide for the increased cost of services to low-income families, the elderly and individuals as part of the NH Recovery Plan. (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $80,124 to the grantee. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in the amount not to exceed $765,765. This contract is supported with funds made available under the ARRA of 2009 to provide for the increased cost of services to low-income families, the elderly and individuals as part of the NH Recovery Plan. (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $102,102 to the grantee. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in the amount not to exceed $684,090. This contract is supported with funds made available under the ARRA of 2009 to provide for the increased cost of services to low-income families, the elderly and individuals as part of the NH Recovery Plan. (2) Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $91,212 to the grantee. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in the amount not to exceed $1,379,656. This contract is supported with funds made available under the ARRA of 2009 to provide for the increased cost of services to low-income families, the elderly and individuals as part of the NH Recovery Plan. (2) Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $183,942 to the grantee. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in the amount not to exceed $571,725. This contract is supported with funds made available under the ARRA of 2009 to provide for the increased cost of services to low-income families, the elderly and individuals as part of the NH Recovery Plan. (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $76,230 to the grantee. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to accept and expend Older Blind Independent Living ARRA grant award funds in the amount of $80,095 from the US Department of Education. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to accept and expend Independent Living ARRA grant award funds in the amount of $242,913 from the US Department of Education. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to enter into a contract with NH Jobs for America's Graduates, Manchester, NH, to provide dropout prevention alternative education services in three NH communities in an amount not to exceed $392,728. (2)Further Authorized to make advanced payments for services provided. (3)Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend $244,130 of federal pass-through ARRA funds from the NH Department of Justice for the purpose of hiring and training of a Criminalist I by the State Laboratory. (2) Further Authorized to establish one full-time temporary Criminalist I position (LG 19, X416) to be assigned in the Identification Section of the State Police Forensic Laboratory in an effort to decrease the backlog. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. 100% Transfers from other Agencies - Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized grant agreements between the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the applicants as detailed in letter dated August 14, 2009, for a total amount of $97,499.23. (2)Further Authorized grant agreements between the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the applicants as detailed in letter dated August 14, 2009, for a total amount of $217,087. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with CHA Inc., Keene, NH, for the final design of the expansion of the Spaulding Turnpike from Exit 11 to Exit 16 in the City of Rochester, by increasing the amount by $499,547.20 from $7,335,049.53 to $7,834,596.73. Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2010. 100% Turnpike Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Stephen Marquis Associates Inc., Merrimack, NH for fuel tank removal and replacement at the Thornton Patrol Sheds on the basis of a low bid of $772,088. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $77,208.80 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through June 25, 2010. 100% Capital Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Esteban Lopez, Goffstown, NH and Amy Rice, New Boston, NH to the Community College System of NH
Carol R. Droznick, Nashua, NH to the Dropout Prevention and Dropout Recovery Oversight Council

August 19, 2009 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for The Monadnock Community Hospital located in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Whitefield, NH, in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of renovating the existing structure to improve privacy and correct health safety deficiencies for the elderly residents. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

#9 Authorized to award a grant to the City of Concord, NH, in the amount of $337,598 for the purpose of completing energy efficiency upgrades to two Second Start facilities. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development, Concord, NH, for the expansion of the Business Energy Efficiency Program in the amount of $750,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Surplus Distribution Section to accept and expend $68,405 in AARA 2009 federal funds from the US Department of Agriculture for the purpose of distributing USDA commodity foods. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Contingent on approval by Fiscal Committee on August 27, 2009.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Stephens Marquis Associates, Merrimack, NH, for 3-Phase Power Upgrades - Littleton and Hillsborough Field Maintenance Shed, NH Army National Guard, Littleton and Hillsborough, NH in an amount not to exceed $139,590. (2)Further Authorized the amount of $4,100 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $143,690, Effective upon G&C approval through December 18, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Goffstown, for the project, "Grasmere Town Hall Exterior Doors" in the amount of $10,177. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Amherst, for the project, "Town of Amherst Historical Resource Survey" in the amount of $12,232. Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into a new sub-grant with the Keene Police Department, from the FFY 2007 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system in the amount of $13,026. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation, Keene, NH, for a Revitalization Feasibility Study for downtown Keene in the amount of $4,800. (2) Further Authorized the payment of $4,320. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Economic Development Funds.

Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept, budget and expend a donation in the amount of $5,000 from the Town of Peterborough, for the purpose of purchasing a portion of land that abuts Shieling Forest in Peterborough, NH. (2)Further Authorized to budget and expend $7,000 from the Shieling Trust Fund Control Account for the purpose of purchasing land adjacent to Shieling Forest. (3)Further Authorized to purchase a 4.58 acre parcel of land in Peterborough, NH from the Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterobough, NH, for $12,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Private Local Funds (Shieling Trust Funds).

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with the City of Manchester Highway Department, Manchester, NH, to support the purchase of a replacement plow/dump truck in an amount not to exceed $40,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with the Town of Temple, NH, to support the purchase of a replacement motor grader in an amount not to exceed $64,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with Jalbert Leasing Inc., d/b/a C&J, Portsmouth, NH, to support the purchase of a replacement transit coach, and to purchase and install ten auxiliary heaters in an amount not to exceed $207,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized loan agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated August 6, 2009, in the principal amount of $22,700,000 to finance wastewater improvement projects. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% CWSRF Loan Repayment Funds. The city of Nashua will receive $14,700,000 for wastewater improvement projects to help with the combined sewer overflows during wet weather events.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #48), to cover additional cleanup activities at the OK Tool/Salvage Well Superfund Site in Milford, NH, by increasing the amount by $560,000 from $2,148,729 to $2,708,729. Effective upon G&C approval. 90% Federal, 10% Capital (General) Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Baboosic Lake Association, Amherst, NH, to complete the Baboosic Lake Watershed Stormwater BMP Implementation, Phase 2 Project, in the amount of $78,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized loan agreements with Pennichuck Water Works Inc., to finance water improvements projects at the public water system projects as detailed in letter dated August 10, 2009, totaling $2,148,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 50% DWSRF Repayment funds, 50% Federal ARRA Funds. Two sites in Nashua, The French Hill, and South Nashua Booster Station and the Ashley Commons site in Milford will benefit from these projects. The city of Keene and towns of Amherst and Hinsdale will also benefit from projects.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

Authorized to amend a sole source lease with Cameron Real Estate Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-25-08, item #168), by increasing the amount by $413,448 to $2,559,250.80 from $2,145,802.80, and by extending the term retroactively from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010. 60% General, 40% Federal Funds. This is for the Health and Human Services Building continued rental - 400 Amherst Street.

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to accept and expend additional Federal Funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount of $4,612,322. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $682,726. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester/St. John Nuemann Church, Merrimack, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $30,690. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Improvement Associates Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $129,307. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with Nashua Pastoral Care Center Inc., Nashua, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $24,29. Effective January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $86,390. Effective retroactive to April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Disability Determination Unit

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Toni S. Paul, RN, Merrimack, NH, to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $17,550. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 75% Federal, 25% General Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Disease Control, Communicable Disease Control, Immunization Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with the City of Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #236), to provide Immunization Services to the Nashua area, by increasing the price by $130,798 from $119,998 to $250,796, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011, retroactive to July 1, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. This program is for the continued immunization program at the Nashua Health Department, survey local elementary schools about immunizations of children and educate the public about immunizations.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH, to provide a broad range of public health emergency preparedness and response activities in an amount not to exceed $364,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 88% Federal, 12% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-17-07, item #78), to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the school-based dental program, by increasing the amount by $40,000 from $40,000 to $80,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011. 61% General, 39% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to enter into a contract with Keene State College, Keene, NH, to implement the Math Science Partnership Project entitled Science: Inquiring Minds Want to Know, to provide professional development to increase teacher content knowledge and confidence in teaching science in the classroom in an amount not to exceed $100,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively pay the Town of Richmond, NH, for services provided under the NH Radiological Emergency Response Plan in SFY 2008 using SFY 2010 funds, in the amount of $15,806.19. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Vermont Yankee Assessment.

Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to expend the State Matching funds for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Grants in the amount of $17,987.08. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, to purchase miscellaneous capital equipment for an amount not to exceed $96,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Stimulus Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Keene, NH, to construct a snow removal equipment storage building expansion at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport in the amount of $340,275. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2013. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Nashua Airport Authority, to design and permit the reconstruction or Runway 14-32 at Boire Field, Nashua in the amount of $1,238,055. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2013. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

Authorized to amend a contract with CHA, Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04), for design review services for the Salem-Manchester I-93 widening project by increasing the total amount payable by $500,000 from $2,500,000 to $3,000,000 to allow for the continuation of project management and design assistance services, and by extending the completion date from August 31, 2009 to June 30, 2010. Effective upon G&C approval. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Evroks Corporation, Winnisquam, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $474,662.60 for rehabilitation of the existing bridge carrying D.W. Highway over the F.E. Everett Turnpike NB on-ramp in the City of Nashua. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $74,766.26 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through October 15, 2010. 100% Turnpike Funds.

Tabled Items

Removed from the Table and passed

Department of Transportation (Tabled at 7/15/09 G&C Meeting)

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Shea voted to table the request Bureau of Rail & Transit to renew a sole source Operating Agreement dated August 1, 2009 with the Milford-Bennington Railroad, Milford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-21-99, late item #U), to provide rail freight service on the State-owned portion of the Hillsboro Branch railroad line. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2019. Some of you may have read recent articles in the paper about this contract. Basically, a real estate company made accusations about the person running this company and several legislators. We tabled this item and allowed the Attorney General's office to do an investigation. When the investigation was finished and the AG's office cleared the participants of any wrongdoing, we passed this contract. I have more information and would be happy to share it with you.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Amelie Gooding, Keene, NH - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission
Leonard Gerzon, Amherst, NH - Assessing Standards Board
Sandra D. Hogan, Nashua, NH - Division for Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board
Robert A. Cruess, Amherst, NH - Board of Engineers
R.Gordon Leedy, Jr., Amherst, NH - Board of Landscape Architects
Thomas A. Maffee, Nashua, NH - Police Commission, Nashua, NH
Stephen J. Densberger, Nashua, NH - Water Council

July 28, 2009 Special Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized the Department of Environmental Services and the Fish and Game Department to enter into an agreement with Absorption Technologies, Inc., Providence RI, in the amount of $1,094,075 to remove the Winnicut River Dam and install a technical fishpass system beneath the Route 33 Bridge in Greenland, NH. Effective upon G&C approval though December 31, 2010. 45.65% ARRA Funds, 30.78% Federal Funds, 23.56% F&G Funds.

Authorized to approve loan agreements with the entities listed in the letter dated July 21 in the amount of $5,485,000 to finance wastewater improvement projects under the provision of RSA 486:15 and NH Code of Administrative Rules Env-Wq 500et seq. Effective upon G&C approval. 43.17% ARRA Funds, 47.99% Federal funds, 8.84% Capital (General) Funds

Authorized to enter to approve loan agreements with the Public Water Systems listed in the letter dated July 21 in the amount of $6,866,962 to finance water system improvement projects under the provision of RSA 486:14 and NH Code of Administrative Rules Env-Dw 1100 et seq. Effective upon G&C approval. 15.67% Federal Funds, 4.11% Capital (General) Funds, 30.22% Other loan funds, 50% ARRA Funds

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized the to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Administrative Services in the amount of $10,071,641, for work to be accomplished as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act- State Energy Programs- State Building Energy Efficiency/ Renewable Energy Projects effective upon G&C approval though June 30, 2012. 100% ARRA-SEP Funds

July 15, 2009 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Milford, NH, in the amount of $148,000 to address a public health emergency caused by a collapsing retaining wall in the East Milford Cooperative. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a retroactive memorandum of agreement with the Department of Administrative Services, Concord, NH, for collaboration on initiatives to implement and/or support energy saving and renewable energy programs as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - State Energy Programs - State Buildings Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Projects in the amount of $628,359. Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012. 100% Other Funds (ARRA - SEP).

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to accept and expend ARRA funds from the National Endowment for the Arts to provide funding to non-profit arts organizations for job retention and salary support in the amount of $293,100. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal (ARRA) Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into new ARRA sub-grants, with the agencies as detailed in letter dated July 1, 2009, in the total amount of $2,498,119 from the FFY 2009 ARRA Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a subgrant with the agencies as detailed in letter dated July 1, 2009, totaling $501,112 from the previously accepted 2009 ARRA, Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated July 6, 2009, in the total amount of $325,662 from the federal fiscal year 2009 ARRA Victims of Crime Act to support programs providing direct services to victims of crime. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Bureau of Trails to award Recreational Trails Program reimbursement grants, totaling $924,709.50 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated July 15, 2009. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds. Many trail organizations in District 5 were awarded grants for trail maintenance, including the Brookline Ice Breakers, Keene Sno Riders, Monadnock Sno Moles, Pisgah Mtn Trailriders and the Wilton Lyndeborough WW

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environmental Services for the purpose of providing funding for the removal of the Homestead Woolen Mill Dam in Swanzey and associated restoration of the Ashuelot River in the amount of $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Other (Fisheries Habitat Fees).

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to approve loan agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated July 1, 2009, to finance wastewater improvement projects in the amount of $27,813,530. Effective upon G&C approval. 41.5% CWSRF, 8.5% Capital/General, 50% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated July 1, 2009, to implement water quality planning and outreach programs in the amount of $235,384. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to amend grants with the associated All Health Hazards Region fiscal agents as detailed in letter dated June 5, 2009 (previously approved by G&C on 11-19-08, item #130), in the amount of $259,744, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2009, retroactive to July 1, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. The City of Nashua Division of Public Health received $46,920 and the Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough received $20,768.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to amend grants with the associated All Health Hazards Region fiscal agents as detailed in letter dated June 12, 2009 (previously approved by G&C on 11-19-08, item #132), in the amount of $152,000, by extending the completion date to September 30, 2009, retroactive to July 1, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. The City of Nashua Division of Public Health, Monadnock Community Hospital, Cheshire County each received funding.

Division of Family Assistance

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH (previously approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #50), to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the price by $47,652 from $414,946 to $462,598. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Interfaith Hospitality Network Inc., Hudson, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $49,691. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Marguerite's Place Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $77,499. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $142,678. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $231,198. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Division for Children, Youth and Families

Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #266), for the provision of Comprehensive Family Support Services in the Keene District Office catchment area, by increasing the price from $395,794 to $595,794 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with Easter Seals NH, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #112), to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Keene District Office catchment area, by increasing the price by $47,000 to $235,000 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a retroactive agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #116), to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Nashua District Office catchment area, by increasing the price by $57,500 to $287,500 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive sole source contract renewal with TreMac Development LLC, Keene, NH, to provide parking area space for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program, for an amount not to exceed $6,000. Effective January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. 100% Revolving Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement and bridge rehabilitation on the I-93 in Portsmouth on the basis of a low bid of $4,872,391.35. Effective upon G&C approval through August 27, 2010. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $341,067.40 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized Division of Operations to enter into a contract with R&R Communications Inc., Swanzey, NH, for the purpose of providing statewide radio maintenance and service for the mobile radio system on the basis of a low bid of $167,260. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.

Authorized to transfer to the Department of Resources and Economic Development the State-owned abandoned railroad corridors for management as recreational trails as detailed in letter dated June 23, 2009.

Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to amend a contract with Clough, Harbour, & Associates LLP, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-9-08, item #120), to perform bridge scour evaluations and associated tasks, as well as engineering services that were not included in the original scope of work, by increasing the price by $1,399,149.19 from $771,127.67 to $2,170,276.86. Effective upon G&C approval. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.M. Piper Inc., Plymouth, NH, for pavement and bridge rehabilitation work at two separate sections along I-93 in Woodstock and Lincoln on the basis of a low bid of $10,674,873.50. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $533,743.68 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through August 26, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Stimulus Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to renew a sole source Operating Agreement dated August 1, 2009 with the Milford-Bennington Railroad, Milford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-21-99, late item #U), to provide rail freight service on the State-owned portion of the Hillsboro Branch railroad line. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2019. Some of you may have read in various newspapers about this item and the investigation by the Attorney General's office. The contract was renewed by the Council for 6 months, during the AG's investigation. I will keep you posted.

Approved Late Items:

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized the Department of Environmental Services to approve a loan agreement with the Town of Hillsborough in the amount of $240,000 to finance the Water Treatment Facility Instrumentation Upgrade project under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and N.H. Code of Administrative Rules Env+-Dw 1100 et seq. effective upon G&C approval. 36.6% DWSRF, 10.4% Capital/ General Funds, 50% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized the Department of Environmental Services to approve a loan agreement with the listed entities in the letter dated July 9, 2009 in the amount of $22,717,375 to finance wastewater improvements and landfill closure projects under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and N.H. Code of Administrative Rules Env-Dw 500 et seq. effective upon G&C approval. 49.7% DWSRF, 10.2% Capital/ General Funds, 40.1% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized the Department of Transportation to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley, Inc of Bow, NH on the basis of a low bid of $4,956,624.40 for roadway and bridge construction for the Manchester Airport Access Road (MAAR) to construct ramps connection the Everett Turnpike, US 3 and the MAAR upon G&C approval though November 5, 2010. 2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $346,963.71 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during construction of the project. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Paul A. Szoc, Keene, NH, Enhanced 911 Commission
Randy S. Gordon, Merrimack, NH, Fire Standards and Training Commission
Mary Ann Melizzi-Golja, Nashua, NH, Juvenile Parole Board
John Minteer, Peterborough, NH, Board of Optometry

June 17, 2009 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $24,428. (2) Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $6,107 on or after July 1, 2009 to immediately begin work for the first quarter of FY 2010. Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized to accept ARRA funds in the amount of $5,081,000 from the National Guard Bureau for the purpose of building improvements for NHNG Facilities. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $628,358 from the Office of Energy and Planning as part of the US Department of Energy, for the State Energy Programs formula grant. (2) Further Authorized to establish the full-time temporary positions as detailed in letter dated May 29, 2009. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012. 100% Agency Income. ARRA funds - 100% Federal.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design & Construction to enter into an agreement with Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Springfield, VT, for professional electrical services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $300,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. ARRA Funds - 100% Federal.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design & Construction to enter into an agreement with CMK, Manchester, NH, for professional architectural services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. ARRA Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to amend a lease agreement with the County of Hillsborough, Goffstown, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-18-09, item #15), for 8,998 square feet of office space located in the Hillsborough County Courthouse, Manchester, NH, by increasing the amount by $41,098.41 from $109,595.76 for a total of $150,694.17. Effective July 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with A. J. Deshardins Roofing Co., Inc., Exeter, NH, for Roof Replacement and Repairs - Army National Guard, Statewide (Nashua, Portsmouth, Somersworth and Keene), for a total price not to exceed $349,000. Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2009. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $35,000 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $384,000. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Pellowe Construction LLC, Alton, NH, for the New Toilet Building, Gilson Pond, Monadnock State Park, for a total price not to exceed $289,700. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $28,970 for unanticipated expense. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Jaffery, for the project "Squantum Village Survey" in the amount of $7,800. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Goffstown for the project "Historic District Area Form for Potential Grasmere Historic District" in the amount of $5,260. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $1,058,641 from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women titled STOP Violence Against Women under the ARRA 2009 to be utilized to improve the state's response to women in NH who are victims of violent crime. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through April 30, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $6,253,755 from the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, federal fiscal year 2009 ARRA Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, to be utilized to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. (2)Further Authorized to create three new positions as detailed in letter dated June 2, 2009 for the purpose of enhancing services at the NH Department of Justice. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through February 28, 2013. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $587,000 from the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, federal fiscal year 2009 ARRA, Victims of Crime Act Grant Program to be utilized to support programs that provide direct services to victims of crime. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $60,301 from the US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, federal fiscal year 2009 ARRA Victims of Crime Act Victim Compensation Grant Program, to be utilized to provide financial assistance to innocent victims of crime who suffered financial losses due to their victimization. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Attorney Elyse S. Alkalay, Nashua, for the purpose of providing professional legal services relative to the Help America Vote Act in the amount of $93,000. Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011. 100% Transfers from other agencies (Federal).

New Hampshire Employment Security

Authorized to renew a lease agreement with Key Road Associates, Keene, NH, for rental of 4,800 square feet of office space located in Keene, NH, for a total cost of $172,656. Effective August 1, 2009 through July 31, 2012. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with LSJ Electrical Contractors LLC, Goffstown, NH, for electrical services at NHES's offices statewide in the amount not to exceed $75,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend $2,242,944 in ARRA federal funds from the US Department of Labor for the purpose of improving unemployment compensation benefit and tax operations. Effective upon G&C approval. (2) Further Authorized to establish six full-time temporary positions through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend $1,617,171 in ARRA federal funds from the US Department of Labor for the purpose of providing reemployment services to connect unemployment insurance claimants to employment and training opportunities that will facilitate their reentry to employment as well as to provide labor market information. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. (2)Further Authorized to establish nine part-time temporary positions through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #48), to cover additional cleanup activities at the OK Tool/Savage Well Superfund Site in Milford, NH, by increasing the price by $274,140 from $1,874,589 to $2,148,729, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010 from March 24, 2010. 90% Federal, 10% Capital - General Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Family Assistance

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH (previously amended by G&C on 5-21-08, item #83), to provide translation and interpretation services, by increasing the cost by $94,963 from $611,767 to $706,730, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, to procure the services of a local organization to serve as a regional sponsoring site for the NH public Health Network in an amount not to exceed $95,000. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 84% Federal, 16% General Funds.

Bureau of Developmental Services

Authorized Bureau of Development Services to enter into an agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, to provide developmental and acquired brain disorder services in an amount not to exceed $3,084,726. (2)Further Authorized advance payment maximum of 1/12 the contract price. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011. 92% Federal, 8% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Development Services to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Developmental Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide developmental and acquired brain disorder services in an amount not to exceed $2,201,094. (2) Further Authorized advance payment maximum of 1/12 the contract price. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011. 87% Federal, 13% General Funds.

Authorized Special Medical Services Section to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Developmental Services Inc., Keene, NH to provide family support services for children and adolescents with chronic health conditions and their families in the total amount of $69,350. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Developmental Services, Special Medical Services Section to enter into an agreement with Gateways Services, Nashua, NH, to provide family support services for children and adolescents with chronic health conditions and their families in the total amount of $69,350. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Developmental Services, Special Medical Services Section to enter into an agreement with Gateways Services, Nashua, NH, to provide family support services for children and adolescents with chronic health conditions and their families in the total amount of $69,350. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

Authorized Prevention Services Unit to exercise a contract renew an amend option with Monadnock Collaborative, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #193), to maintain a regional substance abuse prevention infrastructure, by increasing the price by $367,466.25 from $587,946 to $955,412.25, and by extending the completion date to September 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Prevention Services Unit to exercise a contract renew an amend option with United Way of Greater Nashua, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #194), to maintain a regional substance abuse prevention infrastructure, by increasing the price by $402,027.50 from $643,244 to $1,045,271.50, and by extending the completion date to September 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Creating Positive change, Peterborough, NH, to provide substance abuse prevention services in an amount not to exceed $109,154. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 67% Federal, 33% General Funds.

Authorized Prevention Services Unit to exercise a contract renew an amend option with Crispin's House Inc., Goffstown, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #222), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $21,437 from $49,446 to $70,833, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Therese Charest, Nashua, NH, to provide representative payee services in an amount not to exceed $4,800. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds.

Disability Determination Unit

Authorized Bureau of Medical Services, Disability Determination Unit to enter into an agreement with Susan T. Clark, RN, New Boston, NH to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer for an amount not to exceed $20,800. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through to June 30, 2010. 75% Federal, 25% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Medical Services, Disability Determination Unit to enter into an agreement with Marie Cote, RN, Merrimack, NH to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer for an amount not to exceed $31,200. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through to June 30, 2010. 75% Federal, 25% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $120,305. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $20,248. Effective January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with Monadnock Collaborative, Keene, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #146), acting as fiscal agent to ServiceLink Resource Center of the Monadnock Region, to provide information and referral services, State Health Insurance Assistance Program services, and Senior Medicare Patrol Project services, by increasing the amount by $215,248.52 from $925,295.77 to $1,140,544.29. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 52% Federal, 48% General Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #145), acting as fiscal agent to ServiceLink Resource Center of Sullivan County, to provide information and referral services, State Health Insurance Assistance Program services, and Senior Medicare Patrol Project services, by increasing the amount by $195,534.23 from $871,581.48 to $1,067,115.71. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 52% Federal, 48% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with St. Joseph Community Services Inc., Merrimack, NH, to provide Nutrition, Transportation and Community Elder Support Services in an amount not to exceed $1,734,665.69. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 55% Federal, 45% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, to provide financial management services that will support the goals and objectives of the Nursing Home Diversion Modernization pilot project entitled Transitions in Caregiving Support Program, the Nursing Home Diversion Modernization Cooperative Agreement demonstration grant funded by AoA, and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders general funds in an amount not to exceed $375,000. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 95% Federal, 5% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with VNA at HSC Inc., Keene, NH, to provide Homemaker, Nutrition, Adult In-Home Care, Transportation, Community Elder Support Services, Adult Day Services, Home Health Aide, and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Respite Care Services in an amount not to exceed $1,938,345.16. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 49% Federal, 51% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH, to provide Homemaker, Home Health Aide, Adult In-Home Care, and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Respite Care Services in an amount not to exceed $297,699.72. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 46% Federal, 54% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Keene Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Keene, NH, to provide Congregate Housing Services in an amount not to exceed $103,552.56. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to utilize interpreter services at public meetings or forums, and Authorized unencumbered payments for services to a total cumulative amount not to exceed $38,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal (ARRA) Funds.

Authorized to exercise a renewal option with Mary Beth LaSalle, Hollis, NH, (previously approved by G& Con 11-19-08, item #157), to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered an approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $656,879 for adult basic education/ESL, English Language/Civics Education classes and training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults coordinated from the Nashua Adult Learning Center, the Learning Center Annex in Nashua and in students' homes. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 50% General, 50% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with EdTech Associates Inc., Amherst, NH to implement the Math Science Partnership Project entitled Science4All-Phase II, by providing professional development and leadership in science education in an amount not to exceed $75,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered in lieu of withholding the 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to exercise a renewal option to grant funds to Rivier College, Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on1-16-08, item #169), to continue the Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant Project, Developing a Cadre of Teacher-Leaders in Elementary and Middle School Science Phase II, to improve teaching and learning in elementary and middle school science in the amount of $102,000. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010 with the option to renew for up to one additional fiscal year. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to conduct a three day professional development experience titled Mathematics & Science Summer Learning Experience focusing on the teaching and learning of mathematics and science in grades K through 12 to be held at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua in an amount not to exceed $30,000. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Radisson Hotel Nashua, NH to host the three day institute in an amount not to exceed $30,000. (3)Further Authorized to make payment in an amount not to exceed $30,000 for services. Effective July 27-29, 2009. 100% Federal Funds

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rivier College, Nashua, to reform and improve pre-services personnel preparation in the areas of literacy instruction, positive behavior interventions and supports, and secondary transition supports for students with emotional/behavior challenges in an amount not to exceed $14,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010, with the option to renew for an additional three fiscal years. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to contract with Shannon Harken in the amount of $12,000 to pay for services as presenter of the Response to Intervention with Fidelity Conference being held on July 7-9, 2009 at the Radisson Hotel, Nashua, NH. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is sooner, through July 9, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to enter into a contract with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Merrimack, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities in the amount of $1,109,366. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a contract with Unifirst Corporation, Nashua, NH, for providing uniforms to certain employees in the amount of $25,259.52. Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011. 100% Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a sole source contract with Contoocook Valley Transportation Company, Peterborough, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-4-09, item #68), to continue the development and implementation of a volunteer driver program providing transportation to people with disabilities and to establish a rideshare program for residents in the eastern Monadnock region, by increasing the price by $89,253 from $55,000 to $144,253. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities in the amount of $299,975. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a contract with Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene (previously amended by G&C on 9-17-08, item #86), for planning activities, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to September 30, 2009.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company of Dunbarton, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Donald Hampton, Meredith, NH, and also Diane Knauss, Meredith, NH in the amount of $51,035. Effective uponG&C approval through October 2, 2009.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with VNA @ HCS Inc., Keene, NH, for transportation services for the general public and elderly and disabled citizens in the City of Keene for an amount not to exceed $593,162. Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011. 98% Federal, 2% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Bridge Maintenance to enter into a contract with Powers Generator Service LLC, Swanzey, NH, for the inspection, preventative maintenance and emergency repair work on two generators located on the Sarah Long Bridge for an amount not to exceed $22,967. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH for pavement rehabilitation on approximately 5.4 miles of I-93 between Exit 14 (Bridge Street) and just south of Exit 17 on the basis of a low bid of $7,272,324.36. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $363,616.22 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through October 15, 2010. 100% Federal Stimulus - ARRA Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with New York Bituminous Products Corp. Chester, NY, for pavement rehabilitation on I-393 in the City of Concord and the Town of Pembroke between the bridge over NHRR and Constitution Avenue and the junction of NH 9 in Chichester on the basis of a low bid of $894,478. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $89,447.80 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through September 25, 2009. 100% Federal Stimulus - ARRA Funds.

Late Items

Approved Late Item:

Environmental Services

Authorized the department to enter into a loan agreement with the Town of Winchester in the amount of $3,400,000 to finance Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades. Effective upon G&C approval. 41.5% CWSRF, 8.5% Capital, 50% Federal ARRA funds.

Authorized the department to enter into a loan agreement with the Town of Chesterfield in the amount of $43,500 to finance Wares Grove Beach Septic Systems. Effective upon G&C approval. 41.5% CWSRF, 8.5% Capital, 50% Federal ARRA funds.

Authorized the department to enter into a loan agreement with the Town of Farmington in the amount of $2,100,000 to finance the design and construction of Rapid Infiltration Basins. Effective upon G&C approval. 41.5% CWSRF, 8.5% Capital, 50% Federal ARRA funds.

Authorized the department to enter into a loan agreement with the Town of Wolfeboro in the amount of $2,000,000 to finance Wastewater Treatment Facility Phase 1 and 2 Improvements. Effective upon G&C approval. 54% CWSRF, 11% Capital, 35% Federal ARRA funds.

Authorized the department to enter into a loan agreement with the Town of Seabrook in the amount of $5,000,000 to finance the Water System Improvement Project. Effective upon G&C approval. 39.6% DWSRF, 10.4% Capital, 50% Federal ARRA funds.

Authorized the department to enter into a loan agreement with the City of Berlin in the amount of $3,000,000 to finance Water Main Replacement Project. Effective upon G&C approval. 39.6% DWSRF, 10.4% Capital, 50% Federal ARRA funds.

Requested Item. Approval of the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora Pignatelli with regard to the financing of certain capital expenditures and the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with The Cheshire Medical Center, Keene NH. This item is submitted pursuant to a request by the New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Gregory T. Martin, Keene, NH to the Ballot Law Commission
Fred S. Parker, Keene, NH to the Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission

June 30- Concord, NH - Governor Lynch called a special meeting of the Governor and Executive Council on June 30, 2009 to consider the one item listed below. The Executive Council unanimously approved the item.

Authorized to retroactively accept and expend a grant in the amount of $36,543,276 from the Federal Department of Education, federal fiscal year 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, Government Services, program to be utilized to provide guidance, oversight, compliance and reporting on New Hampshire's implementation of ARRA, to pursue ARRA Broadband and High Speed Rail grant funds, as well as to provide funding for public safety and other government services for the Department of Corrections and Judicial Branch. Effective upon Fiscal Committee and Governor and Council approvals from February 18, 2009 through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds. ARRA Funds.

June 3, 2009 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Merrimack, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $24,045. Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a three-month holdover amendment with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #40), for courtroom space of approximately 32,545 square feet, by increasing the amount by $97,943.88 from $391,755.52 for a total of $489,719.40. Effective July 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009. 100% Transfer Funds - transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies - General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to retroactively amend a contract with Keith P. Hemingway, Bristol, NH, for professional design services for the new Merrimack District Courthouse, Merrimack, NH, by increasing the amount by $59,662 from $425,320 to $484,982. (2) Further authorized a contingency increase in the amount of $20,000 from $25,000 to $45,000 for unanticipated expenses for the Merrimack District Courthouse at Merrimack, NH, bringing the total to $529,982. Effective February 2, 2009 through July 1, 2010.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design & Construction to enter into an agreement with Oak Point Associates, Portsmouth, NH, for professional Electrical Services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $300,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. ARRA Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design & Construction to enter into an agreement with Lee F. Carroll, PE, Gorham, NH, for professional Electrical Services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $300,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. ARRA Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design & Construction to enter into an agreement with John F. Penney Consulting Services PC, Chester, VT, for professional Mechanical Services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $300,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. ARRA Funds.

Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food

Authorized to enter into a grant with the Cheshire County Conservation District, Walpole, NH, for the Keene Rain Garden Project in the amount of $25,023. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Other Funds.

Liquor Commission

Authorized to enter into a contract with D.P. Melican Construction, Hampton Falls, NH, for the sole purpose of providing necessary repairs to one catch basin in the parking lot at the NH State Liquor Store #69, Nashua, NH, for a total price of $6,400. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized to accept and expend $135,267.73 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency via the State Office of Emergency Management in order to reimburse eligible expenses for mitigating damages suffered on public lands state wide during the December 12, 2008 Ice Storm. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. Fiscal Committee approved.

Fish and Game Department

Authorized to enter into Off Highway Recreational Vehicle Law Enforcement supplemental contracts with the NH Police Departments as detailed in letter dated May 20, 2009, for a total of $47,475. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Other (OHRV) Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to accept and expend $395,600 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for purposes of funding water quality management planning projects. Effective upon G&C approval through August 17, 2011. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend $1,286,000 federal EPA LUST Stimulus funds for purposes of inventory, assessment, tank closure and/or cleanup at leaking underground storage tank sites. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend $39,163,900 in ARRA Federal Funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the purpose of funding the Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan program. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013. ARRA Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of June 12, 2009.

Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant to Pennichuck Water Works, Merrimack, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-08, item #90), to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2009 from June 30, 2009.

Authorized to accept and expend $19,500,000 in ARRA 2009 federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the purpose of funding the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan program. Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2015. ARRA Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of June 12, 2009.

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

Authorized to accept and expend additional ARRA of 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services in the amount of $14,297,130.85 and reduce the General Funds in the amount of $14,282,848. (2) Further Authorized to accept and expend additional federal revenue in the amount of $14,298,901.92 and additional ARRA Title XIX Medicaid federal stimulus funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $1,771,073.16, and make use of general funds above in the amount of $14,282,848 in the accounts as detailed in letter dated May 11, 2009. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend additional ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $3,943,604.67, and reduce the General Funds in the amount of $3,939,665. (2) Authorized to make use of general funds above in the amount of $1,000,000. (3) Further Authorized to accept and expend additional federal revenue in the amount of $2,942,969.18, and accept and expend additional ARRA Title XIX Medicaid federal stimulus funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $364,518.46, and make use of general funds above in the amount of $2,939,665. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend additional ARRA 2009 Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $99,011.91, and reduce the General Funds in the amount of $98,913. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend additional federal revenue in the amount of $99,024.18, and additional ARRA Title XIX Medicaid federal stimulus funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $12,265.21. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition and Health Promotion Section to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-4-08, item #142), to provide Women, Infants and Children, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and Farmers' Market Nutrition Program nutrition services, by increasing the price by $464,125 from $805,027.93 to $1,269,152.93, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010. 99.7% Federal, 0.3% General Funds.

Bureau of Developmental Services

Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $634,393.76, and decrease revenue adjustments to General Funds in the amount of $633,760. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $6,584,636, and decrease revenue adjustments to General Funds in the amount of $6,578,051. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $282,159, and decrease revenue adjustments to General Funds in the amount of $281,877. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $452,033.58, and decrease revenue adjustments to General Funds in the amount of $451,582. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized Special Medical Services Section to enter into an agreement with Joseph Fish, Ph.D., Psychologist, Goffstown, NH, to provide psychology services to children with special health care needs and their families in the amount of $116,174. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011. 57% General, 43% Federal Funds.

Authorized Special Medical Services Section to enter into an agreement with Tammie I. Sullivan, PT II, PCS, Dunbarton, NH, to provide pediatric physical therapy services to specialty clinics for children with neuromotor disabilities and their families in the amount of $18,699. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011. 68% General, 32% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

Authorized to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 10-31-07, item #111A), to provide alcohol and other drug treatment services, by increasing the price by $1,110,623 from $2,460,732 to $3,571,355, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010. 14% Federal, 83% General, 3% Highway Funds.

Authorized to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #203), to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services, by increasing the price by $230,272 from $767,334 to $997,606, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010. 97% Federal, 3% General Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to accept additional federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $433,645.32. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to accept Title XIX Medicaid federal Funds through the ARRA of 2009 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $4,177,642.51. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds of $750,750 and ARRA funds of $93,093 and make use of a portion of the general funds from above, $657,000, to cover shortfall in the Community Mental Health Medicaid program. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services and peer support services in an amount not to exceed $116,820. Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. 70% General, 30% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Council of Nashua, NH, d/b/a Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at Community Council, Nashua, NH, to provide mental health services in an amount not to exceed $476,501. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 88% General, 12% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, to provide mental health services in an amount not to exceed $51,270. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 96.5% Federal, 3.5% General Funds.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to accept and expend Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in the amount of $7,066,424.84, and decrease revenue adjustments in local funds of $2,050,923.17. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in the amount of $12,399,588.57, and decrease revenue adjustments in local funds of $8,994,579.85 and general funds of $3,392,621.52. (3) Further Authorized to accept and expend Title XIX Medicaid federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in the amount of $843,843, and increase revenue adjustments in general funds of $657,000. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide Elder Abuse Counseling and Community Elder Support Services in an amount not to exceed $15,257.68. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 42% General, 58% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with City of Nashua, Nashua, NH, to provide Transportation Services in an amount not to exceed $113,782.54. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 42% General, 58% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, to provide Adult Day Services in an amount not to exceed $105,287.04. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 57% Federal, 48% General Funds.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds from the US Administration for Children and Families in the amount of $1,201,200. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $2,236,379.15; and decrease revenue adjustments to General Funds in the amount of $2,234,145. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to budget and expend ARRA Stimulus funds in the amount of $190,310 for Education for Homeless Children and Youth. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. Fiscal Committee approved. 100% Federal (ARRA) Funds.

Authorized Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to establish one Program Specialist (LG19). (2) Further Authorized to allow allocation of salary of an existing Secretary II part-time position, providing support for the ARRA grant. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. (3) Further Authorized to accept and expend WIA Youth ARRA agreement funds in the amount of $2,395,321.25 from the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. Fiscal Committee approved. 100% Federal (ARRA) Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to accept and expend federal ARRA funds in the amount of $1,000,000 for the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to acquire an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle. (2)Further Authorized to provide funding to the City of Manchester, to acquire an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle in the amount of $1,000,000. Effective upon G&C approval through February 16, 2011. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend Federal ARRA funds in the amount of $4,600,000 for airport improvement projects at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport (Keene), Laconia Municipal Airport and Boire Field (Nashua). Effective upon G&C approval through February 16, 2011. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to pay an amount not to exceed $80,000 to the City of Nashua, NH, to provide a portion of the funds required to match Federal Transit Administration grant funds for bus acquisition. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009. 100% Capital -General Funds.

Authorized to amend a contract with CHA Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item #152), for design review services for the Salem-Manchester I-93 widening project, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to August 31, 2009.

Authorized Bureau of Planning and Community Service to enter into agreements with the municipalities of Keene, Tamworth, and Franklin to provide services under the High Priority Program in providing funding and services necessary for completing a total of three projects through the municipal-managed process in the amount of $1,987,920. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds / 80% Federal, 20% Local Match Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with All States Asphalt Inc., Sunderland, MA, for resurfacing of approximately 15 miles of roadways located in Districts III, IV, V & VI in the counties of Carroll, Hillsborough, Rockingham and Strafford on the basis of a single bid of $818,002.50. Effective upon G&C approval through August 14, 2009. 100% Betterment Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with R. S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-17-08), for rehabilitation/widening and safety improvements on the bridge carrying F.E. Everett Turnpike northbound and southbound over the Souhegan River in the Town of Merrimack, by increasing the amount by $530,000 from $13,588,454.21 to $14,118,454.21. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Turnpike Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Laconia Airport Authority, to design and reconstruct the Terminal Aircraft Parking Apron at the Laconia Municipal Airport in the amount of $835,420. Effective upon G&C approval through February 16, 2011. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Keene, NH, to design and reconstruct the Terminal Aircraft Parking Apron at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport (Keene) in the amount of $1,298,500. Effective upon G&C approval through February 16, 2011. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with the Community Alliance of Human Services Inc., Claremont, NH, to purchase miscellaneous capital equipment and facility rehabilitation for an amount not to exceed $119,400. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Stimulus Funds. ARRA Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Nashua Airport Authority to design and reconstruct the Tower Aircraft Parking Apron at Aoire Field (Nashua) in the amount of $1,753,000. Effective upon G&C approval through February 16, 2011. 100% ARRA Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract with Tri-County Communityto exceed $3,225. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Stimulus Funds. ARRA Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract with Advance Transit Inc., Wilder, VT, to complete the expansion and renovation of the Advance Transit facility located in Wilder, VT, for an amount not to exceed $1,529,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Stimulus Funds. ARRA Funds.

Authorized a contingency in the amount of $3,688.80 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through August 27, 2010. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Karen L. Baranowski, Nashua, NH to the Board of Nursing
Samuel J. Giarrusso, Amherst, NH to the New Hampshire Retirement System

May 20, 2009 Meeting

As usual, I have highlighted the ARRA funds in this report.

Office of Energy And Planning

Authorized to retroactively accept and expend American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds in the amount of $25,827,000 from the US Department of Energy, for the State Energy Programs formula grant. Effective May 1, 2009 through April 30, 2012. (2) Further Authorized to retroactively establish a full-time temporary ARRA Coordinator for SEP position for the period of May 1, 2009 through April 30, 2012; also to establish a full-time ARRA Procurement and Contract Compliance Officer position. Effective May 22, 2009 through April 30, 2012. 100% Federal ARRA Funds

Adjutant General

Authorized that Colonel Harry E. Miller Jr., Nashua, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Brigadier General, NH Army National Guard.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease extension with the Town of Merrimack, NH, for 2,721 square feet of office and courtroom space in an amount not to exceed $35,454.63. Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. 100% Transfer Funds, transfer from the AOC, Rent from other Agencies - 100% General Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a rental agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH, providing the Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff with 900 SF of office space in the Nashua District Court for an amount not to exceed $10,706.28. Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Ackroyd Engineering LLC, Manchester, NH, for professional Electrical Services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $300,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. ARRA Funds.

Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food

Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated May 6, 2009, in the total amount of $248,152 from the FFY 2007 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. (2) Further Authorized to enter into new-sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated May 6, 2009 in the total amount of $286,050 from an earmark in the Federal Community Oriented Police Services Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Milford School District, Milford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #253), to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the school-based dental program, by increasing the price by $40,000 from $40,000 to $80,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Ellen Hiebert, Keene, NH, as a Regional Master Educational Surrogate Parent to provide management and support for trained and certified volunteer education surrogate parents and for accepting temporary educational surrogate parent appointments for students in specific situations that require their expertise or require immediate appointment in an amount not to exceed $10,000. (2) Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the budget. Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, with the option to renew for one additional year. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Mariellen MacKay, Nashua, NH, as a Regional Master Educational Surrogate Parent to provide management and support for trained and certified volunteer education surrogate parents and for accepting temporary educational surrogate parent appointments for students in specific situations that require their expertise or require immediate appointment in an amount not to exceed $10,000. (2) Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the budget. Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, with the option to renew for one additional year. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Maureen Tracey, Merrimack, NH, as a Regional Master Educational Surrogate Parent to provide management and support for trained and certified volunteer education surrogate parents and for accepting temporary educational surrogate parent appointments for students in specific situations that require their expertise or require immediate appointment in an amount not to exceed $10,000. (2) Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the budget. Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, with the option to renew for one additional year. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into an agreement with SimplexGrinnell LP, d/b/a SimplexGrinnell Limited Partnership, Nashua, NH, to provide hydrostatic testing and inspection services at the NH Fire Academy in the amount of $3,423. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Fire and EMS Funds.

Department Of Transportation

Authorized to increase the rate of toll at Hampton Mainline effective at 12:01 A.M. on July 1, 2009 by 50 cents for single rear tire vehicles (classes 1-4) and by $1.00 for dual rear tire vehicles (classes 5-12). Effective upon G&C approval, and passage of HB391 into law. I voted against this increase in tolls. There is discussion about using the toll money to fund roads other than the Turnpikes and I oppose that. In addition, nothing was done for the Town of Merrimack, which is toll-bound. 3 exits and 6 tollbooths! And no recognition that there is anything unfair about this situation. I understand that money is needed to maintain our roads but an increase in tolls is not the answer at this point. The item passed 4-1 with my vote the only opposing vote.

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Keene, NH, to complete an obstruction evaluation and update the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport (Keene) in the amount of $46,800. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2013. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a retroactive lease agreement for a parcel of land with a private pedestrian crossing with Breakwater Condominium Association, Merrimack, NH, on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Laconia for $1,925 per year. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. 100% Other - Railroad Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company of Dunbarton, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Paul Muckerheide, Hampstead, NH, in the amount of $24,895. Effective upon G&C approval through October 2, 2009.

Tabled Item

Department of Administrative Services (Tabled At 5/6/09 G&C Meeting)

A request of the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a nine-month hold over amendment with the City of Keene, NH, for courtroom space in an amount not to exceed $39,454.65. Effective July 1, 2009 through March 30, 2010. 100% Transfer Funds - transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies - 100% General Funds. This item was removed from the table and passed. The city of Keene had requested the extension in order to study what to do with the courts located in Keene, the County seat.

Approved Late Items:

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized the Dept. of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Architechnology of Sanbornton, NH for professional Architectural Services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department. Effective from the date of G&C approval though June 30, 2012. Amount not to exceed $500,000. 100% Federal Stimulus funds. ARRA Funds.

Authorized the Dept. of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Jacobs Engineering, Inc. of Manchester, NH for professional Mechanical Services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department. Effective from the date of G&C approval though June 30, 2012. Amount not to exceed $300,000. 100% Federal Stimulus funds. ARRA Funds.

Authorized the Dept. of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with McFarland- Johnson, Inc. of Concord, NH for professional Civil Engineering Services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department. Effective from the date of G&C approval though June 30, 2012. Amount not to exceed $300,000. 100% Federal Stimulus funds. ARRA Funds.

Authorized the Dept. of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Yeaton Associates, Inc. of Littleton, NH for professional Mechanical Services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department. Effective from the date of G&C approval though June 30, 2012. Amount not to exceed $300,000. 100% Federal Stimulus funds. ARRA Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized the Dept. of Transportation to enter into a contract with Pike Industries, Inc. of Belmont, NH on the basis of a low bid of $2,427,725.50 for 4.0 miles pavement rehabilitation and bridge work on 4 bridges on I-93 between exits 20 and 22, from the date of G&C approval though June 10, 2010. 2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $169,940.79 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. 100% Federal Stimulus funds. ARRA Funds.

Authorized the Dept. of Transportation to enter into a contract with Continental Paving, Inc. of Londonderry, NH on the basis of a low bid of $5,049,180.25 for pavement rehabilitation on I-93 between exits 23 and 24, from the date of G&C approval though June 10, 2010. 2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $252,459.02 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. 100% Federal Stimulus funds. ARRA Funds.

Authorized the Dept. of Transportation to enter into a contract with New York Bituminous Products, Corp. of Chester, NY on the basis of a low bid of $899,325.00 for pavement rehabilitation on I-93 between exits 27 and 28, from the date of G&C approval though October 9,2009. 2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $89,932.50 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. 100% Federal Stimulus funds. ARRA Funds.

May 6, 2009 Meeting

I have highlighted the items dealing with Federal Stimulus Money. As you can see, there is a lot of money coming into the state and going out for education and transportation projects. I am trying to follow it as best as I can and can refer any of you to those more knowledgeable than I am if you have any questions regarding our acceptance and expending of these large sums of money.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Southern New Hampshire Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Federal Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $610,826. (2) Further Authorized to advance the vendor $92,955. Effective April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds. This includes Nashua and the surrounding towns as well.

Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Federal Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $306,219. (2) Further Authorized to advance the vendor $44,867. Effective April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

TABLED To authorize the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a nine-month hold over amendment with the City of Keene, NH, for courtroom space in an amount not to exceed $39,454.65. Effective July 1, 2009 through March 30, 2010. 100% Transfer Funds - transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies - 100% General Funds. Although this item was tabled, it will come off the table and be passed. I will make sure of that!! It should not have been placed on the table in the first place. I will also be working very hard to make sure the Keene District Court remains in Keene, where it belongs.

Authorized Division of Plant and Property Management to enter into a contract with Alternative Communications Services Corporation of Nashua, NH, for Communications Cabling, System Repair and Maintenance Services related to specific telephone switching equipment, for a maximum price of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through April 9, 2012.

Liquor Commission

Authorized to amend a contract with Unifirst Corporation, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-9-06, item #23), for the sole purpose of providing uniforms for Liquor Commission store employees throughout NH, by increasing the price from $126,017.81 to $146,056.85, an increase of $20,039.04. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Peterborough Police Department, Peterborough, NH, for security coverage and traffic control at Miller State Park in the amount of $3,060. Effective October 1, 2009 through November 15, 2009. 100% Park Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to accept and expend $1,730,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for purposes of funding retrofits of on and off-road diesel equipment. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved. ARRA Funds.

Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Fish and Game Department for study of the Ashuelot River Watershed and training in implementing new stream guidelines in the amount of $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #48), to cover additional cleanup activities a the OK Tool/Savage Well Superfund Site in Milford, NH, by increasing the amount by $456,500 from $1,418,089 to $1,874,589 and by extending the completion date to March 24, 2010 from September 30, 2009. 90% Federal, 10% Capital - General Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-08, item #54), to continue providing support services to EPA and the Department in the monitoring and evaluation of remedial activities at the OK Tool Superfund Site, Milford, by increasing the amount by $100,000 from $20,000 to $120,000, and by extending the completion date to March 24, 2010 from December 31, 2008. 90% Federal, 10% Capital - General Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to provide quality child care awards in the amount of $184,935 to a total of 34 accredited child care programs throughout the State of NH who partner with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide child care services. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. Chapel School in Nashua, KSC Child Development Center in Keene, Kindercare in Merrimack, Kindercare in Nashua, Rivier College Early Childhood Center in Nashua, Southwest Community Services in Keene and The World Schools in Nashua will receive awards.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to amend an agreement with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 5-7-08, item #68), to provide Homemaker services, by increasing the amount by $35,062 from $3,749,702.65 to $3,784,764.65. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009. 55% General, 45% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Greater Nashua Dental Connection Inc., Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #236), to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the community-based dental program, by increasing the price by $75,600 from $75,600 to $151,200, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to amend an agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH (previously amended by G&C on 9-3-08, item #71), to provide community based childhood lead poisoning case management and prevention activities, by increasing the price by $16,000 from $16,000 to $32,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

Authorized Prevention Services Unit to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #217), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $26,533 from $61,200 to $87,733, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 56% Federal, 44% General Funds.

Authorized Prevention Services Unit to exercise a contract renew and amend option with the City of Keene, Youth Services Department, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #283), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $45,991 from $106,080 to $152,071, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 22% Federal, 78% General Funds.

Authorized Prevention Services Unit to exercise a contract renew and amend option with the NH Teen Institute for the Prevention for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #286), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $147,378 from $339,934 to $487,312, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $23,730,633 from the US Department of Education. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Non-Lapsing Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved. This money is for children with disabilities ages 3-21 have access to a free and appropriate public education to meet each child's unique needs and prepare him or her for future education, employment, and independent living.

Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $808,156 from the US Department of Education. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 100% Non-Lapsing Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved. For children with disabilities ages 3-5.

Authorized to accept and expend additional funds from the US Department of Agriculture to provide funding to Local Education Agencies for the improvement and purchase of equipment to be used in the National School Lunch Program in the amount of $215,765. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved. For funding competitive grants to Local Education Agencies.

Authorized to budget and expend American Recovery and Reinvestment ACT Stimulus funds in the amount of $15,473,827. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. (2) Further Authorized to establish a class 050 (Personal Service-Temp) position for one Education Consultant for the period of G&C through December 31, 2011. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved. Money is to be used for strengthening education, driving reforms, and improving results for students from early learning through college.

Authorized to reclassify position #13265 Secretary II, labor grade 9 to Rehabilitation Technician, labor grade 12, in the Nashua Regional Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into agreements with the firms of Greenman-Pedersen Inc., Nashua, NH; Hoyle, Tanner & Associates Inc., Manchester, NH; and McFarland-Johnson Inc., Concord, NH, and Binghamton, NY, to provide on-call construction engineering and inspection services for various transportation projects statewide in the amount of $1,500,000 each - and a combined total of $4,500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2011.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with George R. Cairns and Sons Inc., Windham, NH, for roadway reconstruction of I-93 (new northbound barrel), through the Exit 3 interchange area in Windham on the basis of a low bid of $25,969,102.80. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $1,298,455.14 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through November 1, 2011. 100% Federal Stimulus Funds

Late Items:

Department of Transportation

Authorized the department to enter into a contract with Brox Industries, Inc. of Dracut, MA on the basis of a low bid of $2,715,000.00 for roadway resurfacing of 40.63 miles in maintenance District IV in Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties, from the date of G&C approval though Sept. 25, 2009. 100% Federal Stimulus Funds. ARRA Funds.

Authorized the department to enter into a contract with Brox Industries, Inc. of Dracut, MA on the basis of a low bid of $3,081,447.00 for roadway resurfacing of 35.32 miles in maintenance District V in Hillsborough, Merrimack, and Rockingham Counties, from the date of G&C approval though Sept. 25, 2009. 100% Federal Stimulus Funds. ARRA Funds.

Authorized the department to enter into a contract with The Gorman Group, LLC. of Albany, NY on the basis of a low bid of $1,146,498.00 for pavement rehabilitation of I-89 northbound and southbound in New London, Sunapee, Springfield and Grantham, from the date of G&C approval though Sept. 25, 2009. 2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $114,649.80 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. 100% Federal Stimulus Funds. ARRA Funds.

Authorized the department to enter into a contract with Pike Industries, Inc. of Belmont, NH on the basis of a low bid of $3,223,970.75 for roadway resurfacing of 35.32 miles in maintenance District VI in Strafford and Rockingham Counties, from the date of G&C approval though Sept. 25, 2009. 100% Federal Stimulus Funds. ARRA Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Janet A. Brewer, Peterborough, NH to the Community Development Finance Authority
Karen McCall, Nashua, NH
David S. Phillips Amherst, NH to the Marital Mediator Certification Board


April 15, 2009 Meeting

I have listed and highlighted the acceptance of Federal Stimulus Money (ARRA Funds) coming to New Hampshire. Although the money is not necessarily going to District 5 businesses, I thought some of you might be interested in following this money.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Hutter Construction Corp., New Ipswich, NH, for Manchester Courthouse Renovations, Manchester, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,321,584. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $158,590 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $1,480,174. Effective upon G&C approval through January 29, 2010. 100% General Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated April 2, 2009, out of the FFY 2006 Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Initiative, to help curb gang activity and to provide healthy activities for Nashua's and Manchester's youth in a total amount of $15,921.59. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Labor

Authorized to accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $1,234,406 to preserve and create jobs, promote the nation's economic recovery, and assist those most impacted by the recession. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. ARRA Funds - 100% Federal

Authorized to accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $2,918,025 to preserve and create jobs, promote the nation's economic recovery, and assist those most impacted by the recession. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. ARRA Funds - 100% Federal.

Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $126,306 from the Federal US Department of Labor's Community Service Program, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for recruiting and enrolling new participants as well as supporting additional training and employment opportunities for unemployed low-income seniors. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. ARRA Funds - 100% Federal.

Authorized to accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $2,501,984 to preserve and create jobs, promote the nation's economic recovery, and assist those most impacted by the recession. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. ARRA Funds - 100% Federal.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized The Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Evans Line Construction Inc., Hooksett, NH, for power line repairs and tree removal and chipping at Greenfield State Park and Monadnock State Park in the amount of $24,900. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Capital Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #274), to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the school-based dental program, by increasing the price by $70,000 from $70,000 to $140,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011. Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to amend a contract with Nashua Pastoral Care Center Inc. Nashua, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 11-28-07, item #109), to provide services to homeless individuals, by increasing the price by $15,825.50 from $175,840 to $191,665.50. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for roadway resurfacing of 47.26 miles in maintenance District III in Grafton, Belknap, and Carroll Counties on the basis of a single bid of $3,077,940. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $215,455.80 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through September 11, 2009. 100% Federal Stimulus Funds. ARRA Funding. Pike Industries is the only bidder for this contract because they have plants which provide the materials for construction in the area and all the other companies know that they cannot compete financially with this contractor.

April 1, 2009 Meeting

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to accept and expend American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds in the amount of $23,218,594 from the US Department of Energy, for the Low Income Weatherization program. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal - ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated March 19, 2009, to implement water quality planning and outreach programs in the amount of $37,238. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds. The Nashua Regional Planning Commission will receive $14,330.09.

Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Winchester, NH, in the amount of $2,271 for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Forest Lake. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the towns as detailed in letter dated February 24, 2009, in the amount of $30,000 for the purpose of preparing Federal Emergency Management Agency approved updated local multi-hazard mitigation plans. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. Jaffrey will receive $5,000.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to accept and expend federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds in the amount of $135,700,000 for various state transportation projects. Effective upon G&C approval through February 17, 2012. ARRA Funding. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance to amend a contract with Killings & Sons Inc., Hollis, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-8-08, item #174), to replace the water supply on the property of Douglas McCarthy, Harrisville, NH, by increasing the amount by $7,446 from $17,530 to $24,976. 100% Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.21 acre parcel of State owned land improved with a historic single-family residence located at 431 Main Street in Keene to George Xanthopoulos for $160,000 plus $1,100 Administrative Fee. (2) Further Authorized to compensate Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group & Associates from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $8,000 for real estate services. Effective upon G&C approval.

Late Items

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized the Office of Energy and Planning to enter into a SOLE SOURCE contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc. of Keene, NH in the amount of $2,601,788.00 for the Weatherization Assistance Program effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal Stimulus Funds. ARRA Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized the Office of Energy and Planning to enter into a SOLE SOURCE contract with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc of Manchester NH in the amount of $5,390,392.00 for the Weatherization Assistance Program effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100% Federal Stimulus Funds ARRA Funds.

March 4, 2009 Meeting

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized that Captain Alyn L. Theriault, Milford, NH, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. Congratultions!

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Contoocook Valley Transportation Company, Peterborough, NH, to develop and implement a volunteer driver program providing accessible transportation to people with disabilities in the eastern Monadnock region in the amount not to exceed $55,000. Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Late Item: Department of Transportation

Authorized the Department to enter into an agreement with the City of Nashua involving $50,907,000.00 and delineating duties and responsibilities of both State and the municipality for providing funding and services necessary for completing the project known as "Broad Street Parkway". Effective upon G&C approval though June 30, 2014. 80% Federal funds, 20% City of Nashua

Tabled Item #23 (Remains on the Table): Department of Cultural Resources (Tabled At 2-18-09 G&C Meeeting)

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth voted to table the request of the Division of Arts to accept and expend $10,000 from the Nashua Community College for the Percent for Arts Program. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Donated Funds. Remains on the table until I am sure that no student tuition money will be used for this purpose.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Claudette L. Mahar, Amherst, NH, Community College System of New Hampshire
William E. Roberts, Hinsdale, NH, Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission
Kelly Ayotte, Nashua, NH, New Hampshire Attorney General - We will be having a Public Hearing on this nomination on Wednesday, March 25th at 9:30 a.m. in the Executive Council Chamber. All are welcome to attend and speak.

February 18, 2009 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, for the purpose of renovating Central Square Terrace in the amount of $390,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Information Technology

Authorized a lease renewal agreement with Gerald Q. Nash, Nashua, NH, for $2,222,437.34 for 30,482 square feet of office space, Concord, NH. Effective April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2014.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the County of Hillsborough, Goffstown, NH, for state owned property located in Hillsborough County Courthouse, Manchester, NH. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 100% Transfer Funds (Transfer from AOC Rents from Other Agencies - General Funds).

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized Captain Alyn L. Theriault, Milford, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to accept and expend $10,000 from the Nashua Community College for the Percent for Arts program. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Donated Funds. I requested the tabling of this item and the other Councilors went along with my suggestion. Here is what I know about this. A large mural was destroyed as part of a renovation project at this Nashua Community College. Since this was done without regard to the consequences, and no attempt was made to contact the artist or the Department of Cultural Resources, I thought it important to make sure that student tuition is not used to reimburse the Department. The department could not answer the question but promised to get an answer to me soon.

Authorized Division of Arts to award a FY 2009 Arts in Education grant in the amount of $2,500 to The Moving Company Dance Center / MOCO Arts, Keene, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Community Council of Nashua, NH, d/b/a Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at Community Council, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-08, item #118), to provide start-up funds for the implementation of an adult Assertive Community Treatment Team, by increasing the amount by $50,000 from $405,089 to $455,089. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 90% General, 10% Federal Funds.

Late Item: Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with TLT Construction Corp., Wakefield, MA, for the construction of the new Merrimack Courthouse, Merrimack, NH, for a total price not to exceed $4,275,200. Effective upon G&C approval through January 8, 2010. (2) Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $313,760 for unanticipated expenses for the Merrimack Courthouse, bringing the total to $4,588,960. (3) Further authorize that a transfer of $21,376 to the State Art Fund to purchase art for the Merrimack Courthouse, Merrimack, NH. 100% Capital Funds. This item had been tabled at my request a month ago so that the Department of Transportation and the Attorney General's office could look into allegations of possible wrongdoing by this company in Massachusetts. After studying the issues, both departments were satisfied that this contract should move forward. The groundbreaking will be in March.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Tracie Smith, Fitzwilliam, NH to the Agricultural Advisory Board
Margaret Lynotte, Swanzey, NH to the Board of Licensed Dietitians
Leonard L. Russell, Goffstown, NH as Director of Finance for the Department of Transportation

February 4, 2009 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to retroactively amend a Grant with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-10-07, item #6), to rehabilitate 50 housing units in Cheshire County in the amount of $350,000, by extending the end date from December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a retroactive contract with Wesfield Construction Company Inc., Swanzey, NH (previously amended by G&C on 7-16-08, item #25A), for additional work to the office and maintenance garage renovations and additions, at the District 4 office building in Swanzey, by increasing the price by $12,023 from $1,148,985 to $1,161,008. 100% Capital (Highway) Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #124), to oversee remediation at contaminated sites by increasing the amount by $251,500 from $1,600,000 to $1,851,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 40% Hazardous Waste Cleanup, 60% Federal Funds. The Troy Mills site in Troy is included in this contract.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Richard C. Berman, Nashua, NH to the State Board of Auctioneers
John A. Parker, Temple, NH to the State Conservation Committee

January 14, 2009 Meeting

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with the Town of Merrimack, NH, for office and courtroom space in an amount not to exceed $34,094.13. Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% Transfer Funds - Transfer from AOC - Rents from other Agencies - General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with TLT Construction Corp., Wakefield, MA, for the construction of the new Merrimack Courthouse for an amount not to exceed $4,275,200. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $313,760 for unanticipated expenses for the Merrimack Courthouse, bringing the total to $4,588,960. (3) Further Authorized a transfer of $21,376 to the State Art Fund, Department of Cultural Resources to purchase art for the Merrimack Courthouse. Effective upon G&C approval through January 8, 2010. 100% Capital (General) Funds. Some of you may have read newspaper reports about this item being tabled by us Councilors. There are some questions about this company and alleged problems they are having in Massachusetts. We think that a couple of weeks to investigate these allegations is warranted.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $20,640 from Dam Maintenance Fund, for repair of a flow control gate at the Souhegan Flood Control Site Dam #26 in Temple. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized to amend a contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH (previously amended on 7-16-08, item #54), to cover additional cleanup activities at the OK Tool/Savage Well Superfund Site in Milford, NH, by increasing the amount by $74,860 from $1,343,229 to $1,418,089. 90% Federal, 10% Capital Funds - General Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with Mareld Company, Nashua, NH, to lease office space at the Harris Pond Office Park in an amount not to exceed $76,762.44. Effective January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2011. 100% Highway Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to retroactively amend a contract with Clough Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene, NH (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-00, item #159), for the preliminary design for the replacement of the Sewalls Falls Road bridge in the City of Concord by extending the completion date from December 31, 2009.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Thomas J. Silvia, Amherst, NH, Independent Investment Committee, NH Retirement System
William F. Perry, Swanzey, NH Motor Vehicle Industry Board
Carol Lewis, Amherst, NH, Occupational Therapy Governing Board

December 18, 2008 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for MNTS Land, LLC and Moore Nanotechnology Systems, LLC located in Swanzey, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. Moore Nanotechnology Systems designs and builds equipment for the electro-optics market - this is leading edge diamond turning and ultra precision grinding equipment. This project consists of the purchase of land, site work and the construction of a 35,000 plus square foot facility. The Company, which was started in 1997 and has been operating in Keene for the past 10 years, has outgrown its leased space and requires a new facility suitably designed and constructed to meet its current and future needs.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award grants totaling $21,060 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated November 25, 2008. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. Milford Middle School and the Monadnock Writer's Group in Peterborough each received grants.

Authorized Division of Arts to award FY 2009 Arts in Education grants totaling $19,010 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 24, 2008. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds. Monadnock Family Services in Keene received a grant.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, to continue the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Southwest NH in the amount of $7,500. (2) Further Authorized payment of $6,750. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Sanborn, Head and Associates Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #122), to continue oversight of the cleanup of three contaminated sites (Pelham, Nashua, and Gilford), by increasing the amount by $400,000 from $1,964,262 to $2,364,262. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Hazardous Waste Remediation Funds.

Authorized to enter into an Allonge to Promissory Note and Amendment of Loan Agreement with Pennichuck Water Works Inc., in the amount of $3,000,000. This finalizes the loan amount used to finance improvements to the existing surface water treatment facility. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized to approve a loan agreement with the Town of Merrimack, in the amount of $1,600,000 to finance the Sewer Interceptor Improvements Project. Effective upon G&C approval. 83% Federal, 17% Capital Funds.

Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, (previously approved by G&C on 2-8-06, item #45), to finance water system improvements, by increasing the amount by $197,460 from $1,452,000 to $1,649,460. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% DWSRF Loan Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with the Piscataquog Land Conservancy, New Boston, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-23-05, item #51), for the Lake Horace Marsh Restoration Project by extending the completion date to December 31, 2010 from December 31, 2008, updating the Grantee Name as set forth in sub-paragraph 1.3 of the agreement to Piscataquog Land Conservancy to reflect this organization's change of legal name, and changing the wording of one of the Tasks within the Scope of Services. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Cushing & Sons Drilling, Keene, NH, to drill and install bedrock monitoring wells at up to 6 sites located on state-owned lands for an amount not to exceed $80,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Capital Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Family Assistance

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $414,946. (2)Further Authorized an advance payment of $63,985. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into an agreement with three firms: John Turner Consulting Inc., Dover, NH; R.W. Gillespie & Associates Inc., Saco, ME; Greenman-Pedersen Inc., Nashua, NH, for the purpose of providing materials testing and construction inspection services not to exceed $400,000, $300,000 and $200,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

There were no nominations at this meeting

December 3, 2008 Meeting

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Service Program in the amount of $5,030. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Other Funds - Federal pass-thru.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Service Program in the amount of $7,220. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Other Funds - Federal pass-thru.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $103,600. (2) Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $11,889 of the contract amount. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $51,662. (2) Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $5,739 of the contract amount. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with Manchester-Nashua Cellular Telephone LP at a monthly fee of $2,420.47, for mountain-top tower space at Federal Hill Fire Tower in Milford, NH

Authorized Trails Bureau to enter into Grant-In-Aid Trail Maintenance Contracts (Winter Trail Grooming) with the Snowmobile clubs as detailed in letter dated December 3, 2008, in the total amount of $1,527,566.41. Effective upon G&C approval through May 1, 2009. 100% Trails Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to enter into agreements totaling $1,057,003 with the Towns as detailed in letter dated October 13, 2008, to provide services under the Safe Routes to School program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Leonard Gerzon, Amherst, NH, Real Estate Appraiser Board
David J. Roth, Hollis, NH, Home Inspector Licensing Board

November 19, 2008 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from TD Banknorth, N.A. to Lewis & Clark, Inc. in Nashua, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan made by Monadnock Economic Development Corporation to Vision Financial Corporation located in Keene, NH. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-8-08, item #13D), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $4,166,230 from $1,698,800 to $5,865,030. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-22-08, item #1B), for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services, by increasing the amount by $31,881 from $63,761 to $95,642. (2) Further Authorized to advance $5,739 of the amendment amount. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Liquor Commission

Authorized to amend a contract with The Doty Group Incorporated, Hollis, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-16-05, item #30), for snow and ice removal services at Store #69 - Nashua, by increasing the amount from $18,000 to $24,600, an increase of $6,600. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 100% General Funds

Authorized to amend a contract with Plow MD Incorporated, Walpole, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-16-05, item #32), for snow and ice removal services at Store #15 - Keene, by increasing the amount from $28,500 to $38,475, an increase of $9,975. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #54), for the Beaver Brook E coli Impairment Investigation and Remediation and Habitat Restoration Project, by extending the end date to June 30, 2009 from December 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Authorized to provide Licensed Plus quality childcare awards in the amount of $30,470 to a total of six Licensed Plus child care providers throughout the State of NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. The Monadnock Community Early Learning Center in Peterborough and the Regional Services and Education Center, Inc. - Sunrise Children's Center in Amherst received awards.

Department of Education

Authorized a sole source grant to Keene State College, Keene, NH, in the amount of $14,000, to reform and improve pre-service personnel preparation in the areas of literacy instruction, positive behavior interventions and supports, and secondary transition supports for students with emotional/behavior challenges. (2) Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the grant. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010 with the option to renew for up to three additional fiscal years. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to contract with Mary Beth LaSalle, Hollis, NH, to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2) Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009 with the option to renew for up to one additional fiscal year. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with The Doty Group Inc., Hollis, NH, for snow removal at the Troop B/Motor Vehicle Substation building in Milford, in the amount of $4,800. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 91% Highway, 9% Turnpike Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-21-05, item #102), for technical studies in support of the Lowell - Nashua commuter rail project, by increasing the amount by $40,000 from $186,000 to $226,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009 from December 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 1.03 acre parcel in Merrimack to Mid-City Paving Inc., for $101,100 which includes $1,100 Administrative Fee. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Highway Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Laura Sheppard, Amherst, NH to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Kristie L. Palestino, Goffstown, NH to the Community College System Board of Trustees

October 22, 2008 Meeting

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-26-08, item #11), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $14,711 from $176,423 to $191,134. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services in the amount of $63,761. (2)Further authorize to advance to the vendor $11,477. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds

Department of Administrative Service

Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora Pignatelli with regard to the financing of certain equipment and the construction, renovation and furnishing of certain existing facilities in connection with Nashua Regional Cancer Center Inc., Nashua, NH.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorize to dispose of three state-owned parcels, one of which includes a metal framed building in Nashua, NH, to the City of Nashua at a nominal price of $1 and an administrative fee of $1,100.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Robert Maciski, New Boston, NH, State Historical Resources Council

September 17, 2008 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to amend lease contract with Gerald Q. Nash, Nashua, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 9-21-05, item #20), for office space currently rented at 49 Donovan Street, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $189,678.36 from $1,896,783.60 to $2,086,461.96, and providing a 6-month hold over agreement. 56.4% General, 43.6% Other (multiple non-general fund sources) Funds.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized to exercise a contract renewal with Jay McKenna Cleaning Services LLC, Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-17-07, item #16), for the purpose of providing custodial services at the Joint Force Headquarters Building at the State Military Reservation in Concord in the amount of $55,600. Effective October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Connie's Septic Service Inc., Merrimack, NH, for construction of parking and fencing at the State Military Reservation in Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $568,275. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $85,000 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $653,275. (3) Further Authorized the amount of $15,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $668,275. Effective upon G&C approval through June 1, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, for providing the Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff with office space located in the newly constructed Goffstown District Court for an amount not to exceed $86,400.48. Effective December 1, 2008 through November 30, 2013. 60% General, 40% Federal Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award FY 2009 Individual Artist Fellowship Award totaling $10,000 to Clark Knowles, Portsmouth, in the amount of $5,000 and to Jennifer Militello, Goffstown, in the amount of $5,000. Effective upon G&C approval trough June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to retroactively amend a grant agreement from the US Fish and Wildlife Services (previously approved by G&C on 8-18-04, item #74A), to extend the completion date to September 30, 2008 from September 24, 2005. (2) Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with Pennichuck Water Works Inc., Merrimack, NH, to fund design and permitting activities associated with the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam in the amount of $19,803.56. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the NH Fish and Game Department for the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam located on the Souhegan River in Merrimack. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. (2) Further Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the Association of US Delegates to the Gulf of Maine Council in the amount of $75,000 for the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam located on the Souhegan River in Merrimack. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009. (3) Further Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the NH Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership for the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. (4) Further Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the NH Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association for the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. (5)Further Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Fish and Game Department in the amount of $50,000 for the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam located on the Souhegan River in Merrimack. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. (6) Further Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Pennichuck Water Waters Inc., Merrimack, NH, in the amount of $180,000 to fund the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2009. 35% Fish and Game, 65% Private Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $85,206.60. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $78,720. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to amend a contract with Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #488), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $48,000 from $301,541.60 to $349,541.60. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Keene, NH, to construct a general aviation aircraft parking ramp expansion, Taxiway "A" and perimeter road at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport (Keene) in the amount of $978,924. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2012. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, for bridge rehabilitation/widening and safety improvements on the bridge carrying F.E. Everett Turnpike northbound and southbound over Souhegan River in the Town of Merrimack on the basis of a low bid of $13,588,454.21. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $679,422.71 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through June 24, 2011. 100% Turnpike Funds.

The following person from District Five was nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Linda Gathright, Nashua, NH, to the State Commission on the Status of Women

September 3, 2008 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Rindge, NH, for the purpose of supporting the purchase of equipment for the Woodbound Inn, in the amount of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Service Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program in the amount of $50,042. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized to enter into an agreement with JWC Enterprises d/b/a Chemserve of Milford, NH, for hazardous waste and environmental testing at NH Army National Guard facilities in the amount of $29,701.90. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Recreation and Parks Association, Keene, NH, whereby DRED provides certain services to and reimbursed by the NHRPA in the amount of $9,272.70. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Park Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to award 26 child care infant toddler equipment stipends in the amount of $4,000 per recipient from licensed child care centers and two child care infant toddler equipment stipends in the amount of $1,500 per recipient from family/family group child care programs for a total of $107,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. The Keene Day Care Center, Nashua Adult Learning Center and the Winchester Learning Center are several of the vendors.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized to grant Public Health Emergency Preparedness funds to the list of All Health Hazards Region fiscal agents as detailed in letter dated July 23, 2008, in the amount of $100,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. Greater Peterborough, through the Monadnock Community Hospital, will receive $20,000.

Authorized Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to amend a contract with the City of Nashua, Division of Public health and Community Services, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #248), to provide community based childhood lead poisoning case management and prevention activities, by increasing the price by $8,000 from $8,000 to $16,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to exercise a renewal option with EdTech Associates Inc., Amherst, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-5-08, item #72), to continue Phase II of the Science4All project to improve the content knowledge of NH science teachers and to improve science instruction and learning in an amount not to exceed $90,500. (2) Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved on the basis of invoices which are supported by a summary of activities that have taken place in accordance with the terms of the contract, along with a detailed listing of expenses incurred in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Wallace L. Trolan, Jr., Nashua, NH, Aviation Users Advisory Board
Peter W. Caswell, Temple, NH, New Hampshire Water Well Board

August 13, 2008 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Laconia Savings Bank and SB New Hampshire Country Club LLC in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. This loan guarantee will support working capital needs and secure the jobs of 27 people.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Swanzey, NH for the purpose of completing water, sewer, and site improvements in support of creating 38 units of affordable senior housing, in the amount of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Hutter Construction Corp., New Ipswich, NH, for DRED (Department of Resources and Economic Development) Warehouse/Office at Bear Brook State Park, Depot Road, Allenstown, NH, for a price not to exceed $1,153,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of the Arts to enter into a contract with Dharma Creative, Nashua, NH for the design and layout of various publications in the amount of $24,614. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds. This company will design and produce 7 Newsletters and a Biennial Report.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Economic Development to award a grant to the NH Economic Development Association, Concord, NH, for a NH Branding Kiosk in the amount of $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008. 100% General Funds. These branding Kiosks will be used to enhance local economic development efforts. One will be at Daniel Webster College in Nashua.

Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the City of Nashua, NH, for a Research Technology Park analysis project in the amount of $20,000. (2) Further Authorized the payment of $18,000 upon G&C approval. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to exchange a 119 acre parcel of state land known as Gay State Forest in Jaffrey, NH, for a 9.53-acre portion of Society for the Protection of NH Forests lands in Jaffrey, NH. (2) Further Authorized to accept title from the SPNHF for a 9.53 acre tract to be annexed to Monadnock State Park Jaffrey, NH. 0% State Funds.

Authorized to award grants to the municipalities as detailed in letter dated July 2, 2008, for purposes of used oil collection, in the total amount of $5,731.50. Effective upon G&C approval through August 13, 2009. 100% Hazardous Waste Cleanup Funds. Peterborough will be given a grant to fund a used oil collection.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to Pennichuck Water Works, Merrimack, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $20,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to provide Licensed Plus quality childcare awards in the amount of $18,072.22 to a total of eight Licensed Plus Child care providers throughout the State of NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. The Nashua Child Learning Center and The Winchester Learning Center will each be given awards.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to enter into an agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health & Community Services, Community Health Department, Nashua, NH, to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus prevention services, in an amount not to exceed $145,868. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-9-08, item #128), for roadway resurfacing of 8.32 miles of the F.E. Everett in Merrimack and the F.E. Everett/I293 in Manchester, by increasing the amount by $220,000 from $1,551,750 to $1,771,750. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Turnpike Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Nashua Airport Authority, for SGB-12-01-2008, to replace hazard beacons and purchase snow removal equipment in the amount of $283,725. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2012. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Keene, NH, for SBH-08-01-2008, to purchase snow removal equipment and modify existing equipment for the Dillant-Hopkins Airport in the amount of $224,675. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2012. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Edward McLear, Merrimack, NH, to the Land and Community Heritage Authority
William P. Veilette, Amherst, NH, to the Land and Community Heritage Authority
Lance dePlante, New Ipswich, NH, to the Emergency Shelter and Homeless Coordination Commission
Richard J. Campbell, New Boston, NH, to the State Lottery commission
William H. Barry, III, Nashua, NH, to the Nashua Police Commission
Vahrij Manoukian, Hollis, NH, to the Pharmacy Board

July 16, 2008 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, 10 Goodnow Street, Jaffrey, NH, to replace electrical service connections including meters, pedestals and wiring in the Forest Park Tenants Association Cooperative manufactured housing park in the amount of $130,000. Effective upon G&C approval until December 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Federal Construction Corporation, 50 Salem St., Building A, Lynnfield, MA, for upgrades to the latrines at the Army National Guard located in Milford, NH in an amount not to exceed $216,800. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008 unless extended by the Department in accordance with the contract documents. (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $32,520.00 be approved for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $249,320.00. (3) Further Authorized the amount of $9,600 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bring the total to $258,920.00. 50% General Funds, 50% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract amendment with Westfield Construction Company, Inc., PO Box 129, Swanzey, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $20,702 from $1,128, 283 to $1,148,985 for additional work to the office and maintenance garage renovations and additions, at the District 4 Office Building, Swanzey, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through August 15, 2008. 100% Highway Funds. During the meeting, I questioned the need to spend the additional money and was assured that the additional money would be paid by the architectural firm that drafted the original project specifications.

NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food

Authorized the New Hampshire State Conservation Committee to enter into a grant with the Town of Brookline, NH, in the amount of $16,759 for the Brookline Trails Improvement Project. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009. 100% Conservation Number Plate Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in Aid Trail Maintenance and Equipment Contracts with the Snowmobile Clubs in the amount of $2,038,028.75 as detailed in letter dated July 16, 2008. Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2009. 100% Trails Bureau Funds. These contracts are for aiding the clubs in the maintenance of snowmobile trails. Groups in Wilton, Winchester and Keene will be receiving grants.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract amendment with Weston Solutions, Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on January 16, 2008, Item #48) to cover additional cleanup activities at the OK Tool/Savage Well Superfund Site in Milford, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $753,846, from $589,383 to $1,343,229, and extending the completion date to September 30, 2009 from December 31, 2008. 90% Federal Funds and 10% Capital Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to enter into a retroactive Agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., PO Box 603, Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $86,390, retroactive to April 1, 2008, through March 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to enter into agreements with Central NH Regional Planning Commission, 28 Commercial Street, Concord, NH, Southern NH Planning Commission, 438 Dubuque Street, Manchester, NH, Rockingham Planning Commission, 156 Water Street, Exeter, NH, and Nashua Regional Planning Commission, 115 Main Street, Nashua, NH for the purpose of providing continued planning assistance to the 26 communities participating in the Community Technical Assistance Program through the I-93 Expansion project in the amount of $1,101,000. Effective upon G&C approval through August 1, 2010. 80% Federal Funds, 20% Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to enter into contract with Sealcoating, Inc, Hingham, MA, to seal and repair pavement cracks at Boire Field, Nashua and Dillant-Hopkins Airport, Keene in an amount not to exceed $97,795. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 95% Federal Funds, 5% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract amendment with Lane Construction Corp, Cheshire, CT, by increasing the contract amount by $250,000 from $2,837,003 to $3,087,003 for roadway and bridge rehabilitation on NH Route 12 in Keene and Surry. Effective upon G&C approval. 80% Federal Funds, 20% State Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CWS Fence & Guardrail Company, Andover, NH, on the basis of low bid of $432,071 for guardrail replacement along the F. E. Everett Turnpike, Nashua and Merrimack and along I-93 northbound from Bow to Concord. Effective from G&C approval through October 3, 2008 unless extended by the Department in accordance with the Standard Specifications. 100% Turnpike Funds. (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $43,207 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. The contingency requested is 10% of the contract amount and is reasonable for projects of this type.

Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Clough Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene, NH, for on-call engineering and design services for various transportation projects throughout the State in the amount of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval, through August 31, 2011. This type of consulting agreement will be funded from the monies allocated to specific transportation-related projects.

The following person from District Five was nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Brian W. Morrissey, Nashua, NH to the New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

June 25, 2008 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to amend an agreement with the Town of Troy, NH (previously approved by G&C on 7-19-06, item #1), for the purpose of replacing the existing municipal surface water supply with a new bedrock well and water storage tank in the amount of $337,500, by extending the end date to June 30, 2009 from June 30, 2008.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $25,261. (2) Further Authorized to advance $6,315 to immediately begin work. Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $25,011. Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award federally funded Certified Local Government Grants totaling $56,455 to the towns as detailed in letter dated June 10, 2008. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. Hollis and Jaffrey received grants.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized Robert M. Tyszko, Milford, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

Authorized to grant a deed of easement for 14,853 square feet of land located at Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH to the City of Nashua/Pennichuck Water Works Inc., to maintain a water main and construct a future water booster station.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a service contract with Waste Management of NH, Hampton, NH, for solid waste collection and removal services for an amount not to exceed $13,059. Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% Transfer Funds. Nashua and Jaffrey Districts Courts are included.

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a rental agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH, providing the Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff with office space located in the Nashua District Court, Nashua, NH, for an amount not to exceed $10,548. Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% Transfer Funds. The space is not needed by the court and the location of the Juvenile Justice Staff allows them to provide timely services to their clientele.

#50 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the County of Hillsborough, Goffstown, NH, providing newly constructed office and courtroom space for the Goffstown District Court in an amount not to exceed $796,370.37. Effective July 1, 2008 through November 30, 2013. 100% Transfer Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Keith P. Hemingway, Architect, Bristol, NH, for design of the new Merrimack District Courthouse for a total price not to exceed $425,320. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $25,000 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $450,320. Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2010. 100% General Funds. This has been awhile in coming. Certainly the current Merrimack District Court need a new home.

Attorney General

Authorized to reappoint Suzanne M. Gorman as a Senior Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $93,313.48. Effective June 30, 2008 through June 30, 2013. Ms. Gorman is a resident of Goffstown. Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Elyse Alkalay, Nashua, NH, to provide legal services necessary for the implementation of the Help America Vote Act in the amount of $49,038. Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% Transfer from Other Agencies.

Department of Corrections

Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source lease agreement with Hillsborough County, Goffstown, NH, for building and grounds to house the NH State Prison for Women in an amount not to exceed $1,051,265.71. Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2012. 100% General Funds. It has been determined that the current Women's Prison in Goffstown is insufficient in size and facilities. The Commissioner of Corrections has requested funding for a new Women's Prison in his Capital Budget submission.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Economic Development to award a grant to the Hannah Grimes Center Inc., Keene, NH, to facilitate the expansion of high-speed wireless service in the southwestern region in the amount of $10,000.

(2) Further Authorized payment of $9,000 upon G&C approval. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to amend a grant from the National Parks Service Land and Water Conservation Fund (previously amended by G&C on 5-16-07, item #55), for the Monadnock State park Development and Acquisition project, by extending the completion date to October 31, 2008 from June 25, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Trails Bureau to award Recreation Trails Program grants totaling $779,187 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated June 25, 2008. Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. Goffstown and Rindge have received grants.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into grant agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated June 6, 2008, to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection Projects totaling $41,173. Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% Hazardous Waste Funds.. Goffstown is receiving funding.

Authorized to enter into grant agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated May 23, 2008, totaling $30,383 to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects. Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% Hazardous Waste Funds. The Nashua Regional Planning Commission is receiving funding.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Forrest Bell, d/b/a FB Environmental Consulting, Portland, ME, to complete a comprehensive modeling study at coastal beaches in the amount of $101,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

Authorized to amend a lease with Cameron Real Estate Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #160), by increasing the amount of $413,448 to $2,145,802.80 from $1,732,354.80. Effective July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009. 60% General, 40% Federal Funds. The Department of Health and Human Services has occupied this location since 1978 and has 115 employees there.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to provide Licensed Plus quality child care awards in the amount of $38,216.07 to a total of nine Licensed Plus child care providers throughout the State of NH. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. Great Beginnings in Swanzey and the Nashua Adult Learning Center Early Childhood Programs are included.

Disability Determination Unit

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Shelby Bailey, Registered Nurse, Jaffrey, NH, to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer in the amount of $31,200. Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

New Hampshire Hospital

Authorized to enter into an agreement with BK Systems Inc., Goffstown, NH, to provide fire detection, nurse call and alarm system test and maintenance services in the amount of $42,400. Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 69% General, 30% Federal, 1% Other Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to enter into a contract with Granite State Monarchs, Keene, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $337,062. Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. (2) Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation. 64% Federal, 36% General Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to enter into an agreement with the Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, Nashua, NH, to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus prevention services in an amount not to exceed $192,748. Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section, to exercise a contract renewal with Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #121), to provide tobacco prevention and control initiatives, by increasing the price by $23,625 from $63,000 to $86,625, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, to provide Public Health Network services with responsibility to improve the capacity and capability of public health response partners to mount a coordinated response to public health emergencies within a defined region in an amount not to exceed $75,000. (2) Further Authorized advance payment not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a program coordinator and associated program costs. Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 74% Federal, 26% General Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to contract with Bruce Ehielen, Keene, NH, to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2) Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a contract with Connie Upschulte, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach (previously amended by G&C on 4-9-08, item #76), to continue to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to September 30, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $597,637 to provide adult basic education/ESL English Language/Civics Education classes and training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults coordinated from the Nashua Adult Learning Center, the Learning Center Annex in Nashua and in students' homes. Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 60% Federal 40% General Funds.

Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $69,300 to provide basic math and reading instruction for NH Employment Program clients. The program operated by the Nashua Adult Learning Center will provide services to students from southern Hillsborough County. Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% DHHS Transfer Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively reimburse the Town of Hinsdale, in the amount of $1,226.05 for Radiological Emergency Response Planning, using SFY08 funds for services provided in SFY07. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Private Funds.

Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into agreements with the communities as detailed in letter dated May 27, 2008 for a total amount of $42,988.50, for the purpose of activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. The City of Keene will be receiving a $12, 805 grant.

Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into agreements with the communities as detailed in letter dated May 27, 2008 for a total amount of $71,727.50, for the purpose of activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. Goffstown will be receiving a $30,050 grant.

Department of Safety

Authorized to enter into a contract with Tri State Fire Protection LLC, Nashua, NH, for fire extinguisher inspection and service at District One Highway Maintenance facilities in the amount of $7,960. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Clough Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-21-01, item #323), for the final design of the expansion of the Spaulding Turnpike from Exit 11 to Exit 16 in the City of Rochester, by extending the completion date from August 27, 2008 to July 30, 2010.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Elizabeth V. Brown, Keene, NH to the Board of Licensing of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
James R. Tollner, Nashua, NH to the Health Services planning and Review Board

June 4, 2008 Meeting

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized Robert M. Tyszko, Milford, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease extension with the City of Keene, NH providing office and courtroom space in the City Hall Building, Keene, NH, in the amount not to exceed $51,574.71. Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% Transfer Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with D. L. King & Associates Inc., Nashua, NH, for floor abatement & replacement, at Glencliff - Brown Building, Benton, NH, for a total price not to exceed $579,985. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $75,000 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $654,985. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to retroactively enter into a new memorandum of understanding with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, to continue evaluating the effectiveness of the remedial action of the OK Tool Superfund site in Milford, NH in the amount of $20,000. Effective May 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. 90% Federal, 10% Capital Funds.

Authorized to amend a contract with Comprehensive Environmental Inc., Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #12), to develop a water resource plan, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to award a Water Supply Land Grant to the Town of Jaffrey, NH, in the amount of $10,500 to purchase land in a source water protection area to protect water supply land. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Piscataqua Watershed Association, New Boston, NH, to construct the Horace Lake Ecological Water Control Structure in Weare. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.

Department of Health and Human Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Interfaith Hospitality Network Inc., Hudson, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $24,287. Effective July 1, 2008, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General funds.

Authorized a retroactive contract renewal with Nashua Pastoral Care Center Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #155), to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $20,193. Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Disability Determination Unit

Authorized a retroactive contract renewal with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #175), to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $20,193. Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with Susan T. Clark, Registered Nurse, Goffstown, NH (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #84), to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer, by increasing the price by an amount not to exceed $20,800 from $38,262 to $59,062, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

Bureau of Developmental Services

Authorized Special Medical Services Section to amend an agreement with Colleen A. Sullivan, PT II, Dunbarton, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-13-07, item #395), to provide pediatric physical therapy services to Special Medical Services' specialty clinics for children with neuromotor disabilities, by increasing the price from $25,250.32 to $34,476.32, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009. 68% General, 32% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services and peer support services in an amount not to exceed $101,633. Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Council of Nashua, NH, to provide mental health services in an amount not to exceed $405,089. Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 88% General, 12% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, to provide mental health services in an amount not to exceed $40,350. Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 4% General, 96% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Therese Charest, Nashua, NH, to provide representative payee services in an amount not to exceed $4,800. Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, to provide Child and Family Health Support Services in an amount not to exceed $60,000. Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. 48% Federal, 52% General Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition and Health Promotion Section, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children to amend an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #169), to provide WIC, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and Farmers' Market Nutrition Program nutrition services, by increasing the price by $38,433.93 from $766,594 to $805,027.93. Effective upon G&C approval. 95% Federal, 5% General Funds.

New Hampshire Lottery Commission

Authorized to enter into a contract with Jay McKenna Cleaning Services LLC, Merrimack, NH, for janitorial services in the amount of $10,800. Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% Lottery Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of State Police to make a retroactive payment for services rendered from 2-9-07 through 6-29-07 to Lee Garrod d/b/a Glen Lake Animal Hospital, Goffstown, NH, for veterinary care for State Police canines in the amount of $2,580.32. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds..

Department of Transportation

Authorized Commissioner's Office to enter into a contract with D.L. King & Associates, Nashua, NH, for the reconstruction of associated tank top equipment at vehicle fueling sites in Lisbon and Bartlett on the basis of a low bid of $149,676. Effective upon G&C approval through September 26, 2008. 100% Highway Funds.

Authorized Commissioner's Office to enter into a contract with D.L. King & Associates, Nashua, NH, for the reconstruction of associated tank top equipment at vehicle fueling sites in Pittsburg, Northumberland and Milton on the basis of a low bid of $219,785. Effective upon G&C approval through September 26, 2008. 100% Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.25 acre parcel in Keene to Winchester Key Limited Partnership for $60,000 plus a $1,000 dollar Administrative Fee. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Skilling & Sons Inc., Hollis, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Bess Morrison, Canterbury, NH in the amount of $23,997.50. Effective upon G&C approval through August 29, 2008.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Skilling & Sons Inc., Hollis, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of John Lighthall, Chester, NH in the amount of $23,210. Effective upon G&C approval through August 29, 2008.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Skilling & Sons Inc., Hollis, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Victor Draghi, Derry, NH in the amount of $20,822.50. Effective upon G&C approval through August 29, 2008

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company Inc., Dunbarton, NH, for sealing four abandoned drilled wells in East Kingston, Candia, Wolfeboro Falls and Dunbarton in the amount of $5,943. Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2008.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Betsy Wilder, Keene, NH to the Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board
William A. Marcello, Keene, NH to the Community College System Board of Trustees
David L. Mahoney, Nashua, NH to the Postsecondary Education Commission
Roy W. Tilsley, Jr. Lyndeborough, NH to the Transportation Appeals Board

May 21, 2008 Meeting

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to accept the transfer of land located at 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, NH, from the Town of Merrimack at no cost to the State.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Amherst, NH, to complete the Baboosic Lake Phase III Expansion of Community Wastewater System Project in the amount of $144,105. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Troy, which lowers the Original Loan Agreement by $48,040.32 from $1,550,000 to $1,501,959.68 finalizing the loan amount used to finance the Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Loan Repayment Funds.

Authorized to award grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated April 24, 2008, for purposes of used oil collection totaling $18,910. Effective upon G&C approval through May 7, 2009. 100% Hazardous Waste Cleanup Funds. Hollis, Keene and Swanzey were awarded grants for used oil collection.

Authorized John & Catherine Fisher's request to construct a seasonal dock accessed by a walkway on property on the Nashua River in Nashua.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into an sole source License for Use of Premises with SAU #26 Merrimack School District, Merrimack, NH, to provide parking area and classroom space for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program in an amount not to exceed $22,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009. 100% Motorcycle Rider Training Program.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to amend a contract with The Louis Berger Group, Incorporated, Manchester, NH, and East Orange, NJ (previously approved by G&C on 2-7-01, item #181), for completion of a Type, Size, and Location Study for replacement of the bridges carrying NH Route 119 over the Connecticut River between Hinsdale, NH and Brattleboro, VT, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.

Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #207), for weekly rubbish disposal services at the Merrimack Maintenance Facility, Merrimack, on the Central Turnpike in the amount of $6,725.16. Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% Turnpike Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
George J. Hagerty and Eliezer Rivera both of Keene, NH to the Postsecondary Education Commission.

May 7, 2008 Meeting

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Eastmount Environmental Services LLC, Newburyport, MA, for emissions measurement testing of a boiler located at Millipore Corporation in Jaffrey in an amount not to exceed $10,400. Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2009. 100% Air Permit Fee Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to provide Licensed Plus quality child care awards in the amount of $187,348.80 to a total of thirty-six Licensed Plus child care providers throughout the State of NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. The following Day Care Centers received awards: Keene Day Care Center - Wood Street, Keene Day Care Center - School Age Program, Knowledge Learning Corporation Kinder Care Learning Center - Merrimack, Southern New Hampshire Services Bronstein Head Start - Nashua, and SNHS Eleventh Street - Nashua.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to amend an agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #100), to provide Homemaker services, by increasing the amount by $4,525.12 from $547,291.51 to $551,816.63. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 67% Federal, 33% General Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #137), to provide Adult In-Home Care, Transportation, Adult Group Day Care, and Nutrition services, by increasing the amount by $21,298.92 from $3,728,403.73 to $3,749,702.65. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 57% Federal, 43% General Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Dwight R. Valdez, Amherst, NH, Board of Hearing Care Providers
Bernard A. Streeter, Nashua, NH, Pari-Mutuel Commission

April 23, 2008 Meeting

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a service contract with Microdesk Inc., Nashua, NH, for customized AutoCAD, and on-site training, for a total price not to exceed $7,980. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to appoint Diana E. Fenton as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $61,294.34. Effective upon G&C approval. Diana E. Fenton lives in Amherst.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with the Peterborough Police Department, Peterborough, NH, for security coverage and traffic control at Miller State Park in the amount of $2,592. Effective October 1, 2008 through October 31, 2008. 100% Park Funds.

Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Arrow Container Services LLC, Nashua, NH, for rubbish removal and disposal at one state park facility in the amount of $5,220. Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 47% General, 53% Park Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $1,834,431 for water pollution control projects. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds. The City of Keene will receive a grant in the amount of $264,286 for a 2006 Infrastructure Project - gravity sewer main, sewer manholes and service connections, drain line, catch basins and manholes, reconstruction of roads, sidewalks and curbing in the areas of Elm, Green, Mechanic, Pleasant, Terrace and Union streets.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #191), to provide for two part-time benefits specialists positions to enhance access to SSA disability programs for people who are homeless, by increasing the price by $27,820 from $51,000 to $78,820. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Wayne M. Gagne, Nashua, NH, Railroad Appeals Board
Michael H. Monks, Nashua, NH, Resources and Economic Development
Advisory Commission

April 9, 2008 Meeting

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Debora Pignatelli with regard in the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness and the financing of certain capital expenditures in connection with the Saint Anselm College, Goffstown, NH. Proceeds from the bonds will be used to build a new dormitory, renovate the Joan of Arc building and build an addition on to the Carr Recreation Center.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with SMRT Inc., Portland, ME for professional services to develop the Feasibility Study design of Cheshire & Merrimack County Courthouses, and Keene District Court, located in Concord and Keene, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through August 29, 2008. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $26,320 for additional services that may be required during the Feasibility Study design of Cheshire County, Merrimack County and Keen District Courthouses, brining the amount to $337,790. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to Monadnock Tenants Cooperative Inc., Rindge, NH to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $14,990. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. The funds will be used to install a fence and gate around the Coop's water supply wells and pumphouse.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Feeley & Driscoll P.C., Nashua, NH, to perform financial audits of environmental projects in the amount of $200,000. Effective as of July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2012. Effective upon G&C approval. 90% Oil and Hazardous Waste, 10% General Funds. The purpose of this contract is to provide independent, professional auditing services for the Oil Fund Disbursement Board and DES to audit environmental cleanup projects.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $110,262. Effective retroactive to November 1, 2007 through October 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Connie Upschulte, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach (previously approved by G&C on 12-11-07, item #71), to continue to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators, by increasing the amount of $8,000 to an amount not to exceed $13,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Christine Downing, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach (previously approved by G&C on 11-28-07, item #152), to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators, by increasing the amount of $50,000 to an amount not to exceed $67,500. She will also coordinate and co-facilitate the state committee to develop a Numeracy plan and provide mathematical expertise for the state of NH. This will require an increase of $17,500 in the contract to cover professional services. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into Part "A" of a two-part contract with Clough, Harbour, and Associates, LLP, Keene, NH, to perform bridge scour evaluations and associated tasks in the amount of $771,127.67. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2010. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 170 State and municipal bridges will be included.

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing on the proposed alterations to be made to widen approximately two miles of NH 101A, a Class IV Highway, between Somerset Parkway and Celina Avenue in the City of Nashua, NH, as part of the NH 101A widening project.

#128 Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,551,750 for roadway resurfacing of 8.32 barrel miles of the F. E. Everett Turnpike in Merrimack and the F. E. Everett/I-293 in Manchester. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $155,175 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through August 22, 2008. 100% Turnpike Funds

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,832,112.50 for roadway resurfacing of 45.79 miles in maintenance District V and in Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham Counties. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $183,211.25 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through August 22, 2008. 100% Betterment Funds. NH 13/NH77 in Dunbarton and NH 13 in Mont Vernon/New Boston are included.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Margaret E. Lynotte, Swanzey, NH, Board of Licensed Dietitians
David Woodbury, New Boston, NH, Railroad Appeals Board

March 26, 2008 Meeting

The next Governor and Council Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 9, 2008 in the Governor and Council Chamber, State House, Concord, NH.

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Centrix Bank & Trust and Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics, Inc. in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Centrix Bank & Trust and Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics, Inc. in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act

Office of Information Technology

Authorized to enter into a contract with New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Nashua, NH, for technical training courses in an amount not to exceed $829,400. Effective April 1, 2008 through December 31, 2009. 99% Other, 1% General Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $176,423. Effective April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009. (2 Further Authorized to advance the vendor $29,745. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern New Hampshire Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $365,515. Effective April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009. (2 Further Authorized to advance the vendor $61,625. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Loureiro Engineering Associates of Merrimack, NH (previously approved by G&C on 9-19-07, item #17), to perform a Waste Analysis Plan, by extending the end date from December 31, 2007 to April 26, 2008. Delays in the contract start up, site visit and file review scheduling conflicts necessitates the additional time to complete the plan.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award an Arts in Education Partnership Grant in the amount of $12,000 to the Monadnock Writers Group, Peterborough. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated March 26, 2008, in the total amount of $15,742.55 for their 2008 out-of-state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds. The Monadnock Travel Council, Keene, will receive a grant in the amount of $11,003.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to provide quality child care awards in the amount of $162,820 to a total of twenty-nine accredited child care programs throughout the State of NH who partner with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide child care services. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

The following child care centers in district 5 will receive awards: Bright Horizons Family Solutions Nashua
Knowledge Learning Corp (Kindercare) Merrimack
Knowledge Learning Corp (Kindercare) Nashua
Rivier College Early Childhood Center Nashua
Southwest Community Services Keene
The World Schools (SWLC Inc.) Nashua

Division for Juvenile Justice Services

Authorized Bureau of Field Services to reclassify position #16975 Child Protective Service Worker IV, salary grade 24 to Juvenile Probation and Parole Officer Series I-IV, salary grades 18-24 for the Nashua District Office; and position #40105 Child Protective Service Worker II, salary grade 20 to Juvenile Probation and Parole Officer Series I-IV, salary grades 18-24 for the Laconia District Office. 60% General, 40% Federal Funds.

Division of Child Support Services

Authorized to amend a contract with Monadnock Family Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-18-07, item #75), to continue providing mediation services to parents in Cheshire County and to assist them in resolving their differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting, by increasing the amount by $21,750 from $21,750 to $43,500, and by extending the end date from March 31, 2008 to September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to grant the list of public health emergency preparedness funds to the associated All Health Hazards Regions fiscal agents in the amount of $225,882. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. The Greater Nashua Region and the Greater Peterborough Region will receive funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to grant the list of pandemic influenza preparedness funds to the 19 associated All Health Hazards Regions Planning Groups in the amount of $190,000. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. The City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services, the Monadnock Community Hospital, and the Cheshire Medical Center will receive funding.

NH Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $8,000 grant to Rivier College, Nashua, for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time or part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH, and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need. 100% General Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to sell to the Town of Jaffrey, a parcel of land 0.975 acre in size in Jaffrey for $65,300 and a one-time administrative fee of $1,100. This is a request from the Town of Jaffrey.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to grant an easement to Public Service of NH for overhead electrical distribution and transmission lines and current laterals on the State-owned Ashuelot Branch railroad corridor in the Town of Swanzey and City of Keene, for a one-time fee of $5,000. In doing title research, it was discovered that the person who gave the original easement did not have any interest in the land because it was part of the railroad corridor.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a low bid contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, on the basis of a low bid of $2,214,080 for roadway resurfacing of 36.12 miles in maintenance District IV in Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties. (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $154,985.60 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through August 28, 2008. 100% Betterment Funds. Some 36 miles of roadway segments will be resurfaced in the following towns: Winchester (NH10), Troy and Jaffrey (NH124), Mason and Greenville (NH31) and Sharon and Peterborough (Jarmany Hill Road).

Authorized to enter into a contract with Stephens-Marquis Assoc. Inc., Merrimack, on the basis of a low bid of $742,560 for the reconstruction of vehicle fueling sites in Derry and Manchester. (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $74,256 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through September 26, 2008. 100% Capital Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Stephens-Marquis Assoc. Inc., Merrimack, NH on the basis of a low bid of $776,800 for the reconstruction of vehicle fueling sites in Milford and Swanzey. (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $77,680 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through October 3, 2008. 100% Capital Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with New England Signal Systems Inc., Northwood, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $169,769.25 for traffic signal removal and replacement on NH Route 101A at the intersection with NH Route 101 and North River Road in the town of Milford. (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $25,465.39 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through August 28, 2008. 100% Betterment Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions Sylvia Horsley, MD of Nashua, NH to the Midwifery Council
Gayle Troy, Dunbarton, NH to the Penalty Appeals Board

March 5, 2008 Meeting

The next Governor and Council Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2008, in the Governor and Council Chamber, State House, Concord, NH.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a hold over amendment with the Town of Merrimack, for office and courtroom space for an amount not to exceed $16,077.72. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2008. 100% Transfer Funds.

Employment Security

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with SymbioSys Solutions Inc., Nashua, NH, for maintenance and support services of the Enhanced Remote Initial Claim Application web-based application portion of the NH Unemployment Insurance System in the amount not to exceed $276,600.

Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2010. 100% Federal Funds. This Nashua-based Company developed the system and is the only one qualified to oversee the conversion to a new system which should take effect in February 2009.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Brookline, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Melendy Pond and Lake Potanipo in the amount of $12,182.50. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% Fee Income Funds.

Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Winchester, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Forest Lake in the amount of $3,695. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% Fee Income Funds.

Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH, to finance the construction of wastewater treatment plant upgrades, by increasing the amount by $7,371,000 from $7,307,154.34 to $14,678,154.34. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Clean water repayment revolving funds.

Department of Corrections

Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Orvis Rollins d/b/a - Keene Maintenance Service, Keene, NH, for cleaning services for the probation/parole district office in Keene NH in the amount of $2,520. (2) Further Authorized to make a onetime retroactive payment in the amount of $2,520 for cleaning services provided to the NH DOC. Effective May 5, 2006 through May 25, 2007. 100% General Funds. The cleaning service continued to clean and did not send invoices even though the Department asked the company to stop cleaning. Apparently, the cleaners did not speak English and did not understand any communication from the Department of Corrections.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Dr. Ajay Koshy, Goffstown, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $20,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds. The purpose of the program is to increase the number of primary health care providers serving in the State's health professional shortage areas and in medically underserved areas.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to enter into agreements with Andover, Concord, Farmington, Gorham, Hopkinton, Lebanon, Nashua, New Ipswich, and Portsmouth, and with the Safety and Health Council of Northern New England on behalf of NH BikeSmart, to provide services under Safe Routes to School. Effective upon G&C approval through State FY 2010. 100% Federal Funds. The Ledge Street School area in Nashua will receive funds for intersection improvements and traffic calming. In New Ipswich, Appleton Elementary and Boynton Middle Schools will receive funding for sidewalks from school to the town center.

The Following were presented as late items:

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract amendment with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH by increasing the contract amount by $380, 000 from $2,667,035 for the Fuel Assistance Program. 100% Federal Funds. The state received notification of emergency contingency federal funding for LIHEAP FY 2008 recently. The amendment represents Southwestern New Hampshire's share of the balance of 2008 funds available from program costs for New Hampshire Fuel Assistance Program. It will provide funds to support eligible New Hampshire residents, especially the working poor, elderly and disabled citizens who are in need of assistance to help pay for heating costs this winter season.

Authorized to enter into a Sole Source contract amendment with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc, Manchester, NH by increasing the contract amount by $1,233,685 from $5,057,515 to $6,281,173 for the Fuel Assistance Program. 100% Federal Funds. See above explanation. The area served is the Greater Manchester and Nashua areas.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

J. William Degnan, Amherst, NH, State Fire Marshall and Director of the Division of Fire Safety: Department of Safety.
Carol Ann McGurk, Nashua, NH, Speech Language Pathology Board.
Thomas J. Daly, Nashua, NH, Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Committee.
Robert E. Martel, Dunbarton, NH, Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation.
Lee Nyquist, New Boston, NH, Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation.

February 13, 2008 Meeting

The next Governor and Council Meeting will be held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in the Executive Council Chamber, State House, Concord, NH.

Employment Security

Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Edmonds Landscaping Company Inc., Merrimack, NH, for snow plowing and removal services at NHES's Local office, Nashua, NH, in an amount not to exceed $12,880. Effective February 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Creative Labor Systems Inc., Keene, NH, for janitorial services at NHES's Keene Local office in an amount not to exceed $21,750. Effective February 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Environmental Service

Authorized to enter into a contract with Aquatic Control Technology Inc., Sutton, MA for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Glen Lake, Goffstown, NH, in the amount of $6,020. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to provide Licensed Plus quality child care awards in the amount of $40,735.50 to six Licensed Plus child care providers throughout the State of NH, as detailed in letter dated January 23, 2008, Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. The Monadnock Community Early Learning Center in Peterborough is receiving an award of $9,387.18

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Clough Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-21-01m item #323), for the final design of the expansion of the Spaulding Turnpike from Exit 11 to Exit 16 in the City of Rochester, by increasing the amount by $670,392.58 from $6,664,656.95 to $7,335,049.53. Effective upon G&C approval through August 27, 2008. 100% Turnpike Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Park Construction Corp., Fitzwilliam, NH (previously approved by G&C on 11-15-06, item #176), for the reconstruction of the NH 101/Winchester Street intersection and other improvements in the City of Keene, by increasing the contract amount by $50,000 from $6,816,989.80 to $6,866,989.80. Effective upon G&C approval. 80% Federal, 20% State Highway Funds.

The following person from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Donald R. Caron, Goffstown, NH Board of Managers of New Hampshire Veteran's Home

January 30, 2008 Meeting

The next Governor and Council Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2008, in the Governor and Council Chamber, State House, Concord, NH.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-19-07, item #5), for the Fuel Assistance Program by increasing the amount by $623,335 from $4,434,180 to $5,057,515. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-19-07, item #6), for the Fuel Assistance Program by increasing the amount by $571,554 from $1,715,481 to $2,287,035. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Community College System of New Hampshire

Authorized, as detailed in letter dated January 15, 2008, the college name changes within the Community College System of NH as approved by the Board of Trustees. The Community College System is changing the names of the schools throughout New Hampshire to reflect a more comprehensive program.

Department of Transportation

Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.6 acre parcel of State owned land located in Merrimack to The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts for $30,000 plus a $1,100 administrative fee. Effective upon G&C approval. Private/Local Funds.

Tuition Requests - Public Utilities Commission

Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,530.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robyn J. Descoteau, PUC Examiner, in the course entitled "Forecast and Demand Analysis".

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Kerri A. Lafond, Keene, NH to the Athletic Trainers Governing Board
Susan Whittemore, Keene, NH to the Pesticides Control Board

January 16, 2007 Meeting

The next Governor and Council Meeting will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2008, in the Governor and Council Chamber, State House, Concord, NH.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora Pignatelli with regard to the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness, the renovation and expansion of the College's library, the renovation of two of the College's dormitories and the funding of a debt service reserve fund in connection with Rivier College, Nashua, NH.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the Nashua Police Athletic League, to support the continued operation of the Youth Safe Havens program in Nashua in the amount of $20,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. The Youth Safe Havens Program is part of a national initiative to create youth "safe zones" within low-income housing areas. A local police officer works out of the facility. The hope is that youth can come to the facility to get services such as tutoring and mentoring that will help them to better succeed in life.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for the site drainage, ADA ramp and stairway report of Catamount Pond Pavilion at Bear Brook State Park in the amount of $226,350. Effective upon G&C approval through June 27, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into a loan agreement with Railroad Land Development LLC, Keene, NH, to provide a loan in the amount of $300,000 for remediation of environmental contamination. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds. Portions of the property have been used, in the past, for loading and unloading petroleum products for the abutting Tide Water Oil Company. This property, which is adjacent to downtown Keene, has been underutilized for the past few decades - mostly for parking and a paved bicycle path. Authorized to retroactively enter into a contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, to perform the operation and maintenance of the groundwater treatment facility at the OK Tool/Savage Well Superfund Site in Milford, NH, in the amount of $589,383. Effective December 17, 2007 through December 31, 2008. 90% Federal, 10% State Funds. This site was added to the National Priorities List in September 1984 after the discovery of volatile organic contaminants in the Town of Milford water supply well.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division for Children, Youth and Families

Authorized to award annual grants in State Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009 in the amount of $240,000 to twelve NH Family Resource Centers for infrastructure sustainability in the amounts of $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds. Child and Family Services in Nashua and Monadnock Family Services in Keene will each receive a $10,000 grant.

Authorized to accept a one-time monetary donation from Gordon and Barbara Russell, New Boston, NH in the amount of $500 to support adoption services provided by DCYF. Effective upon G&C approval. Gordon and Barbara Russell are the parents of Daniel and Ruth Russell who have twice adopted children through DCYF.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section, to retroactively exercise a sole source contract renewal option with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-13-02, item #120, amended on 11-19-03, item #84, amended 9-21-05, item #130, amended on 10-21-05, item #51), to provide a broad range of public health emergency preparedness and response activities, by increasing the amount by $848,250 from $1,876,666 to $2,724,916, and by extending the completion date to August 30, 2009, retroactive to August 31, 2007. 85.5% Federal, 14.5% General Funds. These funds will continue to improve disease surveillance and reporting, conduct disease investigations and mitigate hazards and vulnerabilities. This agreement also included funds for a disaster behavioral health liaison to recruit and train regional teams on central and southern New Hampshire.

Bureau of Medical Services

Authorized Disability Determination Section to amend an agreement with Susan T. Clark, Registered Nurse, Goffstown, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-8-07, item #89), to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer by increasing the price by $1,782 from $36,480 to $38,262. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds. This person will provide a wide range of medical and related expertise for assessing, determining and reviewing applicant eligibility for program benefits under Medicaid.

Authorized Disability Determination Section to amend an agreement with Marie P. Cote, Registered Nurse, Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #333, amended on 6-13-07, item #399, amended on 10-31-07, item #95), to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer by increasing the price by $2,090.88 from $85,328.20 to $87,419.08. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds. See item above.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to amend an agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #313), to provide Homemaker, Adult In Home Care, and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Respite Care services, by increasing the amount by $27,924.99 from $519,366.52 to $547,291.51. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 55% General, 45% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with City of Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #352), to provide transportation services, by increasing the amount by $42,278.72 from $180,692.88 to $222,971.60. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 33% General, 67% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with St. Joseph Community Services Inc., Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #320), to provide nutrition and transportation services, by increasing the amount by $193,055.03 from $3,181,816.30 to $3,374,871.33. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 39% General, 61% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Keene Housing Authority, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #307), to provide Congregate Housing services, by increasing the amount by $12,185.22 from $190,746 to $202,931.22. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #354), to provide Adult Group Day Care, by increasing the amount by $99,494.87 from $301,924 to $401,418.87. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 48% General, 52% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #360), to provide Homemaker, Nutrition, Adult In Home Care, Transportation, Adult Group Day Care and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Respite Care services, by increasing the amount by $252,119.85 from $3,476,283.88 to $3,728,403.73. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 48% General, 52% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #371, amended on 9-3-03, item #116, amended on 6-22-05, item #189, amended on 12-7-05, item #86, amended on 12-12-06, item #131, amended on 6-13-07, item #345), acting as fiscal agent to ServiceLink Resource Center of Sullivan County, to provide a cost of living increase for information and referral and assessment and counseling services, and to support Family Caregiver services, by increasing the amount by $18,060.08 from $853,521.40 to $871,581.48. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 68% Federal, 32% General Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with Monadnock Collaborative, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #379, amended on 9-3-03, item #110, amended on 6-22-05, item #196, amended on 12-7-05, item #84 amended on 12-12-06, item #135, amended on 6-13-07, item #341), acting as fiscal agent to ServiceLink Resource Center of the Monadnock Region, to provide a cost of living increase for information and referral and assessment and counseling services, and to provide a additional information and referral staff, by increasing the amount by $39,274.37 from $886,021.40 to $925,295.77. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 31% Federal, 69% General Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #327), to provide Retired Senior Volunteer Program services, by increasing the amount by $2,074.87 from $32,479.72 to $34,554.59. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorize to award a $5,000 grant to Daniel Webster College, Nashua, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Authorize to award a $13,000 grant to Saint Anselm College, Goffstown, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to grant funds to Rivier College, Nashua, NH, to develop a Cadre of Teacher Leaders of Elementary and Middle School Science in an amount not to exceed $102,706. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive, sole source contract with TreMac Development, LLC, Keene, to provide parking area space for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program for an amount not to exceed $7,000. Effective November 1, 2007 through December 31, 2008. 100% Agency Income Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to transfer a parcel of State owned land located in Milford to The Eber and Trudy Currier Family Trust in exchange for the transfer of a parcel of land owned by The Eber and Trudy Currier Family Trust to the State of NH. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into agreements with the municipalities of Peterborough, Portsmouth, Salem and Swanzey delineating duties and responsibilities of both the State and the municipalities in providing funding and services necessary for completing a total of 4 projects involving Class I, II, IV and V (Municipally-maintained) Highways through the municipal-managed process. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 80% Federal, 20% Local Match Funds. In Peterborough, Approximately 1000 feet of US 202 will be reconstructed at the intersection of Main Street (500 feet on either side of the intersection). Another project is the State Aid Bridge project to Rehabilitate the Main Street over the Contoocook River Bridge. This has been a much-needed project for Peterborough and the subject of many meetings with elected officials from Peterborough and the state, and the Department of Transportation. The Swanzey Project is the Stabilization of the Thompson Covered Bridge Pier.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with Breakwater Condominium Association, Merrimack, NH, for a parcel of land with a private pedestrian crossing in the amount of $1,925. Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

J. Ryan Bielagus, Amherst, NH to the Air Resources Council
Eileen M. Fiori, Nashua, NH to the Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals
Helen G. Honorow, Nashua, NH to the State Board of Education
Paul R. Bergeron, Nashua, NH to the State Historical Records Advisory Board
James H. Bradley, Goffstown, NH to the Physical Therapy Governing Board
Diane B. Terragni, Dunbarton, NH to the Ports and Harbors Advisory Council
Stephen R. Crean, Goffstown, NH to the Waste Management Council

December 11, 2007 Meeting

The next Governor and Council Meeting will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2008, in the Governor and Council Chamber, State House, Concord, NH.

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Monadnock Community Bank and E.F. Lane Hotel, LLC in Keene, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the contract ("Capital Access Program: Lender Participation Agreement") with The Nashua Bank. Action will Authorized Resolutions under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the contract will serve a public use, provide public benefit, the proposed participating bank is qualified to participate, appropriate measures have been taken to ensure CAP loans will be made under the requirements of the Act, the contract complies with RSA 162-A:12, and reasonable precautions have been made to minimize loss, all within the policy and authority of the Act. It will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. The contract will serve a public use, provide public benefit, the proposed participating bank is qualified to participate, appropriate measures have been taken to ensure CAP loans will be made under the requirements of the Act, the contract complies with RSA 162-A:12, and reasonable precautions have been made to minimize loss, all within the policy and authority of the Act.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, for the purpose of supporting the acquisition of a condominium unit at Railroad Square in order for Southwestern Community Services to develop affordable senior housing in Keene in the amount of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award a Mini-Grant in the amount of $1,000 to the City of Nashua. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds. This award will be used to promote ArtWalk Nashua, a collaboration of artists, galleries, studios and arts organizations designed to connect Nashua area artists with a larger audience. The program is centered around Saturday afternoon events, where studios and galleries open their doors to the public without charge.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies, as detailed in letter dated November 27, 2007, totaling $712,974 from the previously accepted 2007 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes. Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2009. (2)Further Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 27, 2007, totaling $174,000 from the 2006 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. The Nashua Police Department received a $63,125 Grant.

Department of Corrections

Authorized to enter into a contract with Community Improvement Associates, Keene, NH, to operate Academy Case Management Programs for the Sullivan County area in the amount of $169,880. Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Community Improvement Associates, Keene, NH, to operate Academy Case Management Programs for the Cheshire County area in the amount of $188,280. Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, to operate an Academy Case Management Program "Academy" for the Southern Hillsborough County area in the amount of $160,800. Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2009. 100% General Funds.

The above three contracts are to fund Academies which provide identification, assessment, referral to treatment, case management and monitoring of drug dependent offenders. The Academy Programs throughout the state assist to divert both technical parole violators and new prison-bound offenders so as not to increase the state prison population while not adversely affecting public safety or truth in sentencing.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a Businesses United for Water Security Installation grant to the City of Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-21-07, item #43, amended on 6-27-07, item #117), to complete a project to better protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to September 30, 2008 from December 31, 2007. Authorized to award six Regional Water System Grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated November 14, 2007, totaling $1,050,694, to compensate interconnection projects. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds. Pennichuck Waterworks will receive a grant for $264,169.00. It will be a 25% state contribution of eligible costs incurred for the planning and design and construction of interconnections between different systems or for the investigation of man-made contamination.

Department of Education

Authorized to enter into a contract with Connie Upschulte, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts and designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $8,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a sole source contract with Mareld Company Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 12-12-06, item #153B), to house the Motor Vehicles sub-station in Merrimack, by extending the end date from December 31, 2007 to December 31, 2008. 100% Highway Funds.

You may have read about this contract in the local papers. The DMV substation is in Merrimack now, in a place where it is not welcome. I would like to investigate the possibility of moving it to our Welcome Center at Exit 6 in Nashua. Most of the people who go for driver's license renewals come from Nashua and it makes sense to me to put the substation where it is convenient to more people.

Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a contract with Controtech Temperature Controls/Energy Management Systems of Keene, NH, to provide annual inspection and maintenance service on the boilers, and HVAC equipment in specific buildings at the Fire Academy in an amount not to exceed $66,566. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% Fire and EMS Funds.

Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with J.P. Pest Services Inc., Milford, NH, to provide pest control services at Troop A in Epping, Troop B in Milford and Concord in the amount of $3,630. Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2012. 81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to amend a contract with Stantec Consulting Services Inc., South Burlington, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-00, item #158), to complete the design services of the rehabilitation project on the F.E. Everett Turnpike NB & SB bridge over the Souhegan River in Merrimack, NH, by increasing the amount by $131,673.78 from $390,831.99 to $522,505.77 for additional design services, and by extending the completion date from December 28, 2007 to December 31, 2008. 100% Turnpike Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Robert L Mallat, Jr., Keene, NH, Community College System Board of Trustees
Galye E. Troy, Dunbarton, NH, NH Commission for Human Rights

November 28, 2007 Meeting

The next Governor and Council Meeting will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2007, in the Governor and Council Chamber, State House, Concord, NH.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to grant a utilities easement in perpetuity to Verizon, for utilities required for the new "Gilson Pond Campground" at Monadnock State Park in Jaffrey, NH. This is an easement for the utility poles and phone and power lines needed to service the campground. If the easement were not granted, the Department of Resources and Economic Development would have had to install and maintain the poles, lines and utility corridors from the campground to the road.

Authorized Trails Bureau to enter into Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance contracts (winter trail grooming) with the OHRV clubs in the total amount of $1,573,098.55. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated November 28, 2007, in the total amount of $21,851 for their 2007/2008 out-of-state marking project under the Joint Promotional Program. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds. The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce will receive a grant for $13,236 for the 2008 Area Brochure.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $40,000 with the US Fish & Wildlife Service for the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. Fiscal Committee approved. The Merrimack Village Dam is the first dam located on the Souhegan River in Merrimack. The Souhegan River is a tributary to the Merrimack River and is one of 14 Designated Rivers under the NH Rivers Management and Protection Program. The impoundment created by the dam extends upstream approximately 1,650 feet to just below the Everett Turnpike Bridge. As with virtually any dam removal, the Merrimack Village Dam removal project represents an opportunity to restore a stretch of river to its former free-flowing condition, provide fish passage, eliminate a public safety hazard, increase river-based recreational opportunities and provide potential education and outreach possibilities.

Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Jaffrey in the amount of $850,000 to finance the River Street Water main Replacement project. Effective upon G&C approval. This agreement finalizes the principal loan amount disbursed and establishes the loan repayment schedule.

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Business Operations

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Stebbins Spectacular Painting LLC, Keene, NH, for interior surface repair; priming and painting at the Thayer Building, Concord, NH, in the amount of $76,106.75. Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2008. 100% Other Funds.

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Authorized to amend a contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #176), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $65,538 from $662,000 to $727,538. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to amend a contract with Nashua Pastoral Care Center Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #152), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $15,840 from $160,000 to $175,840. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Bureau of Behavior Health

Authorized to amend a contract with the Community Council of Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #366), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $3,871 from $386,426 to $390,297. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a contract with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #365), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $22,197 from $51,687 to $73,884. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southern NH Services on behalf of the NH Community Action Association, Manchester, NH, to provide quality Early Learning Opportunity Initiative Services for an amount not to exceed $1,500,000. Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds. These are scholarships to eligible families to help pay for child care. A competitive bid process was followed to award this contract.

Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $29,000 grant to Keene State College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Christine Downing, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $50,000. (2) Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to contractor's acceptable performance of the terms therein. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds. State Law passed in 2002 requires that The Department of Education provide assistance to districts identified as having not met the statewide performance targets.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Clough, Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #104), for highway design consultant engineering services for various highway projects statewide, by extending the completion date from December 1, 2007 through June 1, 2008.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to exercise a contract renewal option with Hometown Forecast Services Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-29-06, item #117), for providing statewide weather forecasting services in the amount of $17,000. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009. 100% Highway Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

David S. Phillips, Amherst, NH, Marital Mediator Certification Board
Anne Krantz, Amherst, NH, Pesticides Control Board
David R. Kosofsky, Nashua, NH, Board of Registration of Podiatrists

October 31, 2007 Meeting

The next Governor and Council Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2007, in the Governor and Council Chamber, State House, Concord, NH.

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of commercial facilities by the Business Finance Authority for Huggins Hospital located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire; for Littleton Regional Hospital located in Littleton, New Hampshire; and Monadnock Community Hospital located in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. The financing is, in large part, for refinancing of bonds, but there is also money for electrical infrastructure, a new pharmacy and money for the connector road, site work and other infrastructure.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program in the amount of $50,042. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds. These funds are used to supplement Head Start salaries and were based on the number of children served. The programs are child-centered and have the goal of increasing school readiness of young children in low-income homes.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized Christopher A. Hegarty, Brookline, NH, be confirmed for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract amendment with J. Parker and Daughters Construction Inc., Pittsfield, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-25-06, item #19A), for additional work to the Gilson Pond Campground located at Monadnock State Park, Jaffrey, NH, by increasing the amount by $42,580 from $1,160,000 to $1,202,580, and by extending the end date to January 1, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. The funding was originally cut due to funding concerns, but some of it was replaced - the entrance to the campground will be modified, a gravel road will be built and also the construction of parking areas between campsites.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award Arts in Education, ArtLinks Grants totaling $24,755 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 2, 2007. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. Monadnock Family Services in Keene ($10,000) and The Moving Dance Center in Keene ($5,000) will receive Grants.

Authorized State Library to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $8,866 to the City of Nashua, for the Restoration of Election Records. 100% Other Funds. The money would restore and organize a portion of the City Clerk's records. They would be foldered and boxed and catalogued.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend $343,674 in federal funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund from FY 06 and FY 07 apportionment. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. (2) Further Authorized to accept and expend a donation of $252,729 from the Monadnock Conservancy. (3)Further Authorized to acquire 352 acres of land in the towns of Peterborough, Temple, and Sharon by warranty deed from Temple Highlands LLC, Temple, NH, for an amount not to exceed $1,000,100 including closing costs. 34% Federal, 25% Private/Local, 41% General Funds. Fiscal Committee approved. The Temple Mountain Land is one of the most visible and beloved landmarks in southern New Hampshire. The 352-acre property is located on Route 101 at the gateway to the Monadnock Region, 30 minutes from Nashua. It is the site of one of America's first downhill ski areas, which closed in 2001. The property includes a prominent ridgeline, a popular section of the 21 mile Wapack Trail, a cross-country ski trail network and diverse wildlife habitat. The property abuts Miller State Park on Pack Monadnock (New Hampshire's oldest state park.)

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Nobis Engineering Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #123), to conduct groundwater sampling and monitoring well assessments and improvements by increasing the amount by $150,000 from $725,000 to $825,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% General Funds. One of the sites being monitored is the Gilson Road Superfund site in Nashua.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Comprehensive Environmental Inc., Merrimack, NH, for the development of a NH stormwater best management practices manual in the amount of $57,100. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Child Support Services

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with SymbioSys Solutions Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-25-06, item #71), for a New England Child Support Enforcement System "Replacement Feasibility Study Analysis", by increasing the amount from $408,500 to $410,001.13 an increase of $1,510.13, and by modifying the Contract Deliverables to add Virtual Private Network sessions with the Arkansas Child Support Information System. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other Funds.

Bureau of Medical Services

Authorized Disability Determination Section, to amend an agreement with Marie Cote, Registered Nurse, Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #333, amended on 6-13-07, item #399), to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer and to increase the price by $3,224.20 from $82,104 to $85,328. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to support community-based agencies in delivering brief, curriculum-driven, HIV prevention education programs to members of minority groups in an amount not to exceed $70,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. (2)Further Authorized STD/HIV Section to pay up to 50% of the total payment in advance of the delivery of each prevention implementation. 100% Federal Funds. The cities of Nashua and Manchester are being served. The Nashua Area Health Center and the Nashua Health Department are two organizations identified as appropriate.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Marisa A. Rowlson, Amherst, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of education loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds. Ms. Rowlson must enter into a two-year agreement of service to be eligible for the loan reimbursement and the two-year contract may be renewed for one year with one-half of the original contract amount.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to amend an agreement with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism, Inc, Nashua, NH, by increasing the Price Limitation by $1,455,000 from $1,005,732 to $2,460,732 to provide substance abuse treatment services. Effective September 15, 2007 or upon G&C approval. This agreement was originally approved by G&C on June 13, 2007, Item #210. 100% General Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized Division of Career Tech and Adult Learning to enter into a contract with Dean Giftos, DDS, sole proprietor, Nashua, NH, to provide dental consultation in an amount not to exceed $40,656. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Divisions of State Police and Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with Plow MD Inc., Walpole, NH, for snow removal at the Troop C building in Keene, in the amount of $13,950. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 90% Highway, 10% Turnpike Funds.

Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with NationAir Aviation Insurance, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $28,426.00 for liability and inland marine insurance coverage on the State Police Bell 407 helicopter, and the Cessna 182, as well as the FLIR and Nightsun II equipment. Effective upon G&C approval or November 1, 2007, through October 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. The Request for Proposals was sent to 27 insurance agents and was posted on the New Hampshire state website. Only one company bid and was awarded this contract.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Jeanne Ann Whittington, Dunbarton, NH to the Board of Acupuncture Licensing
Izabella Kantsepolsky, Nashua, NH to the Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Linda Gathright, Nashua, NH to the State Commission on the Status of Women

October 17, 2007 Meeting

The next Governor and Council Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at The John O'Leary Adult Community Center, 4 Church St., Merrimack, NH

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Monadnock Economic Development Corporation for the benefit of Railroad Land Development, LLC in Keene, NH. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Southwestern Community Service Inc., Keene, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization Services, in the amount of $63,207. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $11,377. Effective October 17, 2007 through September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized Christopher A. Hegarty, Brookline, NH, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

Authorized to enter into a contract agreement with Jay McKenna Cleaning Services Inc., Merrimack, NH, for the purpose of providing custodial services at the new Joint Force Headquarters Building at the State Military Reservation in Concord, in the amount of $55,600 through September 30, 2008. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the Town of Jaffrey/Office of the Regional Prosecutor ("Town") for state owned property located in the Jaffrey-Peterborough District Court, Jaffrey, NH. Effective November 1, 2007 through October 31, 2011.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award Organizational Support Project Planning Grants totaling $15,050 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 2, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Division of Arts to award American Masterpieces: NH Inspirations Grants totaling $10,450 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 1, 2007. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of Arts to award Organizational Support Cultural Facility Grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 1, 2007, in the amount of $22,800. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to award a Public Water System Emergency Interconnection grant to the Town of Wilton, NH in the amount of $15,000 to complete a project to better protect public water supplies against future potential terrorist attacks by conducting mutual aid studies. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into grant agreements with the city of Keene in the amount of $18,115, and the Nashua Regional Planning Commission in the amount of $53,363, for a total of $71,478 to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, NH, to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the school-based dental program in an amount not to exceed $40,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 81% Federal, 19% General Funds.

Division of Family Assistance

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $397,122. (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $61,125 to the grantee to operate during the period between monthly reimbursements from the State. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to provide Licensed Plus quality child care awards in the amount of $39,660.88 to thirteen Licensed Plus child care providers throughout the State of NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Safety Services, Marine Patrol Bureau, to retroactively pay Tri State Fire Protection LLC, Nashua, NH, for 14 replacement 10lb fire extinguishers purchased in SFY07 in the amount of $1,050. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Navigation Safety Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Laura Sheppard, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Amherst, NH
Thomas Quarles, Jr., Public Water Access Advisory Board, Brookline, NH
Deborah Robinson, Recreational Therapy Governing Board, Merrimack, NH
Paula Gregory, Volunteer NH Board of Directors, Milford, NH

October 3, 2007 Meeting

The next Governor and Council Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at the Berlin Middle School, Berlin, NH.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants totaling $8,940 to the artists as detailed in letter dated September 13, 2007. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds. Judith Sullivan from Keene will receive a $3,000 grant.

Authorized Division of Arts to award Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants totaling $5,996 to the artists as detailed in letter dated September 13, 2007. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 33% General, 67% Other Funds. Russ Bigelow from Winchester will receive a $3,000 grant.

Authorized Division of Arts to award Operating Grants totaling $75,600 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated September 13, 2007. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds. The Colonial Theatre Group, Inc. in Keene will receive $26,000 in grants, The Moving Company Dance Center in Keene will receive $19,600 in grants and the Sharon Arts Center in Sharon will receive $28,800 in grants for the 2008 and 2009.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a memorandum of agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #132), to continue evaluating the effectiveness of the remedial action at the OK Tool site, by increasing the amount by $25,000 from $109,900 to $134,900. The OK Took site is in Milford.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $14,817 from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Rape Prevention and Education Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. The Coalition is comprised of 13 member agencies statewide that provide services. The Women's Crisis Services in the Monadnock Region in Jaffrey and Keene and Bridges Domestic and Sexual Violence Support Services in Milford and Nashua are in District 5.

Bureau of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $78,720. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $6,500 grant to Rivier College, Nashua, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 1005 General Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to amend a contract with the Southwest Regional Planning Commission, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-15-06, item #155), by retroactively extending the completion date from September 30, 2007 to September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to increase the rate of toll at Hooksett, Bedford, Dover and Rochester Mainlines by 25 cents for single rear tire vehicles (classes 1-4) and by 50 cents for duel rear tire vehicles (classes 5-12). (2) Further Authorized the Commissioner to increase the rate of toll at Hampton State Toll by 50 cents for single rear tire vehicles (classes 1-4) and by $1.00 for dual rear tire vehicles (classes 5-12), in accordance with RSA 237:9 and RSA 237:40. Effective at 12:01 a.m. on October 22, 2007.

Amendment: Authorized to increase the rate of toll at Hooksett, Bedford, Dover and Rochester Mainline tolls and the Hampton Side tolls by 25 cents for single rear tire vehicles (classes1-4) and by 50 cents for the duel rear tire vehicles (classes 5-12).

Increase the I-95 toll 50 cents for single rear tire vehicles (classes 1-4) and $1.00 for duel rear tire vehicles (classes 5-12).

You may have read about this proposal in my last Council update or in the news. I remain convinced that Merrimack deserves some relief and is paying a disproportionate share of the tolls in New Hampshire. I have convinced one other Councilor. And the Governor is quoted as saying, "I think we should provide relief to Merrimack and I have empathy for the people there." I offered an amendment to the proposal to provide Merrimack with some toll equity. It was tabled and will be taken up at the Council meeting later this month (October 31st) in Merrimack. So, for that reason, and because I was concerned with the rapidity of the vote after only a two week period, my vote was a no vote. Most people agree the work on the bridges and Turnpike need to be done. The "how," the "when," the "how much" and Merrimack were and are my concerns.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

James T. McKim, Goffstown, NH to the Economic Development Matching Grants Program
E. Vincent Hall, Nashua, NH to the Public Employee Labor Relations Board
Christopher L. Covel, Lyndeborough, NH to the New Hampshire Water Well Board.

Governor Lynch also nominated the following individuals to serve as Associate Justices on the Superior Court. Public Hearings will take place on October 29th in the Executive Council Chambers, beginning at 9 a.m.
Kenneth C. Brown, Manchester, NH; Diane M. Nicolosi, Concord, NH and Brian T. Tucker, Hopkinton, NH.

September 19, 2007 Meeting

The October 3, 2007 meeting will be held at the Youth Services Center, 1056 North River Road, Manchester, NH.

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Colt Refining, Inc. located in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. Colt Refining processes industrial scrap metals and removes gold, silver and other metals. They will be purchasing an incinerator to improve production and provide environmental and energy efficiencies.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, for the purpose of supporting the acquisition of a portion of the building in Keene for Southwestern Community Services. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. Southwestern Community Services will relocate its Head Start Center and fit up the remainder for administrative and program office space for Southwestern Community Services.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $1,715,481. (2)Further Authorized to advance Southwestern Community Services, Inc., $324,670 to operate between monthly reimbursements from the State. Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. The Fuel Assistance Program is a statewide program that makes home energy more affordable for income-qualified families, disabled and elderly residents of New Hampshire. Funds are targeted to low income households with high-energy burdens.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized to enter into a contract with Loureiro Engineering Associates of Merrimack, NH, for the development of a waste analysis plan for hazardous, universal and solid wastes generated at facilities by the NH National Guard in the amount of $11,700. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora Pignatelli with regard to financing certain capital expenditures and refinancing certain existing indebtedness in participation with St. Joseph Hospital of Nashua, NH, The Surgi-Center at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, NH, and Covenant Health Systems, Lexington, MA.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award an Operating Grant in the amount of $11,900 to Colonial Theatre Group inc., Keene, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of the Arts to award two year Operating Grants totaling $78,200 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 15, 2007. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds. The Nashua Symphony Association and Peterborough Players each received Operating Grants of $12,800 and $16,000.

Authorized Division of the Arts to award two year Operating Grants totaling $137,400 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 30, 2007. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds. Monadnock Arts in Education of Keen received a $5,100 grant for operating expenses.

Authorized Division of the Arts to award two year Operating Grants totaling $85,600 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 29, 2007. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. Andy's Summer Playhouse in Wilton received a $5,500 grant.

Attorney General

Authorized to accept a grant in the amount of $350,000 from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Grant Program. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2009. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Health And Human Services

Division of Community Based Care Services

Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide support services to NH reserve military families and military members deployed or returning from combat in an amount not to exceed $299,700. Effective September 20, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2008. 100% Other (Federal) Funds.

Office of Medicaid Business And Policy

Tabled Authorized to amend a sole source contract with McKesson Health Solutions LLC, Broomfield, CO, (previously approved by G&C on 9-8-04, item #108, amended on 9-27-06, item #77), to continue administration of the NH Medicaid Disease Management Program, by increasing the amount by $2,733,864 from $3,885,701 to $6,619,565, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2007 to June 30, 2009. 50% General, 50% Federal Funds.

I made the motion to table this contract. Last year, when this contract was amended, we were told that the contract would be put out for competitive bid this year. As you can see, it is for an enormous amount of money. We were being asked to continue with a no bid contract after its expiration date, and I felt that it should be re-bid. Councilors Beverly Hollingworth and Ray Burton supported my move to table this item. We were assured that services to clients would not be stopped as a result of tabling this item.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Leonard Gerzon, Amherst, NH, Assessing Standards Board
Terry Linehan, Amherst, NH, Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Kenneth E. Mayo, Nashua, State Radiation Advisory Committee

September 5, 2007 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Rindge, NH, to conduct a study that will evaluate a town owned parcel of land for development of up to 30 affordable elderly housing units in the amount of $12,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tarah Snee, Nashua, NH to conduct legal research, preparing legal memoranda and providing general support and assistance to the Governor's Crime Commission and the Office of the Attorney General in the amount of $5,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, to finance the construction of wastewater treatment plant upgrades by increasing the amount by $6,000,000 from $1,307,154.34 to $7,307,154.34. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $85,206.60. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Hollis, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Andrew Harris, East Kingston, NH, in the amount of $26,925. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to amend a contract with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-11-06, item #82), to develop a Regional Safety Plan, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Park Construction Corp., Fitzwilliam, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-15-06, item #176), for the reconstruction of the NH 101/Winchester Street intersection and other improvements in the City of Keene, by increasing the amount by $430,000 from $6,386,989.80 to $6,816,989.80. Effective upon G&C approval. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R. J. Olszak Construction Inc., d/b/a All-Ways Wrecking, Bridgewater, NH, for building demolitions in Keene, and Hinsdale as detailed in letter dated July 13, 2007, on the basis of a low bid of $78,525. Effective upon G&C approval through October 26, 2007. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $11,778.75 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction project. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a retroactive contract with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH (previously amended by G&C on 5-24-06), for further data collection and completion of the technical study, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2008 from June 30, 2007. 83% Federal, 17% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Hollis, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of David Vachon, Candia, NH, in the amount of $20,485. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Hollis, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Andrew Harris, East Kingston, NH, in the amount of $26,925. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Betsy Abrahams, Merrimack, NH, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Commission
David R. Proper, Keene, NH, Municipal Records Board
Archie C. Burnett, III, Milford, NH, New Hampshire Motor Vehicle Industry Board
Adrian E. Feldhusen, New Ipswich, NH, Midwifery Council

August 22, 2007 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hinsdale, NH, for the purpose of supporting infrastructure improvements and the further development of the Hinsdale Commercial and Industrial Development Corporation in the amount of $240,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of the Arts to grant FY 2008 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards totaling $30,000 to the artists as detailed in letter dated July 26, 2007, for the period of G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. William Irvine of Rindge received a $5,000 Award.

Department of Corrections

Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Community Improvement Associates, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, late item #M, amended on 8-3-05, item #66) in the amount of $66,000 to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Cheshire County from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Community Improvement Associates, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, late item #N, amended on 8-3-05, item #62) in the amount of $84,000 to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Sullivan County from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, late item #O, amended on 8-3-05, item #63) in the amount of $42,349.98 to operate an Academy Case Management Program in South Hillsborough County from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Pari-Mutuel Commission

Authorized to accept and expend $20,000 bond escrow funds from The Hartford Insurance Company on behalf of the New England Fund Raising Co Inc., a games of chance operator licensee to repay the charitable organizations a portion of the proceeds they were due but did not receive from games of chance that New England Fund Raising Co Inc., held on behalf of their charitable cause. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Agency Income Funds. Several non-profit organizations in Nashua lost money and will now receive a portion of the lost funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Town of Rindge, NH, to facilitate the wireless network in the Town of Rindge in the amount of $9,999. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007. (2)Further Authorized the payment of $9,000 upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, Nashua, NH, to launch free wireless Internet service in downtown Nashua in the amount of $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007. (2)Further Authorized the payment of $9,000 upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated August 9, 2007, for the total amount of $439,992 in order to implement the 2008-2009 Regional Environmental Planning Program. (2)Further Authorized to award an advance payment in the amount of $5,000 to each of the nine RPAs in accordance with the terms of the grant agreements; for a total of $45,000 in advance payments. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds. The Southwest and Nashua Regional Planning commissions will receive funding.

Authorized to award a Business United for Water Security Installation grant to the Merrimack Village District, Merrimack, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $4,500. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the entities as detailed in letter dated July 24, 2007, totaling $22,146.33 to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. Goffstown will receive funding.

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $86,390. Effective retroactive to April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $190,635. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Strategic Prevention Framework Program, to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Collaborative, Keene, NH, to develop and implement a community level prevention infrastructure in an amount not to exceed $587,946. (2)Further Authorized to provide an advance payment to Monadnock Collaborative in SFY 2008 not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial start-up costs for projects within the agreement. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Strategic Prevention Framework Program, to enter into an agreement with United Way of Greater Nashua, Nashua, NH, to develop and implement a community level prevention infrastructure in an amount not to exceed $643,244. (2)Further Authorized to provide an advance payment to United Way of Greater Nashua in SFY 2008 not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial start-up costs for projects within the agreement. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into a sole source agreement with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies in an amount not to exceed $75,000. (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in SFY 2008 not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial startup costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a program coordinator and associated programs costs. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to award a grant totaling $259,304 to the City of Nashua Transit System, Nashua, NH, to provide matching funds to the City of Nashua's Federal Department of Transportation's Job Access Reverse Commute grant. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the communities listed in letter dated August 3, 2007 for a total amount of $299,641.05. Funds will be used for activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning. 100% Federal Funds. Milford, Temple and Troy will receive grants.

Authorized to retroactively reimburse Claude Ouellette, Merrimack, NH for travel expense in the amount of $2,894.66 for out of state travel June 23-28, 2007. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Highway Funds.

Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with Jay McKenna Cleaning Inc., Merrimack, NH, to provide janitorial services for the Manchester DMV office in the amount of $21,420. Effective September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2010. 100% Highway Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $204,000 to the City of Nashua, Manchester Transit Authority, and Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation, to provide a portion of the grant funds required to match Federal Transit Administration funds for operating expenses. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Nashua Airport Authority, for AIP-28 to conduct an Environmental Assessment study for the future construction of a runway relocation and extension in the amount of $390,000. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2011. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Sandra Hogan, Nashua, NH to the Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board
William A. Marcello, Keene, NH to the Community College system of New Hampshire Board of Trustees
Thomas J. Pappas, Nashua, NH the Police Commission
Jennifer Ng, Merrimack, NH to the Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council
Kathryn P. Nelson, Nashua, NH to the Rivers Management Advisory Committee

July 18, 2007 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to amend an existing Agreement with the City of Keene, NH which was initially approved by the Governor and Council on July 19, 2006, Item #2, to extend the time period to complete the project from June 30, 2008 to December 31, 2009. No additional state or federal funds are required for this action. This project provided funding to the City of Keene, for $450,000, to assist the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation with infrastructure improvements to the vacant downtown Keene Railroad Yard site.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized to enter into a contract with Schroeder Construction Management, Inc. of Nashua, NH for HVAC penthouse metal wall replacement at the Rockingham County Courthouse, Brentwood, NH for a total price not to exceed $72,438.00. Effective from the date of Governor and Council approval through October 26, 2007, unless extended by the Department in accordance with the contract documents. 100% Transfer Funds

Authorized to enter into a contract with D. L. King & Associates, Inc. of Nashua, NH for tunnel repair at the NH Hospital, Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park South, Concord, NH for a total price not to exceed of $39,900.00. Effective from the date of Governor and Council approval through October 1, 2007, unless extended by the Department in accordance with the contract documents. 100% Transfer from other agencies.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a Federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Jaffrey, NH for the project, "Jaffrey Preservation Planning Project II" in the amount of $6,000.00 for the period of Governor & Council approval through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. Jaffrey will use this information to assist in the future development and preservation activities of the town. The Planning Board, the Jaffrey Historical Society, the Citizens Advisory Committee, the Historic District Commission and the Village Improvement Society will be involved as will other community members.

Department of Justice

Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, Victims of Crime Act Grant Program in the amount of $1,992,000.00 to fund programs providing direct services to victims of crime, from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee Approved. The funds will go directly to victims of crime to compensate them for losses resulting from their victimization. Examples are medical expenses lost wages, mental health, funeral expenses, etc.

Authorized to accept a grant in the amount of $80,000.00 from the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, Victims of Crime Act Grant Program, from the period of Governor and Council approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee Approved. These funds will go directly to victims of crime to compensate them for losses resulting from their victimization (i.e. medical expenses, lost wages, mental health, funeral expenses, etc.)

Authorized to retroactively enter into subgrants with the Bow Police Department, Manchester Police Department, NH Liquor Commission, Seabrook Police Department, Sullivan County Sheriff's Dept & Nashua Police Department totaling $226,781.00 from the FFY 2006 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system from the period of Governor and Council approval to September 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. Each of these grants will provide funding for a safe facility with trained staff and security to allow supervised visitation and safe exchange of children by and between parents in families where there is a history of violence. Most families participating in these programs have been court ordered to do so. The Greater Nashua Supervised Visitation Center will receive a grant for $78,773.

Authorized to retroactively amend Governor and Executive Council late item #E approved by Governor and Council on September 27, 2006 by extending the end date only, with no increase in funding, of the sub-grant of Dover Police Department, Hillsborough County Attorney, Hillsborough County Sheriff & Nashua Police Athletic League, from the original end date of June 30, 2007, to a new end date of September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to retroactively amend Governor and Executive Council item #34 approved by Governor and Council on May 2, 2007 by extending the end date only, with no increase in funding, of the sub-grant to the NH Department of Safety, to purchase a firearms related piece of forensic equipment, from the original end date of June 30, 2007, to a new end date of September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to retroactively amend Governor and Council Item #38, approved by Governor and Council on November 29, 2006, by extending the end date only, with no increase in funding, of the sub-grants to the agencies listed in the letter dated June 27, 2007 in the total amount of $627,989.00 to provide safe facilities for supervised visitation and exchange of children by and between parents in cases of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault or stalking, from the previous end date of June 30, 2007 to a new end date of September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to retroactively amend Governor and Council Item #37, approved by Governor and Council on November 29, 2006, by extending the end date only, with no increase in funding, of the sub-grants to the agencies listed in the letter dated June 27, 2007 in the total amount of $682,672.00 to provide services to women in New Hampshire who have been victims of violent crime, from the previous end date of June 30, 2007 to a new end date of September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to retroactively enter into sub-grants to the agencies listed in the letter dated June 27, 2007 programs providing direct services to victims of crime from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

These subgrants are to continue existing programs providing direct services to victims of crime. Included are child advocacy centers and other programs focused on assisting child victims of crime. Bridges of Nashua and the Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County in Nashua are recipients of these grants.

Department of Resources And Economic Development

Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to award Recreational Trails Program grants, totaling $864,171.63 to the organizations listed pending Attorney General's approval, for the grant period of Governor and Council approval through June30, 2009, 100% Federal Funds. These funds are for development and maintenance of recreational trails and trail-related projects. Merrimack, Goffstown, New Boston and Brookline are receiving grants.

Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation of Keene, NH in the amount of $20,000.00 for a Revitalization Feasibility Study for downtown Keene upon Governor and Council approval through January 31, 2008. 100% Economic Development Funds.

Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation of Keene, NH in the amount of $20,000.00 for a redevelopment project in downtown Jaffrey upon Governor and Council approval through January 1, 2009. 100% Economic Development Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement under the provision of RSA 149-M with the City of Nashua, NH for the engineering costs from the closure of the City of Nashua's Multi-Site Project in an amount not to exceed $269,331.06. The grant is to be awarded upon Governor and Executive Council approval. 100% General Funds. This is part of an unlined landfill closure grant program that provides a 20% contribution to aid municipalities in closing their landfills. Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement under the provision of RSA 149-M with the City of Nashua, NH for the closure of the City of Nashua's Lincoln Park Landfill in an amount not to exceed $405,458.13. The grant is to be awarded upon Governor and Executive Council approval. 100% General Funds. See prior grant explanation.

Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement, under the provision of RSA 149-M with the City of Nashua, NH for the closure of the City of Nashua's Four Hills Unlined Municipal Landfill Part II in an amount not to exceed $1,779,508.22. The grant is to be awarded upon Governor and Executive Council approval. 100% General Funds. See prior grant explanation

Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Pennichuck Water Works, Inc. of Merrimack, NH in the amount of $15,000.00 to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, effective upon Governor and Council approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. Pennichuck Water Works will use its funds to conduct a social marketing assessment within the Stump Brook subwatershed. The assessment will identify target areas within the drinking water supply source area and assess why residents are choosing certain behaviors that may contribute to non point source pollution. The results will be used to develop an education action plan to help protect this and other drinking water sources.

Department of Education

Authorized to contract with Bruce Thielen of Keene, NH to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the State of NH. To be in effect from the date of Governor and Council approval through June 30, 2008 in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00. 100% Federal Funds. Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.

Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to one additional fiscal year subject to Governor and Council approval and the contractor's acceptable performance. Mr. Thielen will assist in improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

Department of Safety

Authorized sole source, retroactive grant agreements between the NH Department of Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Mgmt and the Community Action Program sub-grantees in the letter dated July 3, 2007 for a total of $120,000.00 for recover activities associated with the federally declared disaster of April 2007. Effective upon Governor and Council approval through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. Southwestern Community Services will receive a grant for $10,000.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to exercise a contract renewal with R&R Communications, Inc of Swanzey, NH in the amount of $142,320.00 for the purpose of providing statewide radio maintenance and service for the Department's mobile radio system. The contract period is from date of Governor and Council's approval until June 30, 2009. Governor and Council originally approved the two year contract on October 5, 2005, Item #141.

The following person from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions Samuel J. Giarrusso, Amherst, NH to the New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees.

June 27, 2007 Meeting

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Wesfield Construction Co., Inc., West Chesterfield, NH, for office and maintenance garage renovations and additions, at the District 4 office building in Swanzey, NH, for a total not to exceed $1,128,283. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2007. (2) Further Authorized $50,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided. 100% Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-13-06, item #23), for emergency water damage repairs to Glencliff Home For Elderly, Benton, NH, by increasing the amount by $49,294 from $535,023 to $584,317. Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2007. 60% General, 40% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a six-month hold over amendment with the Town of Merrimack, NH, for office and courtroom space, in the amount not to exceed $16,077.72. Effective July 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award an Organizational Support American Masterpieces Grant to Moving Company Dance Center, Keene, in the amount of $3,400. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Attorney Elyse S. Alkalay, Nashua, NH, for legal services to assist the Secretary of State in implementing provisions of the Help America Vote Act, by increasing the amount by $50,201 from $143,834.60 to $194,035.60, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2008. 100% Other Funds.

#66 DENIED the petition of S. Annie Decker requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Theft by Unauthorized Taking. The petitioner is eligible to seek annulment after June 19, 2011.

Employment Security

Authorized to enter into a contract with Powers Generator Service LLC, Swanzey, NH, to purchase and install a commercial generator at NHES's 32 South Main Street, Concord NH location in the amount of $146,099. (2)Further Authorized to expend up to an additional $7,500 (contingency amount) for unforeseen replacement of existing wiring or switching devices. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

NH Fish and Game Department

Authorized to enter into Off Highway Recreational Vehicle Law Enforcement supplemental contracts with the NH Police Departments as detailed in letter dated June 5, 2007, in an aggregate total of $238,725. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $4,844 to fund design and permitting activities related to river restoration and dam removals. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Homestead Woolen Mills Inc., Swanzey, NH, to fund design and permitting activities associated with the removal of the Homestead Woolen Mills Dam in the amount of $39,657. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized to amend a Business United for Water Security Installation grant to the City of Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-21-07, item #43), to complete a project to better protect drinking water from contamination by extending the completion date to December 31, 2007 from June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Veteran Hospice Homestead Inc., Fitchburg, MA, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $20,000. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds. Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Way Home, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $366,240. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Improvement Associates Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $92,468. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $482,950. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds. Authorized to enter into an agreement with Merrimack Valley Assistance Program, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $123,000. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Friends of Veterans Inc., White River Junction, VT, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $17,850. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Nashua Pastoral Care Center Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $160,000. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $195,000. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with Nashua Pastoral Care Center Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $20,000. Effective January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement NH Legal Assistance, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $50,000. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester/St. John Neumann Church, Merrimack, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $30,000. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $80,000. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $226,000. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $539,720. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with New Horizons for NH Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $395,550. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $662,000. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $117,600. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $139,470. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services and peer support services in an amount not to exceed $51,000. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract renewal option with Granite State Monarchs, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #159), to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $157,509. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008. (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation. 67% Federal, 33% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Therese Charest, Nashua, NH, to provide representative payee services in an amount not to exceed $4,800. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Bureau of Developmental Services

Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide developmental and acquired brain disorder services in an amount not to exceed $3,145,487. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. (2) Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation. 79% Federal, 21% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Monadnock Developmental Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide developmental and acquired brain disorder services in an amount not to exceed $2,314,671. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation. 67% Federal, 33% General Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to enter into an agreement with Crispin's House Inc., Goffstown, NH, to provide substance abuse prevention services in an amount not to exceed $49,446. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to retroactively amend an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #65, amended on 5-4-05, item #97, amended on 6-7-06, item #117), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families, by increasing the amount by $24,386 from $1,559,467 to $1,583,853. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Dental Connection Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the community-based dental program in an amount not to exceed $75,600. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 81% Federal, 19% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Services Section to enter into an agreement with SAU #41, Hollis-Brookline Cooperative School District, Hollis, NH, to provide substance abuse prevention services in an amount not to exceed $29,580. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with University of MA, Jamaica Plain, MA, to provide laboratory services for newborn screening for the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $1,388,454. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% Other Funds.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to provide Licensed Plus quality child care awards in the amount of $224,194.22 to a total of 37 Licensed Plus Child care programs throughout the State of NH. Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2007. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds. Authorized to amend an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, late item #G), for Comprehensive Family Support Services in the Keene district office catchment area, by increasing the amount from $195,794 to $395,794, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #347), for the provision of a statewide program to improve responses to domestic violence, by increasing the amount from $1,913,772 to $3,807,506, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Concord, NH, for the provision of a statewide domestic violence prevention program in an amount not to exceed $1,342,000. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 52.5% Other, 47.5% General Funds.

Bureau of Medical Services

Authorized Special Medical Services Section to enter into an agreement with Joseph Fish, Ph.D, Goffstown, NH, to provide psychology services for children with special health care needs and their families served by the Special Medical Services Section in an amount not to exceed $112,948. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 68% General, 32% Federal Funds.

Authorized Disability Determination Section to amend an agreement with Meghan Casey, Registered Nurse, Amherst, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-15-06, item #104), to function as a Disability Determination Intake Reviewer, by increasing the price from $15,552 to $37,152, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2008. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

Authorized to amend an agreement with Pilot Health LLC, Keene, NH, (previously approved G&C on 6-7-06, item #145, amended on 12-12-06, item #129), to continue to provide fiscal intermediary services to facilitate BEAS' staff training programs, by increasing the amount by $30,726 from $32,843 to $63,569. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.

New Hampshire Veterans Home

Authorized to retroactively pay prior year invoice to SimplexGrinnell, Nashua, NH, for the repair of failing smoke detectors in the amount of $950. Effective upon G&C approval. 41% Agency, 34% Federal, 25% General Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, to provide adult basic education/ESL, English Language/Civics Education classes and training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults coordinated from the Nashua Adult Learning Center, the Learning Center Annex in Nashua and in students' homes in the amount of $559,690.85. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008. 40% General, 60% Federal Funds.

Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, to provide basic math and reading instruction for NH Employment Program clients, and services to students from southern Hillsborough County in the amount of $72,091. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized to amend a contract with Connie Upschulte, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach (previously approved by G&C on 5-2-07, item #108), to participate in the Follow the Child Leadership Summer Institute and to continue to provide content coaching with the schools/districts that has been assigned to her, by extending the end date from June 30, 2007 to September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a contract with Cecile Carlton, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach (previously approved by G&C on 4-18-07, item #88), to participate in the Follow the Child Leadership Summer Institute and to continue to provide content coaching with the schools/districts that has been assigned to her, by extending the end date from June 30, 2007 to September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a contract with Christine Downing, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach (previously approved by G&C on 4-18-07, item #84), to participate in the Follow the Child Leadership Summer Institute and to continue to provide content coaching with the schools/districts that has been assigned to her, by extending the end date from June 30, 2007 to September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with America's Youth Teenage Unemployment Reduction Network, Brockton, MA, to provide youth services, employment, and training in two NH communities in an amount not to exceed $585,195. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. (2)Further Authorized to make advanced monthly payments for services provided under the terms of the contract. (3) Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Capital Contractors of Bedford, NH, to clean Troop B in Milford, NH, in the amount not to exceed $47,970. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. Highway & Turnpike Funds. Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Capital Contractors of Bedford, NH, to clean Troop C in Keene, NH, in the amount not to exceed $35,370. Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010. Highway & Turnpike Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Allied Waste Services of MA, LLC, Tyngsboro, MA, to provide trash removal services at the locations as detailed in letter dated May 11, 2007, in the amount not to exceed $3,263. Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to amend a contract with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #522, amended on 8-8-06, item #112), to assess the economic benefits of passenger trail for the Nashua region, determining the effects that commuter rail and a high density transit services will have on the local economic and property values, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007. 80% Federal, 10% State Highway, 10% Local Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with The Louis Berger Group, Incorporated, Manchester, NH, and East Orange, NJ, (previously approved by G&C on 2-17-99, item #98), for the final design for the Keene Bypass project in the City of Keene and Town of Swanzey, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to September 1, 2008.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with NVA @ HCS Inc., Keene, NH, for transportation services for the general public and elderly and disabled citizens in the Keene area for an amount not to exceed $480,600. Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 96% Federal, 4% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.65 acre parcel of land in Nashua to Amwar Elgamal for $230,000 plus $1,100 administrative fee. (2)Further Authorized to compensate Topsell Realty LLC from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $11,500 for real estate services. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 7,960 square foot parcel of State-owned land in Merrimack to Alex Ray South LLC for $75,000 plus $1,100 administrative fee. (2)Further Authorized to compensate Diane Day Realty from the proceeds of the sale in the amount of $1,500 for real estate services. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City or Keene, NH, for AIP-22 to construct portions of Taxiway "A" and "L" and a roadway to the fuel farm at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport (Keene) in the amount of $336,632. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to enter into a grant agreement with Jaffrey Municipal Airport Development Corporation, owner of the Jaffrey Airport Silver Ranch, Jaffrey, NH, for the removal of tree and brush obstructions adjacent to Runway 16/34 in the amount of $9,562.50. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2011. 100% General Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
Katherine E. Chambers, Milford, NH to the NH Municipal Bond Bank
Robert E. Myers, Nashua, NH to the Postsecondary Education Commission

May 2, 2007 Meeting

Office of Energy And Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for services to be provided under the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, which reduces energy consumption and the impact of energy costs in low-income households in the amount of $154,642. Effective April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $26,727 of the contract amount. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for services to be provided under the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, which reduces energy consumption and the impact of energy costs in low-income households in the amount of $326,162. Effective April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $56,370 of the contract amount. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #7, amended on 12-12-06, item #12, amended on 4-4-07, item #5), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $150,029 from $2,259,117 to $2,409,146. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #6, amended on 12-12-06, item #13), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $240,333 from $5,689,057 to $5,929,390. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award Organizational Support American Masterpieces Grants totaling $7,135 to the NH philharmonic, Manchester and to the Nashua Symphony Association. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds

Authorized an Original Loan Agreement with the Town of Peterborough in the amount of $3,000,000 to finance water system improvements. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized to amend a state aid grant to the Town of Swanzey, NH, for water pollution control project, by increasing the grant by $526,160 from $1,375,279 to $1,901,439. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $322,503 for water pollution control projects. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to award Household Hazardous Waste grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated March 19, 2007, for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection projects in the amount totaling $78,042.86. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Office of the Commissioner

Authorized to amend an agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #174, amended on 3-22-06, item #102, amended on 5-3-06, item #61), to provide Homemaker services, by increasing the amount by $5,624 from $515,851.52 to $521,475.52. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 85% Federal, 15% General Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to enter into a contract with Connie Upschulte, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $5,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized a renewal option on this contract for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor's acceptable performance of the terms therein. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.23 acre parcel of land in Nashua to Annie Faucher and Errol Faucher for $209,000 plus $1,100 administrative fee. (2)Further Authorized to compensate Prudential Verani Realty from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $9,718.50 for real estate services. Effective upon G&C approval.

April 18, 2007 Meeting

Comments about my vote for Mark Bodi for Liquor Commissioner

I have given a lot of thought to this important nomination and want to say a few words.

First, once again, the Governor has brought to the Council a man of fine character and excellent qualifications. Even with that, I had to wrestle with the question of whether there was any kind of conflict of interest for me to vote and for Mark Bodi to serve in this position.

As elected officials, we must carefully assess potential conflicts. For years, I did so in the House and Senate to make sure I was conflict-free in my votes. In this case, Mark Bodi did make a contribution to my campaign. Certainly, though, we can't exclude excellent people who have given contributions, from public service. I did ask the State Executive Ethics Commission about this and was told there is no conflict so long as a contribution is disclosed, and of course, I did so. Further, I would never vote in favor or against someone whether he did or did not contribute to my campaign.

I also considered the potential conflict issue around Mark's employment in his advertising agency which does business with the State's Liquor industry.

When considering these important nominations to State positions, foremost in my mind is that we need knowledgeable and qualified people to assume these crucial posts. When I vote for a qualified judge, for instance, I know I cannot reject him or her solely because he or his firm represented clients who will come before the court. When we have an applicant's word he will recuse himself in cases of conflict and we know he is a person of integrity, we believe he will. And the same goes for a nominee to lead a state agency who might have worked in one industry or another and have gained valuable knowledge and experience. And if confirmed to lead an agency, she might be regulating that industry. We, the Governor and the Councilors, need to satisfy ourselves she will work solely for the public's interest when she comes into state government. If not, we should not entrust that nominee with such important public responsibilities.

In this case, Mark Bodi will be severing all business ties with his former company. He will not be receiving compensation or payouts in the future. When he and I met to discuss his nomination, he assured me he will recuse himself from discussions and votes on any contracts for which his former company will be competing. Those statements were reassuring to me.

The Public Hearing was very helpful to me in reaching my decision. Of course, it was an entirely open process, and I learned from a wide variety of New Hampshire people about Mark's outstanding qualities - his integrity, his generosity to the state, his creativity and work ethic.

I had all of these thoughts about qualifications and conflicts in mind when evaluating this nominee. I have satisfied myself that Mark Bodi is a man of integrity and ability. He has convinced me he will do a great job as Commissioner. And he will get my vote.

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Ocean National Bank and Skillcraft Finishing Systems, Inc. in Nashua, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized to exercise a second contract renewal option with JWC Enterprises d/b/a Chemserve of Milford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-19-04, item #5), for hazardous waste & environmental testing at NH Army National Guard facilities in the amount of $17,188.17. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Brian A. Phillips, Keene, NH be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Perm-A-Drive Paving Co., Inc., Conway, NH, for Armory Site Improvements in Berlin, Manchester, and Nashua for a total price not to exceed $937,000. Effective upon G&C approval through August 1, 2007. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $86,610.80 for unanticipated expense for the Armory Site Improvements, bringing the total to $1,023,610.80.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a Certified Local Government grant to the Town of Hollis in the amount of $8,491. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to designate Diana E. Fenton as an attorney at a salary of $55,000. Effective upon G&C approval.

Liquor Commission

Authorized to amend a contract with Monadnock Disposal Service Inc., Jaffrey, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-10-02, item #36), for rubbish removal services, by increasing the amount from $39,564.80 to $42,347.80, and increase of $2,783. 100% General Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Child Support Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Family Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide mediation services to parents in Cheshire County to assist them in resolving their differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting in an amount not to exceed $21,750. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with Merrimack Valley Assistance Program, Concord, NH, to provide housing assistance and supportive services to individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families in an amount not to exceed $663,919. Effective March 1, 2007 through February 28, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to enter into a contract with Christine Downing, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $5,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Cecile Carlton, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $5,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a contract with College Bound Movers Inc., Amherst, NH, for the relocation of Homeland Security and Emergency Management office furnishings, equipment and materials, Concord, NH, to the Incident Management Center, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $6,990. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 35% Federal, 54% Private & Local, 11% Revolving Funds.

Authorized Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a retroactive contract with HGM Development Inc., Keene, NH, for lease of office space for the purpose of conducting business activities related to Operation Flood Recovery for the Keene/Alstead long term recover efforts in the amount of $1,200. Effective May 1, 2006 through August 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hinsdale, NH, to compensate the Town $31,216 for their work as manager and contractor for road rehabilitation work related to the floods of October 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Annseal Inc., Binghamton, NY for roadway crack sealing at various locations throughout the State on the basis of a low bid of $736,300.18. Effective upon G&C approval through October 12, 2007. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $73,630.02 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Roy W. Tilsley, Jr., Mont Vernon, NH to the State of New Hampshire to the Transportation Appeals Board

April 4, 2007 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, for the purpose of supporting the acquisition of a vacant industrial building, known as the J A Wright building, adjacent to the Railroad Yard Development, in the amount of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. The primary tenant will be Monadnock Community Services, the designated Area Agency which provides support and services to people with developmental disabilities in southwestern New Hampshire.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #7), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $100,000 from $2,159,117 to $2,259,117. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services in the amount of $3,857. Effective April 4, 2007 through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services in the amount of $6,532. Effective April 4, 2007 through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized Brian A. Phillips, Keene, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to award grant to the entities as detailed in letter dated March 22, 2007, for purposes of used oil collection, for a total of $11,147.50. Effective upon G&C approval through February 7, 2008. 100% Other Funds. The towns of Goffstown and Swanzey were awarded grants.

Department of Health And Human Services

Office Business Operations

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Absolute Data Destruction, Goffstown, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-26-02, item #129, amended on 5-18-05, item #58), to both safeguard confidential materials from misuse and to recycle post-consumer waste paper, by extending the end date to June 30, 2012.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to grant the list of pandemic influenza preparedness funds as detailed in letter dated March 13, 2007, to the associated All Health Hazards Regions Planning Groups in the amount of $617,525. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. The greater Nashua, Peterborough and Keene regions were given preparedness funds.

Division for Juvenile Justice Services

Authorized John H. Sununu Youth Services Center to accept a monetary donation from Fred B. Roedel, III of Wilton, NH in the amount of $1,000.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to provide quality child care awards in the amount of $125,168 to a total of twenty-seven accredited child care programs throughout the State of NH who partner with the DHHS to provide child care services. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. Bright Horizons Family Center in Nashua, Children's World Learning Center in Nashua and Merrimack, Rivier College Early Childhood Center in Nashua, Southwestern Community Services in Keene and the SWLC (Small World Learning Center) in Nashua were awarded funds. They each partner with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide child care services.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with McFarland-Johnson Incorporated, Concord, NH, and Binghamton, NY, (previously approved by G&C on 11-13-02, item #171), for the final design of the Manchester Airport Access Road in the Towns of Bedford, Londonderry and Merrimack and the City of Manchester by increasing the fee by $291,596.77 from $7,733,664.32 to $8,025,261.09 for additional design services, and by extending the completion date from April 15, 2007 to May 1, 2008.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company, Dunbarton, NH, for the grout sealing of abandoned wells on the properties of Sonia Gauthier, Auburn, NH, Carol Estes, Northwood and Josh DiJoseph, Barrington, in the amount of $10,115. Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2007.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, on the basis of a low bid of $1,393,613 for roadway resurfacing of 16.5 miles of the F.E. Everett Turnpike/I-293 in the communities of Nashua, Merrimack, Bedford, Manchester and Hooksett. Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2007. (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $139,316.30 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project. 100% Turnpike Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA on the basis of a low bid of $1,757,580 for roadway resurfacing of 28.72 miles in maintenance District IV in Cheshire, Hillsborough, and Sullivan Counties. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007. (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $175,758 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project. 100% Betterment Funds. Roads in Peterborough, Keene, Lyndeborough and Wilton will be resurfaced.

The following individuals from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:

John Hogland, Nashua, Fire Standards and Training Commission

Bethany Hodge, Hinsdale, Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission

March 21, 2007 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Monadnock Economic Development Corporation for the purpose of purchasing Pacer Industries, Inc. and moving the company to Keene, NH. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Public Utilities Commission

Authorized to enter Robyn J. Descoteau into a retroactive educational tuition agreement with Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, to participate in the course entitled Marketing Management during the period of March 13, 2007 through April 17, 2007 and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,500. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the HGM Development Inc., Keene, NH for a plan to provide broadband service to rural areas that currently do not have access in the amount of $6,832. (2)Further Authorized payment of $6,148.80 upon G&C approval. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to award a Business United for Water Security Installation grant to the City of Keene, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $3,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to award Local Source Water Protection grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated January 29, 2007, to complete projects to protect drinking water from contamination, for a total amount of $47,722.50. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. Merrimack Village District and Nashua Regional Planning Commission will each receive grants.

Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $4,000 grant to Keene State College for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH students enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH, and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need. 100% General Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.23 acre parcel of land located in Nashua to Joshua Senecal and Hau Wah Chan for $202,000 plus an $1,100 administrative fee. (2) Further Authorized to compensate ERA Masiello Group from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $10,100 for real estate services. Effective upon G&C approval.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

David Micciche, Amherst, NH to the Board of Medicine

Luann Udell, Keene, NH to the Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

Carolyn H. Benthien, Goffstown, NH to the Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

Michael Maki, New Ipswich, NH to the Board of Veterinary Medicine

March 8, 2007 Meeting

Office of Information Technology

Authorized to enter into a contract with SymbioSys Solutions, Inc., Nashua, NH, for a requirements analysis and design report for enhancements to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Children, Youth, and Families existing web billing application in the amount of $95,175. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora Pignatelli with regard to the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness and the financing of certain new capital projects in connection with Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, NH. The Hospital is planning a major renovation and expansion project, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, laboratory, kitchen, and other areas to improve patient and visitor circulation.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for Fire Alarm Replacement and Sprinkler Additions to the State Library, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $255,750. Effective upon G&C approval through July 27, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $25,000 from the Dam Maintenance Fund for the replacement of one gate at Souhegan Site 25B Dam in Temple, on a force account basis. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds. There is one gate at this dam, constructed in 1971 when the dam was constructed. The lifting mechanism, gate stem, and stem guides for the gate are badly deteriorated, and the gate is no longer operable.

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of the Commissioner

Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $4,161,487 for water pollution control projects as detailed in letter dated February 12, 2007. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds. The town of Greenville has done an infiltration and Inflow study.

Authorized Disability Determination Section to enter into an agreement with Susan T. Clark, Registered Nurse, Goffstown, NH, to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $36,480. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

Bureau of Developmental Services

Authorized to amend a contract with the Monadnock Developmental Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #171), to provide grant project services, by increasing the amount by $133,419 from $274,957 to $408,376. Effective retroactive to February 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. These funds are for providing employment services to people with disabilities.

Authorized to amend a contract with the Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #170), to provide grant project services, by increasing the amount by $139,700 from $808,077 to $947,847. Effective retroactive to February 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. See above contract notes.

The Governor nominated the following individuals from District Five to State Boards and Commissions:

Elizabeth Morgan, Amherst, NH to the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

Merton Mann, Dunbarton, NH to the Merrimack River Valley Flood Control Commission

February 7, 2007 Meeting

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized the Division of Arts to award Operating Grants totaling $29,750 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated January 18, 2007. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. Andy's, Inc., Wilton, was awarded an Operating Grant for $7,650 to strengthen their capacity to offer affordable, diverse arts programs to New Hampshire's residents and visitors.

Liquor Commission

Authorized to amend a contract with Law Warehouses, Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-19-97, item #43a), to provide continued bailment storage, handling and transportation of liquor, wine, supplies and equipment, by extending the termination date from April 30, 2007 to April 30, 2012.

NH Fish and Game Department

Authorized to enter into Off Highway Recreational Vehicle Law Enforcement supplemental contracts with the NH Police Departments as detailed in letter dated January 10, 2007, in an aggregate total of $118,125. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds. Hinsdale, Lyndeborough, Milford, Richmond and Rindge were awarded grants.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Community-Based Restoration Program (previously approved by G&C on 3-10-04, item #80), to extend the grant award period from July 31, 2005 to January 31, 2008. (2) Further Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., Bedford, NH, to perform tasks associated with design and permitting of the Homestead Woolen Mill Dam river restoration project in the amount of $14,410. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. The Fiske Mill Dam is a small hydropower dam located in Hinsdale.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to grant the public health emergency preparedness funds as detailed in letter dated December 15, 2006, to the associated All Hazards Regions fiscal agents in the amount of $240,023. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to provide NH GraniteCare Senior Wellness Initiative grant awards as detailed in letter dated January 9, 2007, in an amount not to exceed $2,500 per grant award to twenty-six senior centers and $8,740 to the NH Association of Senior Centers for a total amount of $60,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds. The Keene Senior Center received one of these grants.

Department of Education

Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a lease agreement with Gemini Investment Properties LLC, Nashua, NH, for 2,948 square feet of space in Nashua for a total cost of $381,017.88. Effective March 1, 2007 through February 28, 2012. 7% General, 93% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with Handy House Inc., Foxboro, MA, to provide comfort stations at the various motorcycle rider training sites throughout NH, including but not limited to, Concord, Keene, Merrimack, North Hampton, and North Haverhill, for each training season or other time period approved by the DMV in an amount not to exceed $23,200. Effective April 1, 2007 through December 31, 2012. 100% Highway Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Helen G. Honorow, Nashua, NH to the State Board of Education

Richard W. Bond, Merrimack, NH to the Board of Land Surveyors

Christopher K. Hodgdon, Nashua, NH and Jeff Rose, Goffstown, NH to the Telecommunications Development and Advisory Commission

Robert J. Wyman, Keene, NH to the Board of Managers of the New Hampshire Veterans' Home

January 10, 2007 Meeting

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized John J. Coughlin, Mont Vernon, NH, to be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with the Rowley Insurance Agency for the purpose of providing Commercial Property, General Liability, and Umbrella insurance coverage for three district courts (Derry, Franklin and Jaffrey-Peterborough), in the amount of $8,862 and covers a one-year period. Effective January 14, 2007 and will expire on January 13, 2008. 100% Transfer Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism to award grants to Joint Promotional Advertising in the amount of $97,671 for their 2007 out-of-state marketing projects. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds. The town of Peterborough is receiving a grant of $12,105.

New Hampshire Board of Medicine

Authorized to enter into a contract with Jay McKenna's Cleaning Inc., Merrimack, NH, for janitorial services in the amount of $5,340/annually. Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2009. 99% General, 1% Other Funds.

Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $6,000 grant to Rivier College, Nashua, for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH, and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need. 100% General Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into an agreement with the Town of Milford, delineating duties and responsibilities of both parties for designing, and making improvements to the area known as the "Oval" in Milford, NH, for a project identified in the State's Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan as Milford 14492. 80% Federal, 20% Local Match Funds.

This agreement will allow the Town of Milford, with the assistance of the Department of Transportation, to carry forward the design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction in the Oval area, and to improve traffic flow based on results of ongoing traffic studies approved as part of the State's Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan.

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way Petition for a hearing to reconstruct NH Route 63 beginning at a point on NH Route 63, approximately 1,300 feet north of NH Route 119/NH Route 63 intersection and continuing northerly along NH Route 63 approximately 2,200 feet to permanently repair this severely damaged section of roadway in the Town of Hinsdale with a suggested budget of $6,204.

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.23 acre parcel of land, which is improved with a single family residence on 10 Clairmoor Drive in Nashua to Douglas Chaput and Melanie Chaput both of Nashua for $230,100 plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee. (2)Further Authorized to compensate Topsell Realty LLC, from the proceeds of the subject sale, in the amount of $4,624 for real estate services. Effective upon G&C approval.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Judith E. Cooper, Hollis, NH to the Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals

Dorothy J. Yanish, Peterborough, NH to the New Hampshire Council on the Arts

Kelly Stoller, Milford, NH to the Juvenile Parole Board

Katharine Eneguess, Jaffrey, NH to the Advisory Commission on travel and Tourism

January 10, 2007 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH, for the purpose of assisting Great Bridge Jaffrey Limited Partnership in the development of 30 units of affordable housing in the Jaffrey Mill, in downtown Jaffrey, NH, in the amount of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, for the purpose of rehabilitating at least 50 housing units throughout Cheshire County in the amount of $350,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized John J. Coughlin, Mont Vernon, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard. This officer will meet all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. Authorized Richard D. Lynch, Jaffrey, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, Governor's Horse Guards, a ceremonial unit under the leadership of the Adjutant General of the State of NH.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Seppala Construction Company Inc., Rindge, NH, for design/build of the Wellness Center and Renovations, NH Community Technical College - Nashua, NH, for a total price not to exceed $7,385,000. Effective upon G&C approval through July 14, 2008. (2) Further Authorized the amount of $225,000 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided. 15% General, 85% Other Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized to award a Conservation License Plate grant to the Town of Jaffrey in the amount of $10,000 for the "Jaffrey Meetinghouse Tower". Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

NH Fish and Game Department

Authorized to budget and expend $30,000 from the Publication, Specialty Items and Fundraising Revolving Fund for the purpose of entering into a contract with Petrocelli Sports Inc., d/b/a Petrocelli Marketing Group for producing, marketing and selling NHFG merchandise. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Other Funds. This company is located in Nashua and is owned by Rico Petrocelli. Some of you may remember Rico from his days as a Red Sox player from 1963-1976 - a great short stop and left fielder! .251 lifetime batting average, 210 home runs and 773 RBI's!

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Veolia Water North America Operating Services, LLC, Houston, TX, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-06, item #58), for maintenance and response activities at Gilson Road Superfund Hazardous Waste Site in Nashua, NH, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 2007.

Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source contract with Veolia Water North America Operating Services LLC, Houston, TX, for the operation and maintenance of the groundwater treatment facility at the OK Tool/Salvage Well Superfund Site in Milford, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 2007, and by increasing the price limitation amount by $447,638.07 from $3,184,094.28 to $3,631,732.35. 90% Federal, 10% State Funds.

Authorized to award Businesses United for Water Security Installation grants to the entities, as detailed in letter dated October 20, 2006, in the amount of $13,500 to complete projects to protect drinking water from contamination. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to award Businesses United for Water Security Installation grants to the Merrimack Village District, Merrimack, NH, in the amount of $26,390 to complete projects to protect drinking water from contamination. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award an $5,000 grant to Daniel Webster College, Nashua, for the purpose of granting scholarships to the NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Back Lot Films Inc., New Boston, NH, to develop and distribute television and radio public service announcements on dropout prevention and recovery in an amount not to exceed $34,061. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. (2) Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price. 100% Other Funds.

NH Community Technical College System

Authorized NHCTC - Nashua to enter into a sole source contract with Kerstein, Coren, Lichtenstein & Finkel, LLP, Wellesley, MA, for the purpose of providing financial aid consulting services in the amount of $186,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 42% General, 58% Other (Tuition) Funds. They are continuing to work on clearing up problems in the financial aid office.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Clough Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-00, item #159), for the preliminary design for the replacement of the Sewalls Falls Road bridge in the City of Concord by retroactively extending the end date from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 2007.

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.23 acre parcel of land located in Nashua for $218,900 plus $1,100 Administrative Fee. (2) Further Authorized to compensate ERA Masiello Group from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $4,378 (2%) for real estate services. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.23 acre parcel of land located in Nashua for $223,892 plus $1,100 Administrative Fee. (2) Further Authorized to compensate Prudential Verani Realty from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $11,542.50 (5%) for real estate services. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an operating agreement with Boston Express Bus, Inc., Concord, NH, to provide daily commuter bus service between Nashua and Boston from Exit 8 and the Welcome Center at Exit 6 of the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Nashua for an amount not to exceed $1,130,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011. 93% Federal, 7% Highway Funds. FINALLY!!!! Bus service will begin on February 13.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Peggy A. Proko-Weisman, Hollis, NH to the Automotive Technology Advisory Council;
Klaus Nijhuis, Nashua, NH to the Community Development Finance Authority;
George A. Travers, Hollis, NH to the State Conservation Committee; and Robert Feder, MD, Hollis, NH to the Medical Review Subcommittee.

December 12, 2006 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to amend a grant with the City of Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-8-06, item #3), for conducting an architectural study of the Tilden School, by extending the end date from December 31, 2006 through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized Richard D. Lynch, Jaffrey, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, Governor's Horse Guards.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a nine-month hold over amendment with the Town of Goffstown, Goffstown, NH, for office and courtroom space for a total cost not to exceed $26,380.62. Effective April 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007. 100% Transfer Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award The Moving Dance Company, Keene, three separate grants totaling $22,450. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 36% General, 64% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of the Arts to award Operating Grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated November 20, 2006, totaling $35,400. 100% General Funds.

Department of Corrections

Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with Riverside Properties Nashua Inc., Nashua, NH, for office space, for the purposes of housing a Probation/Parole District Office for a total cost not to exceed $311,623.92. Effective December 19, 2006 through December 18, 2011. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to reclassify position #12861 Corrections Unit Manager, labor grade 24, to an Administrator III, labor grade 31. 100% General Funds.

Liquor Commission

Authorized to enter into a contract with Jay McKenna Cleaning Services Inc., Merrimack, NH, to provide professional janitorial services at the Administrative Office, Concord, NH, in a total amount of $92,610. Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2010. 100% General Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Trails Bureau to award a grant to The Little Monadnock family Trail OHRV Club, Troy, NH, for Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance in the amount of $24,477.60. Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated December 12, 2006, in the total amount of $22,813.97 for their 2006/2007 out of state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a Public Water System Emergency Interconnection grant to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-8-06, item #39), to complete a project to better protect public water supplies by conducting mutual aid studies, by extending the date to September 30, 2007 from December 31, 2006.

Department of Education

Authorized to enter into a contract with Monadnock Developmental Services, Keene, NH, to develop a Regional Secondary Transition Center to provide training and technical assistance to Local Education Agencies and other key project partners in scientific evidence-based secondary transition planning strategies and practices to increase the capacity of local communities to provide appropriate secondary transition services and supports to all students between the ages of 14-21, with emphasis on students with disabilities for an amount not to exceed $119,081. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2) Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to one additional fiscal year, subject to the contractor's acceptable performance of the terms therein. (3)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. 100% Federal Funds.

NH Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $29,000 grant to Keene State College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, acting as fiscal agent to ServiceLink Resource Center of Sullivan County (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #371, amended on 9-3-03, item #116, amended on 6-22-05, item #189, amended on 12-7-05, item #86), to provide information and referral services, State Health Insurance Programs services, and Senior Medicare Patrol Project services by increasing the amount by $20,000 from $457,767.86 to $477,767.86. Effective January 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 3% General, 97% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Monadnock Collaborative, Keene, NH, acting as fiscal agent to ServiceLink Resource Center of Merrimack County (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #369, amended on 9-3-03, item #110, amended on 6-22-05, item #196, amended on 12-7-05, item #84), to provide information and referral services, State Health Insurance Programs services, and Senior Medicare Patrol Project services by increasing the amount by $20,000 from $480,267.86 to $500,267.86. Effective January 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 3% General, 97% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of State Police to amend a contract with Concentra Medical Centers, Hartford, CT, d/b/a Occupational Health and Rehabilitation Inc., Nashua, NH, for the provision of pre-employment physical exams of law enforcement personnel, by increasing the amount by $2,500 from $11,000 to $13,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a lease agreement with Mareld Company Inc., Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 12-3-97, item #123, amended on 10-4-00, item #92, amended on 12-3-03, item #55), for office space in Merrimack, NH, by extending the end date from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 2007 and increasing the amount by $3,000 from $21,493.50 to $24,564 per year. 100% Highway Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into agreements with the individuals as detailed in letter dated November 13, 2006, to provide services for completing transportation enhancement projects, and congestion mitigation and air quality projects. 80% Federal, 20% Local Match Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with First Transit Inc., to provide in-plant bus inspection services for six commuter coaches in an amount not to exceed $7,990. Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2007. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Clough Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-99, item #131), for the preliminary design for the reconstruction of NH 9 in the Towns of Roxbury and Sullivan by extending the end date from December 31, 2006 to April 30, 2008. Effective upon G&C approval.

Governor Lynch did not bring forward any nominations at this time.

November 29, 2006 Meeting

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a contract with Mountainshade LLC, Jaffrey, NH, for snow and ice removal services at the Jaffrey-Peterborough District Court in an amount not to exceed $26,100. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009. 100% Transfer Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a retroactive inter-agency renewal agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH, providing the Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff with office space located in the Milford District Court, Milford, NH for a total of $4,629.60. Effective November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2009. 75% General, 25% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a contract with Property Maintenance Services, Hudson, NH, for snow and ice removal services at the Hillsborough South and Nashua District Courts in an amount not to exceed $83,850. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009. 100% Transfer Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award an Organizational Support Project Grant in the amount of $5,650 to Nashua Symphony Association, Nashua. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County - South to be utilized for providing effective multi-disciplinary forensic interviews in child sexual assault cases in a child-friendly environment in the amount of $20,000. Effective January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 14, 2006, totaling $294,859 from the 2005 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.

Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007. (2) Further Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 14, 2006, totaling $682,672 from the 2006 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $649,881 from the US Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Office to implement the Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program to be utilized to improve the State's response to families in NH who are victims of violent crimes. (2)Further Authorized to enter into sub-grants totaling $627,989 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated October 27, 2006, to provide services and make available safe facilities for visitation and exchange of children in cases of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault or stalking. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the City of Nashua, NH, for the closure of the City of Nashua's Shady Lane Park Landfill in an amount not to exceed $60,234.39. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the City of Nashua, NH, for the closure of the City of Nashua's Atherton Park Landfill in an amount not to exceed $22,773.19. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with Eastern Pipe Service Inc., Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-13-06, item #79), to provide video inspection of the outlet pipe dam at Deering Reservoir, by increasing the amount by $1,300 from $12,450 to $13,750. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $4,756,599 for water pollution control projects. Effective upon G&C approval. Department of Health And Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., for Child Care Boost services for the Nashua District Office catchment area in an amount not to exceed $25,140. Effective December 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services for Child Care Boost services for the Keene District Office catchment area in an amount not to exceed $18,928. Effective December 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

NH Community Technical College System

Authorized NHCTC - Nashua to enter into a contract with Andruskevich Photography, Nashua, NH for the purpose of providing photography services in the amount of $14,400. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 42% General, 58% Other Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to enter into a contract with Hometown Forecast Services Inc., Nashua, NH, for providing statewide weather forecasting services in the amount of $8,500. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2007. 100% Highway Funds.

Authorized to enter into agreements with the NH Regional Planning Commissions as detailed in letter dated November 1, 2006, for the purpose of providing planning assistance to the 26 communities participating in the Community Technical Assistance program in the amount of $1,023,000. Effective upon G&C approval through May 15, 2008. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc, Hollis, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Mike Curley, Boscawen, NH, in the amount of $19,303.50. Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2007.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Hollis, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Pam Austin, Brookline, NH, in the amount of $19,450. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Janet A. Brewer of Peterborough, NH to the Community Development Finance Authority and,
Elizabeth Hamlin-Morin of Dunbarton, NH to the State Historical Records Advisory Board

November 15, 2006 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Anheuser-Busch located in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a retroactive inter-agency renewal rental agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH, providing their Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff with office space located in the Jaffrey-Peterborough District Court, Jaffrey, NH, in the total amount of $6,526.56. Effective November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2010.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $10,000 to the Friends of Temple Town Hall, for window restoration. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 1, 2006, totaling $89,159.50 for programs designed to reduce gang related violence. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to retroactively enter into a sub-grant with the Nashua Police Athletic League in the amount of $4,000 to be utilized to support anti gang related youth programs in Nashua. Effective September 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Employment Security

Authorized to enter into a contract with PMB Cleaning & Extra, Manchester, NH, for janitorial services at NHES's Nashua office in an amount not to exceed $21,600. Effective November 18, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Bureau of Medical Services

Authorized Disability Determination Section, to enter into an agreement with Meghan Casey, Registered Nurse, Amherst, NH, to function as a Disability Determination Intake Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $15,552. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $190,635. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to enter into an agreement with NH Community Action Association, Manchester, NH, to provide Quality Early Learning Opportunity Initiative services for an amount not to exceed $500,000. Effective December 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to make a payment for up to 25% of the contract price at the beginning of the contract period, with subsequent payments to be made on a cost reimbursement basis. 100% General Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to grant funds to Rivier College, Nashua, NH for the purpose of assisting them with implementing the new professional educator preparation program approval process in a total amount not to exceed $51,008. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Police Standards & Training Council

Authorized to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $15,921.59 from the NH Department of Justice to develop an on-line training course addressing Youth/Street Gangs and Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Southwest Regional Planning Commission, Keene, NH, to support the Southwest Region Access Management Implementation in various communities in the amount of $8,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract with Advance Transit Inc., Wilder, VT to purchase transit vehicles and transit-related equipment in an amount not to exceed $1,683,853. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007. 89% Federal, 11% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with VNA @ HCS Inc., Keene, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #538, amended on 11-2-05 #97), for transportation services for the general public and elderly and disabled citizens in the Keene area, by increasing the amount by $62,878 from $294,658 to $357,536. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Park Construction Corp., Fitzwilliam, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $6,386,989.80 for roadway reconstruction and other improvements in Keene. Effective upon G&C approval through August 1, 2008. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Steven J. Walker of Peterborough, NH to the Air Resources Council
David A. Pelletier of Dunbarton, NH to the Employment Security Appellate Board
Marta E. Rodriguez of Nashua, NH to the NH Commission for Human Rights
Judith Gillen of Keene, NH to the Midwifery Council

October 25, 2006 Meeting

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with E.J.C. Engineers, Nashua, NH, for professional Mechanical services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $300,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with J. Parker & Daughters Inc., Pittsfield, NH, for Gilson Pond Campground, Monadnock, State Park, Jaffrey, NH in an amount not to exceed $1,160,000. Effective upon G&C approval through May 16, 2007.

Highway Safety Agency

Authorized to enter into a contractual agreement with the Wayfarer Inn, Bedford, NH, to serve as the host site for the 2006 Annual Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month Breakfast in the amount of $3,580.13. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. You may remember from the last Update that the Council sent this contract back to the Agency for competitive bidding. They did and decided to go with the low bidder this time!!!

Department of Resources And Economic Development

Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to make a retroactive sole source payment to SimplexGrinnell LP, Nashua, NH, for Fire Suppression system service (labor and materials) at the Flume Visitor's Center in April 2005 in the amount of $3,121. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with SimplexGrinnell LP, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $57,843 for fire alarm system testing and repair for Winnipesaukee River Basin Program facilities. Effective January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2011. 100% Other Funds.

#62A Authorized to enter into a loan agreement with Troy Redevelopment Group Inc., Troy, NH, to provide a loan in the amount of $600,000 for remediation of environmental contamination. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to provide Licensed Plus quality child care awards in the amount of $5,325.79 to a total of three Licensed Plus child care programs throughout the State of NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

Division of Child Support Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with SymbioSys Solutions Inc., Nashua, NH for a NECSES Replacement Feasibility Study Analysis in an amount not to exceed $408,500. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007. 66% Federal, 34% Other Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to grant access point through the Controlled Access Right of Way of NH Route 10A located in the City of Nashua to Jeffrey M. Hirsch for $51,100. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with The Louis Berger Group Incorporated, Manchester, NH and East Orange, NJ, (previously approved by G&C on 2-17-99, item #98), by reapportioning the distribution of specific contract funds in order to add the services of an additional subconsultant to contract for the final design for the Keene Bypass project in the City of Keene and Town of Swanzey, and extending the completion date from September 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Jacqueline R. Kahle of Wilton, NH to the NH State Council on the Arts and
Marilyn T. Mahoney of Goffstown, NH to the State Commission on the Status of Women.

October 11, 2006 Meeting

Attorney General

Authorized to accept a grant in the amount of $112,749, from the Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services, entitled Children's Justice Act Grant, to be utilized to improve the criminal justice's response in the handling of actual or suspected cases of child abuse or neglect in the State. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to conduct multidisciplinary training for professionals from around the state entitled "Reactive Attachment Disorder" to be held on November 15, 2006 at the Holiday Inn, Concord, NH, at a cost not to exceed $9,497.20. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for the training above in the amount of $35 from each of an estimated 150 participants for a total not to exceed $5,250 to help defray the costs of this training facility expenses. (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Holiday Inn in an amount not to exceed $6,697.20. Of this amount, $5,250 has already been requested to expend above, the rest is for necessary facilities and food services. Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2007. 45% Federal, 55% Agency Income Funds.

I mention this contract because, although not a huge amount of money, there were no competitive bids sought in the city where the agency decided to hold the conference. Competitive bids were sought in another community, came in lower, yet the agency chose the higher bid. The Council, with my vote and the votes of two other councilors, rejected this contract. It's working!

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to accept and expend $350,028 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency under the Troy Mills Landfill Cooperative Agreement for support and environmental monitoring at the Troy Mills Landfill Superfund Site, Troy, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. Fiscal Committee approved. The Troy Mills Landfill Superfund site in Troy is on the National Priorities List, and the EPA and the Department will cooperate in the remediation and environmental monitoring efforts.

Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Peterborough, NH, to complete the Contoocook River Urban Stormwater Improvements and Low Impact Development Demonstration Project in the amount of $104,990. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds. The DES Watershed Assistance Section focuses on the reduction of nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. NPS pollution occurs when rainfall, snowmelt, or irrigation water runs over land or through the ground, transporting materials which are then deposited into rivers, lakes, and coastal waters, or introduced into the groundwater. Pollutants can include chemicals, sediments, nutrients, and toxics. These materials can have harmful effects on drinking water supplies, recreation, fisheries and wildlife.

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, item #59, amended on 5-18-05, item #47, amended on 6-21-06, item #112, amended on 8-9-06, item #46), to provide technical support and environmental monitoring at the Troy Mills Landfill Superfund Site, Troy, NH, by increasing the amount by $138,000 from $458,140 to $596,140. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Moore to the Point Revocable Trust's request to dredge from lakebed and excavate shoreline to construct a dug in boathouse; reset boulders on the existing breakwater, and install bumper piles adjacent to the walkway to the dock on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton. With the support of another Councilor, this permit was denied. These Dug-in boathouses cause damage to the shoreline. The boathouse is built on land and then dredged so that there is access from the water. We have outlawed boathouses in this state for years and this is an attempt to get around this law.

Department of Health And Human Services

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to amend contract language pursuant to the sale of real property by Community Mental Health Center contractors and Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH in the accompanying schedule of contracts that provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

Division of Public Health Services

This contract affects Monadnock Family Services in Keene, Community Council in Nashua and Harbor Homes, also in Nashua.

Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics to enter into an agreement with The Uriah Group, Falls Church, VA, to design, conduct and evaluate a one-day tabletop exercise of State food defense response plans in NH in an amount totaling $29,783. Effective October 11, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. The purpose of this exercise is to test the capacity and coordinating capabilities of the Department of Public Health Services, other local, state and federal agencies and food service industry in responding to an event that begins as what is presumed to be an infectious disease outbreak but will then be identified as a deliberate chemical contamination of a food source such as a dairy product, juice or produce item.

Developmental Disabilities Council

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Developmental Services, Keene, NH, to provide presentations to civic and business organizations on the employment of people with disabilities in the amount of $25,000. Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

NH Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $6,000 grant to Rivier College, Nashua, NH, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to grant the community applicants as detailed in letter dated September 28, 2006, a total of $45,434.95 for Hazardous Materials Planning. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. The Keene Fire Department will receive a grant.

Authorized to amend a contract with Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #170), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $18,400 from $297,000 to $315,400. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to develop a Regional Safety Plan for the Nashua Regional Planning Commission region in the amount of $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. The general trend in fatal accidents in New England has been rising in the last decade. The Nashua Regional Planning Commission believes that the Regional Safety Plan could assist the region in identifying key intersections and roads that may require future safety improvements.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Richard M. Monahon, Jr. of Peterborough, NH to the Board of Architects

Lance dePlante, of New Ipswich, NH to the Emergency Shelter and Homeless Coordination Commission

H. Charles Royce of Jaffrey, NH to the NH Land and Community Heritage Authority

Attn. Honey Hastings, of Temple, NH to the Marital Mediator Certification Board

Deborah Ann Robinson of Merrimack, NH to the Recreational Therapy Governing Board.

September 27, 2006 Meeting

Office Of Energy And Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $1,309,572. Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services in the amount of $62,837. Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to advance the vendor $8,954 of the above-references contract amount. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease renewal with Sal's Kitchen Realty, Salem, NH, for office and courtroom space in Milford, NH, for a total cost of $219,920.49. Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2009. 100% Transfer Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with Palmer and Sicard Inc., Exeter, NH, for electrical renovations at the Merrimack Toll Plaza, Merrimack, NH, by increasing the amount by $96,214 from $1,008,000 to $1,104,214. Effective upon G&C approval through November 15, 2006. (2)Further Authorized an additional amount of $5,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works

Design and Construction for engineering services provided, increasing the engineering fees from $40,000 to $45,000, bringing the total contract from $1,104,214 to $1,109,214.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to award Household Hazardous Waste grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated August 31, 2006, totaling $74,689.60 for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection projects. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Keene, NH, for AIP-21 to reconstruct a general aviation ramp at the Dillant Hopkins Airport (Keene) in the amount of $803,590. Effective upon G&C approval. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

Late Item Agenda

Department of Transportation

Authorized to increase the contract amount with Brox Industries, Inc., Dracut, MA by $300,000.00 from $1,918,135.00 to $2,218,135.00 for roadway surfacing of the Central Turnpike in Nashua, Merrimack, and Hooksett through October 6, 2006. 100% Turnpike Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized to contract with Janitech, Inc., Nashua, NH, for janitorial services at the Health and Human Services Building, Concord, NH. in an amount not to exceed $545,712.00. 100% Rental Income.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:

Amelie Gooding of Keene, NH to the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission and Charles Leutzinger, of Wilton, NH to the State Radiation Advisory Committee.

September 13, 2006 Meeting

Office of the Adjutant General

Authorized to enter into a contract with Petroleum Place Energy Solutions LP, San Antonio, TX, to perform Aerial Imagery & Contour Mapping 2006 to provide data on the NH Army National Guard sites in Concord, Hillsborough, Keene, and Somersworth for updating information on existing sites and environmental assessment of proposed construction and training activities in the amount of $21,828. Effective upon G&C approval through October 27, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with D. L. King & Associates, Nashua, NH, for Low Bid replacement of Heating System with Office Renovations, Hooksett Turnpike Maintenance #825, Hooksett, NH, for a total amount not to exceed $357,900. Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2006. (2) Further Authorized the amount of $15,000 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for low bid Water Damage Repair of the Brown Building located at the Glencliff Home for Elderly, Benton, NH., for the lump sum price of $535,023. Effective upon G&C approval through June 13, 2007.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of the Arts to award two Organizational Support Grants totaling $11,300 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 28, 2006. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. The grant will specifically support the work of experienced choreographers who will work directly with the elementary and middle school children in nine Monadnock Region Schools to develop the program that will be performed for the "Event of the Year" in Keene.

Authorized Division of the Arts to grant FY 2007 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards totaling $30,000 to the artists as detailed in letter dated August 25, 2006. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. Amy Jenkins, from Peterborough, received an individual Artist Fellowship Award of $5,000.

Authorized Division of the Arts to award one year Operating Grants totaling $58,795 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 25, 2006. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds. The Peterborough Players received a one year Operating Grant for $14,000.

Liquor Commission

Authorized to enter into a contract with Flexi-Door Corporation d/b/a The Awning Center, Epping, NH, for the sole purpose replacing worn awnings at the following retail store locations: #25 - Coliseum Avenue, Nashua and #69 - 28B Portsmouth Avenue, and Stratham Liquor Stores, for a total price limitation of $4,875. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

Department of Resources And Economic Development

Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation from Keene State College Golden Circle Alumni in the amount of $10 for use of electricity at Wadleigh State Park.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into a contract with Eastern Pipe Service Inc., Merrimack, NH, for remote videotape inspection services of interiors of pipes at ten flood control dams in an amount not to exceed $12,450. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $85,206.60. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $714,780. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds. Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $86,390. Effective retroactive to April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Christa Mcauliffe Planetarium

Authorized to enter into a contract with SkySkan, Nashua, NH, to vacuum, clean and repaint the Planetarium theater's 40-foot dome with non-bridging paint in an amount not to exceed $7,995. Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2006. 100% General Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Fire Standards, Training & Emergency Medical Services to pay $496.47 from State Fiscal Year 2007 funds to Bot-L-Gas Inc., Nashua, NH, for propane gas used as part of a training exercise on April 13, 2006. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Fire & EMS Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into a Municipal Agreement with the Town of Peterborough, NH, to construct a section of a multi-use recreational trail that was requested by the Town to be included in the Department's project for the reconstruction of US 202 in the Town of Peterborough. Effective upon G&C approval through November 1, 2006.

Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to amend an agreement with The Louis Berger Group, Incorporated, Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 2-7-01, item #181), for additional preliminary design for replacement of the bridges carrying NH Route 119 over the Connecticut River between Hinsdale, NH and Brattleboro, VT, by increasing the amount by $56,892.62 from $524,722.34 to $581,614.96, and by extending the complete date from September 29, 2006 to June 30, 2008.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 4-19-06, item #118B), for roadway resurfacing of 9.5 miles of the Central Turnpike in Nashua, Merrimack, and Hooksett, by increasing the amount by $80,000 from $1,838,135 to $1,918,135, and by extending the completion date from August 31, 2006 to September 29, 2006. 100% State Highway Funds.

#154 Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with Clough Harbour & Associates, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-21-01, item #323), for additional final design for the expansion of the Spaulding Turnpike from Exit 11 to Exit 16 in the City of Rochester, by increasing the amount by $159,060.15 from $6,505,596.80 to $6,664,656.95, and by extending the completion date from August 27, 2006 to August 27, 2008. 100% Turnpike Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Nashua Airport Authority, for AIP-27 to purchase snow removal equipment in the amount of $263,250. Effective upon G&C approval. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Carol R. Droznick of Nashua, NH to the Dropout Prevention and Dropout Recovery Oversight Council; Paul A. Szoc of Keene, NH to the Enhanced 911 Commission and Thomas A. Maffee of Nashua, NH to the Police Commission.

August 23, 2006 Meeting

The Governor usually gives Volunteer awards at the beginning of each meeting. This meeting, the Volunteer Award went to Spencer Brookes of Wilton.

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Chittenden Bank and UltraSource, Inc. in Hollis, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Attorney General

Authorized to reappoint Anne M. Edwards as an Assistant Attorney General for a five-year term effective August 31, 2006 through August 31, 2011. Ms. Edwards is a resident of Milford, New Hampshire.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the City of Nashua, NH, for the closure of the City of Nashua's Roussel-Gardner Park Landfill in an amount not to exceed $395,127.74. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds. This grant is part of an unlined landfill closure grant program that provides a 20% contribution to aid municipalities in closing their landfills. Eligible costs consist of engineering design and construction elements. The state will reimburse Nashua for 20% of the eligible costs incurred during the closure of the landfill plus a proportionate share of interest on any borrowing.

Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the City of Nashua, NH, for the closure of the City of Nashua's Old Landfill in an amount not to exceed $121,455.40. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds. See explanation on item prior to this one.

Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the Town of New Ipswich, NH, for the closure of the Town of New Ipswich's Unlined Municipal Landfill in an amount not to exceed $239,144.92. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds. See prior explanation.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized to grant the pandemic preparedness funds to the associated All Hazards Regions Planning Groups, as detailed in letter dated August 2, 2006, in the amount of $247,413. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. The Cheshire Medical Center will receive $47,007 for pandemic preparedness.

NH Community Technical College System

Authorized NHCTC - Manchester to retroactively enter into an agreement with Outdoor Maintenance Services, Goffstown, NH, for the purpose of providing lawn mowing and landscaping services in the amount of $7,980. Effective July 1, 2006 through October 31, 2006. 47% General, 54% Other Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Erin K. Almeda, of Nashua, NH to the Health Services Planning and Review Board and Kristina Genovese, of East Swanzey, NH to the Pharmacy Board.

August 9, 2006 Meeting

Liquor Commission

Authorized to enter into a uniform lease agreement with Unifirst Corporation, Nashua, NH, for the sole purpose of providing uniforms for Liquor Commission Store employees in the amount of $126,017.81. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Fish and Game Department

Authorized to enter into a contract for cleaning services with William Puls d/b/a Deyo's Cleaning Service, West Brattleboro, VT, for professional cleaning services at the Region 4 Office in Keene in the amount of $5,460. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008 with an option to renew for an additional two-year period upon G&C approval. 100% Fish and Game Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants as detailed in letter dated July 19, 2006, in an aggregate amount of $542,993 for water pollution control projects. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds. The town of Amherst received $122,321 for Baboosic Lake Wastewater inprovements, Phase 1.

#43 Authorized to amend an existing landfill closure grant, with the Town of Merrimack, NH, to increase the eligible amount of the grant by $317,244.19 from $521,040.87 to $838,285.06. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds. The additional grant funds being requested are part of an unlined landfill closure grant program that provides a 20% contribution to aid municipalities in closing their unlined landfills. Eligible costs consist of hydrological investigation, engineering design and construction elements. The state will reimburse the Town of Merrimack for 20% of the eligible costs incurred during the landfill closure.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Family Assistance

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #311), to continue to provide employment and training services, to add the development of community work experience program host sites, and to expand job club services in support of the NH Employment Program, by increasing the amount by $1,694,032.36 from $2,113,603.10 to $3,807,635.46. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. This item was tabled by a 5-0 vote. There are many questions about the way the Agency went about granting this contract. There were no competitive bids allowed even though vendors are currently providing excellent services. I hope we will be able to work this out before the next Counciol meeting, so we can move ahead providing these necessary services for the next year.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to award twenty-seven child care infant toddler equipment stipends in the amount of $4,000 per recipient from licensed child care centers and three child care infant toddler equipment stipends in the amount of $1,500 per recipient from family/family group care programs for a total of $112,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

NH Community Technical College System

Authorized NHCTC - Nashua to amend a contract with Schiavi Leasing Corporation, Oxford, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #142, amended on 12-21-05, item #93), for the purpose leasing a third modular building containing two classrooms, for an additional amount of $74,016, a new total of $222,048. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2010. 36% General, 64% Other Funds. There was, for all intents and purposes, no ability for competitors to bid on this contract. I voted against it and urged my fellow Councilors to jo;in me in this vote. Councilor Wieczorek joined me in this negative vote. We needed one more vote to send this item back to get competitive bids. Too bad.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with McFarland-Johnson Incorporated, Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 11-13-02, item #171), for additional final design for the Manchester Airport Access Road in the Towns of Bedford, Londonderry and Merrimack and the City of Manchester, by increasing the amount by $242,954.75 from $7,067,923.25 to $7,310,878. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

Authorized the Commissioner's Office to amend a contract with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #167), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $287,705 from $885,880 to $1,173,585. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2) Further Authorized to enter into this contract amendment with the Nashua Regional Planning to expand the scope of the project to include smart growth planning, a regional plan update, and transit planning associated with the Lowell Commuter Rail Extension Project. 80% Federal, 20% Highway and Local Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

R. Gordon Leedy, Jr. of Amherst, NH to the Board of Landscape Architects and Brian W. Morrissey of Nashua, NH to the New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees.

I've included a news article the appeared in the Keene Sentinel after our meeting. You may find it interesting.

Keene Sentinel (not available online)

Governor, Council visit Keene State
By Jake Berry
Keene Sentinel
August 10, 2006

The N.H. Executive Council took its show on the road to Keene Wednesday, but it came without the main event.

Gov. John H. Lynch had said earlier in the week he would not ask council members to vote on the nomination of Tom Burack as the new commissioner of the N.H. Department of Environmental Services.

Several councilors had asked Lynch for a bit more time to consider the nominee, according to Pamela Walsh, a Lynch spokeswoman, so he opted to hold off the vote.

Lynch will continue to talk with the councilors to determine a good time to put the appointment to a vote, Walsh said.

But in postponing the vote, and not addressing the controversial Real ID national identification program, which was passed on to the council and governor Tuesday by the state Legislature's Joint Fiscal Committee, Wednesday's event - held at Keene State College's Science Center - had little direct effect on the Monadnock Region.

The council could take up both the Burack nomination and the Real ID issue at its next meeting, on Aug. 23 in Concord.

Councilors voted on 113 items at the meeting Wednesday, and only a handful related to the region, including one that awarded $4,000 stipends to several area day-care facilities.

"It was a pretty quiet day," said Executive Councilor Debora B. Pignatelli, who represents Keene in district five.

"We voted on a lot of things, but not a lot had a direct impact around here."

For the entire state, the councilors voted to implement a new educational software system for the N.H. Department of Education.

The software, which will cost no more than $957,000, will allow teachers, administrators and department officials easier access to teacher credentials and other information, education Commissioner Lyonel B. Tracy told the councilors. In general, it will expedite the hiring process, he said.

"This is well overdue for us," Tracy said. "And it will benefit us for sure."

The money for the information system will come through a combination of the state's general fund and federal and other funding sources.

Locally, councilors voted to award the day-care stipends as part of a federal grant to the Keene Day Care Center, the Monadnock Community Early Learning Center and Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene's Children's Learning Center, among other facilities across the state. Councilors also voted to direct $5,400 of state funds to a contractor for cleaning services to the N.H. Fish and Game district station in Keene.

For some Monadnock Region residents, however, the most significant thing to happen had nothing to do with money.

Before the meeting was officially called to order, Lynch issued commendations to eight Monadnock Region residents and one group, each of whom has worked to improve the state, he said.

Among those honored were:

  • Mary E. Jensen, Keene State's sustainability and recycling coordinator, for her work on the campus' recycling program.
  • Jan Cohen, a member of the advisory board of Keene State's Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies, for helping to implement Holocaust studies as part of school curriculum.
  • Mary Mayshark-Stavely, a teacher in the college's Child Development Center, for her work in early childhood and multi-cultural education.
  • Jeananne Farrar, a member of the Keene Heritage Commission, for her efforts to help Keene's Historic District grow.
  • Keene State professors William Sullivan, Lawrence Benaquist and Thomas Durnford for their work in creating a documentary about Martha Sharp and her efforts to rescue refugees during the Holocaust.
  • The Moving Company Dance Center, a dance and theater organization in Keene, for helping to bring people of the Monadnock Region together with dance and the arts.

July 19, 2006 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized under the Community Development Black Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Troy, PO Box 249, Troy, NH in the amount of $337,500 for the purpose of replacing the existing municipal surface water supply with a new bedrock well and water storage tank, beginning from the date of the G&C approval until June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, Washington Street, Keene, NH , in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of supporting infrastructure improvements to a vacant downtown property, known as the Railroad Yard, beginning from the date of G&C approval until June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to enter into a contract with Southern New Hampshire Services, Manchester, NH in the amount of $54,590.00 as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds. Authorized to enter into a contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH in the amount of $32,629.00 as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with The New York State Weatherization Directors Association, Inc., Guilderland, NY in the amount of $47,000.00 for regional Weatherization training to be held August 1, 2 and 3, 2006 in Nashua, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds. The Federal Department of Energy had already selected the contractor to organize the training, and was asking the state Office of Energy and Planning (OEP) to manage the project.

Office of the Adjutant General's Department

Authorized request to exercise the first contract renewal option with JWC Enterprises d/b/a Chemserve of Milford, NH in the amount of $17,188.17 for hazardous waste & environmental testing at NH Army National Guard facilities. Effective from date of G&C approval to June 30, 2007. (The original contract was approved on May 19, 2004, item #5.) 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to retroactively enter into a nine-month hold over amendment with the Town of Goffstown, 16 Main St., Goffstown, NH for office and courtroom space at 16 Main St., Goffstown, NH to commence on July 1, 2006 and expire no later than March 31,2007, for a total not to exceed $25,737.21. The town of Goffstown would like to the Court to move out, but a viable new location has not been found yet.

Attorney General

Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $1,610 from the National Consumers League, from the period of G&C approval until May 1, 2007, to be used to educate older people about telemarketing fraud.

Department of Corrections

Authorized to enter into a contract in the amount of $26,310.50 with James Hamilton, DDS, for the provision of clinical dental services as a Staff Dentist for the NH Department of Corrections beginning upon approval by G&C through June 30, 2007. This contract has (2) options to renew. Each option is for an additional period of up to one (1) year and at an annual increase of no more than 3% subject to approval by G&C. 100% General Funds. Dr. Hamilton is a Milford dentist.

Liquor Commission

Authorized to accept the donated equipment and services in the amount of $9,060.00 from the Whelen Engineering Company, Inc., 99 Ceda Road, Charlestown, NH. This money will be used to equip the new "Gator Car" and the golf cart used by the Bureau of Enforcement for alcohol awareness programs.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

Authorized Trails Bureau to award a grant to the OHRV clubs as designated in the letter dated July 19, 2006 in the amount of $1,577,077.99 for Grant-in-Aid Trail Management and Equipment Contracts for the grant period of G&C approval through January 1, 2007. 100% Other Funds. The Brookline Ice Breakers, the Keene Sno-Riders SMC, the Pisgah Mountain Trailriders, and the Wilton-Lyndeborough Winter Wanderers will each receive grants.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Development Section to grant the list of pandemic preparedness funds as indicated in letter of May 31, 2006, to the associated Regional Pandemic Flu Planning Groups in the amount of $415,572. For the period from July 1, 2006 or the date of G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. Although some communities have done some planning for emergencies, this grant is to include all the towns and cities in regional pandemic preparedness.

New Hampshire Community Technical College System

Authorized NHCTC-Claremont to retroactively enter into an agreement with Monadnock Disposal Service, Inc, 12 River Street, Jaffrey, NH in the amount of $3,780.00, for the purpose of providing trash pickup service at 310 Marlboro St., Keene, NH from January 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009 pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget. 52% Other Funds, 48% General Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Bureau of Emergency Management to enter into a one-year, sole source contract with the NH Association of Broadcasters in an amount not to exceed $66,000. Effective with the approval of G&C through March 31, 2007. The purpose of the contract is to purchase airtime for, and produce, radio and television Non-Commercial Sustaining Announcements on emergency management programs, projects and public information on emergency preparedness. 35% Utilities Fund, 54% Fire & EMS Funds, 11% Other Funds.

Authorized the Commissioner, Department of Safety "to reorganize the Homeland Security and Emergency Management activities of the Department of Safety by transferring the responsibility, duties and authority for supervision of emergency management from the Division of Emergency Services, Communication, and Management to the Director Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and transferring the Bureau of Emergency Management from the Division of Emergency Services, Communications, and Management to the Office of the Commissioner under the supervision of the Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management." The effective date of this legislation is July 1, 2006. The Executive Council unanimously confirmed Chief Christopher Pope, Fire Chief in Concord, as the Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management at out July 19th meeting.

Authorized in response to a legislative directive, the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a 5-year agreement with Consumer Safety Technology, Inc., 10520 Hickman Road, Des Moines, Iowa, to implement, provide, maintain and support the statewide Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program. All fees and payments are due and payable to Consumer Safety Technology, Inc., from the individuals that are required to participate in the program. Effective upon the date of G&C approve for a period of 5 years with provisions for 1 additional 2- year extension, subject to approval by G&C.

Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a five-year agreement with Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc., Durango, CO to implement, provide, maintain and support the statewide Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program. All fees and payments are due and payable to Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc. from the individuals that are required to participate in the program. Effective upon the date of G&C approve for a period of 5 years with provisions for 1 additional 2-year extension, subject to approval by G&C.

The prior two contracts are for those citizens convicted of DWI by the courts and mandated to install a device in their cars to monitor alcohol levels through analysis of breath. The cars do not start if alcohol is detected.

The legislature passed this bill 5 years ago (I voted for it when I was a Senator!) and it took this long to get it contracted and approved. But is a good thing, I believe, and will make us a little bit safer.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to enter into a contract with Nicom Coatings Corp., Barre, VT on the basis of low bid for $239,000.00 for crack sealing work at the various locations throughout the State, from the date of G&C approval through October 13, 2006. Work will be done on Route 101 in Wilton and Milford.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Cityside Management Corporation of Merrimack, NH in the amount of $400,000 for the management of properties throughout the state retroactive to October 23, 2005 through May 31, 2010. Effective from the date of G&C approval. (Further Authorized to provide funds to Cityside Management Corporation in the amount of $80,000 to fund the maintenance and management checking accounts used in the management of the properties. Effective form the date of G&C approval through May 31, 2010. 10% Highway Funds.

Authorized the Commissioner or her designee to pay Small Claims submitted for the period of July, 2006 to September, 2006. During a DOT Maintenance Operation, the Water System Pipes in Fitzwilliam were damaged.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:

Matthew R. LeClair, Mason, NH to the Agricultural Advisory Board
Mary Ann Meliziz-Golja, Nashua, NH to the Juvenile Parole Board
Anne Cruess, Amherst, NH to the Board of Landscape Architects
Robert S. Phillips, New Boston, NH to the Water Council

Thank you to these individuals for volunteering their time and talent to New Hampshire.

June 21, 2006 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan made by Monadnock Economic Development Corporation Keene Affordable Housing Corporation located in Keene, NH. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Office of Energy And Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $24,195. Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $6,048 to immediately begin work for the first quarter of FY 2007. 100% General Funds.

Office of Information Technology

Authorized to accept a gift of services from Microsoft Inc., Redmond, WA, valued at $25,200. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Nashua, NH for technical training associated with the above gift for support of the Department of Safety's migration from Novell to Microsoft network operating systems. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with D.L. King & Associates Inc., Nashua, NH, for mold remediation and restoration for North Hall, NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, for a total not to exceed $174,000. Effective upon G&C approval through August 25, 2006.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of the Arts to enter into a contract with Dharma Creative, Nashua, NH, for the design and layout of various publications in the amount of $25,492. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of the Arts to award a Mini Grant in the amount of $550 to Keene State College, Keene, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated June 8, 2006, in the amount of $189,052 from the FFY 2005 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. The Keene Police Department will receive a grant for $32,446. (2)Further Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated June 8, 2006, totaling $555,107, from the FFY 2004 Byrne Formula Grant Program which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. Effective July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007. The Nashua Police Department will receive a grant for $40,175. (3)Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the Nashua Police Department in the amount of $30,000 from the FFY 2003 Byrne Formula Grant Program which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. Effective July 1, 2006 to September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Corrections

Authorized to enter into a contract with Elizabeth A. Jones, DDS, Mont Vernon, NH, for the provision of clinical dental services as a Staff Dentist for the NH Department of Corrections. Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007 with two options to renew for an additional period of up to one year and at an annual increase of no more than 3%. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #54, amended on 6-7-06, item #81), for the NH Clean School Bus Initiative grant, by extending the completion date from September 17, 2006 to September 17, 2007. (2) Further Authorized to amend a contract with First Student Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-20-05, item #51), for additional time for installation of pollution control equipment on school buses in the Nashua School District, by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to September 17, 2007. (3)Further Authorized to amend a grant with the Manchester Transit Authority, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-20-05, item #51), for additional time for installation of pollution control equipment on school buses in the Manchester School District, by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to September 17, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Alternate Transit Advertising Inc., Greenland, NH, to produce, install and remove advertising back wraps on buses in the major transit market areas in the amount of $19,700. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Pennichuck Water Works Inc., Merrimack, NH, to fund design and permitting activities associated with the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam in the amount of $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Baboosic Lake Association, Merrimack, NH, to complete the Baboosic Lake Storm water Management Project in the amount of $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to amend an agreement with St. Joseph Community Services Inc., Merrimack, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #231, amended on 3-22-06, item #81), to provide Home Delivered Meals, by increasing the amount by $2,405 from $3,135,220.98 to $3,137,625.98. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 86% Federal, 14% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua, Inc., to provide outreach and awareness of personal care services through group informational sessions targeted to adults with disabilities and to the service provider community in an amount not to exceed $37,424. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Developmental Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Area Agency of Greater Nashua, Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide developmental and acquired disorder services in an amount not to exceed $808,077. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation. 49% Federal, 51% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Monadnock Developmental Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide developmental and acquired disorder services in an amount not to exceed $274,957. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation. 100% General Funds.

Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $20,000. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds. Service will be provided to approximately 175 individuals.

Department of Education

Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, for basic math and reading instruction for NH Employment Program clients to the students from southern Hillsborough county in the amount of $82,842. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH for adult basic education/ESL, English Language/Civics Education classes and training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults coordinated from the Nashua Adult Learning Center, the Learning Center Annex in Nashua and in students' homes in the amount of $522,911. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control. 60% Federal, 40% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, NH, to develop materials which provide guidance to the NH Transition to Teaching grant Project ACROSS participants and other educators in developing and implementing their professional development plans in an amount not to exceed $28,968.72. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2006. (2) Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with B&D Cleaning of Nashua, NH for cleaning Troop B located in Milford in the amount of $18,848.99. Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with the City of Nashua, NH for the engineering and construction of mitigation associated with the widening of the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Nashua, NH in the amount of $200,000. Effective from Notice to Proceed, upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Turnpike Funds. This property is adjacent to the Salmon Brook. The banks will be restored and a City park will be constructed on the site. The Department of Transportation will transfer this property to the City after the site has been restored to an environmentally and physically safe condition. The City of Nashua has agreed to provide, through actual funding or City forces, the remainder of the funds required to complete the mitigation and park to a level beyond the "safe condition."

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 3.2 acre parcel of State owned land located in the Town of Greenville to Nancy S. Brooks for $72,600. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Cherokee Construction Co., Inc., Goffstown, NH, for the demolition of multiple buildings on Manchester Airport property on the basis of a low bid of $269,810. Effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2006. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

Late Item Agenda

Department of Health And Human Services

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized the Bureau of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with Therese Charest, Nashua, NH, to provide representative payee services in an amount not to exceed $4,800.00. 100% General Funds

Department of Environmental Services

Authorization to expend an amount not to exceed $5,000 from the Dam Maintenance Fund for the emergency repair of Soughean Site 14 Dam in New Ipswich. 100% Other Funds

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions
William E. Roberts, Hinsdale, NH to the Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission and Katherine E.L. Chambers, Milford, NH to the New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank.

June 7, 2006 Meeting

I want to comment briefly about a matter the Council dealt with at the meeting this past Wednesday. There was an item on the agenda to pay for the continuation of a contract for the Community Technical College System. It was an $850,000 contract to fix the financial aid mess at the College System. The contract was to be funded with 58% tuition money and 42% general funding. I objected to this funding and made a motion to exclude tuition from the funding of this contract. My thinking was that the student's tuition money should not be used to fix a mismanagement problem that has been going on for years and reached a crisis duing the last year. The motion passed with the support of three other Councilors. I will be keeping an eye on this financial aid mismanagement and hope that our legislators look into it. The Attorney General has an ongoing investigation as well.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease renewal with the City of Keene, NH, for space in City Hall for a total amount not to exceed $99,406.34. Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008 with an option to extend for an additional year.

Employment Security

Authorized to enter into a contract with Economy Plumbing & Heating d/b/a Controtech Temperature Controls, Keene, NH to provide HVAC maintenance and repair services at NHES's offices statewide in the amount of $30,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

NH Fish And Game Department

Authorized to enter into Off Highway Recreational Vehicle Law Enforcement contracts with the NH Police Departments as listed in letter dated May 10, 2006 in an aggregate total of $274,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

Merrimack and Rindge will receive contracts to assist with the enforcement of the OHRV laws.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the City of Keene totaling $11,198 for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection project. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $147,394 for water pollution control projects. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.The town of Milford will receive a $121,585 grant for a Compost Area Cover.

Authorized to execute a Quitclaim Deed to release and extinguish a portion of a DES-held construction easement on land of George and Susan Thome in Lyndeborough, NH. (2) Further Authorized to accept from the Thomes the sum of $1,100 as compensation for this easement to be relinquished. The full construction easement is no longer needed by the Department of Environmental Services.

Department of Health And Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #65, amended on 5-4-05, item #97), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the amount by $200,615 from $1,358,852 to $1,559,467. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Service, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to enter into an agreement with The Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH, to support local community coalition capacity focused on tobacco prevention and control initiatives in an amount not to exceed $63,000. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 with potential for a one year amendment. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Department Section to amend an agreement with the Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, Late Item #E), to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies, by increasing the amount by $75,000 from $150,000 to $225,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. Effective July 1, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Prevention and Control Program to amend an agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #102), to provide evidence-based telephonic smoking cessation counseling services, by increasing the amount by $300,000 from $400,000 to $700,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with Crispin's House Inc., Goffstown, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #273), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $26,251 from $26,251 to $52,502. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 20% Federal, 80% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol, and Other Drug Treatment Section to amend an agreement with Phoenix Houses of New England, Providence, RI (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #108, amended on 11-16-05, item #70), to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services, by increasing the amount by $1,254,824 from $1,493,057.39 to $2,747,881.39, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 59% Federal, 41% General Funds.

Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Nashua Pastoral Care Center Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $20,000. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds. This program serves residents of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Lyndeborough, Merrimack, Milford, Mount Vernon, Nashua and Wilton in District 5.

Authorized to amend an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-6-04, Item #D), to provide services to homeless individuals, by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007. Effective June 21, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. This program serves residents in Fitzwilliam, Greenville, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Keene, Lyndeborough, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Richmond, Rindge, Swazey, Temple, Troy, Wilton and Winchester in District 5.

Authorized to amend a contract with Nashua Pastoral Care Center Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #408), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the amount by $10,000 from $150,000 to $160,000. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Pilot Health LLC, Keene, NH, to provide fiscal intermediary services to facilitate BEAS staff training programs in an amount not to exceed $25,363. Effective Jun 7, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007 with the option to renew for a two year period upon G&C approval. 38% Federal, 62% General Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $77,517. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 47% Federal, 53% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $10,000. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Community Council of Nashua, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $422,807. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 11% Federal, 89% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Granite State Monarchs, Keene, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $153,523. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007 with the option for renewal of an additional year upon G&C approval. (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation. 68% Federal, 32% General Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to exercise its renewal option and grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #454, amended on 7-14-04, item #101, amended on 6-2-05, item #141), to provide classes in early childhood education, adult education, and parenting education to promote academic success for families in an amount not to exceed $132,000. Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized to amend a contract with CRA Inc., Alexandria, VA, (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item #132B), to design, conduct and evaluate a series of exercises focusing on the State's Pandemic Influenza Plan, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to grant bioterrorism preparedness funds to the associated Regional Hazardous Materials Response Teams as detailed in letter dated May 3, 2006, in the amount of $75,000. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.

The Souhegan Mutual Aid District and the Keene Fire Hazmat will receive grants of $9,375.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company Inc., Dunbarton, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pumps on the property of Mitzi Corneau, Hill, NH, in the amount of $23,880. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Highway Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company Inc., Dunbarton, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Michael Bourgeois, Meredith, NH, in the amount of $23,430. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Highway Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:

Gregory A. Heyn of Milford, NH, Assessing Standards Board and

William J. Farrell, Nashua, NH, Postsecondary Education Commission.

May 17, 2006 Meeting

Adjutant General Kenneth Clark addressed the Executive Council this morning. A total of 650 NH National Guard members were deployed to assist in the flooding emergency.

FEMA representatives will be in the state on Friday, May 19, 2006 to assess the flood damage caused by the recent rains. Individuals should report damage by calling the following number: 1-800-458-2407

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from TD Banknorth to Allen & Mathewson Energy Corporation in Rindge, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-17-03, item #19, amended on 5-4-05, item #2), to help municipalities solve development problems, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.

Office Of Energy And Planning

Authorized to amend a contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #11, amended on 12-21-05, item #11, amended on 1-26-06, item #2, amended on 3-8-06, Late Item #C), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the contract amount by $232,072 from $2,640,383 to $2,872,455. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

This contract amendment will provide needed support for eligible New Hampshire residents, especially the working poor, elderly and disabled citizens in need of assistance to help pay for heating costs this winter season.

Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for services to be provided under the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, which reduces energy consumption and the impact of energy costs in low-income households, in the amount of $192,886. Effective April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $33,846 of the contract above. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Corrections

Authorized to accept donations for the period January - March, 2006 with a total value of $14,255.11.

The Rotary Club of Nashua donated $810.00 in Children's books to the Women's Prison in Goffstown.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Wilton Water Commission, Wilton, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $10,200. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

The Wilton Water Commission will use its funds to construct a storage shed to contain spill response materials to better protect the Town's drinking water supply in case of a spill due to the wells close proximity to a major roadway.

Department of Health And Human Services

Bureau of Medical Services

Authorized Special Medical Services Section to amend an agreement with Joseph Fish, Ph.D., Goffstown, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-15-04, Late Item #G, amended on 7-13-05, item #97), to provide psychology services to children with special health care needs and their families served by Special Medical Services, by increasing the price by $55,653 from $105,871 to $161,524, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 32% Federal, 68% General Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with SAU #41, Hollis-Brookline Cooperative School District, Hollis, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #276), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $14,500 from $28,800 to $43,300, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 100% Federal Funds.

Among youth, New Hampshire ranks at or above the national average for alcohol and other drug use. Hollis-Brookline was selected for this project through a competitive bid process

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with City of Keene Youth Services Department, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-05, item #49), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $52,000 from $52,000 to $104,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 35% Federal, 65% General Funds.

See comments in contract above this one.

Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $813,384 from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support pandemic preparedness planning at the state and regional level. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #359, amended on 5-18-05, item #87), for additional work associated with the roadway construction on NH 9 in Keene, and roadway construction on NH 10 in Swanzey, by increasing the amount by $277,000 from $7,839,638.95 to $8,116,638.95.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Gerard D. Perron, New Boston, NH for the State Apprenticeship Council
Dwight R. Valdez, Amherst, NH for the Board of Hearing Care Providers
Thomas A. Peragallo, Rindge, NH for the Board of Natural Scientists
Karen L. Baranowski, Nashua, NH for the Board of Nursing

May 3, 2006 Meeting

Department of Administrative Services

Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for renovations to Representatives Hall, in the State House, for an amount not to exceed $299,136. Effective upon G&C approval through October 20, 2006.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into a contract with TDS Printing Inc., Nashua, NH, for graphic design and printing of a State of the Environment Report, in the amount of $20,203. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $2,389,790 for water pollution control projects as detailed in letter dated April 12, 2006. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

The town of Jaffrey was awarded a $623,341 grant to upgrade the Hadley Road Punp Station.

#34 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Town of Peterborough, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $14,340. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

The town of Peterborough will use its funds to implement recommendations for improvement in the Northern Aquifer which were identified in a 2003 Drinking Water Protection Program report. The Northern Aquifer contains four out of five drinking water supply wells for the town. The recommendations include the development of a septic system management plan and distribution of drinking water protection educational materials.

Department of Health and Human Services

New Hampshire Hospital

Authorized to enter into an agreement with BK Systems Inc., Goffstown, NH to provide fire detection, nurse call and alarm system test and maintenance services in the amount of $43,200. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for an additional two years pending availability of funding, the agreement of the parties and G&C approval. 68% General, 28% Federal, 4% Other Funds.

Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $42,500. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #174, amended on 3-22-06, item #102), to provide Homemaker services, by increasing the amount by $24,605 from $491,246.52 to $515,851.52. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 86% Federal, 14% General Funds.

There has been and increase in the number of people who need Homemaker services. These services allow incapacitated adults to maintain maximum independence and dignity.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized the Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to amend an agreement with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism, Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #118), to provide substance abuse treatment services, by increasing the amount by $487,830 from $487,830 to $975,660, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 34% Federal, 57% General, 9% Other Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to amend an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #111), to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services, by increasing the amount by $401,619 from $401,619 to $803,238, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 76% Federal, 24% General Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #308C), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $30,000 from $30,000 to $60,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized the Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a sole source $16,605 agreement with Economy Plumbing and Heating Inc., d/b/a Controtech of Keene, NH, to provide annual inspection and maintenance service on the boilers at the Fire Academy. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Fire and EMS Funds.

This contract is sole source because the software that controls the boilers is proprietary in nature; Controtech is the only one that can maintain it without losing the warranty.

Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive contract renewal with SAU #26 for the Merrimack School District in Merrimack, NH, to provide parking area space and classroom area for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program for an amount not to exceed $22,000. Effective April 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007. 100% Motorcycle Rider Training Program.

I voted against this contract. I am in favor of motorcycle training, that's for sure. However, this contract was retroactive and sole source, even though it doesn't say sole source. That means that the Agency didn't bother to get it to the Council in a timely manner. And, the Agency didn't put the contract out so that others might have a chance to bid. The idea that "we have always done it this way" is not a reason to continue. This is not a huge contract in terms of money, but I think other facilities should have the opportunity to bid if they can meet the specifications.

The following person from District Five was nominated by Governor Lynch:

Mr. David Lendry of New Boston, NH to serve on the Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission.

Your name could appear here if you are interested in joining a Board or Commission.

April 19, 2006 Meeting

Office Of Energy And Planning

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services, in the amount of $31,419. Effective May 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $6,284 of the contract amount. 100% Federal Funds.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized to amend an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-10-04, item #4, amended on 5-3-05, item #3), to help municipalities solve development problems, by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to approve a loan agreement with the Town of Troy in the amount of $1,550,000 to finance wastewater system improvements. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized to award grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated April 6, 2006, for purposes of used oil collection. Effective upon G&C approval through April 19, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Office of Business Operations

Authorized to enter into an option agreement with Janitech, Inc., Nashua, NH, for janitorial services for the Department's Thayer Building, Concord, NH, in the amount of $62,304. Effective May 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through April 30, 2008. 42% Federal, 58% General Funds.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to award thirty-five Senior Wellness Grants as detailed in letter dated March 17, 2006, in an amount not to exceed $2,500 per grant and $59,961 in total. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

#74 Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to amend an agreement with The Youth Council, Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #109), to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services, by increasing the amount by $256,684 from $256,684 to $513,368, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 41% Federal, 59% General Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Scott Whippie, sole proprietor of Keene, NH, to provide home modifications to a client's residence in an amount not to exceed $17,560. (2) Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract price until satisfactory completion of all contract requirements. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $1,000 grant to Keene State College for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH, and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need. 100% General Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a retroactive contract with B&D Cleaning, Nashua, NH, to clean Troop A in Epping, in the amount not to exceed $23,877.45. Effective April 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to accept and place on file the Turnpike System Comprehensive Annual Financial Report as of and for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, for roadway resurfacing of 9.5 miles of the Central Turnpike in the cities of Nashua, Merrimack, and Hooksett, on the basis of a low bid of $1,838,135. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2006

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Mr. Fred S. Parker of Keene, NH to the Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission.

April 5, 2006 Meeting

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized the Division of Arts to purchase artwork totaling $13,000 from the artists as detailed in letter dated March 22, 2006. 100% General (Art) Funds. Jon Brooks from New Boston is one of the two artists. He has created an Angel Dog Table using locally harvested soft maple for the legs and a black walnut tabletop.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to approve a loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, to finance the upgrade of the Town's Wastewater Treatment Facility in the amount of $1,307,154.34. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized to award Household Hazardous Waste grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated February 17, 2006, for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection projects totaling $42,816.08. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds. The Nashua Regional Planning Commission is a recipient of a $15,000 grant to conduct hazardous waste collections.

It is in the best interest of protecting public health to ensure that household hazardous waste and unwanted hazardous products be disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. Disposal of household hazardous waste when done improperly may leach toxics into water supplies, rivers, ponds, and farmland endangering health and the environment.

Department of Transportation

Authorized the Bureau of Rail and Transit to pay the City of Nashua $240,000 to match Federal and City funds to construct a transit maintenance facility in Nashua. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Capital General Funds. This will allow the City to modernize its facilities and equipment. It will allow the City's transit system to move from a leased garage to a modern City-owned facility, thereby allowing the system to operate more effectively and continue to increase the ridership which Nashua has been experiencing.

Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with DeLucca Fence Company Inc., Methuen, MA for guardrail replacement and other incidental work along NH Route 101 west of the intersection with Optical Avenue in Keene, proceeding east to the intersection with NH Route 101A in Milford, on the basis of a low bid of $1,844,594.40. Effective upon G&C approval through June 22, 2007. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with East Coast Signals Inc., Deerfield, NH, for replacing the existing span wire signal system including new mast arms, control cabinet, fire preemption, pull boxes and conduit at the intersection of NH Route 10, NH Route 199 and Elm Street in Winchester on the basis of a low bid of $116,135. Effective upon G&C approval through November 17, 2006. 100% Highway Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Merton S. Dyer of Peterborough, NH to the Board of Licensed Dietitians and Gail S. Merrill of Winchester, NH to the Volunteer NH Board of Directors.

March 22, 2006 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH, for the purpose of studying the potential for establishing a transitional shelter, in the amount of $12,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to conduct a two-day training seminar for law enforcement personnel scheduled for April 6-7, 2006, and entitled "Drug Investigations & Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratories Training" to be held at the Nashua Holiday Inn in Nashua, NH, at a cost not to exceed $6,186.88. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend Streetsweeper grant funds in the amount of $4,500 from the Office of the US Attorney for the District of NH, for a Drug Task Force training seminar. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Corrections

Authorized to enter into a contract with Neat NH Cleaning Service Inc., Auburn, NH, for the provision of cleaning services for the Division of Field Service's Nashua probation/parole district office, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $4,400. Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2007 and has one option to renew this contract for one additional period of up to two years. 100% General Funds.

Department Of Health And Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to award six one-time-only seed grants of up to $5,000 each, to NH's Head Start programs for coordination and transition plan development activities. (2)Further Authorized to award six one-time-only seed grants of up to $3,000 each, to NH's Head Start programs for coordination activities. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to amend an agreement with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #166), to provide Nutrition, Adult Group Day Care, and Adult In Home Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $38,160.21 from $3,343,712.94 to $3,381,873.15. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007. 76% Federal, 24% General Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #197), to provide Adult Group Day Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by decreasing the contract amount by $2,190 from $237,896 to $235,706. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.

Authorized to amend an agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #174), to provide Adult In-Home Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $3,789.66 from $487,456.86 to $491,246.52. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007. 73% Federal, 27% General Funds.

Department Of Education

Authorized to enter into a contract with Cecile Carlton, Nashua, NH, Distinguished Educator, to provide technical assistance to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement in an amount not to exceed $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract with Christine Downing, Nashua, NH, Distinguished Educator, to provide technical assistance to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement in an amount not to exceed $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $24,610 grant to Rivier College, Nashua, for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need. 100% General Funds.

Late Item Agenda

A. Department Of Resources And Economic Development

Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a lease with the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, Concord, NH, for Society property adjacent to Monadnock State Park for an annual payment equal to the gross proceeds from the collection of fees at the Old Toll Road trailhead in the previous fiscal year, less any costs directly related to collection from date of Governor and Council approval through February 1, 2021. 100% Other Funds.

The following individual from District Five was nominated by Governor Lynch to a State of New Hampshire Board or Commission.

John A. Maclean of Keene, NH to the Fire Standards and Training Commission

March 8, 2006 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized, under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program, to enter into an agreement with the Town of Greenville, NH, for the purpose of conducting a study to make the Greenville Town Hall ADA compliant in the amount of $12,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, NH for the purpose of conducting a study to determine whether it is feasible for Southwestern Community Services to purchase the Tilden School in Keene in the amount of $12,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Environmental Services

Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Milton Water District, Milton, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $15,000. (2) Further Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $10,053. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Health And Human Services

Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $110,263. Effective retroactive to November 1, 2005 through October 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to provide quality child care awards in the amount of $141,887 to a total of twenty-nine accredited child care programs throughout the State of NH who partner with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide child care services. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds. Bright Horizons Family Solutions in Nashua, Children's World Learning Centers in Merrimack and Nashua, Rivier College Center in Nashua, Small World Learning Center in Nashua, Southwestern Community Services in Keene and The Launching Pad Child Learning Center in Nashua were given awards in District 5.

Department Of Safety

Authorized Bureau of Emergency Management and Southwestern Community Services for $10,000 for recovery activities associated with the October 2005 floods. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.

Late Items:

Authorized to enter into a contract amendment with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH by increasing the contract amount by $549,807.00 from $2,090,576.00 to $2,640,383.00 for the Fuel Assistance Program upon approval of Governor and Council through September 30, 2006. 100% General Funds

Authorized to enter into a contract amendment with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $1,567,727.00 from $5,852,537.00 to $7,420,264.00 for the Fuel Assistance Program upon approval of Governor and Council through September 30, 2006. 100% General Funds

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Larry Hersh of Nashua, NH to serve on the Economic Development Matching Grants Program; Richard J. Campbell of New Boston, NH to serve on the State Lottery Commission; and Eileen B. Freedman of Nashua, NH to serve on the Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism.

February 22, 2006 Meeting

Office Of Energy And Planning

Authorized to retroactively amend the Weatherization Assistance Program contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-23-05, item #2), by increasing the contract of $170,869 by $1,680 to an amount not to exceed $172,549. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award an Organizational Support Project Planning grant in the amount of $5,400 to Keene State College, Keene. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Transportation

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities in the amount not to exceed $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Leo D. Kelly of Goffstown, NH to the Compensation Appeals Board; Karen McCall of Nashua, NH to the Marital Mediator Certification Board; and Mariellen McKay of Nashua, NH to the Speech Language Pathology Governing Board.

February 8, 2006 Meeting

Department Of Environmental Services

Authorized to accept and expend $100,797.20 in Federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for emergency preparedness assistance to community water systems. (2)Further Authorized to award a Public Water System Emergency Interconnection grant to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to complete a project to better protect public water supplies against future potential terrorist attacks by conducting mutual aid studies, in the amount of $75,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to approve an Original Loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH, to finance water system improvements in the amount of $1,452,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other Funds.

Department Of Health And Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to accept and expend $158,770 of federal grant funds available from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

NH Community Technical College System

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Crown Linen Service, Nashua, NH, for the purpose of laundry/linen service in the amount of $15,950.70. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 41% General, 59% Other Funds.

Department Of Safety

Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to hold a workshop titled Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center Interface on February 22 - 23, 2006 at The Best Western Sovereign Hotel, Keene, NH, for an amount not to exceed $5,160.18. (2)Further Authorized a contract with The Best Western Sovereign Hotel, Keene, NH, the low bidder, for a function room, meals, and rooms in the amount of $5,160.18. Effective through February 23, 2006.

Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications, and Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to accept and expend additional Emergency Assistance funds in the amount of $10,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, increasing the total available funding from $10,000,000 to $20,000,000. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007. Fiscal Committee approved.

The following persons from District Five were nominated by Governor Lynch to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions

Attorney Gregory T. Martin of Keene, NH to the Ballot Law Commission; Thomas R. Horgan of Amherst, NH and Walter R. Peterson of Peterborough, NH both to the New England Board of Higher Education.

January 30, 2006 Meeting

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to amend a Fuel Assistance Program agreement with Southern New Hampshire Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #13, amended on 12-21-05, item #9), by increasing the amount from $4,897,027 by $955,510, to an amount not to exceed $5,852,537. 100% Federal Funds. These funds are distributed through Southern New Hampshire Services to communities in the south-central part of our state.

Authorized to amend a Fuel Assistance Program agreement with Community Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #14, amended on 12-21-05, item #8), by increasing the amount from $1,755,475 by $335,101, to an amount not to exceed $2,090,576. 100% Federal Funds.

Employment Security

Authorized to extend a lease agreement with Key Road Associates (previously approved by G&C on 4-21-04, item #30), for rental of 4,800 square feet of office space located in Keene for an additional term beginning February 1, 2006 through January 31, 2009, for a total cost of $156,960. 100% Federal Funds.

The following person from District Five was nominated by Governor Lynch to serve on State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions.

Carol Lewis of Amherst to serve on the Occupational Therapy Governing Board.

January 11, 2006 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Savings Bank of Walpole to Monadnock Economic Development Corporation in Keene, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Department of Resources And Economic Development

Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to budget prior years carry forward funds in the amount of $15,000 from the Shieling Trust Fund, Peterborough for the purpose of purchasing a new vehicle for the Community Forestry and Stewardship Bureau. 100% Other Funds.

NH Community Technical College System

Authorized NHCTC - Nashua, to pay membership dues to the American Association of Community Colleges, Baltimore, MD, in the amount of $2,800. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 37% General, 63% Other (Tuition) Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-18-05, item #91, amended on 8-31-05, item #219), for roadway resurfacing 77.47 miles in Districts IV and V, by increasing the amount by $15,000 from $3,022,100 to $3,037,100. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Tri-State Painting Inc., Tilton, NH, for maintenance repainting of the state-owned steel through-plate girder bridge carrying Sharon Road over the Contoocook River in the Town of Peterborough on the basis of a low bid of $163,826. Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2006. 100% Highway Funds.

December 21, 2005 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Monadnock Economic Development Corporation located in Keene, NH. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorized to amend the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #14), by increasing the amount from $1,227,396 by $528,079 to an amount not to exceed $1,755,475. 100% Federal Funds.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with the Town of Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-18-04, item #3), for rehabilitation of internal sewer lines, and to tie the Park to the town's waste water system, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2005 to December 31, 2006.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Veolia Water North America Operating Services LLC, Houston, TX, (previously approved by G&C on 2-25-05, item #44), for the operation and maintenance of the groundwater treatment facility at the OK Tool/Savage Well Superfund Site in Milford, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2005 to December 31, 2006, and by increasing the price by $545,123.77 from $2,638,970.51 to $3,184,094.28. 90% Federal, 10% State Funds.

Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH that lowers the original loan agreement by $1,306,871.40 from $2,813,118 to $1,506,246.60 to finance an upgrade to the Town's Wastewater Treatment Facility. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other Funds.

NH Community Technical College System

Authorized NHCTC - Nashua to amend a contract with Schiavi Leasing Corporation, Oxford, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #142), for the purpose of leasing a second modular building containing two classrooms, by increasing the amount of $74,016, a new total of $148,032. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2009. 44% General, 56% Other (Tuition) Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, for a fee not to exceed $186,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.

The governor nominated the following individuals from district five to state boards and commissions:

Claudette L. Mahar, Nashua and Nancy Pederzini of Nashua to the Advisory Panel on Cancer and Chronic Diseases.

Adrian E. Feldhusen, New Ipswich to the Midwifery Council; Henry B. Stebbins of Amherst to the University System of NH Board of Trustees.

December 7, 2005 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-17-03, item #19, amended on 5-4-05, item #2) to help municipalities solve development problems, by extending the time period to complete the project from December 21, 2005 to June 30, 2006.

Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with the Town of Winchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-04, item #18, amended on 6-22-05, item #3), for the purpose of completing construction site work necessary to allow the development of new elderly housing in Winchester, by increasing the price limitation by $275,000 for a new total of $550,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Health And Human Services

Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, acting as fiscal agent for ServiceLink of Hillsborough County (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #368, amended on 9-3-03, item #117, amended on 6-22-05, item #188), to implement the Hillsborough County ServiceLink Resource Center and provide family caregiver supports, by increasing the amount by $411,104.57 from $451,614.46 to $862,719.03. Effective January 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 57% Federal, 43% General Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Monadnock Collaborative, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #369, amended on 9-3-03, item #110, amended on 6-22-05, item #196), to implement the ServiceLink Resource Center of the Monadnock Region and provide family caregiver supports in Cheshire County and portions of Hillsborough County, by increasing the amount by $229,702.60 from $250,565.26 to $480,267.86. Effective January 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 47% Federal, 53% General Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, acting as fiscal agent for ServiceLink of Sullivan County, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #371, amended on 9-3-03, item #116, amended on 6-22-05, item #189), to provide information and referral services to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports, and to implement the ServiceLink Resource Center of Sullivan County, by increasing the amount by $207,202.60 from $250,565.26 to $457,767.86. Effective January 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 47% Federal, 53% General Funds.

Department Of Safety

Authorized Division of State Police to amend a sole source contract with Occupational Health and Rehabilitation Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide pre-employment physical exams of law enforcement personnel, by increasing the amount of $2,000 to $2,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

Authorized Division of State Police and the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with Tony LaBounty Snowplowing of Swanzey, NH, for snow removal at the Troop C building, Keene, NH, in the amount of $14,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

Department Of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Eastern Logging Inc., Merrimack, NH, for debris removal and disposal within the Cold River and Warren Brook along NH Route 123 in Alstead, Langdon, and Walpole, on the basis of a low bid of $3,993,000. Effective retroactive to October 31, 2005 through December 2, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

November 16, 2005 Meeting

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into seven sub-grants totaling $90,300 to fund programs providing direct services to victims of crime. Effective of G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award Art Links Grants totaling $14,900 to the vendors as detailed in letter dated November 1, 2005, for an amount of $14,900. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of Arts to award an Operating Grant in the amount of $7,650 to Andy's Summer Playhouse, Wilton, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Liquor Commission

Authorized to enter into a contract with The Doty Group Incorporated, Hollis, NH, for the sole purpose of snow and ice removal services at Liquor Store #69 - Nashua, for a price limitation of $18,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Nashua to finance a multi-site landfill closure and park improvement project by lowering the agreement by $346,377 from $1,397,500 to $1,051,123. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Section to enter into a sole source agreement with The NH Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs, Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide substance abuse prevention services, in an amount not to exceed $200,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Division of Child Support Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Family Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide access, visitation and mediation services to parents in Cheshire County to assist them in resolving their differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting, in an amount not to exceed $25,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Newman Property Services d/b/a Snow Masters of Brookline, NH, for snow removal at the Troop B in Milford, NH, for $17,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

Department of Resources And Economic Development

(Tabled on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Spaulding at 11-2-05 Meeting)

Passed on 11/16/2005   To purchase at the market value of $2,160,000 two certain tracts of undeveloped land totaling $7,200 acres in the Township of Berlin, NH, from Thomas R. Dillon and Scott A. Dillon. Effective upon G&C approval. (2)Further Authorized to accept, from the City of Berlin, the gift of 293 acres of land and water, with improvements known as "Jericho Lake" and 10 acres of land completely within the confines of the Dillon property being offered, both located in the Township of Berlin, NH. (3)Further Authorized to accept the gift of certain 6.6-mile by 30 foot-wide recreational trail easement in the Township of Berlin, NH, from Thomas R. Dillon and Scott A. Dillon. 100% Other Funds.

The Governor nominated the following persons from District Five to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions.

Edward J. Burke, Keene, as Justice for the Keene District Court

Colette Crisp of Nashua to the Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism.

November 2, 2005 Meeting

Before I report on the items the Executive Council passed at our November 2, 2005 meeting, I wanted to briefly explain two items which were on the Agenda and did not pass.

The first was a huge contract to upgrade our Medicaid Management System. The Department of Health and Human Services worked for months, sending out Requests for Proposals, evaluating them through a complicated criteria scoring system, and recommended we adopt the Proposal from ACS. Besides being the best technically, it also was 10-11 million dollars less expensive than the nearest competitor. I studied the two top proposals and called several states to find out what their experience was, and determined that I would vote in favor of the choice of the Department. It did not pass. I refer you to this Editorial from the Union Leader for an assessment.

Office of Medicaid Business and Policy
#77 Authorize to enter into an agreement with ACS State Healthcare, LLC, Atlanta, GA, to plan, design, develop, implement, support, maintain and operate a new, updated Medicaid Management Information System which will enhance and improve the State's operation of the Medicaid program, in the amount of $47,134,331 with an option to extend for two years in the amount of $13,726,432. Effective November 2, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through November 1, 2010. 78% Federal, 22% General Funds.

The second item was from the Department of Resources and Economic Development which proposes that the State purchase a large tract of land (7200 acres) near Berlin for use as a new state park, essentially for ATV's (All Terrain Vehicles).

My objection to passing this measure at our November 2 meeting was not so much based on the concept of this type of state park, but the process that was followed to bring it to the Council. First, there had been no public hearings on the purchase and use. In my years in the legislature, I came to realize the importance of open government and citizen involvement. In this case, when citizens requested information, they were stonewalled by the Department. One of my constituents actually had to take the Department to court to obtain basic information. And there is a strong sense that the Executive Council was misled during discussions earlier this year about the proposal. Yet, Berlin needs economic help. The public hearing I have called will allow area residents to have a say on the specifics of the proposal. It will be held on November 14th at 2 p.m. in the Executive Council Chamber in Concord.

Department of Resources and Economic Development
#103 Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to purchase at the market value of $2,160,000 two certain tracts of undeveloped land totaling $7,200 acres in the Township of Berlin, NH, from Thomas R. Dillon and Scott A. Dillon. Effective upon G&C approval. (2)Further authorize to accept, from the City of Berlin, the gift of 293 acres of land and water, with improvements known as "Jericho Lake" and 10 acres of land completely within the confines of the Dillon property being offered, both located in the Township of Berlin, NH. (3)Further authorize to accept the gift of certain 6.6-mile by 30 foot-wide recreational trail easement in the Township of Berlin, NH, from Thomas R. Dillon and Scott A. Dillon. 100% Other Funds.

Now to the other items.


Department Of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award an Operating Grant to the Sharon Arts Center in the amount of $8,400. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

Authorized Division of Arts to award a Cultural Facility grant totaling $13,500 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 17, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into a supplemental sub-grant to the Administrative Office of the Court (previously approved by G&C on 12-15-04, item #40), for $7,003 to continue the Court's efforts to combat violence against women in NH. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Resources And Economic Development

Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to establish 3 temporary/part-time Laborer positions to conduct urban and community forestry and forest stewardship activities at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth and the Shieling Forest in Peterborough; 1 temporary/part-time Secretary Typist II to serve the needs of the NH Community Forestry Advisory Council as required by the US Forest Service; and 1 temporary/part-time Clerk III to conduct horticultural activities at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. (2)Authorized Division of Forest and Lands to accept and expend additional federal grant funds in the amount of $37,018 from the US Forest Service for the presentation of urban forestry informational and educational programs. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized Division of Forest and Lands to establish 3 temporary/part-time Laborer positions to conduct urban and community forestry and forest stewardship activities at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth and the Shieling Forest in Peterborough; 1 temporary/part-time Secretary Typist II to serve the needs of the NH Community Forestry Advisory Council as required by the US Forest Service; and 1 temporary/part-time Clerk III to conduct horticultural activities at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. (2)Authorized Division of Forest and Lands to accept and expend additional federal grant funds in the amount of $24,337 from the US Forest Service for the presentation of forest stewardship informational and educational programs. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department Of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, to provide technical writing services in the creation of a report describing the state of health within NH, in the amount of $24,622.95. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006. 86% Federal, 14% General Funds.

Department Of Education

Authorized to enter into a contract with Dr. Kathe Simons, Merrimack, NH, to provide professional development for the NH Reading First Program in an amount not to exceed $198,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. (3)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for two additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor's acceptable performance of the terms of the contract as determined by the Reading First State Coordinator. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Nh Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $32,000 grant to Keene State College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

The Governor nominated the following individual from Council District Five to serve on a state Board. John MacDonald of Amherst, NH to serve on the Air Resources Council.

The Council confirmed Carl Quiram of Goffstown to serve on the Waste Management Council and Sylvia Gale of Nashua to serve on the State Commission on the Status of Women.

October 21, 2005 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Monadnock Economic Development Corporation for the benefit of Vision Financial Corporation located in Keene, NH. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Department Of Administrative Services

Authorized to enter into a low bid contract with Granite Bay Development Inc., d/b/a Goguen Construction Company of Brookline, NH, for Londonderry Bus Facility, I-93 Exit 4, Londonderry, NH for the lump sum price of $1,385,000. (2)Further Authorized payment to the NH Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided for the project in the amount not to exceed $40,000.

Department Of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Arts to award Art Links Grants totaling $7,500 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 5, 2005. Effective upon G &C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Environmental Services

Authorized to approve and Original Loan Agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH, to finance water system improvements in the amount of $850,000. Effective upon G &C approval. 100% Other Funds.

Department Of Health And Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention, to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene Youth Services Department, Keene, NH to provide substance abuse prevention services in an amount not to exceed $52,000. Effective upon G &C approval through June 30, 2006. 63% General, 37% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to amend an agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G &C on 11-13-02, item #120, amended on 11-19-03, item #84, amended on 9-21-05, item #130), to provide additional emergency planning and response services, by increasing the price by $150,000 from $1,726,666 to $1,876,666, and by extending completion date to August 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $176,820 to the City of Nashua, Manchester Transit Authority, and Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation to provide a portion of the funds required to match Federal Transit Administration capital and operating expenses. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 4,950 square foot parcel of State owned land located in the City of Nashua to Roscommon Investments LLC for $35,500.

The Council confirmed the following citizens from District Five for appointments to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions.

Steven Walker of Peterborough to the Air Resources Council
Joan S. Haley of New Boston to the Board of Mental Health Practice

The Governor nominated the following citizens from District Five for appointments to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions.

Sylvia E. Gale of Nashua was nominated to the State Commission on the Status of Women.
Carl L. Quiram of Goffstown to the Waste Management Council

The following contract was voted down 5-0 by the Executive Council. This contract would have given the Draeger company a five year contract with two more years possible for the interlock device installed in the cars of those citizens convicted of Driving While Intoxicated. This device requires those drivers, ordered by the court system to install the device, to blow into it before starting their cars and during driving to measure alcohol level. If alcohol is detected, the car does not start or comes to a slow stop during testing while driving.

My primary objection was that this company is a foreign company whereas the other bidder was an American Company. In addition, my research led me to believe the Draeger Company had difficulty meeting standards in other states and provided inadequate service in rural areas. All the councilors favored the program, but not this bidder. I will press the Department of Safety to bring us another bid from a different company very soon.

Department Of Safety

Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into an agreement with Draeger Safety Diagnostics Inc., Durango, CO, to implement, provide, maintain and support the Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program. Effective upon G&C approval through October 19, 2010.

October 5, 2005 Meeting

Office Of Energy And Planning

Authorized to enter into a contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program in an amount not to exceed $32,629. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

Office Of The Adjutant General

Authorized Robert P. Dubien, Nashua, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

Department Of Cultural Resources

Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $10,734 to the City of Keene. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to accept and expend a supplemental grant in the amount of $232,197 from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program, to promote gun safety. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. (2)Further Authorized to amend a subgrant to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department (previously approved by G&C on 10-22-03, item #20A), to promote gun safety, by extending the termination date from September 30, 2005 to September 30, 2006. (3) Further Authorized to amend a subgrant to the Hillsborough County Attorney's Office (previously approved by G&C on 4-21-04, item #21), to promote gun safety, by extending the termination date from September 30, 2005 to September 30, 2006. (4) Further Authorized to amend a subgrant to the Laconia Police Department (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-04, item #36), to promote gun safety, by extending the termination date from September 30, 2005 to September 30, 2006. (5)Further Authorized to enter into subgrants for programs aimed to promote gun safety, totaling $225,522 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated September 7, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to accept a grant in the amount of $972,000 from the US Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women, to be utilized to improve the state's response to women in NH who are victims of violent crime. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Authorized to amend the 2002 Safe Havens federal grant award (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item #36), by retroactively extending the end date from September 30, 2005 to September 30, 2006. (2)Further Authorized to amend grants with All "R" Kids Supervised Visitation Center in Keene, NH; Merrimack County Visitation Center in Concord, NH; Salem Visitation Center in Salem, NH; and the Greater Nashua Visitation Center in Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item #36), by retroactively extending the end date from September 30, 2005 to September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into a contract with Eastern Pipe Service Inc., Merrimack, NH, for videotape pipe inspections at five DES flood control dams in an amount not to exceed $9,000. Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Health And Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Department Section to enter into an agreement with Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, to educate, train, and prepare NH's public health workforce to respond to a public health emergency, whether caused by bioterrorism, disease outbreak or some other natural or man-made event, totaling $81,186. Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

NH Community Technical College System

Authorized NHCTC - Nashua, to enter into a contract with Chamberlin Enterprises, LLC, Hudson, NH, in the amount of $10,000 for the purpose of providing electrical repairs when needed. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 43% State, 57% Tuition Funds.

Department Of Transportation

Authorized Division of Operations to enter into a contract with R&R Communications, Inc., Swanzey, NH, for the purpose of providing statewide radio maintenance and service for the Department's mobile radio system, on the basis of a low bid of $142,320. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

September 21, 2005 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Pennichuck Water Works, Inc. for projects located in Amherst, Bedford, Derry, Epping, Hollis, Hudson, Merrimack, Milford, Plaistow, Salem and Nashua, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Office Of Energy And Planning

Authorized to enter into a contract with Southwestern Community Services, Keene, NH, to repair or replace malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households, in an amount not to exceed $63,164. (2) Further Authorized to extend a cash advance in an amount not to exceed $9,001. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into a contract Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program in an amount not to exceed $1,227,396. (2) Further Authorized to advance Southwestern Community Services Inc., up to a maximum of $229,349 to enable the program to operate between monthly reimbursements from the state. Effective October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Office Of The Adjutant General

Authorized Robert P. Dubien, Nashua, NH, be nominated 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.

Employment Security

Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Southern NH Pest Control LLC for pest control services at NHES offices in the southern area of the state, for total of $14,905. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Environmental Services

Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Nashua, to finance a multi-site landfill closure and park improvement project, which lowers the loan by $364.42 from $1,578,844.70 to $1,578,480.28. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Nashua, to finance the Nashua Four Hills Landfill closure, which lowers the loan by $513,036.28 from $8,000,000 to $7,486,963.72.

Department Of Health And Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to award thirty child-care infant toddler equipment stipends in the amount of $4,000 per recipient from licensed childcare centers for a total amount not to exceed $120,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized to amend an agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-12-02, item #120, amended on 11-19-03, item #84), to provide a broad range of public health emergency preparedness and response activities, by increasing the price by $816,666 from $910,000 to $1,726,666, and by extending the completion date from August 30, 2005 to August 30, 2007 retroactive to August 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Family Assistance

Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, in an amount not to exceed $399,763. (2) Further Authorized an advance payment of $61,552 to the grantee. Effective October 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Education

Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Dean Giftos, DDS, sole-proprietor, Nashua, NH, to provide dental consultation, in an amount not to exceed $36,964. (2) Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $7,000 grant to Rivier College, Nashua, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to award a $5,000 grant to Daniel Webster College, Nashua, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

Department Of Transportation

Authorized Division of Aeronautics to disburse the sum of $299,325 to the Nashua Airport Authority, for a Runway Relocation Feasibility Study, and to remove obstructions in the approach to Runway 14. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized Division of Aeronautics to disburse the sum of $24,241.89 to the City of Keene, NH, for an amendment to the AIP-20 airport obstruction removal project. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into an agreement with Capital Cleaning Contractors, Inc., NH, on the basis of a single bid of $12,930 for the purpose of providing janitorial services at the District 4 office building, Swanzey, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007 with the option to renew for two additional years subject to G&C approval.

August 31, 2005 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Ocean National Bank and E.F. Lane Hotel, LLC in Keene, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

State Conservation Committee

Authorized to enter into a grant with The Nature Conservancy for the Ashuelot River Continuity Assessment, in the amount of $13,079. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

This is a grant to undertake a scientific watershed-wide assessment of fragmenting features along the Ashuelot River and its tributaries to prioritize conservation actions including riparian restoration.

Attorney General

Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence for $20,000, targeted at deterring crimes involving violence against women and aiding the victims of those crimes. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

The Cheshire and Hillsborough County Attorney's Office received grants of $34,259 and $32,965 and the Nashua Police Department, $63,125 to provide services under the Federal Violence Against Women Act. The New Hampshire Department of Justice has administered the VAWA grant for nine years. These grants will provide much needed assistance to crime victims by continuing programs in victim services, prosecution, law enforcement and the courts.

Department Of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into agreements with the Regional Planning Agencies as detailed in letter dated August 31, 2005, to support the RPA's work providing technical assistance to municipalities on environmental issues of common concern, for a total amount of $439,992. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further authorized to award an advance payment in the amount of $5,000 to each of the nine RPA's in accordance with the terms of the grant agreements, for a total of $45,000 in advance payments. 100% General Funds.

In our area, the Nashua Regional Planning Commission received $48,888 and the Southwest Regional Planning Commission received the same amount, $48,888.

Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Pennichuck Water Works Inc., Nashua, NH, to fund watershed restoration plan activities in the Pennichuck Watershed, in the amount of $72,840. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

NH Community Technical College System

Authorized NHCTC Nashua to enter into a contract with Schiavi Leasing Corporation, Oxford, ME, for the purpose of leasing a modular building containing two classrooms for a lease period of 48 months, in the amount of #74,016. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2009. 44% General, 56% Other Funds.

Christa Mcauliffe Planetarium

Authorized to enter into a contract with SkySkan, Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide and install a full-dome theater projection system and peripherals in the Planetarium, and to service said equipment and software and train Planetarium staff in its use, in an amount not to exceed $529,475. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 100% Capital Funds.

I was happy that a Nashua Company received this contract, based on quality of product and service, and was happy to vote in favor of it.

Department Of Health And Human Services

Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes, Inc., Nashua, NH to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $190,635. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $20,000. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $120,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $85,206.60. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Safety

Authorized to grant a utility easement to NH Gas, Keene, NH, on a portion of a parcel of state-owned property located at Meadow Road and Route 9 (known as Troop C) in Keene. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into an agreement with Simplex Grinnell, Nashua, NH, for the maintenance of equipment at the Fire Academy, for $69,824.31. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Other Funds.

Department Of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to transfer the amount of $3,000,000 from the Turnpike Retained Earnings Fund to the Toll Collection Equipment Account upon G&C approval. (2)Further authorized to purchase approximately 118,000 electronic toll collection transponders in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006, or until the transponders are sole, whichever is later.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with the City of Nashua, delineating duties and responsibilities of both parties for designing and making improvements to NH 101A from the Celina Avenue Intersection to the Somerset Plaza Entrance in Nashua, NH.

The proposed reconstruction and widening will improve traffic flow and by increasing the through lane, retiming of traffic signals, provisions of bus turnouts and better access. Sidewalk construction and accommodation of pedestrian crossings of NH 101A at traffic signals will improve pedestrian safety and encourage pedestrian travel.

August 3, 2005 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to amend an agreement with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #5), for the purpose of assisting the Keene Housing Authority in the development of the Stone Arch Village workforce housing project by changing the end date from June 30, 2006 to December 31, 2006 and increasing the price limitation by $500,000 for a new total of $980,000. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the Town of Merrimack, NH, to assist a private business, as part of the financing for their expansion costs at their facility in Merrimack, in the amount of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hinsdale, NH, for the purpose of replacing the existing sewer main along Canal Street, in the amount of $218,672. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

Department Of Administrative Services

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, covering office and courtroom space in Keene, NH, for the amount of $753,414.48. Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.

Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with the Town of Goffstown, NH, for office and courtroom space in Goffstown, NH, for the amount of $34,316.28. Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.

Department Of Cultural Resources

Authorized Division of Historical Resources, to award a Federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Jaffrey, for the project "Jaffrey Center Walking Tour and History" in the amount of $6,169. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a Federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Hollis, for the project "Hollis Town-wide Area Form" in the amount of $8,805. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Corrections

Authorized to amend a contract with Community Improvement Associates, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, Late Item # N), to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Sullivan County, by increasing the price limitation by $336,000 from $336,000 to $672,000, and by extending the end date retroactive from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

This contract and the next one are for the Academy Case Management Program. It provides for assessment and referral to treatment and monitoring of drug dependent offenders. It also improves the effectiveness of the court process by expanding prosecutor, defender and judicial resources. The Academy Programs throughout the state have diverted a significant number of technical parole violators and new prison bound offenders so as not to increase the state prison population while not adversely affecting public safety or truth in sentencing.

Authorized to amend a contract with Southern NH Services, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, Late Item #O), to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Southern Hillsborough County, by increasing the price limitation by $169,399.92 from $169,399.92 to $338,799.84, and by extending the end date retroactive to June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds. This is for the Nashua Academy.

Department Of Resources And Economic Development

Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants, as detailed in letter dated August 3, 2005, under the Joint Promotional Program. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

One of these grant was to the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce. The Joint Promotional Program is a matching grants program within the Division of Travel and Tourism Development designed to assist tourism promotion groups, such as Chambers of Commerce and regional associations, in advertising and promotion projects out-of-state.

Department Of Environmental Services

Authorized to award Household Hazardous Waste Grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated June 29, 2005, totaling $37,241.40 for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection projects. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

One of these grants was awarded to the city of Keene.

Department Of Safety

Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a lease with Wilton Main Street Association, Wilton, NH, for office space for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services office. Effective September 1, 2005 through August 31, 2010.

July 13, 2005 Meeting

Office of Energy and Planning

Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $24,608. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

Authorize to amend a contract with WV Engineering, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-04), to continue to provide energy engineering services at the various State Facilities, by extending the termination date from June 30, 2005 until September 30, 2005.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorize Division of Historical Resources, to award a Federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Goffstown, for the project "Goffstown Main Street Historic District" in the amount of $11,608. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Town of Amherst, NH, for the Baboosic Lake Community On-site Wastewater System project, in the amount of $180,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds

June 27, 2005 Meeting

This is the final Executive Council Update for the Fiscal Year, which ends on June 30th. Our agenda usually has been between 100 and 200 items. Because it is the end of the Fiscal Year, there were over 600 items on the agenda!!! This was a record amount for the Executive Council. The meeting was fast-paced, to say the least.

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to amend an agreement with the Town of Winchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-04, item #18), to acquire land and develop 20 units of affordable senior housing by extending the completion date from June 30, 2005 to December 31, 2006.

Office Of Information Technology

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Systems & Communications Sciences, Inc., New Ipswich, NH, for data center mainframe technical support maintenance, for $5,920,153. Effective upon G&C approval through three years, with an option for extension through June 30, 2010. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend agreements with the Regional Planning Agencies, as detailed in letter dated June 2, 2005, (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #60), for the Regional Environmental Planning Program, by extending the completion dated to December 31, 2005 from June 30, 2005. 100% General Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with VNA at HCS, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide Homemaker Nutrition, Adult In-Home Care, Transportation, Community Elderly Support services, Adult Group Day Care, Home Health Aide, and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Respite Care services in an amount not to exceed $3,343,712.84. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 49% General, 51% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH, to provide Homemaker, Adult In-Home Care and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Respite Care services in an amount not to exceed $487,456.86. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 54% General, 46% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide Community Elder Support services in an amount not to exceed $26,187.36. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 34% General, 66% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Institute on Gero-technology, Peterborough, NH, to teach computer literacy skills to seniors, in an amount not to exceed $86,916. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #371, amended on 9-3-03, item #116), acting as fiscal agent for Sullivan County ServiceLink, to provide information and referral services to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports through the Sullivan County ServiceLink Network, by increasing the amount by $53,065.22 from $197,500.04 to $250,565.26. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2005. 61% General, 39% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Monadnock Collaborative, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #369, amended on 9-3-03, item #110), to provide information and referral services to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports in Cheshire County through the Monadnock ServiceLink Network, by increasing the amount by $53,065.22 from $197,500.04 to $250,565.26. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2005. 61% General, 39% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua, Inc., Nashua, NH to provide Adult Group Day Care service in an amount not to exceed $237,896. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 49% General, 51% Federal Funds.

Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Keene Housing Authority, Keene, NH to provide Congregate Housing services in an amount not to exceed $190,746. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH to provide Retired Senior Volunteer Program services in an amount not to exceed $32,479.72. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with City of Nashua, NH to provide Transportation services in an amount not to exceed $180,692.88. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 40% General, 60% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with St. Joseph Community Services, Inc., Merrimack, NH to provide Nutrition, Transportation and Community Elder Support services in an amount not to exceed $3,014,795.32. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 43% General, 57% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $612,000. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Maternal & Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #158), to provide home visiting services for Medicaid eligible pregnant and parenting women in the greater Keene community, by increasing the price limitation by $60,704 from $32,124 to $92,828 and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Maternal & Child Health Section to amend an agreement with VNA at HCS, Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #180), to provide home visiting services for Medicaid eligible pregnant and parenting women in the Peterborough community, by increasing the price limitation by $60,704 from $32,124 to $92,828 and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Maternal & Child Health Section to amend an agreement with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #227), to provide child health direct care services and comprehensive prenatal services, by increasing the price limitation by $186,600 from $186,600 to $373,200 and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. 31% Federal, 69% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section, to enter into an agreement with Crispin's House Inc., Goffstown, NH, to provide substance abuse prevention services, totaling $26,251. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006. 55% Federal, 45% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section, to enter into an agreement with SAU #41, Hollis-Brookline Cooperative School District, Hollis, NH, to provide substance abuse prevention services, totaling $28,800. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, STD/HIV Prevention Section, to enter into an agreement with Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, Nashua, NH, to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus prevention services, totaling $418,317. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health & Primary Care Section/Oral Health Program to amend an agreement with Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #204), to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for clients of the community health center, by increasing the price limitation by $70,000 from $76,980 to $146,980, and extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 81% Federal, 19% General Funds.

Authorized Maternal & Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #226), to provide child health services, by increasing the price limitation by $30,600 from $30,600 to $61,200 and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. 31% Federal, 69% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, STD/HIV Prevention Section, to enter into an agreement with The Division of Public Health and Community Services/City of Nashua, NH, to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus prevention services, totaling $383,946. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health & Primary Care Section/Oral Health Program to amend an agreement with Greater Nashua Dental Connection, Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #231), to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for clients of the community health center, by increasing the price limitation by $84,000 from $90,980 to $174,980, and extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 81% Federal, 19% General Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section, to enter into an agreement with Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, to provide substance abuse prevention services totaling $30,000. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Family Assistance

Authorized to award a two year grant to the City of Nashua Transit System, Nashua, NH, to provide matching funds to the City of Nashua's Federal Department of Transportation's Job Access Reverse Commute grant, totaling $255,652. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

Authorized Special Medical Services to enter into an agreement with Tammie I Sullivan, PT II, Dunbarton, NH, to provide pediatric physical therapy services to SMS' specialty clinics for children with neuromotor disabilities, totaling $16,427.32. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 68% General, 32% Federal Funds.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to amend an agreement with Southeastern Regional Education Service, Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-7-03, item #98), for Child Care Resource and Referral Services for the Nashua District Office catchment area, by increasing the by $168,000, to $336,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-7-03, item #104), for Child Care Resource and Referral Services for the Keene District Office catchment area, by increasing the by $140,000, to $280,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes, Nashua, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $15,000. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006. 65% General, 35% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Council of Nashua, NH, Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $491,836. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006. 83% General, 17% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Granite State Monarchs, Keene, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $145,072. (2)Further authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006. 31% General, 69% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $108,037. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006. 53% General, 47% Federal Funds.

Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $226,000. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Nashua Pastoral Care Center Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $150,000. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Nashua Pastoral Care Center Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $20,000. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Developmental Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide developmental and acquired brain disorder services, in an amount not to exceed $613,741. (2)Further authorized advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006. 47% General, 53% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Monadnock Developmental Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide developmental and acquired brain disorder services, in an amount not to exceed $172,971. (2)Further authorized advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006. 72% General, 28% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $1,154,542 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Family Assistance during the period of July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007 with the budget as detailed in letter dated May 17, 2005, pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget. (2)Further authorized to grant funds to Second Start, Concord, NH, in the amount of $87,709 and to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $80,434, to provide basic math and reading instruction for NH Employment Program clients, indicated in letter dated May 17, 2005, for the period of July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006 and authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, to provide adult basic education/ESL, English Language/Civics Education classes and training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults coordinated from the Nashua Adult Learning Center, the Leaning Center Annex in Nashua and in student's homes, in the amount of $506,939. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006 and authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department. 60% Federal, 40% General Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a two year $11,370 contract with J.P. Chemical Co., Inc., Milford, NH, to provide pest control services at Troop A in Epping, Troop B in Milford, the Major Crime Unit in Concord and the Safety Administration Buildings on Hazen Dr in Concord. Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities, for a fee not to exceed $885,880. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to expend grant funds from the Federal Transit Administration and enter into an agreement with VNA @ HCS, Inc., Keene, NH, for an amount not to exceed $291,658 in Federal Transit Administration Section 5311 funds and state general funds. Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007. 95% Federal, 3% General, 2% Other Funds.

Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company, Inc., Dunbarton, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $14,885 for construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Robert Greemore. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2005.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a contract with D. L. King & Associates of Nashua, NH, for NH Hospital Main Building Limited Asbestos Abatement, Concord, NH for the lump sum price of $55,400.

Approved Late Items:

Department of Transportation/Bureau Of Public Works

C. Authorized the Department of Transportation to enter into a low bid contract with Granite Bay Development dba Goguen Construction of Brookline, NH, for the construction of Bayberry House, 5 Howard Road, Concord, NH, for the lump sum price of $399,683.00.

Department of Health And Human Services/Division for Children Youth and Families

G. Authorized the Department to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, for the provision of Comprehensive Family Support Services in the Keene district office catchment area effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007, with a maximum price limitation of $195,794.00. 100% Federal Funds.

June 2, 2005 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to amend an agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-03, item #198), to allow Southwest Community Services to complete housing rehabilitation efforts by changing the end date from June 30, 2005 to December 31, 2005.

Liquor Commission

Authorized an amendment with Monadnock Disposal Services Inc., Jaffrey, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-10-02, item #36), to provide rubbish removal services at various Liquor Stores, by increasing the price limitation from $24,252.80 to $39,564.80 an increase of $15,312 and extending the termination date through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to amend a memorandum of understanding with the United States Geological Survey (previously approved by G&C on 9-17-03, item #70), to continue evaluating the effectiveness of the remedial action at the OK Tool Superfund Site in the town of Milford, by increasing the value by $100,500 from $511,100 to $611,600, and extending the expiration date from September 30, 2005 to September 30, 2006. 90% Federal, 10% State Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, in the amount of $58,940 for the Beaver Brook Escherichia coli Impairment Investigation and Remediation and Habitat Restoration Project. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

This project will attempt to identify contributing sources of E. coli and other pollutants to Beaver Brook, the project will also seek to revitalize Beaver Brook as a fishery for brook trout and other cold-water fishes via habitat restoration and public education.

Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant award to Pennichuck Water Works, Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-04, item #67), to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2005 from June 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant award to Pennichuck Water Works, Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-21-04, item #44), to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2005 from June 30, 2005.

Pennichuck Water Works is designing and constructing a stormwater infiltration system for two developed areas: Pennichusk Square Plaza and Celina Avenue to prevent non-point source pollution from entering the Pennichuck Brook.

Authorized to award Used Oil grants to the municipalities as detailed in letter dated May 19, 2005, totaling $15,082, for the purpose of improving and/or operating their Used Oil Collection Centers. Effective upon G&C approval through June 1, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism, Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $139,470. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

The Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism, Inc./Keystone Hall will provide essential services, including assistance in finding permanent housing, employment counseling, substance abuse counseling, and assistance in accessing other community services.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Phoenix Houses of New England, Providence, RI, to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services totaling $1,281,125. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006. 50% Federal, 50% Other Funds.

Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with The Youth Council, Nashua, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services totaling $256,684. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006. 36% Federal, 64% General Funds.

Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services totaling $401,619. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006. 71% Federal, 29% General Funds.

Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism, Nashua, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment services totaling $487,830. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006. 48% Federal, 52% General Funds.

Authorized to grant funds to Rivier College, Nashua, NH, for the purpose of preparing to implement the new teacher preparation program approval process, in a total amount not to exceed $11,100. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006 and Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a lease agreement with Chris J. Tasoulas, Keene, NH, for 4,400 square feet of space, for a total cost of $318,845.88. Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to exercise a renewal option and grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #454, amended on 7-14-04, item #101), to provide classes in early childhood education, adult education, and parenting education to promote academic success for families, for an amount not to exceed $190,655. Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control. 100% Federal Funds.

Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $2,000 grant to St. Joseph School of Practical Nursing, for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to award a $2,000 grant to Saint Anselm College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need. 100% General Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Services to retroactively amend the lease with Wilton Main Street Association, Wilton, NH, for the EMS field office in Wilton, NH for a total of $6,591. Effective May 1, 2005 through October 30, 2005. 100% Fire & EMS Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH to undertake certain transportation related planning activities for a fee not to exceed $297,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

The Southwest Regional Planning Commission also staffs a Transportation Advisory Commission. The purpose of this committee is to participate in the transportation planning process, including prioritizing transportation projects and developing transportation plans.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a low bid contract with Dellagatta Contracting Co., Inc., Nashua, NH, for the Police Standards and Training Council Storage and Maintenance Facility, Concord, NH, for the lump sum price of $91,250.

Late Items

Department of Transportation

Item amended: fee for transponders - $5.00. Item passed as amended. Expected time for implementation - 6 to 8 weeks.

Authorized to apply a discount rate of 30% for private (automobile) vehicles with NH accounts in the E-ZPass Program and a discount rate of 10% for commercial vehicles with NH accounts in the E-Zpass Program. Effective upon implementation of E-ZPass at the respective toll facilities. (2)Further Authorized a token system be discontinued as payment for toll fare by the first day of fiscal year 2008.

Well, E-ZPass is finally here, or will be by the end of July. It was a very long and detail-oriented process with many decisions to be made. Read more about the E-ZPass process and my comments before I voted on the resolution.

May 18, 2005 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program, to amend an existing agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-11-04, item #10), for the purpose of redeveloping an historic mill into housing and commercial space by changing the end date from June 30, 2005 to December 31, 2006

The funds are being used to develop the D.D. Bean Mill into a commercial space, office space, and housing. The process for receiving approval for Historic Tax Credits and other funding sources has taken longer than expected. The project will provide 36 units of housing and 19,000 square feet of commercial office space.

Attorney General - Department of Justice

Authorized to enter into a contract with KPMG, LLP (Forensic) of Boston, MA, to provide forensic audit services in connection with the non-prosecution agreement entered into by the Attorney General and the Diocese of Manchester, and pursuant to the March 22, 2005 order of the Hillsborough County Superior Court, for a total of $222,500. Effective June 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to grant the entities, as detailed in letter dated April 7, 2005, $23,153.40, for the purpose of variable milfoil control. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

District 5 towns qualifying for these funds include the Potanipo and Melenday Ponds in Brookline, the Gorham Pond in Dunbarton, and Horseshoe Pond in Merrimack

Authorized to amend an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-16-03, item #61), for the creation of a Souhegan River Watershed Management Plan, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2005 from June 30, 2005

Department of Health And Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care Section/Oral Health Program to amend an agreement with Milford School District, Milford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, item #112), to provide restorative dental treatment for students participating in the school-based dental program, by increasing the price limitation by $40,000 from $40,000 to $80,000, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007. 81% Federal, 19% General Funds.

The Milford School Dental Health Program employs a dental hygienist with portable equipment who travels to four schools to provide oral health services that include oral screening, preventive oral hygiene services, fluoride treatments, oral health education, and referrals to local dentists for restorative treatment. It is anticipated that about 1,830 low-income under served students in grades K-12 will be served during this two-year contract

Dental caries is the most prevalent childhood chronic disease, five times more common than asthma. Milford does not fluoridate the community water supply, thus predicting higher rates of dental disease. Of the 419 second and third grade students screened for dental disease in the 2003-2004 school year, 50%, or 210 children had a history of decay

Office of Business Operations

Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Absolute Date Destruction, Goffstown, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-26-02, item #129), revising terms to meet the spending authority under the current agreement, with authority to adjust amounts between State Fiscal Years if needed and justified. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 40% Federal, 60% General Funds.

The Governor and Council approved a five-year agreement with Absolute Data Destruction on June 26, 2002, to provide for the removal and destruction of confidential records from state office and district offices. The Department is legally obligated to safeguard confidential material from misuse. In addition, the Department is required to recycle post-consumer waste paper. The agreement with Absolute Data Destruction satisfies both of these obligations

Department of Safety

Authorized to grant the below list of bioterrorism preparedness funds to the associated Regional Hazardous Materials Response Teams in the amount of $75,000. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2006. (2)Further Authorized to encumber the funds in the appropriation as detailed in letter dated May 3, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

The Souhegan Mutual Assistance Response Team and the Keene Fire Hazmat received grants under this contract

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with R.S. Audley, Inc., Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #359), for additional work associated with the roadway construction on NH 9 in Keene, and roadway construction on NH 10 in Swanzey, by increasing the amount by $184,000 from $7,655,638.95 to $7,839,638.95

Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving, Inc., Londonderry, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $2,952,100 for roadway resurfacing of 77.47 miles in districts IV and V, and in Cheshire, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham counties. Effective upon G&C approval through October 21, 2005

May 4, 2005 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to amend an existing agreement Cheshire County, Keene, NH, for the creation of the first site of the Monadnock Regional Business Incubator Network, LLC., (previously approved by G&C on 12-17-03, item #19), to extend the completion date from June 30, 2005 to December 31, 2005.

Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the City of Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-10-04, item #4), to purchase equipment and software for Vision Financial Corporation, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006.

Attorney General

Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $356,211 from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws. (2)Further Authorized to enter into sub-grants totaling $332,873 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated April 21, 2005, for increased law enforcement of NH's underage drinking laws. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Corrections

Authorized to accept donations for the period January - March 2005 with a total value of $5,627.37, as detailed in letter dated April 14, 2005.

Department of Resources And Economic Development

Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation in the amount of $6,650 from the New Hampshire The Beautiful, Littleton, NH, to establish a recycling program for the state parks.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, NH Chapter, Concord, NH, for the River Continuity Assessment of the Ashuelot River Watershed Project, in the amount of $19,600. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of New Ipswich, which is the same amount as the Original Loan Agreement of $800,000, to finance a landfill closure under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500. Effective upon G&C approval.

Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant award to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-10-04, item #94), to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2006 from June 30, 2005.

Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $1,153,276 for water pollution control projects. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds

Department of Health And Human Services

Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

Authorized to amend an existing agreement with VNA at HCS, Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #377, amended on 6-2-04, item #72), to provide Title III-C Home Delivered and Congregate Meals and Title XX Adult In Home Care, Adult Group Day Care and Homemaker services, by increasing the contract by $118,169.47 from $3,240,127.04 to $3,358,296.51. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Developmental Disabilities Council

Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Family Center of Greater Peterborough, Peterborough, NH, to support this agency's efforts in the creation of a parent-child playgroup that will serve children both with and without disabilities up to age 5, in the amount of $8,000. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #65), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the price limitation by $708,680 from $650,172 to $1,358,852, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to amend an agreement with Nashua Health Department, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #202, amended on 6-2-04, item #56), to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Disease counseling, testing, referral and treatment; Lead Case Management services; Tuberculosis services; and Immunization services, by increasing the price limitation by $337,298 from $622,178 to $959,476 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007. 74% Federal, 26% General Funds.

April 20, 2005 Meeting

Office of Energy And Planning

Authorized to amend the Fuel Assistance Program agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-04, item #11E, amended on 12-15-04, item #1, amended on 4-6-05, item #9), by increasing the contract from $2,368,169 by $117,976 to an amount not to exceed $2,486,145. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Developmental Disabilities Council

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Mentorship, Inc., Concord, NH, to help people with disabilities maintain their personal autonomy and prevent unnecessary guardianships by providing them with advice and support in their decision-making, in the amount of $20,500. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Disabilities Rights Center, Inc., Concord, NH, to continue to provide expertise and support to a coalition of organizations interested in improving special education for all students in NH including providing information to various state and local committees, boards and commissions which are discussing education adequacy and funding as it pertains to students with disabilities and their families, in the amount of $60,000. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Office of Business Operations

Authorized to amend an agreement between the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services and the State of NH on behalf of the Town of Goffstown, for the purpose of adopting the optional exclusion from Social Security and Medicare coverage for the services performed by election workers for each calendar year in which the remuneration paid for such services is less than $1,200.

Authorized to enter into a lease renewal agreement with Ashuelot River Realty, Inc., Spofford, NH, in the amount of $1,502,666.64. Effective May 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, and to end sixty months thereafter on April 30, 2010. 40% Federal, 60% General Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Naticook Counseling Resources, P.A., Merrimack, NH, to provide disaster behavioral health-related training for professional groups, totaling $134,999. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

Authorized to award eleven accreditation stipends in the amount of $1,500 per center based child care program for a total amount not to exceed $16,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to provide quality child care awards in the amount of $135,282 to a total of twenty-three accredited child care programs throughout the State of NH who partner with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide child care services. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

Authorized to amend an existing agreement with St. Joseph Community Services, Inc., Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #388, amended on 9-22-04, item #68), to provide Title XX Home Delivered Meals, by increasing the contract by $33,512 from $2,948,136.90 to $2,981,648.90. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 45% Federal, 55% General Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to grant funds to Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, NH, for the purpose of preparing to implement the new teacher preparation program approval process, in a total amount not to exceed $2,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, for a fee not to exceed $8,125, to undertake the Southwest Region Access Management Implementation in various towns. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.

I voted in favor of all these items.

April 6, 2005 Meeting

Office of Energy And Planning

Authorized to amend a Fuel Assistance Program agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-04, item #11E, amended on 12-15-04, item #1), by increasing the amount from $1,914,192 by $453,976 to an amount not to exceed $2,368,168. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $9,750 to the Town of Milford. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

Attorney General

Authorized to conduct a multidisciplinary training for professionals from around the state on the issue of child sexual abuse, scheduled for May 5, 2005, to be held at The Event Center at C.R. Sparks in Bedford, NH, at a cost not to exceed $3,700. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to conduct a daylong pre-conference training for multidisciplinary sexual assault investigative teams scheduled for June 8, 2005 entitled "First Annual SART Training" and a two-day conference scheduled for June 9 & 10, 2005, entitled "The Eleventh Statewide Conference on Domestic and Sexual Violence", to be held at the Wayfarer Inn in Bedford, NH, at a cost not to exceed $71,728.35 for up to 250 attendees. (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Wayfarer Inn for necessary conference facilities and food services for the two-day advanced training conference in an amount not to exceed $52,448.35, as part of the cost above. (3)Authorized to enter into a contract with Wendy Lustbader, Seattle, Washington, for workshop preparation and presentations and travel expenses for the Eleventh Statewide Conference on Domestic and Sexual Violence, at a cost not to exceed $3,330 as part of the cost above. (4)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees in the amount of $115 from each participant for a total of $28,750 to cover the meal package and defray the costs of facility expenses. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. (5)Further Authorized Sandra Matheson, or her designee, stay overnight at the Wayfarer Inn in Bedford, NH, which is within a 50 mile radius of their official headquarters for two night, starting June 8-10, 2005 for the purpose of working and attending the Eleventh Statewide Conference on Domestic and Sexual Violence. 40.0% Other, 59.7% Federal Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to award Household Hazardous Waste grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated January 10, 2005, totaling $41,033.65 for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection projects. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

Authorized to award Used Oil grants to the municipalities as detailed in letter dated March 10, 2005, totaling $9,262.61 for the purpose of improving and/or operating their Used Oil Collection Center. Effective upon G&C approval through March 23, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $113,702. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Child Support Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide access, visitation and mediation services to parent in Cheshire County to assist them in resolving their differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting, in the amount of $24,613 from April 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized to adjust funds amounts as needed and justified between State Fiscal Years. 100% Federal Funds.

NH Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $12,000 grant to the NH Regional Community Technical College System for the benefit of NH Students pursuing approved programs of study in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH. 100% General Funds.

Authorized to award a $12,500 grant to Rivier College for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH, and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need. 100% General Funds.

Department of Transportation

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, to undertake the NH 9 Corridor Study Phase 2 in Stoddard, Antrim, and Hillsborough, for a fee not to exceed $22,425. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for replacing the Freight Elevator at the State House Annex, Concord, NH, for the lump sum price of $191,971.

Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for Upgrading the Elevator at Londergan Hall, Concord, NH, for the lump sum price of $142,283.

March 23, 2005 Meeting

Office of Energy And Planning

Authorized to enter into a contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Federal Weatherization Assistance Program, which reduces energy consumption and the impact of energy costs in low-income households, in an amount not to exceed $170,869. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Piscataquog Watershed Association, New Boston, NH, for the Lake Horace Marsh Restoration Project, in the amount of $102,927. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to award Local Source Water Protection grants to the entities, as detailed in letter dated February 24, 2005, totaling $44,500 to complete projects to protect drinking water from contamination. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health And Human Services

Office of Business Operations

Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-22-04, item #56), to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the total cost by $73,634 from $379,312 to $452,946. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized Division of State Police to amend an existing sole source contract with Maillet Construction, New Ipswich, NH, for snow plowing/shoveling for State Police Troop B located in Milford, by increasing the contract amount by $5,000 from $8,000 to $13,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.

Authorized Division of State Police to amend an existing sole source contract with Anthony J LaBounty, East Swanzey, NH, for snow plowing/shoveling for State Police Troop C located in Keene, by increasing the amount from $8,000 to $13,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005

Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a sole source contract with Economy Plumbing and Heating, Inc., dba Controtech, Keene, NH, to provide annual inspection and maintenance service on the boilers at the Fire Academy, for $7,284. Effective April 1, 2005 through March 31, 2006.

Department of Transportation

Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to renew a lease agreement with Craig O Weed, Hinsdale, NH, for a parcel of land on the State-owned Ashuelot Branch Railroad Line in Hinsdale for $100 per year for a period of five years.

March 9, 2005 Meeting

March 13, 2005

Here is a summary of some of the items pertaining to District 5 that the Executive Council has recently approved:

Department of Transportation

Item #84 - This authorizes the State to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission to undertake a Route 13 Corridor Study in Brookline and Mont Vernon.

The study will evaluate current land use and transportation conditions, analyze current use regulations and transportation needs and propose alternatives to land use regulations and transportation strategies which could lessen anticipated problems.

Community Development Finance Authority

Item #5 - This item would authorize an agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, to assist the Keene Housing Authority in developing an affordable housing project. The project would acquire property and build 24 units of affordable housing on Court Street in Keene.

February 25, 2005 Meeting

March 13, 2005

Department of Environmental Services

Item #42A - This item would authorize the Department of Environmental Services to award a grant to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission to plan and conduct a hazardous waste collection project. It is in the best interest of protecting public health to ensure that household hazardous waste and unwanted household products be disposed of in and environmentally sound manner. When these waste products are disposed of improperly, they may leach toxics into water supplies, rivers, ponds and farmland, endangering health and environment.

Although not in District 5, the Council approved the beginning contract to widen Route 93 from the Massachusetts border to Manchester. We know this has to be done. There have been many serious accidents along this Highway and it is no longer wide enough to carry all the automobiles traveling. I voted for this contract, but I think we need to consider other transportation possibilities, such as train travel. It makes sense to investigate the possibility of having the train connect Boston to the Manchester Airport. In Nashua, we are moving ahead with commuter rail service from Nashua to Lowell and then on into Boston.

February 9, 2005 Meeting

February 17, 2005

Office of the Adjutant General

#9 Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with P&L Landscaping of Nashua, for snowplowing and winter surface treatment services at the Milford and Nashua State Armories at a price not to exceed $5,500. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2005. 99% General, 1% Federal Funds. I didn't support this item because it was a NO-BID contract. Although the work needs to be done, I would like to see it sent out for competitive bids. This is a relatively small contract and is an example of the reach of the Executive Council. It approves all contracts over $5000.

Department of Administrative Services

#14 Authorize Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with the Town of Goffstown, NH for office and courtroom space in the amount of $18,375.72. Effective July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005. (2)Further authorize to waive compliance with RSA 10:B. The non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply with RSA 10: B in obtaining a clean air certificates is beyond the resources of this agency.

Department of Corrections

#31 Authorize to exercise its option to extend its lease agreement with the Hillsborough County Commissioners, Manchester, for rental of land and building located at the NH State Prison for Women, Goffstown for one additional five year term, extending the term retroactively from November 12, 2004 to November 12, 2009, for a total agreement amount of $502,500. 100% General Funds. I supported Councilor Wiczorek's motion to table this item. I had received a letter from the Hillsborough County Commissioner's and thought that a meeting between the Commissioner of Corrections and the County Commissioners before a vote could lead to a better understanding of the differences dividing them on this important contract. The motion lost, 2 in favor of tabling and 3 opposed. The item then passed.

Department of Environmental Services

#51 Authorize to retroactively amend a contract with Veolia Water North America Operating Services, LLC, Houston, TX, (previously approved by G&C on 2-23-94, item #47, amended on 12-17-03, item #67), for maintenance an response activities at Gilson Road Superfund Hazardous Waste site in Nashua, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2004 to December 31, 2005.

Department of Safety

#89 Authorize Division of State Police to enter into a retroactive agreement with Maillet Construction, New Ipswich, for snow plowing/shoveling for State Police Troop B located in Milford, in the amount of $8,000. Effective December 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005.

Department of Transportation

NASHUA RAIL

#94 Authorize Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-17-03, item #148C), for an additional fee of $750,000, increasing the total from $138,778 to $888,778, and extending the completion date to June 30, 2006. This was a big item for the City of Nashua and the surrounding towns. It is the next step towards getting commuter rail service from Nashua to Lowell. The train already serves Lowell to Boston. It allows us to continue to examine the viability of rail service, answer many of the questions and continue to plan for how Nashua will come up with the match of $14 Million dollars. I was pleased to support this item and am happy to report that it passed the Council 5-0.

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food

#20 Authorize to accept and expend funds in the amount of $42,500 from the US Department of Agriculture Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program, to conduct a "Regional Marketing Analysis for Fresh-Cut Apple Slices". Effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#21 Authorize to enter into an agreement with Cooperative Development Institute, Inc., Greenfield, MA, to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of procuring, processing, distributing and marketing apple slices in New England, in the amount of $24,300. Effective upon G&C approval through April 1, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Although these two items do not specifically relate to our district, I wanted to tell you a little about them. I was not able to support these items. At first glance, it appears that sliced apples are not a bad idea. This is all federal money after all. However, in thinking about the state of our country and the federal budget deficit and the cutting funding for home heating fuel assistance and environmental protection funding, I thought that these items did not fit with the priorities I have for New Hampshire. The item passed, 3 in favor and 2 opposed. (I do like apples, though)

So there you have it! There were many other items on our agenda, but most related to other districts. I followed my usual practice in voting against most No-Bid Contracts - Let's get more competitive bidding!

January 26, 2005 Meeting

February 2, 2005

At the 2nd meeting of the Executive Council this year, held on January 26, we approved approximately 74 items. There were several which specifically mention towns and cities in District 5 and I have included a brief summary of them in this report.

There seem to be fewer no-bid contracts and retroactive items for approval and I am hoping that this indicates a trend. We will see - I continue to vote against such items unless I am convinced that there is no alternative.

There is streaming video of our meetings on the day after the meeting, at NhExecutiveCouncil.com.

#20 Authorize to amend a sole source agreement with Thermal Stor Refrigeration Inc., Hooksett, NH, to provide for unanticipated heating and air conditioning service requirements at various State Liquor Stores, by increasing the price limitation from $87,937.50 to $117,937.50, an increase of $30,000. 100% General Funds. I voted against this no-bid contract.

#31 Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to purchase property in Jaffrey, NH, from Peter Whiting Reed in the amount of $95,000 for the expansion of Monadnock State Park. 100% Federal Funds. I was pleased to support this Item and am sure it will enhance this public resource.

#32 Authorize Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $25,000 for the purpose of making building repairs to the McGreal House and the Forestry Learning Center at the Shieling Forest in Peterborough, NH. 100% Other Funds.

#42 Authorize Cheshire County YMCA's request to permanently remove eight seasonal docking structures, install eight seasonal docking structures, and one seasonal dock connected to a seasonal dock in a modified "L" shape on frontage on property located on Cass Pond in Richmond.

#69 Authorize Bureau of Municipal Highways to enter into agreements with the Towns, Cities, and agencies as detailed in letter dated January 4, 2005, to provide services for completing Transportation Enhancement projects, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality projects. Our district had four small projects, one in Dunbarton, one in Swanzey, one in Merrimack and one in Nashua.

#72 Authorize Bureau of Bridge Design to modify the Department's Agreement with Dufresne-Henry, Inc., South Burlington, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-00, item #158, amended on 5-7-03, item #169), for engineering services, by increasing the total amount payable under the agreement by $56,687.74 from $334,144.25 to $390,831.99. This item concerns the Merrill's Marauder's Bridge in Merrimack on the Everett Turnpike.

#75 Authorize Bureau of Construction to contract with Park Construction, Corp., Fitzwilliam, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $9,166,064.70. This is the first of two state projects at the Exit 5 interchange with Granite Street. The first project includes the relocation of Allard Drive to the north of Granite Street, the reconfiguration of side streets in the Turner Street area to the south of Granite Street, and the construction of retaining walls and parking lot improvements adjacent to Manchester West High School. The project also includes the relocation of a major sewer line, construction of sound wall, and building demolition. Effective upon G&C approval through May 26, 2006. I was pleased to see that a contractor in District 5 received this valuable contract, and I was happy to support it.

January 12, 2005 Meeting

January 13, 2005

On January 12, I attended my first formal session of the Executive Council. The following items relating to our council district (District 5) were approved.

When I campaigned for this position, I raised questions about approval of No-Bid contracts. In this first meeting, I voted against several No-Bid contracts. That will be my usual approach. Of course, there are exceptions to most rules, and I would be more open to such contracts that are needed urgently or when there is truly only one business or provider that can fulfill a contract.

Business Finance Authority

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the amendment of industrial facility bonds previously issued by the State of New Hampshire to Teleflex, Incorporated located in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Ocean National Bank to Eastern Olympic Sports, LLC in Milford, New Hampshire. Action will Authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

Authorized Maternal Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Mills Consulting Group Inc., dba Mills Consulting Group, Concord, MA, to develop a state plan addressing early childhood comprehensive systems, in the amount of $140,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Education

Authorized to accept and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $884,462 and budget as detailed in letter dated October 20, 2004. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $562,500 from the US Department of Education to provide centralized support for charter schools within the State of NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized to budget and expend prior year unexpended funds in the amount of $329,003 from the US Department of Education to assist children and adults from low-income families to achieve high academic standards during the year ending June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Postsecondary Education Commission

Authorized to award a $6,000 grant to Rivier College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. 100% General Funds.

Department of Safety

Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the state agencies as indicated in letter dated January 6, 2005, in the total amount of $363,452 to be used to increase the ability of state agencies to mitigate a "weapons of mass destruction" type incident through specifically enhancing interoperable communication abilities. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2005.

Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the State agencies as indicated in letter dated January 6, 2005, in the total amount of $2,847,336 for the First Responder portion of the Homeland 2004 grant promotion and $795,311 for the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention portion of the Homeland 2004 grant program, to increase the ability of State agencies to prepare for, respond to, or mitigate a "weapons of mass destruction" or a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive type incident. 100% Federal Funds.

Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with J.P. Chemical Co., Milford, NH, to provide pest control services at Troop A - Epping, Troop B - Milford, and Troop C - Keene, the Major Crime Unit and the Safety Building, up to the amount of $8,000. Effective July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005.