Council Meeting Notes

Debora being sworn in

After Council meetings, I post Notes here and to my mailing list of items I think of interest to our Council District 5. Items may have a link to documents with more information.

June 5, 2019 Meeting

Department of Transportation

#B. Authorized the Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance to amend the existing contract with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission (originally approved by G&C on 1-24-18, item #11), for a feasibility study to expand Nashua Transit System beyond Nashua City’s limit, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020. No Additional Funding. Vote: 5-0

#C. Authorized the Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance to amend the existing contract with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH (originally approved by G&C on 2-7-18, item #19), to assess the feasibility of an intermodal transportation center in the Greater Keene area, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020. No Additional Funding. Vote: 5-0

#41 Authorized the Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a contract amendment with Unifirst Corporation, Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-31-18, item #40), for providing uniforms to certain employees of the Bureau of Mechanical Services, by increasing the amount by $2,200 from $24,099.92 to $26,299.92. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2020. 5.24% Intra Agency, 25.40% Agency Income, 69.36% Highway Funds. Vote: 5-0

#42 Authorized the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with WSP USA Inc., Merrimack, NH, for on-call engineering services for various bridge projects located throughout the State, for a total amount not to exceed $1,000,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2022. Vote: 5-0

#82 Authorized to enter into a contract with Northeast Shoring Installation LLC, Merrimack, NH, for the installation of a Temporary Coffer Dam at the Department’s Lake Winnipesaukee Public Boat Access Area (a.k.a. Downing’s Landing), Alton, NH, in the amount of $60,200. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2019. 75% Federal, 25% Statewide Public Board Access Funds. Vote: 5-0

#93 Authorized a loan agreement with Pennichuck Water Works Inc., Merrimack, NH, in the amount not to exceed $5,500,000 to finance water system improvements. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund. Vote: 5-0

#111 Authorized to enter into grant agreements with Nashua Regional Planning Commission and Lakes Region Planning Commission, totaling $69,903 to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects. Effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. 100% Hazardous Waste Funds. Vote: 5-0

#112 Authorized to award an Asset Management grant to the Emerald Lake Village District, Hillsborough, NH, in the amount of $20,000 to improve public water system management. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2020. 100% Federal Funds. Vote: 5-0

#117 Authorized to enter into grant agreements with the City of Laconia and the City of Nashua, totaling $30,191 to fund exotic aquatic plant control activities. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2019. 100% Lake Restoration Funds. Vote: 5-0

#135 Authorized the Bureau of Credentialing to amend an existing contract with Richard J. Farrell, Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-7-17, item #113), to provide investigative services regarding complaints of educator misconduct, by increasing the price by $6,000 from $129,400 to $135,400. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019. 100% Other Funds. Vote: 5-0

#173 Authorized the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a construction contract with D.L. King & Associates Inc., Nashua, NH, for the SMR (State Military Reserve) Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection and Entry Control Point Upgrade, located in Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $2,359,000. Effective upon G&C approval through November 29, 2019. 48% Federal, 52% General-Capital Funds. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $97,700 for unanticipated site expenses for the SMR Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection and Entry Control Point Upgrade, bringing the total to $2,456,700. 46% Federal, 54% General Capital Funds. (3) Further Authorized the amount of $43,300 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $2,500,000. 100% Federal Funds. Vote: 5-0

The following individuals were Nominated by Governor Sununu to serve on State Boards and Commissions
Martin P. Honigberg, Concord, NH to the New Hampshire Superior Court
Adam L. Wagner, Dover, NH to the Board of Architects
Sarah J. Partridge, Keene, NH to the Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics
Tracy L. Collins, Rochester, NH and Jeanne F. Donohoe, Keene, NH to the Board of Nursing
Joel R. Tuite, Littleton, NH to the Board of Optometry
James Beauregard, Bedford, NH to the Board of Psychologists
Serena R. Shomody, Keene, NH to the Board of Registration of Podiatrists
Gordon J. MacDonald, Deering, NH Chief Justice, New Hampshire Supreme Court
Nicole Brassard-Jordan, Manchester, NH, Deputy Commissioner, State Liquor Commission
Kerry LeBlanc, Bedford, NH to the Fire Standards and Training Commission
Peter G. Beeson, Concord, NH to the Medical Review Subcommittee
Bruce R. Burns, Hopkinton, NH to the New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority
Wendy L. Parker, Hillsboro, NH to the New Hampshire Vaccine Association
Marilee Nihan, Bow,NH to the Personnel Appeals Board
James R. Tollner, Nashua, NH to the Police Commission

The following Individuals were Confirmed by the Executive Council to serve on State Boards and Commissions
Betsey L. Patten, Bow, NH to the Assessing Standards Board
John T. Stevens, Gilford, NH and John C. Calhoun, Harrisville, NH to the Community College System of New Hampshire
Kenneth Merrifield, Franklin, NH as Commissioner, Department of Labor
Nicholas K. Duffy, Peterborough, NH as Director of Community Corrections, Department of Corrections
R. Douglas Proctor, Concord, NH to the State Board of Fire Control, Department of Safety
Frederick T. Bird, Lee, NH and Paul W. DeBow, Plymouth, NH to the Fish and Game Commission
David L. Grosso, New Boston, NH, Executive Director, Office of Professional Licensure and Certification

May 15, 2019 Meeting

At this meeting of the Council, we were asked whether to grant a Pardon Hearing for Pamela Smart. You may remember her case from the early 1990's and her trial, where she was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. I want to let you know how I voted and why. I have heard from a large number of people on both sides of this request. Here is what I wrote many who contacted me with their well-thought-out arguments.

"I decided I could not vote to grant Ms. Smart a commutation based on all the information I read. You are correct that the teenagers who were manipulated by Ms. Smart into murdering her husband have been released. But, I had to consider that these individuals were 15 or 16 year old juveniles and under the authority of Ms. Smart, who was an adult. They also cooperated with authorities to solve the crime and did not manipulate witnesses as did Ms. Smart.

"The Legislature passed the law mandating life in prison without the possibility of parole for convictions for these 'solicitation of murder' crimes. In other words, our legislature concluded that such a crime was more serious than a second-degree murder charge. Although I have questions about mandatory sentences, that is the law of our state, which has been upheld by our Supreme Court as constitutional.

"There were no new facts presented in the voluminous information I received from Ms. Smart or the Attorney General's office or the substantial public input.

"Maybe the day will come that a commutation of her 'life without parole' sentence should be considered, but it doesn't seem that time is now. We have many people in state prison serving longer sentences than Ms. Smart has served so far, and their convictions were not for first degree murder. It would be very hard to reconcile a commutation of her sentence for an even more serious crime when others are serving longer sentences for lesser crimes.

"Thanks for reaching out to me. Some of the decisions we make aren't that easy, but I always try to do the best I can."

The final vote was 4 against granting a Pardon Hearing and 1 abstention.

#15 Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Community Council of Nashua, NH d/b/a Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at Community Council, Nashua, NH, for the development and implementation of an infrastructure to support outpatient treatment options for youth and transitional aged youth with substance use disorder/co-occurring disorder, in an amount not to exceed $370,604. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2021. 100% Federal Funds. VOTE: UNANIMOUS

#20 Authorized to exercise a renewal option with the City of Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 11-18-16, item #7C), for the provision of transportation services, by increasing the price by $138,937.92 from $376,939.20 to an amount not to exceed $515,877.12, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020. 43% General, 57% Federal Funds. VOTE: UNANIMOUS

#25 Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with N.A. Manosh Inc., Morrisville, VT, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Don Rogers, Weare, NH, in the amount of $21,740. Effective upon G&C approval through July 26, 2019. 100% Highway Funds. VOTE: UNANIMOUS

#36 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Mitchell Sand & Gravel LLC, Shelburne, MA, for resurfacing of various roadway segments totaling approximately 69 miles in Maintenance District IV in Cheshire, Hillsborough and Sullivan Counties, on the basis of a low bid of $4,955,752.69. Effective upon G&C approval through September 13, 2019. 100% Other Funds (86% Betterment, 14% Agency Income). VOTE: UNANIMOUS

#37A Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Merrimack, NH, for coordinated transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities, for an amount not to exceed $152,031. Effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. 100% Federal Funds. VOTE: UNANIMOUS

#88 Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Litchfield, for the purchase and installation of equipment for the Emergency Operations Center, for a total amount of $40,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2020. 100% Federal Funds. VOTE: UNANIMOUS

The Governor nominated the following individual from District Five:
Nicholas K. Duffy of Peterborough, NH to serve as Director of Community Corrections for the Department of Corrections

May 1, 2019 Meeting

#18A Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source amendment to an existing contract with the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-27-17, item #13), for the provision of assistance and support for the 13 NH small rural hospitals in order to implement activities provided annually by the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program Grant by increasing the price by $77,357 from $493,691 to $571,048. Effective April 1, 2019 through the original end date of May 31, 2021. 100% Federal Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

#25 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Stephens Marquis Associates Inc., Merrimack, NH, for new gasoline and diesel UST system at the Merrimack Shed, on the basis of a low bid of $646,000. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $32,300 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2019. 100% Underground Fuel Tank Replacement – Capital Fund. VOTE: Unanimous

#32 Authorized to enter into a contract with Schroeder Construction Management Inc., Nashua, NH, for the purpose of providing dehumidification and ventilation to an existing vault in Building L located at the State Military Reservation, in an amount not to exceed $57,235. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $3,000 for unforeseen conditions and/or owner-initiated changes for the construction, bringing the total to $60,235. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2019. 100% Federal Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

#34 Authorized to enter into a grant with Francestown Land Trust, in the amount of $15,000 for Abbottville Farm Easement in the Town of Francestown, Hillsborough County, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2020. 100% Other Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

#38 Authorized to enter into a contract with Cheapskate Landscape and Property Maintenance LLC, Brentwood, NH, for lawn care and landscape services at 5 NHES Local Offices in Conway, Nashua, Portsmouth, Salem and Somersworth, in the amount not to exceed $38,789.82. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2021. 100% Federal Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

#43 Authorized to enter into a contract with Plug In America, Los Angeles, CA, to facilitate, produce and release a statewide strategic plan to improve electric vehicle infrastructure for the State of NH, in compliance with a grant awarded by the US Department of Energy through the Office of Strategic Initiatives, in the amount of $25,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019. 100% Agency Income. VOTE: Unanimous

#50 Authorized a loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH, in the amount not to exceed $2,840,000 to finance water system improvements. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

#52 Authorized to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund Grant to the Piscataquog Land Conservancy, New Boston, NH, in the amount of $185,000 for the purpose of conserving 204 acres of land in Weare. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2020. 100% ARM Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

#54 Authorized to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Piscataquog Land Conservancy, New Boston, NH, in the amount of $94,000 for the purpose of conserving approximately 41 acres of land on Paige Hill Road in Goffstown. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2020. 100% ARM Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

#58 Authorized to award a grant to the Merrimack Village District, Merrimack, NH, in the amount not to exceed $405,000 for water system improvements. Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2020. 100% Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

The Governor nominated the following individual from District Five to serve on a State Board:
James B. Halla of Dunbarton, NH to the Board of Psychologists
David L. Grosso of New Boston, NH to serve as Executive Director of the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
Daniel Marcek of Brookline, NH to the State Committee on Aging

April 17, 2019 Meeting

#105 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Pennichuck Water Works Inc., in the amount of $20,000 to complete a project to protect a public drinking water system. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2020. 100% Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Management Fee Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

#106 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Merrimack Village District in the amount of $20,000 to complete a project to protect a public drinking water system. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2020. 100% Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Management Fee Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

#136 Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Nashua to update the community’s Local Emergency Operations Plan, for a total amount of $6,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2020. 100% Federal Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

#150 Authorized the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract amendment with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH (originally approved by G&C on 3-21-18, item #75), to establish a contingency for Steam Conversion at the State House, State House Annex, and State Library, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $500,000 from $7,149,000 to $7,649,000. (2) Further Authorized an increase in the amount of $160,000 from $30,000 to $190,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, clerk for oversight and engineering services provided, bringing the total to $660,000. Effective upon G&C approval through the original end date of October 30, 2019. 100% General Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

March 27, 2019 Meeting

Division of Economic & Housing Stability

#10 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide a permanent housing program to homeless individuals and families through the Federal Continuum of Care program in an amount not to exceed $88,195. Effective April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. 100% Federal Funds. Vote: Unanimous

#23 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern New Hampshire Services Inc., Manchester, NH, to supplement the Agency's Weatherization Assistance program, in the amount of $595,220. Effective March 27, 2019 through December 31, 2019. 100% Federal Funds (LIHEAP-US DHHS). Vote: Unanimous

#25 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to supplement the Agencyss Weatherization Assistance program, in the amount of $227,345. Effective March 27, 2019 through December 31, 2019. 100% Federal Funds (LIHEAP-US DHHS). Vote: Unanimous

#51 Authorized the Division of Education Analytics and Resources to enter into a sole source contract with GEM Consulting, Hollis, NH, to process assessment and accountability data, document routines necessary for continued processing of required assessment and accountability data, documentation, source control entry, and knowledge transfer, in the amount of $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019. 100% Federal Funds. Vote: Unanimous

#71 Authorized the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract amendment with D. L. King & Associates Inc., Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-20-18, late item #A), for the Supreme Court roof, Concord, NH, by increasing the base amount by $18,539.40 from $956,450 to $974,989.40. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2019. 87.50% General, 0.41% Transfer, 12.09% Other Funds. Vote: Unanimous

Late Item #A. TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Volinsky, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli voted to table the request to enter into agreements with AmeriHealth Caritas NH Inc.; Boston Medical Center Health Plan Inc.; and Granite State Health Plan Inc., to provide health care services to eligible and enrolled Medicaid participants through NH's Medicaid managed care program known as NH Medicaid Care Management, in an amount, for State Fiscal Year 2020 shared by all vendors, not to exceed $924,150,000. Effective upon G&C approval, with providing services to members July 1, 2019 through the completion date of June 30, 2024. Funds for Granite Advantage Health Program are 93% Federal and 7% Other for calendar year 2019 and 90% Federal and 10% other for calendar year 2020; funds for the Child Health Insurance Program are 79.4% Federal and 20.6% General funds, and funds for the standard Medicaid population funding under the Medicaid Care Management account are 51% Federal, 24.3% General and 24.7% Other funds. Vote: 4-1

This item had been placed on the table one month ago so that we Councilors could hold informational meetings and ask questions of the Health and Human Services Department and the three vendors chosen to provide Medicaid services for the state for the next 5 years. This is a five-year contract and the most money spent on a contract – almost one billion dollars! After two public informational meetings and many emails back and forth, I felt I could support this contact and voted in favor. It begins July 1.

February 20, 2019 Meeting

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

Department of Administrative Services

#A Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora Pignatelli with regard to a certain project in participation with Rivier University, Nashua, NH. VOTE: Unanimous

Rivier University is planning on building a new Science Center and Athletic Building. I held a Public Hearing on the campus and the item was voted on by the Council.

#40 Authorized to amend the sole source contract agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-20-18, item #32), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $2,503,932 from $10,038,550 to $12,542,482. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2019. 100% Federal Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

#41 Authorized to amend the sole source contract agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-20-18, item #35), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $612,871 from $3,829,194 to $4,442,065. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2019. 100% Federal Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

#46 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 $10,597. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2020. 100% Other Funds (NH DHHS). VOTE: Unanimous

#48 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program, in the amount of $37,220.52. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2020. 100% Other Funds (NH DHHS). VOTE: Unanimous

#51 Authorized the Board of Pharmacy to accept and expend funds from the Department of Health and Human Services through two separate grants in the amount not to exceed $218,376 for the enhancement of the NH Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs software to improve opioid-related surveillance, and to complete a Data Audit and Compliance Project. (2) Further Authorized to establish a temporary part-time position, Class 050, Compliance Investigator/Inspector (LG 27) and, temporary part-time position, Class 050, Assistant Inspector/Program Specialist I (LG 19). Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019. 100% Transfer Funds (Transfer from DHHS Federal Funds). VOTE: Unanimous

#65 Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, Antrim, NH, for the development of a forest resource assessment for the NH Forest Legacy Program, in the amount of $25,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2019. 100% Federal Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

#88 Authorized the Bureau of Student Wellness to accept and expend NH School Climate Transformation Grant funds in the amount of $399,625 from the US Department of Education. (2) Further Authorized to establish 3 Full-time temporary Program Specialist IV positions, LG 25, salary range $50,193-$67,918.50. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved. VOTE: Unanimous

#93 Authorized the Division of Fire Safety to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Nashua in the amount of $5,700 for activities that increase State and local effectiveness in handling hazardous materials incidents, enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act and encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency training and planning. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2019. 100% Federal Funds. VOTE: Unanimous

The Governor nominated the following individual from District Five to serve on a State Board
Andrew R. Peterson, Peterborough, NH to the New England Board of Higher Education

February 6, 2019 Meeting

You may remember that the Council tabled the raises for the Liquor Commissioners and other top management officials at our last meeting. We decided to postpone their raises until audited numbers are released later this year and then re-visit the raises. They had not met their targeted numbers in two of the last three years and expenses had risen considerably.

#18 Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Amherst, NH, for the decommission of existing abandoned drilled wells on the properties of Donna Cronin, New Ipswich, NH, Thomas Schmidt, Chester, NH, and NHDOT, Bow, NH, in the amount of $18,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 28, 2019. 100% Highway Funds

#19 Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Amherst, NH, for the decommission of existing abandoned drilled wells on the properties of Nate Boutwell, Pelham, NH, and NHDOT, Salem, NH, in the amount of $18,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 28, 2019. 100% Highway Funds.

#40 Authorized a loan agreement with Pennichuck East Utility Inc., Merrimack, NH, in the amount not to exceed $4,240,000 to finance water system improvements. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds

#43 Authorized to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Francestown Land Trust Inc., Francestown, NH, in the amount of $185,000 for the purpose of conserving two parcels of land with 2,000 linear feet of frontage on the South Branch of the Piscataquog River in Francestown. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2019. 100% ARM Funds.

#49 Authorized the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Dunbarton for a total amount of $13,716 for the purpose of implementing a mobile integrated healthcare program called NH Project FIRST. Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2019. 100% Federal Funds.

The following individuals from District Five were nominated by Governor Sununu to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Clark Freise, Litchfield, NH, as Assistant Commissioner, Department of Environmental Services
Winifred G. Grogman, Durbarton, NH, to the Board of Veterinary Medicine

January 23, 2019 Meeting

The next Governor and Council Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber at the State House in Concord, NH. Our meetings are open to the public. Comments are not taken but the public may observe our discussions on items and our votes.

Concerning the Liquor Commission items, there was a discussion about the Commissioners receiving a substantial raise since profits have not made their targets the last two out of three years and expenses are going up considerably. We decided to table the item and give the Commissioners a chance to speak with us about this.

I am enjoying being back on the Council after a 4 year retirement.

Department of Environmental Services

#76 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Education, Concord, NH, for lead removal in drinking water at NH's schools, in the amount of $1,600,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2020. 100% Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund.

#84 Authorized a loan agreement with Pennichuck Water Works Inc., Merrimack, NH, in the amount not to exceed $3,375,000 to finance water system improvements. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund. A portion of these funds will be spent in Nashua and Merrimack.

#115 Authorized the Division of Public Works, Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for the demolition and construction of the Hooksett Turnpike Administration Building, Hooksett, NH, for a total price not to exceed $3,075,900. (2)Further Authorized the amount of $115,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $3,190,900. Effective upon G&C approval through March 2, 2020. 100% Turnpike Funds.

New Hampshire Liquor Commission

#62 TABLED Authorized an annual salary step increase for Joseph W. Mollica, Chairman, in the amount of $5,871.84 from Grade II, Step 6 $118,707.68 to Grade II, Step 7 $124,579.52. Effective January 18, 2019. 100% Liquor Funds.

#63 TABLED Authorized an annual salary step increase for Mark C. Armaganian, Director, Division of Enforcement and Licensing, from grade GG, step 6 $103,059.32 to grade GG, step 7 $108,149.08. Effective January 18, 2019. 100% Liquor Funds.

#64 TABLED Authorized an annual salary step increase for Michael R. Milligan, Deputy Commissioner, in the amount of $5,549.96 from Grade HH, Step 6 $112,255.52 to Grade HH, Step 7 $117,805.48. Effective January 18, 2019. 100% Liquor Funds.

#65 TABLED Authorized an annual salary step increase for Nicole Brassard-Jordan, Director, Division of Marketing, Merchandising and Warehousing, from grade GG, step 6 $103,059.32 to grade GG, step 7 $108,149.08. Effective January 18, 2019. 100% Liquor Funds.

The following individuals from District Five were nominated by Governor Sununu to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Alexandra H. Hamel, Weare, NH, to the Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals
Colin O’Brien to the Medical Review Subcommittee