Debora and supporters

Council Meeting Notes

Debora speaking in the Senate

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

December 3, 2014 Meeting

Department of Transportation

#32 Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract amendment with URS Corporation, Salem NH And San Francisco, CA (originally approved by G&C on 2-6-13, item #75), for a two-part study of the Boston, MA to Concord, NH rail corridor (NH Capitol Corridor), by extending the completion date from December 31, 2014 to March 31, 2015. Effective upon G&C approval. No Additional Funding.

New Hampshire Employment Security

#46 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract amendment with SymbioSys Solutions Inc., Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #60), for modifications and improvements to the NH Unemployment Insurance System, by increasing the amount by $2,460,916 from $11,789,044 to $14,249,960. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Corrections

#50 Authorized to exercise an option to extend the current lease agreement with Riverside Properties of Nashua Inc., for the purpose of continued provision of probation/parole district space, by increasing the amount by $140,453.28 from $200,054.88 to $340,508.16. Effective December 19, 2014 through December 18, 2016. 100% General Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

#54 Authorized the Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance contracts with the Snowmobile clubs as detailed in letter dated November 17, 2014, for a total amount of $1,665,684.39. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2015. 100% OHRV and Snowmobile Fund. Many of these snowmobile trails are located in District 5 in the western portion of my district.

Department of Environmental Services

#72A Authorized to award grant aid funds to the four entities as detailed in letter dated November 21, 2014, in the aggregate amount of $5,726,857 for wastewater facility projects. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds. The town of Peterborough will receive $5, 178,230.

The funds being requested are part of a wastewater state aid grant (SAG) program that provides financial assistance in the form of grants to NH communities to off-set the eligible costs of planning, engineering design, and construction costs of certain sewage disposal facilities. Over the term of the debt service, which will range from 5 to 30 years, the state will reimburse the entities for 20% to 30% of the eligible costs incurred during the design and construction of the wastewater facilities plus a proportionate share of interest on borrowing for the project. In addition, some project costs qualify for an additional 10-30% SAG (“SAG Plus”) for components related to septage and sludge handling and treatment facilities.

The following people from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Thomas P. Mullins, Peterborough, NH for the Appellate Board
Andrew S. York, Mont Vernon, NH for the Athletic Trainers Governing Board

November 12, 2014 Meeting

Department of Transportation

#20 Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company Inc., Dunbarton, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Patrol Shed 101, 1055 South Main Street, Pittsburg, NH, in the amount of $19,525. Effective upon G&C approval through July 24, 2015. 100% Highway Funds.

#22 Authorized the Bureau of Turnpikes to exercise the motor service patrol expansion option allowed of the 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, by increasing the amount by $36,000 from $227,790 to $263,790. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend Sponsorship Fees from Travelers Marketing LLC, in the amount of $36,000 for sponsorship of the Bureau of Turnpikes Expanded Motor Service Patrol along the F.E. Everett Turnpike. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2015. 100% Other Funds – Sponsorship Fees.

Department of Administrative Services

#62 Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for the Kitchen Demolition - Main Building Hugh Gallen Office Park South, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $111,650. (2)Further Authorized the amount of $3,600 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for oversight and engineering services provided, bringing the total to $115,250. Effective upon G&C approval through January 30, 2015. 100% Capital – General Funds.

The following people from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Malcolm R. Butler, Hillsborough, NH to the Water Council

October 29, 2014 Meeting

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Behavioral Health

#16 Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to administer the Housing Bridge Subsidy Program which provides housing services and subsidies for rent for persons with mental illness who are at risk of becoming homeless in an amount not to exceed $9,948,020. Effective October 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017. 100% General Funds.

Bureau of Developmental Services

#19 Authorized to enter into agreements with Laura Sheppard, Amherst, NH and Paul Woodmansee, Bedford, NH, to provide complaint investigator services, by conducting investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitations, and rights violations, by increasing the amount by $56,000 from $187,250 to an amount not to exceed $243,250 in the aggregate. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 100% Other Funds.

October 15, 2014 Meeting

Office of Energy and Planning

#24 Authorized to amend item #5, previously approved by G&C on May 8, 2014, by reallocating ARRA-Retrofit Ramp Up Program funding between expenditure classes in the amount of $42,331.96. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#25 Authorized to retroactively 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 ARRA-Retrofit Ramp Up Program, by increasing the amount not to exceed $80,753.15 from $8,647,899 to $8,728,652.15 and by extending the contract from September 30, 2013 to December 31, 2014. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

#63 Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a Use of Premises Agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH, for leasing of state owned property located in the 8th Circuit Court – District Division – Jaffrey, in an amount not to exceed $11,952. Effective November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2017. 100% Agency Income.

Item Removed from the Table

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Van Ostern, seconded by Councilor Kenney, voted to remove item #6- which was tabled at the September 17, 2014 Meeting.

Business Finance Authority

#6 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Van Ostern, and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Kenney – yes, Councilor Van Ostern – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Pappas – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – recused, voted to approve the request to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing and refinancing of industrial water facilities by the Business Finance Authority for Pennichuck Water Works, Inc. at various locations within the State of 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. I was reused from voting on this item because my husband’s law firm represents Pennichuck and that constitutes a conflict in my mind. I am glad the item was removed from the table and passed.

The following people from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
David Udelsman, Hollis, NH to the Board of Architects
Elizabeth A. Morgan, Amherst, NH to the State Council on the Arts

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 1, 2014 Meeting

Department of Health and Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

#14B Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Andrew Smith, Nashua, NH, to provide services as the Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator, in an amount not to exceed $50,000. Effective October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

#23 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.M. Piper Inc., Plymouth, NH, for removing the toll plazas at the Exit 12, Bedford Road interchange on the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Merrimack, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $388,891. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $19,444.55 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through December 12, 2014. 100% Turnpike Funds. To the residents of Merrimack – this is not the tollbooth I would have liked to have seen removed – my choice would have been Exit 11, where most of you enter and exit – but it is a beginning.

Department of Education

#39 Authorized the Division of Educational Improvement to retroactively contract with Saundra Kent, Deering, NH, to work with other content specialists from ME, VT, and RI on all aspects of NECAP test development in Science, Grades 4, 8 & 11, in an amount not to exceed $17,500. Effective September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, with the option to renew for one additional fiscal year. 100% Federal Funds.

The following people from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Norman W. Skantze, Swanzey, NH to the Board of Fire Control
Linda Willett, Nashua, NH to the Historical Resources Council
Robert W. Compton, Deering, NH to the Lakes Management Advisory Committee
Robert Valade, Nashua, Nashua Police Commission

September 3, 2014 Meeting

Department of Resources and Economic Development

#74 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Property Logistics Inc., Hollis, NH, for renovation of the shower wing of toilet building #3 at Bear Brook State Park, in the amount of $121,500. Effective upon G&C approval through November 25, 2014. 100% Capital Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#88 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-12, item #59), to complete the Upgrade of Community Hazard Mitigation Plans project, by extending the completion date to September 17, 2015 from September 18, 2014. Effective upon G&C approval. No Additional Funding. 100% Other (Interagency Federal Pass-Thru) Funds. (2) Further Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Southwest Region Planning Commission, (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-12, item #59), to complete the Upgrade of Community Hazard Mitigation Plans project, by extending the completion date to September 17, 2015 from September 18, 2014. Effective upon G&C approval. No Additional Funding. 100% Other (Interagency Federal Pass-Thru) Funds. (3) Further Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Central NH Planning Commission, (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-12, item #59), to complete the Upgrade of Community Hazard Mitigation Plans project, by extending the completion date to September 17, 2015 from September 18, 2014. Effective upon G&C approval. No Additional Funding. 100% Other (Interagency Federal Pass-Thru) Funds. (4) Further Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Southern NH Planning Commission, (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-12, item #59), to complete the Upgrade of Community Hazard Mitigation Plans project, by extending the completion date to September 17, 2015 from September 18, 2014. Effective upon G&C approval. No Additional Funding. 100% Other (Interagency Federal Pass-Thru) Funds. (5) Further Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-12, item #59), to complete the Upgrade of Community Hazard Mitigation Plans project, by extending the completion date to September 17, 2015 from September 18, 2014. Effective upon G&C approval. No Additional Funding. 100% Other (Interagency Federal Pass-Thru) Funds.

#94 Authorized a loan agreement with the Emerald Lake Village District, Hillsborough, NH, in the amount not to exceed $600,000 to finance water system improvements. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.

Department of Safety

#112 Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Troy, for a total amount of $100,074 for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards. Effective upon G&C approval through June 27, 2017. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

#126 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 Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism d/b/a Keystone Hall of Nashua, NH.

#133 Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corp., Milford, NH, for the Center Strafford Dining Facility Renovations, Center Strafford, for a total price not to exceed $784,000. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $30,000 for unanticipated structural expenses and owner initiated changes, bringing the total to $814,000. (3) Further Authorized the amount of $32,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $846,000. Effective upon G&C approval through April 17, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

Tabled Item #17- Removed from the table and Passed: Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an operating agreement with the Milford-Bennington Railroad Co., Milford, NH, to provide freight service on the state-owned line. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2033. 100% Agency Income.

The following people from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Russell A. Armstrong, Peterborough, NH to the State Committee on Aging

August 5, 2014 Meeting

Department of Transportation

#17 TABLED TO 9/3 The Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an operating agreement with the Milford-Bennington Railroad Co., Milford, NH, to provide freight service on the state-owned line. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2033. 100% Agency Income.

#19 Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a sole source contract with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Merrimack, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6/5/13, item #234), for coordinated transportation services for elderly persons and persons with disabilities, by increasing the amount by $159,686 from $168,105 to $327,791. Effective upon G&C approval through June 5, 2013. 100% Federal Funds.

#24 Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Nashua Airport Authority to acquire land for runway approach surfaces at Boire Field, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $409,305. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2018. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

#25 Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Nashua Airport Authority to install an airport perimeter and wildlife fence at Boire Field, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $304,917.49. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2018. 97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.

Department of Education

#75 Authorized to contract with Saundra Kent, Deering, NH, to assist the Department in providing technical assistance and professional learning opportunities on competency education best practices, as well as measures to assess those competencies, and in providing assistance to Title 1 Priority and Focus Schools, in an amount not to exceed $40,000. Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

#76 Authorized to contract with Jane Bergeron-Beaulieu, Litchfield, NH, to assist the Department in providing technical assistance and professional learning opportunities to advance innovation instruction to close achievement gaps and use of measures of student learning, in an amount not to exceed $40,000. Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

July 16, 2014 Meeting

Department of Transportation

#14 Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Amherst, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Patrol Shed 525, 123 West Road Canterbury, NH, in the amount of $20,735. Effective upon G&C approval through December 19, 2014. 100% Highway Funds.

#15 Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Amherst, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Paul Green, Wolfeboro, NH, in the amount of $19,270. Effective upon G&C approval through December 12, 2014. 100% Highway Funds.

#24 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for resurfacing and rehabilitation of approximately 24 miles in District V and in Merrimack, Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties, on the basis of a low bid of $2,486,605. Effective upon G&C approval through October 3, 2014. 100% Agency Income Funds.

#26 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, for resurfacing and rehabilitation of approximately 42 miles in District IV and in Cheshire, Hillsborough and Sullivan Counties, on the basis of a low bid of $4,307,203. Effective upon G&C approval through July 10, 2015. 100% Agency Income Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

#38 Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Project Resource Group LLC, Francestown, NH, for mechanical upgrades and roofing, statewide, for a total price not to exceed $456,221. Effective upon G&C approval through February 15, 2015. 75% Capital – Other – (Fire Academy Bldg. Upgrades and Critical Maintenance), 2% Capital – Highway, 19% Capital – General, 4% Other – Transfer Funds. (2) Further Authorized to pay the amount of $14,953 to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, Capital Clerk for oversight and engineering services provided, bringing the total to $471,174. 100% Capital – General Funds. (3) Further Authorized the amount of $7,550 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $478,724. 66% Other (Fire Standards & EMS Administrator), 17% Capital – General, 17% Transfer Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

#42 Authorized the Division of Arts to award a Public Value Partnership Grant in the amount of $5,850 to the Sharon Arts Center Campus of the NH Institute of Art, Sharon, NH, to strengthen their capacity for affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 100% General Funds.

Fish and Game Department

#57 Authorized to enter into a contract with Maher Services Inc., North Reading, MA, for chemical treatment and redevelopment of River Well #4 at Milford State Fish Hatchery, in the amount of $8,120. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 75% Federal, 25% Fish and Game Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#63 Authorized a loan agreement with Terrace Condominium Association, Hudson, NH, in the amount not to exceed $250,000 to finance water system improvements. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.

#65 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 extending the completion date to December 31, 2014 from December 31, 2013. No Additional Funding. 100% Federal Funds.

The following people from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Paul A. Doscher, Weare, NH to the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Citizens Committee
Richard Gerrish, Weare, NH as Director of Marketing, Merchandising & Warehousing at the Liquor Commission

July 2, 2014 Meeting

Department of Administrative Services

#4 Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora B. Pignatelli with regard to a certain project in participation with Covenant Health Systems Inc., and St. Joseph Hospital of Nashua, NH.

#10 Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with D. L. King & Associates Inc., Nashua, NH, for the Legislative Office Building Elevator Upgrade, Concord, NH, for a price not to exceed $345,786. Effective upon G&C approval through December 5, 2014. 100% Capital – General Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

#30 Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH, to provide clinical and prevention services to detect, treat and prevent the spread of Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis C, and Vaccine-Preventable Disease, in an amount not to exceed $337,200. Effective July 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2016. 79% Federal, 21% General Funds.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

#41 Authorize to enter into a contract with Eastern Analytical Inc., Concord, 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, 2015. 100% Fish and Game Funds. The fish hatchery in Nashua is included.

Department of Education

#56 Authorize the Division of Educational Improvement to exercise a renewal option of a contract with GEM Consulting, Hollis, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-10-13, item #90), to develop systems and programs to analyze state assessment and other data, in an amount not to exceed $80,000. Effective July 2, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

#57 Authorize to grant funds to the Fuller Public Library, Hillsboro, NH, in the amount not to exceed $61,381.51 to provide training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults in Hillsborough County, and authorize unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting. Effective July 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2015. 40% Federal, 60% General Funds.

Department of Transportation

#64 Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a sole source contract with Contoocook Valley Transportation Company, Peterborough, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-5-13, item #232), for coordinated transportation services for elderly persons and persons with disabilities, by increasing the amount by $48,612 from $48,612 to $97,224. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

June 18, 2014 Meeting

Department of Information Technology

#16 Authorized to enter into a contract with NH Optical Systems, Nashua, NH, to provide dark fiber facilities, for a total of $129,587.45. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019 or five years from State acceptance of the dark fiber installation, whichever is shorter. 98.5% Capital, 1.5% Department of Corrections Other Funds. Agency Class 27 funds used to reimburse DoIT for this contract is 100% General Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

#36 Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Morello Construction Inc., Peterborough, NH, for a total price not to exceed $46,695, for the Additional Parking for the Liquor Store #69, Nashua, NH. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $6,000 for unanticipated civil engineering/site work expenses for the Additional Parking for the Liquor Store #69, bringing the total to $52,695. (3) Further Authorized the amount of $6,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $58,695. Effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2014. 100% Other Funds (Liquor Commission Funds).

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#69 Authorized to amend a 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 $156,373 from $321,131 to $477,504, and by extending the completion date from July 31, 2014 to July 31, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

#87 Authorized to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 3-20-13, item #26), to provide medical case management and support services to individuals with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, by increasing the price by $1,000,000 from $666,666 to $1,666,666, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2014 to June 30, 2016. 100% Other (Pharmaceutical Rebates) Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

#94 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-19-13, item #109), to provide housing services for persons with mental illness who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, by increasing the price by $617,040 from $2,385,760 to $3,002,800. Effective July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014. 100% General Funds.

Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#99 Authorized to enter into sole source amendments with multiple vendors as detailed in letter dated May 30, 2014, for a continuum of substance abuse treatment services state-wide, by increasing the price by $7,444,467 in the aggregate from $14,888,937 to an amount not to exceed $22,333,404, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2014 to June 30, 2015. 52.9% Federal, 47.1% General Funds.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#108 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the City of Nashua, Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #201), to provide transportation services for individuals age 60 and older, by increasing the price in an amount not to exceed $132,084.48 from $337,255.68 to $469,340.16, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2014 to June 30, 2015. 64% Federal, 36% General Funds.

#109 Authorized to enter into agreements with multiple vendors as detailed in letter dated May 22, 2014, to provide nutrition and transportation services to support the elderly and the disabled to remain in their homes and community in an amount not to exceed $9,984,063.25 in the aggregate. Effective July 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2015. 60% Federal, 40% General Funds.

#110 Authorized to enter into agreement with vendors as detailed in letter dated May 27, 2014, to provide In Home Care, In Home Health Aide Level of Care, In Home Nursing Level of Care Services, and Adult Day Program Services to support elderly and disabled adults in order for them to remain in their homes and communities, in an amount not to exceed $7,319,907 in the aggregate. Effective July 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2015. 47% Federal, 53% General Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

#115 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with the Town of Peterborough Police Department for security coverage and traffic control at Miller State Park, in the amount of $3,220. Effective July 1, 2014 through November 30, 2014. 100% Park Account Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#125 Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement 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 $25,000. Effective May 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

#134 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Southern NH Planning Commission, (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-12, item #59), to complete the Upgrade of Community Hazard Mitigation Plans project by changing the Contract Price and Method of Payment to reflect revisions to method of payment for a task group. (2) Further Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-12, item #59), to complete the Upgrade of Community Hazard Mitigation Plans project by changing the Contract Price and Method of Payment to reflect revisions to method of payment for a task group. Effective upon G&C approval through September 18, 2014. 100% Other (Interagency Federal Pass-Thru) Funds.

#137 Authorized to award an Asset Management grant to the Town of Peterborough, NH, in the amount of $15,000 to improve public water system management. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2015. 100% Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Management Funds.

#138 Authorized a loan agreement with the Town of Milford, NH, in the amount of $330,000 to finance water system improvements. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.

New Hampshire Veterans

#144 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Simplex Grinnell, Nashua, NH, to replace four failed audio/visuals and troubleshoot a reoccurring ground fault at the NH Veterans Home, in the amount of $3,019.80. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 100% General Funds.

Department of Education

#152 Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, not to exceed $825,097 to provide adult basic education/English as a Second Language, 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, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2015. 40% Federal, 60% General Funds.

#156A Authorized to enter into a contract with GEM Consulting, Hollis, NH, to provide quality assurances for the i4see data collection system to ensure that the i4see data is complete and accurate, in an amount not to exceed $30,000. Effective July 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2015. (2) Further Authorized an option to exercise annual negotiated renewals. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

#184 Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a sole source contract with Boston Express Bus Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-16-08, item #214), for daily commuter bus service, by increasing the amount by $4,452,243 from $7,160,001 to $11,612,244. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2018. 100% Federal Funds.

#185 Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a sole source contract with Boston Express Bus Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 1-10-07, item #123A), for daily commuter bus service, by increasing the amount by $912,605 from $1,554,122 to $2,466,727. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2018. 100% Federal Funds.

June 4, 2014 Meeting

Department of Administrative Services

#11 Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Project Resource Group LLC, Francestown, NH, for Boiler House Roof Replacement, Sununu Youth Center, Manchester, NH, for a total price not to exceed $202,778. Effective upon G&C approval through October 3, 2014. 38% Capital – General, 35% General – operating, 27% Federal Funds. (2) Further Authorized the amount of $7,200 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, Capital Clerk for oversight and engineering services provided, bringing the total to $209,978. 100% Capital – General Funds. (3) Further Authorized the amount of $2,240 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $212,218. 62.61% General – Operating, 37.39% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

#15 Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with D. L. King & Associates Inc., Nashua, NH, for the Design/Build Fire Training Facility, Bethlehem, NH, by increasing the amount by $67,950 from $339,875 to $407,825. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2014. 40% General-Operating, 50% Other-Fee Revenue Funds.

Department of Justice

#28 Authorized to grant Media Power Youth $50,000 to support the continued implementation of violence prevention through media literacy education programming in schools for the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. 100% General Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division for Children, Youth & Families

#52 Authorized to amend an existing sole source agreement with Andrew Smith, Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-2-13, item #40, in the amount of $50,000), as the Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator, by amending the scope of services effective upon G&C approval. No Additional Funding. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#77 Authorized to award an Asset Management grant to the Town of Wilton, NH, in the amount of $15,000, to improve public water system management. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2015. 100% Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Non-Federal Funds.

Department of Safety

#98 Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Swanzey, to update the community’s Local Emergency Operations Plan and develop a Continuity of Operations Plan, for a total amount of $5,693. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

The following people from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Catherine A. Provencher, Merrimack, NH to the Business Finance Authority

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

May 23, 2014 Meeting

Department Of Resources And Economic Development

#43 Authorized to accept and expend a retroactive supplemental amendment 01 grant award in the amount of $15,574 from the University of NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-5-13, item #126), to support the position of Director of Broadband and Technology Planning and Development. Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. 100% Agency Income. ARRA Funds.

#56 Authorized to amend an Asset Management and Financial Planning grant to the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center Inc., Greenfield, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-19-13, item #170), to develop an asset management plan for the water system, by extending the completion date to October 31, 2014 from May 31, 2014. No Additional Funding. 100% Federal Funds.

#58 Authorized two loan agreements with Pennichuck Water Works Inc., Merrimack, NH, to finance water system improvements, in the amount not to exceed $2,970,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.

#60 Authorized three loan agreements with Pennichuck East Utility Inc., Merrimack, NH, to finance water system improvements, in the amount not to exceed $1,522,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.

#69 Authorized a renewal option to a sole source contract with Q.E.D. Foundation, Amherst, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-1-13, item #83), to continue 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 $50,000. (2) Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for one additional fiscal year. Effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016. 100% Federal Funds.

#83 Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively amend a grant agreement with the Town of Greenville (originally approved by G&C on 8-10-11, item #122), for the purpose of completing the Livingston Road culvert project, by increasing the price by $18,531 from $64,173 to $82,704, and by extending the end date from March 8, 2014 to March 8, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

#84 Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of New Boston, to purchase and install a generator for the community's Highway Department which is the alternate Emergency Operations Center and primary fuel depot for a total amount of $9,514. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

May 8, 2014 Meeting

Office of Energy And Planning

#5 Authorized to retroactively amend funding (originally approved by G&C On 5-1-13, item #4), by reallocating ARRA Retrofit Ramp-Up Program Funding between expenditure classes in the amount of $34,204.21, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2013 to November 1, 2014. 100% Federal ARRA Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Department Of Safety

#89 Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Peterborough, to refurbish and install a town-owned generator and transfer switch at the Community’s Police Department and upgrade communications infrastructure for a total amount of $40,125. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Transportation

#98 Authorized the Bureau of Traffic to enter into a contract with R&R Communications Incorporated, Swanzey, NH, for the purpose of providing statewide service and repairs to the Department's land mobile radio system and amber alert message board battery systems, on the basis of a low bid of $174,010. Effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016. 77% Highway, 20% Turnpike, 3% General Funds.

The following person from District Five was nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Rudy Bazelmans, Nashua, NH to the Waste Management Council

April 23, 2014 Meeting

Department of Environmental Services

#64 Authorized amendment no. 2 to the Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Nashua (originally approved by G&C on 11-17-10, item #128), for the design and construction of the Wet Weather Treatment Facility to increase the total funding by $12,000,000 from $14,700,000 to $26,700,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 83.33% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 16.67% Capital (General) Funds.

#69 Authorized to award an Asset Management grant to the Merrimack Village District, Merrimack, NH, in the amount of $15,000 to improve public water system management. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

#98 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Stephens Marquis Associates Inc., Merrimack, NH, for a new fueling facility and removing the existing fuel tanks at the Andover, Franklin and Canterbury Sheds, on the basis of a low bid of $856,000. (2) Further Authorize a contingency in the amount of $85,600 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through November 14, 2014. 100% Capital Budget Funds.

The following individual from District Five was nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Christopher M. Rawnsley, Antrim, NH to the Water Council

April 9, 2014 Meeting

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#46 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide Financial Management Services by making payments and accounting for expenditures on behalf of the caregiver before and while receiving respite services and supports to care for their care recipient at home as long as possible, with a price of $1,243,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 51% Federal, 47% General Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

#49 Authorized a sole source amendment to a contract 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 6-19-13, item #106), to establish a Children’s Assertive Community Treatment Team, by increasing the price by $125,000 from $1,022,852 to $1,147,852. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 100% General Funds.

Department of Resources and Economic Development

#53 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Property Logistics Inc., Hollis, NH, for roofing replacements on six buildings at Bear Brook State Park, in the amount of $66,700. Effective upon G&C approval through June 20, 2014. 100% Capital Funds.

#54 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, 2014 through June 30, 2015. 100% Park Account Fund.

Department of Safety

#74 Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with Wilton Water Works to purchase and install an emergency generator for a total amount of $20,569. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Transportation

#91 Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for resurfacing of approximately 10.1 miles of mainline and ramps on the F.E. Everett Turnpike at several locations in the Cities of Bedford, Manchester and Nashua, on the basis of a low bid of $3,121,086.37. Effective upon G&C approval through September 12, 2014. 100% Turnpike Funds.

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

Janet L. Ackerman (Brewer) Francestown, NH to the Community Development Finance Authority

Carl Andrade, Nashua, NH to the Nashua Police Commission

Rudy Bazelmans, Nashua, NH to the Waste Management Council

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

March 26, 2014 Meeting

Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#28 Authorized to enter into retroactive agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated March 4, 2014, to provide homeless shelter operations activities to assist homeless individuals through the Emergency Solutions Grant program in an amount not to exceed $270,816. Effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds. The Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism, Harbor Homes, Inc. and Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter are included.

Department of Environmental Services

#49 Authorized a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the Town of Swanzey, to finance Swanzey’s portion of the ongoing upgrades to the Keene Wastewater Treatment Facilities in the amount of $855,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 25% Clean Water State Revolving

#53 Authorized to award grant aid funds to the City and Towns as detailed in letter dated March 12, 2014, in the aggregate amount of $6,881,561 for wastewater facility projects. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds. The towns of Jaffrey ($4,186,535) and Merrimack ($88,165) are included.

Department of Education

#61 Authorized to retroactively amend a grant (originally approved by G&C on 7-28-10, item #50), by extending the end date from January 31, 2014 to September 30, 2014. No Additional Funding. 100% Federal ARRA School Improvement Grants. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on March 21, 2014.

Department of Transportation

#75 Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Amherst, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of James Strickland, Marlow, NH, in the amount of $20,640. Effective upon G&C approval through July 25, 2014. 100% Highway Funds.

The following people from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Jeffrey M. Taylor, Richmond, NH to the Invasive Species Committee
Gayle E. Troy, Dunbarton, NH to the Penalty Appeal Board
Gene Porter, Nashua, NH and Thomas Quarles, Brookline, to the Public Water Access Advisory Board

March 12, 2014 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

#3 Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Jaffrey, NH, in the amount of $12,000 for the purpose of conducting a feasibility study. Effective March 12, 2014 through June 30, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Administrative Services

#8 Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corp., Milford, NH, for the Franklin Readiness Center Renovations, Franklin, NH, for a total price not to exceed $910,265. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $60,000 for unanticipated structural expenses for the Franklin Readiness Center Renovations, bringing the total $970,265. (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 $1,000,265. Effective upon G&C approval through September 26, 2014. 50% Capital – General, 50% Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health Services

#25 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Nicolette Tiner, Registered Dental Hygienist, employed at Greater Nashua Dental Connection Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $45,000. Effective April 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2017. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#37 Authorized to award grant aid funds to the entities as detailed in letter dated February 26, 2014, in the aggregate amount of $3,874,532 for wastewater facility projects. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

Department of Education

#45 Authorized to enter into a contract with Creative Educational Consulting LLC, Hollis, NH, to provide technical assistance to school districts regarding the implementation of the NH Preschool Outcome Measurement System, in an amount not to exceed $110,000. Effective July 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2016. 100% Federal Funds.

#46 Authorized the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to enter into a contract with America’s Youth Teenage Unemployment Reduction Network, Brockton, MA, to provide youth services, employment, and training in 2 communities in the State of NH (Nashua and Laconia) in an amount not to exceed $250,986. (2) Further Authorized to make advanced monthly payments for services provided. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015, with the authority to adjust encumbrances in each of the State Fiscal years. 100% Other Funds.

Department of Transportation

#57 Authorized the Bureau of Environment to pay the Department of Environmental Services Aquatic Resources Mitigation Fund $33,880 for impacts to the Souhegan River and its banks. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

#59 Authorized the Bureau of Highway Design to 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 locations along NH 101A in Amherst and Merrimack, by extending the completion date from March 31, 2014 to March 31, 2015. Effective upon G&C approval. No Additional Funding.

#64 Authorized to enter a contract with D.L. King & Associates Inc., Nashua, NH, for a new fueling facility and removing the existing fuel tanks at the Wakefield and Tuftonboro Sheds, on the basis of a low bid of $568,950. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $56,895 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through August 1, 2014. 100% Capital Budget Funds.

#65 Authorized to enter into a contract with T. Buck Construction Inc., Auburn, ME, for rehabilitation of the red list bridge carrying NH 31 over the Souhegan River in the Town of Wilton, on the basis of a low bid of $884,930. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $44,246.50 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through September 26, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

The following people from District Five were nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
Anne D. Krantz, Amherst, NH to the Pesticides Control Board
Philip A. Bryce, Deering, NH: Director of the Division of Economic Development at the Department of Resources and Economic Development

February 28, 2014 Meeting

Department Of Safety

C. Authorized the Division of State Police to accept the donation of 11 body armor/vests with a value of approximately $8,250 from the NH based radio station Rock 101/Clear Channel Communications to be used for patrol canines.

Department Of Environmental Services

#50A Authorized to award grant aid funds to the Towns of Amherst, Piermont, Derry, Salem, Littleton, and Newport for wastewater facility projects, in the aggregate amount of $2,154,379. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#50B Authorized to award grant aid funds to the Towns of Hanover and Merrimack, and the Cities of Manchester, Claremont, and Nashua for wastewater facility projects, in the aggregate amount of $2,845,091. 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: Rodney Miller, Antrim, NH as Artist Laureate
Thomas R. Horgan, Amherst, NH and Andrew R. Peterson, Peterborough, NH to the New England Board of Higher Education

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 contact me and I can help facilitate your nomination by the Governor.

A listing of the Boards and Commissions, along with the qualifications required, can be found at www.sos.nh.gov/redbook/

February 12, 2014 Meeting

Community Development Finance Authority

#2 Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Troy, NH, in the amount of $12,000 for the purpose of conducting a feasibility study. Effective February 12, 2014 through June 30, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

Department Of Administrative Services

#14 Authorized a contract renewal option with Tri State Fire Protection LLC, Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #35) for fire alarm system testing and maintenance services at several state buildings, in the amount of $145,935.84. (2) Further authorized an additional amount of $72,967.92 for the replacement of defective peripheral devices and emergency repairs, bringing the total amount to $218,903.76. Effective retroactive to January 16, 2014 through January 15, 2016. 53% General, 46.7% Transfer Funds.

Department Of Cultural Resources

#18 Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the City of Nashua for the conservation and digitization of voter records in the amount of $8,900. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014. 100% Other Funds.

Department Of Transportation

#53 Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Montagne Communications LLC, Manchester, NH, to provide public outreach and education, public relations and information management for the NH Rail Transit Authority, for an amount not to exceed $40,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014. 80% Federal, 20% State Capital Funding (General Fund Bonded Expenses).

The following person from District Five was nominated by Governor Hassan to State of New Hampshire Boards and Commissions:
William S. Campbell, Amherst, NH to the Fire Standards and Training Commission

January 29, 2014 Meeting

Office of Energy and Planning

#4 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 $12,000. Effective January 29, 2014 through March 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds.

Department of Health and Human Services

Division for Children, Youth, and Families

#27 Authorized to enter into an agreement with NH Legal Assistance Inc., Concord, NH, to provide civil legal advocacy services to juveniles up to age 18 in the Laconia, Nashua, Manchester, Farmington, Conway, Concord and Rochester areas who are at risk for, or are involved with, the juvenile justice system, by providing services through the Youth Law Project, in an amount not to exceed $68,276. Effective upon G&C approval through February 1, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

#30 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Youth Council, Nashua, NH, to provide juvenile court diversion and intervention services to minority youth up to the age of 18 in the Nashua Area program in an amount not to exceed $90,000. Effective upon G&C approval through February 1, 2015. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

#35A Authorized to enter into agreements with: (1) Concord Feminist Health Center, in the amount of $73,218, (2) Feminist Health Center of Portsmouth d/b/a Joan G Lovering Health Care, in the amount of $89,214, and (3) Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, in the amount of $737,568, to provide family planning services, for an amount not to exceed $900,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 100% General Funds.

Department of Environmental Services

#42 Authorized to award grant aid funds to four entities in the aggregate amount of $1,748,019 for wastewater facility projects. 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:
Nicole Lavoie, Nashua, NH to the Physical Therapy Governing 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.

January 15, 2014 Meeting

Business Finance Authority

#2 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 Bank to Lewis & Clark, Inc. located in Nashua, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Department of Administrative Services

#10A Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gilbane Building Company, Bedford, NH, for the NH State Prison for Women and Men’s Prison steam line repairs and underground storage tank removal, for an amount not to exceed $34,997.783. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $2,465,117 for unanticipated structural and site expenses, bringing the total to $37,462,900. (3) Further authorized the amount of $135,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, Capital Clerk for oversight and engineering services, bringing the total to $37,597,900. (4) Further authorized the transfer of $75,000 to the State Art Fund, within the Department of Cultural Resources for the purchase of art for the NH State Prison for Women, Concord, NH, bringing the total to $37,672,900. Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2016. 100% Capital – General Funds.

Department of Cultural Resources

#14 Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Town of Hillsborough for masonry and stained glass restoration at the Fuller Public Library in the amount of $19,000. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2015. 100% Other Funds.

Public Utilities Commission

#30A Authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $1,220,000 to Water Street Solar 1 LLC, to install a ground mounted solar photovoltaic array at the Town of Peterborough Waste Water Treatment facility. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 100% Renewable Energy Fund, a non-lapsing special fund continually appropriated to the commission.

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

Robert E. Martel, Dunbarton, NH, to the Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation
Lee C. Nyquist, New Boston, NH, to the Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation
Richard Mellor, Rindge, NH, to the Wetlands Council

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