Tribal Council Agenda – Thursday, May 7

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  1. Call to order – Chairwoman Terri Henry
  2. Prayer – Dan Conseen, Macedonia Baptist Church
  • Roll Call
  1. Orders of the Day


Amendment to Chapter 36 Signs and Billboards (Item No. 1)


Amendments to Cherokee Code Section 92-5 Tribal Employment Rights Commission (Item No. 2)


Replacement of Cherokee Code Chapter 105 Tribal Tax Code (Item No. 3)


Amendment to Cherokee Code Section 105-16 & 105-17 Chiefing Ordinance (Item No. 4)


Addition of a Code of Ethics to the Cherokee Code (Item No. 5)


Amendment to Cherokee Code Section 14-25.19 Prohibition on the use of Tobacco on or near Cherokee Hospital Authority Property (Item No. 6)


Amendment to Cherokee Code Section 117-30.2 Training for new Council Members (Item No. 7)


  1. Reports & Announcements
  2. Requests for Time


9:30 a.m.          Request for Time – Recognition of Smokey Mtn. Boys Basketball Team & Robbinsville Varsity Boys State Championship Team


9:40 a.m.          Request for Time – Roseanne Belt – WCU Cherokee Center Update


9:50 a.m.          Request for Time – Becky Walker – Public Records Request


10:00 a.m.        Request for Time – Brenda Norville – Request to Speak


10:10 a.m.        Request for Time – Marisa Cabe – Introduction of U tu gi Nar-Anon Substance Use Family Support Group


10:20 a.m.        Request for Time – Jim Bright – Tarheel Challenge Youth Program


  • Agenda Items


10:30 a.m.        Madison Hornbuckle Children’s Cancer Foundation appointee (Item No. 9)


10:40 a.m.        Authorization to direct the Tribe’s Leadership, Legal Department, CDOT, and Emergency Management to work in conjunction with the NCDOT in designating Swain County Bridge No. 24 as the Trooper David Shawn Blanton, Jr. Memorial Bridge (Item No. 10)


10:50 a.m.        Hyatt Cove Property (Item No. 11)


11:00 a.m.        Tabled Resolution No. 295 – Hyatt Cove Property (Item No. 12)


11:10 a.m.        Transfer of Williamson Tract (Item No. 13)


11:20 a.m.        Francine Parker Watty requests ROW to residence and utility ROW (Item No. 14)


11:30 a.m.        Request that the Attorney General’s office and Business Committee develop a procedure for transferring and paying for real estate on the Boundary that creates certainty in the system (Item No. 15)


11:40 a.m.        Authorization for NCDOT to begin the planning and construction of an actuated caution traffic signal project at the intersection of Hwy 19 and Goose Creek (Item No. 16)


11:50 a.m.        Tabled Res. No. 475 – Request to rescind Res. No. 578 (2011), resolution calling for construction of left and right turning lanes at US 19 and Goose Creek intersection (Item No. 17)


12:00 p.m.       LUNCH


1:00 p.m.          Authorization for CDOT to pay the negotiated amount of $180,000 to the Wolfe family for the release of further obligation under the Settlement Agreement from 2011 (Item No. 18)


1:10 p.m.          Request that HR begin working on a Maternity Leave and Hazard Pay section for the EBCI Personnel Policy for the next available revisionary period (Item No. 19)


1:20 p.m.          Tabled Ord. No. 503   – Amendment to Cherokee Code, Section 6.02 G Overtime and Other Pay Issues to add Maternity Leave (Item No. 20)


1:30 p.m.          Tabled Ord. No. 502 – Amendment to Cherokee Code, Section 6.02 to add a new Section 6.02 F Hazard Pay (Item No. 21)


1:40 p.m.          Beloved Women burials (Item No. 22)


1:50 p.m.          Request that the Human Resources Employment and Benefits & Compensation Office shall produce a report within 90 days to demonstrate the tribe’s alignment with the recommendations of the third party CompData report (Item No. 23)


2:00 p.m.          Affirmation and support for the Private Adoption Project of the Association on American Indian Affairs along with a monetary donation (Item No. 24)


2:10 p.m.          Request for the Chief of Police position to be an elected position (Item No. 25)


2:20 p.m.          Request that the former Boundary Tree facility and property be restored to a commercial purpose, specifically, the development of a dining facility like a supper club or lodge designed with Cherokee culture and influence (Item No. 26)


2:30 p.m.          Authorization for the Settlement and Release of Claims Agreement between Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians be executed by the Principal Chief (Item No. 27)


2:40 p.m.          Tabled Ord. No. 473 – Adoption of a new Chapter 32-A – Power of Attorney (Item No. 28)


2:50 p.m.          Tabled Ord. No. 525 – Amendment to Cherokee Code Chapter 49 to allow for descendants of individuals adopted outside the membership of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (Item No. 29)


3:00 p.m.          Tabled Ord. No. 526 – Amendment to Cherokee Code, Sec. 1-31. Sec. 14, Sec. 15, and Sec. 50B to incorporate VAWA updates (Item No. 30)


3:10 p.m.          Tabled Ord. No. 527 – Amendment to Cherokee Code Sec. 113-8 Hunting Ordinance (Item No. 31)



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