Published On: Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
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Budget Council Results – Tuesday, Sept. 8

 

Item No. 1 – Donation requests were approved for Madison Ledford ($250) and the Cherokee Mite Cheerleaders ($500).

 

Budget Amendments

  • Cherokee Life-Wellness (Item No. 2) – PASSED
  • Senior Citizens FY2015 (Item No. 3) – PASSED
  • Cooperative Extension FY2015 (Item No. 4) – PASSED
  • Tribal Education FY2015 (Item No. 5) – PASSED
  • Budget Stabilization FY2015 (Item No. 6) – TABLED
  • Endowment Fund #2 FY2015 (Item No. 7) – PASSED AS AMENDED
  • Health Delivery Administration FY2015 (Item No. 8) – PASSED
  • Bioterrorism FY2015 (Item No. 9) – PASSED
  • Women’s Wellness FY2015 (Item No. 10) – PASSED
  • Domestic Violence FY2015 (Item No. 11) – PASSED
  • Social Services FY2015 (Item No. 12) – PASSED
  • CDOT, BIA Road Maintenance FY2015 (Item No. 13) – PASSED
  • CDOT, TRIP FY2015 (Item No. 14) – PASSED
  • Fisheries & Wildlife Management FY2015 (Item No. 15) – PASSED
  • THPO FY2015 (Item No. 16) – PASSED
  • EMS FY2015 (Item No. 17) – PASSED
  • Police Department FY2015 – (Item No. 18) – PASSED
  • In-House Legal FY2015 – (Item No. 19) – PASSED
  • Legal – Prosecutors FY2015 (Item No. 20) – WITHDRAWN
  • Tribal Court FY2015 (Item No. 21) – PASSED

 

Item No. 22 – Authorization for the Cherokee Diabetes Program to apply for and accept funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Services up to $1,184,081 – PASSED

 

Item No. 23 – Authorization for the purchase of 0.370 acres, more or less, respectively, from John Alfred Parker at the agreed upon price of $12,000 – KILLED

 

Item No. 24 – Authorization for the Principal Chief, on behalf of the Tribe, to enter into a contract for the purchase of 11.856 acres, more or less, for the Tallulah Property from Ronald Williams and Sherry Williams for the purchase price of $170,000 to come from the Fund Balance of the Endowment Fund No. 2 – PASSED

 

Item No. 25 – Authorization for the Principal Chief, on behalf of the Tribe, to enter into a contract with Mara Bird Nelson, for the purchase of Wolfetown Community Parcel No. 262-K consisting of 0.733 acres, more or less and its improvements, for the purchase price of $210,000 – PASSED

 

Item No. 26 – Authorization for the Sequoyah National Golf Club, LLC to renew the $500,000 Line of Credit with First Citizens Bank through FY2018 – PASSED

 

Item No. 27 – Authorization for the Principal Chief to direct the Office of Budget & Finance to secure a construction loan amount not to exceed $3,200,000 for site work and construction of a 9,800 square foot two-level facility for the EBCI Domestic Violence Program – PASSED

 

Item No. 28 – Request for the Tribal Planning Office to begin the steps necessary to look into conducting a feasibility study to see if a senior citizen assisted living facility in the Cherokee County area is needed – PASSED AS AMENDED

 

Item No. 29 – Authorization for the Legal Department to pursue the purchase of the 3,600 square foot, 1.15 acre piece of property in Graham County at a price not to exceed $219,000 or appraisal price, whichever is less, for the Graham County Indian Education Cultural Arts Workspace and to house the Junaluska Museum – WITHDRAWN

 

Item No. 30 – Authorization to purchase of the televisions and computers for the Snowbird and Cherokee communities not to exceed a cost of $75,000 from the Technology Enhancement Fund – WITHDRAWN

 

Item No. 31 – Tabled Resolution No. 592 – Authorization to develop the entertainment complex featuring a bowling lane component to be constructed at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and that Tribal Council authorizes the funding for said project to be provided to TCGE from the fund balance of Endowment No. 2 in the amount of $15,000,000 – WITHDRAWN

 

Item No. 32 – Tabled Resolution No. 619 – Annual operating budget FY2016 – WITHDRAWN

 

Item No. 33 – Tabled Resolution No. 669 – Budget Amendment, Benefits & Compensation FY2015 – KILLED

 

Item No. 34 – Tabled Resolution No. 674 – Approval for $884,000 to be taken from FY2016 Endowment No. 2 Fund for the purpose of constructing a pedestrian bridge at old High School – WITHDRAWN

 

Item No. 35 – Tabled Resolution No. 676 – Authorization for the Office of the Treasurer to secure financing through Morgan Stanley – PASSED

 

Item No. 36 – Tabled Resolution No. 675 – Samuel Frell Reed requests compensation in the amount of $20,000 – KILLED

 

Item No. 37 – Tabled Ordinance No. 577 – Amendment to Cherokee Code Section 16-C Revenue Allocation Plan – WITHDRAWN

 

Item No. 38 – Tabled Ordinance No. 618 – Amendment to Cherokee Code Chapter 7, Detention Fees – WITHDRAWN

 

Item No. 39 – Tabled Ordinance No. 679 – Amendment to Cherokee Code Sections 117-21 Travel and 117-22 Purchases for the Tribe – PASSED AS AMENDED

 

Item No. 40 – First Line Response Pension – PASSED

 

– Compiled by Scott McKie B.P./One Feather staff