Published On: Tue, Jan 5th, 2016
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Budget Council Results – Tuesday, Jan. 5

 

Item No. 1 – Tabled Ord. No. 32 (2015) Sect. 117-15 Tribal Council Pay and Retirement Plan – TABLED

 

Item No. 2 – Swain County High School Men’s Varsity Soccer Team request for donation – PASSED

 

Item No. 3 – Budget Amendment, Office of Environment & Natural Resources (OENR), addition of intern position (grant funded) – PASSED

 

Item No. 4 – EBCI purchase property from Sequoyah family heirs for the purchase price of $1,750,000 to operate trout production facilities – HELD

 

Item No. 5 – EBCI assist with the costs of PFC Charles George Memorial Fund Project which includes the design and creation of two life-size bronze statues for placement at the VA Medical Center in Asheville and a location to be determined in Cherokee – PASSED

 

Item No. 6 – Emergency Management is authorized to apply and accept funds from the N.C. Dept. of Public Safety, NC Emergency Management Division – PASSED

 

Item No. 7 – PHHS Operations Division is authorized to apply and accept funds from USET; THPS: CDC-Wellness in Indian Country sub-award for a five-year project and receive average award for future years up to $100,000 – PASSED AS AMENDED

 

Item No. 8 – Graham County Indian Education Program shall commit an 18 percent match totaling $10,309.30 (in-kind $4,772.50 and GF Tribal Match $5,536.80) and be authorized to submit an application package to the Cherokee Preservation Foundation in the amount of $47,680.95 for FY16 – PASSED AS AMENDED

 

Item No. 9 – OENR of the EBCI shall commit a match totaling $20,000 (in-kind match $5,000 and GF Tribal Match $15,000) and be authorized to submit an application package to the ISDA funding program in the amount of $12,000 for FY16 – PASSED

 

Item No. 10 – OENR of the EBCI shall commit a match totaling $327,000 from the General Fund match line item and be authorized to submit an application package and accept EPA Funding up to the amount of $770,000 on behalf of the General Assistance Program (GAP) Non-Point Pollution Program, Air Quality Program, Water Quality Program, Pesticides Program and the Brownfield Assessment Grant for FY17 – PASSED

 

Item No. 11 – OENR of the EBCI shall be authorized to apply, participate in, and accept award funding up to the amount of $5,000 – PASSED

 

Item No. 12 – Office of Fisheries and Wildlife Management of the EBCI shall commit to an in-kind match and be authorized to apply and accept funds from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation – PASSED

 

Item No. 13 – Cherokee Fire Department requests to purchase an accelerant detection K9 and training needed for Fire Department – WITHDRAWN

 

Item No. 14 – Tribal Council authorizes the purchase of Frannie Jean Craig Holt’s Wolfetown Parcel No. 217-C A (Part of Parcel No. 217-B) containing .024 acres for the agreed upon price of $20,000 – PASSED

 

Item No. 15 – Tribal Council authorizes the sale of Big Cove Community Parcel No. 669-D (Part of Parcel No. 669) containing 2.109 acres, more or less, to Larissa Rae Teesateskie at the agreed upon price of $500 – PASSED

 

Item No. 16 – Tribal Council authorizes the sale of Birdtown Parcel No. 806-V (Part of Parcel No. 806-V) containing .536 acres, more or less, to Jody Mark Davis at the agreed upon price of $129,000 – PASSED

 

Item No. 17 – Tribal Council authorizes the sale of Wolfetown Community Parcel No. 1459-S (Part of Parcel No. 1459) containing 1.336 acres, more or less, to Joanne Marie Phillips Priester at the agreed upon price of $2,500 – PASSED AS AMENDED

 

Item No. 18 – Tribal Council authorizes the sale of Wolfetown Community Parcel No. 1459-I (Part of Parcel No. 1459) containing 0.223 acres, more or less, to Damon Austin Taylor, at the agreed upon price of $2,500 – PASSED

 

Item No. 19 – Debt Service Sinking Fund and the Budget Stabilization Fund be utilized to pay off the loan associated with the Waste Water Treatment Plant in its entirety including the principal and interest as well as any required elements included in the original scope of the project that are yet to be completed.  The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority reserves and investments that exceed three month operation reserve be utilized to pay down the loan associated with the Cherokee Indian Hospital new facility. – TABLED

 

Item No. 20 – Debt Service Sinking Fund and other funds be utilized to pay off the loan associated with the Harrah’s River Valley Casino in Murphy in its entirety including the principal and interests as well as any required elements included in the original scope of the project that are yet to be completed and that the loan payoff be structured for all repayment amounts to be utilized for faster payoff of the larger casino debt at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. – TABLED

 

Item No. 21 – Tribal Council approves the new Justice Center to be named the “Anthony Edward Lossiah Justice Center” – TABLED UNTIL THURSDAY (Jan. 7)

 

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