Published On: Tue, May 3rd, 2016
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Budget Council Results – Tuesday, May 3

 

Item No. 1 – Budget Amendment, Office of Environment & Natural Resources – adjust EPA Water Quality grant to actual FY16 award amount – PASSED

 

Item No. 2 – Budget Amendment, CDOT BIA Roads – Indian Reservation Roads – Increasing Federal Highway Administration referenced funding agreement – PASSED

 

Item No. 3 – Budget Amendment, Endowment #2  – Adding use of fund balance revenue for new endowment awards including: Mountain Bike/Mixed-Use Path and Raw Water Intake Project addition – PASSED

 

Item No. 4 – Budget Amendment, Finance Administration, addition of one new position known as Grants Contracts Analyst ($16,214) – PASSED

 

Item No. 5 – Budget Amendment, Police Department Corrections, addition of one new position known as Jail Administrator ($27,971) – HOLD FOR THURSDAY

 

Item No. 6 – Budget Amendment, Childcare programs, adjusting grant to actuals including carryover – PASSED

 

Item No. 7 – Tabled Res. No. 76 (2016) Waste Water Treatment Facility Loan Payoff and CIHA Pay-down associated with new facility – PASSED AS AMENDED

 

Item No. 8 – Tabled Ord. No. 81 (2016) Amendment to Cherokee Code Sec. 143-10 – Fire Prevention – TABLED

 

Item No. 9 – Tabled Res. No. 107 (2016) Tribe to purchase Big Cove Community Parcels consisting of 173.811 acres, more or less, from Robert Austin Wahnetah, Thomas Ray Wahnetah and Bentley Tahquette for the purchase price of $1,330,000; land will be put into tribal reserve – PASSED AS AMENDED

 

Item No. 10 – Tabled Res. No. 108 (2016) Tribe to purchase Big Cove Community Parcel No. 307 consisting of 205.976 acres, more or less, from Steven Craig Cooper, Lynn Cooper-Pyle, Michael Ray Cooper and Janet Cooper Purser for the purchase price of $1,650,000; land will be put into tribal reserve  –  PASSED AS AMENDED

 

Item No. 11 – Tabled Ord. No. 164 (2016) Tommye Saunooke Debt Service Sinking Fund, changes floor of fund from $25 million to $100 million – PASSED

 

Item No. 12 – Tabled Res. No. 179 (2016) – Tribe to purchase the Nununyi Mound for a purchase price of $650,000 – TABLED

 

Item No. 13 – Tabled Ord. No. 184 (2016) – All contracts require the signature of the TERO Compliance Officer – WITHDRAWN

 

Item No. 14 – Sequoyah National Golf Club LLC requesting $38,000 to cover the costs of repairs to hole #12 damaged due to a minor slide – PASSED AS AMENDED

 

Item No. 15 – Community Health Program of EBCI Public Health and Human Services Division be authorized to apply for and accept funds from USET for the Tobacco Education Program – PASSED

 

Item No. 16 – Emergency Management Program authorized to apply for and accept funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the amount of $36,646 for FY17 for Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant funds; EBCI Public Safety Division commits to in-kind match of $12,215 – PASSED

 

Item No. 17 – THPO authorized to apply for and accept annual Historic Preservation Fund grant monies from the Department of the Interior National Park Service Tribal Preservation Program – PASSED

 

Item No. 18 – Office of Environmental & Natural Resources (OENR) apply for and accept funds from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation for $31,500 for FY17 to expand horticulture operations and educational outreach by purchasing mini cold frame units, raised propagation beds, bee boxes and supplies; OENR commits to an in-kind match of $15,000 – PASSED

 

Item No. 19 – Destination Marketing Program of the EBCI Commerce Division authorized to apply for and accept funds from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation for $800,000 for FY17 – PASSED

 

Item No. 20 – Qualla Boundary Public Library authorized to apply for and accept Native American Library Services Basic Grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services – PASSED

 

Item No. 21 – Georgia Grace Girty requests $250 donation for her National American Miss North Carolina Princess Pageant – PASSED

 

Item No. 22 – Tribal Council authorizes $60,000 to be appropriated from the General Fund to pay for tuition costs for a tribal member to enroll in the Beacon Transitions Residential Program – PASSED

 

Item No. 23 – Cherokee Fire Department requests $32,532.72 to replace outdated fire gear – WITHDRAWN

 

Item No. 24 – Tribal Council urges TVA to reject provision in its Floating House Policy that would require all non-navigable boat houses and floating houses to be removed from TVA lakes at some point in the future (no longer than 20 years) and that Tribal Council supports a TVA alternative plan that would grandfather existing boat houses and floating houses but prohibit new ones, submitted by EBCI tribal member Erik Sneed and Birdtown Rep. Albert Rose – PASSED

 

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