Tribal Council Results (Special Clean-Up Session) – Thursday, Sept. 28

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(Note: These results have been compiled by One Feather staff.  The official results and count sheets, from the TOP Office, will be posted to when received later this month.)


Item No. 1 – Tabled Ord. No. 32 (2015), amend Sec. 117-15. Tribal Council pay and retirement plan as follows, “Should the Tribal Council authorize an increase in pay for Tribal Council members during any budget approval process, then such pay increases for the Tribal Council members shall not exceed the amount appropriated in that fiscal year for Tribal employees and shall not be cumulative from past years. These pay increases shall not take effect until the next elected Tribal Council members are seated, per Charier and Governing Document of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.” – PASSED


Item No. 2 – Tabled Res. No. 77 (2016), Debt Service Sinking Fund and other funds be utilized to pay off the loan associated with Harrah’s Valley River Casino in Murphy in its entirety including principal and interest – WITHDRAWN


Item No. 3 – Tabled Res. No. 125 (2016), request to move Dialysis Center and Tsali Care Center to old Cherokee Indian Hospital – WITHDRAWN


Item No. 4 – Tabled Ord. No. 133 (2016), establishment of Cherokee Drug Commission whose purpose is to identify specific long-range outcomes  concerning substance abuse and addiction with the EBCI territory – WITHDRAWN


Item No. 5 – Tabled Res. No. 151 (2016), Tribal Council approves Calvin Ernie Hill to proceed with the harvesting of his timber on possessory holding designated for harvest by Cherokee Agency Forestry and is to be cut in accordance with guidelines set forth in CFR 25 163 and IAM rules and procedures – WITHDRAWN


Item No. 6 – Tabled Res. No. 179 (2016), Tribe to purchase the Nununyi Mound for $650,000 – WITHDRAWN


Item No. 7 – Tabled Res. No. 263 (2016), request for Tribal Attorney General’s Office to assist Yvonne Smoker Teesateskie and Agnes Smoker Adams – WITHDRAWN


Item No. 8 – Tabled Res. No. 414 (2016), Tribal Council authorizes the Principal Chief to enter into a contract for the purchase of Poplar Hollow from Ben Parker in the amount of $1,700,000 – WITHDRAWN


Item No. 9 – Tabled Res. No. 439 (2017), Mary Dean Reagan Smith requests permission to purchase Painttown Community Parcel No. 65-T containing 1.391 acres, more or less – WITHDRAWN


Item No. 10 – Tabled Res. No. 454 (2016), possessory and usage interests in 15-acre portion of Cherokee County parcels Nos. 119 and 120, as surveyed by tribal surveyors at a site selected by the TCGE adjacent to the Valley River Casino & Hotel, are transferred to the TCGE – WITHDRAWN


Item No. 11 – Tabled Res. No. 504 (2017) , Principal Chief take actions concerning Qualla Housing Authority – WITHDRAWN


Item No. 12 – Tabled Res. No. 513 (2017), Toni Tahquette requests assistance with dental bill – WITHDRAWN


Item No. 13 – Tabled Ord. No. 618 (2017), amendments to Cherokee Code Chapter 117A Impeachments – PASSED AS AMENDED


Item No. 14 – Tabled Ord. No. 622 (2017), establishment of Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources – PASSED


Item No. 15 – Tabled Res. No. 659 (2017), approval of FY2018 Budget and Organizational Chart – PASSED AS AMENDED


Item No. 16 – Tabled Res. No. 695 (2017), TCGE shall work with The Gordon Group to incorporate retail and entertainment offerings with the overall casino project – WITHDRAWN


Item No. 17 – Tribal Council concludes that the clearly expressed intent of Jeremiah Littlejohn Jr. (d) regarding the distribution of his HIP home and possessory holding is evident in the unsigned will of the deceased – PASSED AS AMENDED


Item No. 18 – Tribal Council authorizes payment for legal fees incurred/accumulated thus far which have burdened the heirs in defense of the renegotiation lease (T-S52-013-90) and that any future billing from Coward, Hicks, and Siler P.A. for the Thelma S. Johnson heirs be sent to the EBCI Finance Department for payment – WITHDRAWN


Item No. 19 – EBCI opposes Duke Energy Progress, LLC proposal to the N.C. Utilities Commission requesting a rate increase of 16.7 percent – PASSED


Item No. 20 – Tabled Res. No. 404 (2016), banishment of John Clyde Walkingeagle – WITHDRAWN