Published On: Mon, Sep 18th, 2017

Budget Council Results – Monday, Sept. 18

 

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

 

Held Item from Thursday, Sept. 14 – Res. No. 695 (2107), TCGE shall work with The Gordon Group to incorporate retail and entertainment offerings within the overall casino project – TABLED

 

Item No. 1 – Vetoed Res. No. 544 (2017), Power to the People – VETO STANDS

 

Item No. 2 – Tabled Ord. No. 623, Amendment to Ord. No. 105, Privilege Tax increases 1 percent from 3 percent to 4 percent, effective date set at Jan. 1, 2018 – PASSED AS AMENDED

 

Item No. 3 – Tabled Res. No. 659 (2017) approval of FY 2018 Budget and Organizational Chart – TABLED

 

Item No. 4 – A total of $30,000 from CIP Budget committed for the purposes of constructing a community playground in the Rough Branch area of the Wolftown Community – PASSED AS AMENDED

 

Item No. 5 – Budget Amendment, Telephone Budget FY17 – PASSED

 

Item No. 6 – Budget Amendment, Communications FY17, add new grant award from Cherokee Preservation Foundation to host the Cherokee Heritage Festival at Red Clay State Park in the amount of $15,000 – PASSED

 

Item No. 7 – Budget Amendment, Tribal Education FY17 – PASSED

 

Item No. 8 – Budget Amendment, Police Department FY17, amend Police Department Corrections budget to increase BIA Detention grant – PASSED

 

Item No. 9 – Budget Amendment, Indirect Budget FY17 – PASSED

 

Item No. 10 – Budget Amendment, General Fund FY17 – PASSED

 

Item No. 11 – Budget Amendment, Women’s Wellness – PASSED

 

Item No. 12 – Budget Amendment, Office of Environment and Natural Resources FY17, add two new grant awards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to install a high tunnel greenhouse for the propagation of plants at the Jessie Owle Dugan Native Plant and Greenhouse Facility and to provide organic transition and management plan for the facility – PASSED

 

Item No. 13 – Budget Amendment, Destination Marketing FY17, add two new grant awards from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation to enhance overall 104th Annual Cherokee Indian Fair and market and advertise the participants of The Greater Tourism Council and Cherokee as a larger destination – PASSED

 

Item No. 14 – Budget Amendment, Senior Citizens FY17 – add new grant awards from the Department of Health and Human Services Older Americans Act Title VI, Part C – Native American Caregiver Support Program, Older Americans Act Title VI Part A – Grants for Native Americans, and Older Americans Act Sections 311 – Nutrition Services Incentive Program for nutrition and supportive services to the elderly and for food cost services for the elderly – PASSED

 

Item No. 15 – EBCI commits to provide funding to support the organizational group of the Nikwasi Initiative Board of Directors in the amount of $12,500 – PASSED

 

Item No. 16 – Public Works Division is authorized to enter into Public Law 93-638 Title V Construction Agreements with the Nashville Area Indian Health Service for the purpose of administering Public Law 86-211 Sanitation Facilities Construction Project awarded during FY17 – PASSED

 

Item No. 17 – Communications Project of the EBCI is authorized to apply and accept funds from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation in the amount of $15,000 for FY17 – PASSED

 

Item No. 18 – EBCI Transit Program is authorized to submit an application package to the FTA’s TTP Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program up to the amount of $146,249 available from remaining FTA FY16 funding, which will be used for administration and planning of public routes for the period of Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2019 – PASSED

 

Item No. 19 – EBCI Transit Program is authorized to submit an application package to the FTA’s TTP Public Transportation on Indian Reservation Program up to the amount of $758,931 for FY18 for continued operation of transit system – PASSED

 

Item No. 20 – EBCI Transit Program is authorized to submit an application package to the NCDOT ROAP/RGP up to the amount of $45,182 with a local match from passenger fares of 10 percent or $4,518 which will be used to provide eligible services for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 – PASSED

 

Item No. 21 – Commerce Division is authorized to submit and receive funding from the Division of Energy and Mineral Development seeking up to $123,000 for the purpose of conducting a development of a front-end processing system for the thermal distillation unit located on the Qualla Boundary for FY18 – PASSED

 

Item No. 22 – Health Delivery Administration program of the EBCI Public Health and Human Services Division be authorized to submit an application package to the National Indian Health Board in the amount of $10,500 for FY18 – PASSED

 

Item No. 23 – EBCI Family Safety Program be authorized to apply and accept funds from QJC-WD in the amount of $37,500 annually for FY18-22 – PASSED

 

Item No. 24 – Agricultural and Farming Division be authorized to apply and accept funds from DOE up to $1,380,236 for FY18 – PASSED AS AMENDED

 

Item No. 25 – Dora Reed Children’s Center is authorized to apply and receive these funds from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services up to $259,288 for FY17 – PASSED

 

Item No. 26 – 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 PA for the Thelma S. Johnson heirs be sent to the Finance Department for payment – HELD

 

Item No. 27 – EBCI authorizes the Tribe to pay out the amount of $439,013.59 to the estate of Edison Thompson (d) – HELD