Principal Chief’s Report (week of Feb. 26 – March 2)

by Mar 2, 2018Front Page, NEWS ka-no-he-da

Tribal leaders break ground on the new Hwy.19 Apartment Complex in the Painttown Community on the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 28. Shown (left-right) are – Wolftown Rep. Bo Crowe, Birdtown Rep. Boyd Owle, Vice Chief Alan “B.” Ensley, Painttown Rep. Tommye Saunooke, Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed, Painttown Rep. Lisa Taylor, Birdtown Rep. Albert Rose, Tribal Council Chairman Adam Wachacha, Big Cove Rep. Richard French, and Big Cove Rep. Perry Shell. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)





This week, I joined Tribal Council to break ground for a new housing project along Highway 19 in the Painttown community. One of my goals is to build 100 homes. The new housing project will have a total of 60 units. This project has been in the works for several years and I am fortunate to be able to complete and follow through with the vision and the work of previous tribal leaders.

Construction is expected to begin later this month and the project is estimated to take 12-18 months for completion. The Housing and Community Development office is taking applications for the units and there is no waitlist for the units. The units will be market rate rentals which means the cost will be comparable to others in the region. The qualifications are proof of a sufficient income and pass a background check. If you have any other questions you can call the Housing Services Manager, Michelle Stamper 359-6904.

This development will bring new housing opportunities for young families. The development will consist of 12 two-bedroom units, 32 three-bedroom units, and 16 four-bedroom units. The project will also have a community room that houses a laundry room, workout facility, small gathering space and the community mailboxes.

There are other housing developments which will be moving forward this year on Fisher Branch and Macedonia Road.