Published On: Tue, Oct 16th, 2018

Annual Council Results – Monday, Oct. 15

 

Note: These are unofficial results of the Tribal Council session.  Official results will be posted at theonefeather.com under the Tribal Council Results tab once ratified count sheets are received from the TOP Office. 

 

Item No. 1: New Ordinance, amend Cherokee Code Chapter 18B to permit the sale or consumption of malt beverages, unfortified wine, fortified wine, and mixed beverages on licensed premises on Sundays commencing at 10am – WITHDRAWN

Item No. 2: New Ordinance, amend Cherokee Code Article II Chapter 20 to include regulations on UTVs (Utility Task Vehicle) – READ and TABLED

Item No. 3: Tabled Ord. No. 18 (2017) – amend Cherokee Code Sec. 1-2 to further explain limited waivers of sovereign immunity – WITHDRAWN

Item No. 4: Tabled Ord. No. 60 (2017) – establish Division of Human Resources as an independent entity – TABLED

Item No. 5: Tabled Ord. No. 331 (2018) – amend Cherokee Code Chapter 14 Sec. 7-5 (Powers of the Supreme Court) and Sec. 87-1 (Licenses required) – TABLED

Item No. 6: Tabled Ord. No. 332 (2018) – amend Cherokee Code Section 117-19(a) to read that contracts over $10,000 shall have the approval of Business Committee before being executed by the Principal Chief – TABLED

Item No. 7: Tabled Ord. No. 333 (2018) – establish a Results-based Accountability system for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian by amending Cherokee Code Chapter 17B – PASSED

Item No. 8: Tabled Ord. No. 334 (2018) – amend Cherokee Code Chapter 16C (Gaming Revenue Allocation Plan) to eliminate the staggered distribution plan for the Minor’s Trust Fund – TABLED

Item No. 9: Tabled Ord. No. 335 (2018) – amend Cherokee Code Chapter 16C (Gaming Revenue Allocation Fund) to establish the Cherokee Sovereign Wealth Fund, LLC “to be used to diversify the investment portfolio of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians” – TABLED

Item No. 10:  Margaret French appointed to Cherokee Election Board from the Big Cove Community – PASSED as AMENDED

Item No. 11: EBCI Housing and Community Development Division requests to offer Wolftown Community Parcel No. 1477 (part of Tribal Reserve) Hyatt Cove Lot 14, containing 2.560 acres, to EBCI tribal member Jonah Biddix in exchange for Birdtown Community Parcel 463-I, containing 2.37 acres – PASSED

Item No. 12: Tribal Construction Program 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 86-121 Sanitation Facilities Construction Projects awarded during fiscal years 2019-23 including Project #NS-18-H11, Scattered Sites, $441,000 – WITHDRAWN

Item No. 13: EBCI Transit Program is authorized to submit an application package to the NCDOT ROAP (Rural Operating Assistance Program)/RGP (Rural General Public) up to the amount of $44,771 – PASSED

Item No. 14: Heart-to-Heart Child Advocacy Center is authorized to apply and accept funds from the Governor’s Crime Commission, Crime Victims’ Services Committee, up to $147,672 for fiscal years 2019 and 2020 – PASSED

Item No. 15: EBCI Public Health and Human Services Division is authorized to apply and accept funds from N.C. Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Bright Ideas Funding in the amount of $24,724 for FY19 – PASSED

Item No. 16: EBCI Public Health and Human Services is authorized to submit an application package to CDC in the amount of $740,350 for CDC’s Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement “to optimize the quality and performance of tribal public health care systems, including infrastructure, workforce, data and information systems, programs and services, resources and communication, and partnerships” – PASSED

Item No. 17: Qualla Boundary Head Start and Early Head Start Program is authorized to apply and accept funds from Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start up to $2,774,537 for the budget period of Feb. 1, 2019 – Jan. 31, 2020 – PASSED

Item No. 18: EBCI Office of Environment & Natural Resources (OENR) is authorized to submit an application package to Carolina Farm Credit as well as accept funds in the amount of $5,000 for FY19 “to assist in the purchase of machinery unavailable in the past to the EBCI to effectively maintain small plots of Native traditional foods” – PASSED

Item No. 19: Tsalagi Public Health Program is authorized to apply and accept funds from North Carolina Safe Kids Foundation in the amount of $500 for FY19-20 for start-up monies for the Cherokee Safe Kids Project – PASSED

Item No. 20: Request for Tribal Council to locate a program to help assist Angie and Tim Hull “with the additions they so desperately need to their home so that they can provide a comfortable home for their grandchildren” – PASSED

Item No. 21: Request that Tribal Council establish a work session with required presentations by relevant staff to determine specific policies and procedures and regulations to be followed by the Executive and Legislative branches concerning political appointments – PASSED

Item No. 22: Request that Tribal Council establish a work session with required presentations by relevant staff to determine specific policies and procedures and regulations to be followed by the Executive and Legislative branches concerning the granting administrative leave for tribal employees – PASSED

Item No. 23: Request that Tribal Council appoint a work group to explore a Historic Education, Culture, and Language Division – PASSED

Item No. 24: One-time donation of $62,500 from the Tribal General Fund be awarded to the Cherokee Boy’s Club to support bringing the AISES Leadership Summit to Cherokee in Spring 2019 – PASSED

Item No. 25: Tribal Housing Authority, previously named EBCI Housing and Community Development division, is designated to serve as the Tribally Designated Housing Entity (TDHE); Qualla Housing Authority shall now be dissolved as the TDHE and “cease to exist as a body politic and corporate and as a public body” – TABLED

Item No. 26: Walk-in resolution, Res. No. 381 (2018), Noland Crowe authorized to purchase 4 .5 to 5 buildable acres on the Boundary Tree tract – PASSED

Item No. 27: Walk-in resolution, Res. No. 382 (2018), Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post 143 authorized to enhance the Cherokee Veterans Park by installing a larger U.S. flag and add poles and flags for the five branches of armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) plus the Merchant Marine and POW/MIA flags; poles and flags were donated, Tribal Construction to provide any necessary site work – PASSED

– One Feather staff report

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