Published On: Thu, Jul 2nd, 2015

Budget Council Agenda – Tuesday, July 7

  1. Call to order – Chairwoman Terri Henry
  2. Prayer –
  • Roll Call
  1. Orders of the Day

Amendment to Cherokee Code Chapter 7 Powers and Duties of the Judicial Branch (Detention Fees) (Item No. 1)

  1. Reports & Announcements
  2. Requests for Time

 

9:30 a.m.                    Request for Time – Phyllis Racine – Hospice House Foundation of WNC

  • Agenda Items

9:40 a.m.        Budget Amendments:

CDOT – TRIP FY 2015 (Item No.2)

Destination Marketing FY 2015 (Item No. 3)

Endowment #2 – Infrastructure FY 2015 (Item No. 4)

Community Health FY 2015 (Item No. 5)

Cherokee Choices FY 2015 (Item No. 6)

Child Advocacy FY 2015 (Item No. 7)

Housing Program FY 2015 (Item No. 8)

CDOT – BIA Road Construction – IRR FY 2015 (Item No. 9)

OENR FY 2015 (Item No. 10)

OENR – Resource Management FY 2015 (Item No. 11)

Transit (Item No. 12)

THPO FY 2015 (Item No. 13)

Emergency Management FY 2015 (Item No. 14)

Civil Law Department FY 2015 (Item No. 15)

Risk Management FY 2015 (Item No. 16)

 

10:50 a.m.      Authorization for the Emergency Management program to receive funding from  the NC Department of Public Safety, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management in an amount up to $1,104.04 for FY 2015 (Item No. 17)

 

11:00 a.m.      Authorization for Economic and Community Development to submit an application to the Division of Energy and Mineral Development seeking up to $518,220 for the purpose of conducting a waste recovery demonstration project (Item No. 18)

 

11:10 a.m.      Authorization for the EBCI Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) to submit an application to the WNC Nonprofit Pathways in the amount of $7125 for FY 2015 & 2016 (Item No. 19)

 

11:20 a.m.      Confirmation that Tribal Council desires to have Camp Watia established by pledging financial support over the next five years toward the building of YMCA Camp Watia (Item No. 20)

 

11:30 a.m.      Request for a limited waiver of sovereign immunity for Robins & Morton Group (Item No. 21)

 

11:40 a.m.      Authorization the purchase of land from Wilma Morris (Grandview Cabins) at the agreed upon price of $985,000 together with all improvements (Item No. 22)

 

11:50 a.m.      Request that emergency responders (EMS and Fire) who are actively serving in the capacity of paramedics and firefighters to retire without reduction of benefits upon attainment of 20 consecutive years of service (Item No. 23)

 

12:00 p.m.     LUNCH

 

1:00 p.m.        Authorization to provide financial resources needed to construct a new Snowbird Child Care facility, not to exceed the cost of 1.5 million, and a new Big Cove Childcare facility, not to exceed the cost of 1.922 million unless approved by Council (Item No. 24)

 

1:10 p.m.        Authorization for a line item account entitled Cherokee Youth Leadership Travel be developed and an annual recurring amount of $20,000 be allocated beginning FY 2017 from the General Fund and be distributed by the Tribal Operations Program (Item No. 25)

 

1:20 p.m.        Authorization for the Office of Budget and Finance to pursue a credit rating on behalf of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and that the funding for this process in the amount of $80,000 be taken from the fund balance of Endowment Fund No. 2 (Item No. 26)

 

1:30 p.m.        Authorization to enter into an agreement with Bob & Dorothy Smith and Reuben Teesatuskie to purchase land in Lower Cherokee Community for a new Domestic Violence shelter in the amount of $110,000 per acre, to be taken from the fund balance of the Endowment Fund No. 2 (Item No. 27)

 

1:40 p.m.        Tabled Resolution No. 333 – Environment & Natural Resources to utilize $26,000 from the proceeds of labor account (stumpage) (Item No. 28)

 

1:50 p.m.        Tabled Resolution No. 415 – Authorization for Budget & Finance to secure a non-revolving loan for a new Maggie Wachacha Finance Building (Item No. 29)

 

2:00 p.m.        Tabled Resolution No. 518 – Budget Amendment – Endowment No. 2 FY 2015 (Item No. 30)

 

2:10 p.m.        Tabled Resolution No. 520 – Authorization to commit $8,800,000 from the Endowment No. 2 Fund Balance for the purpose of constructing Cultural District (Item No. 31)

 

2:20 p.m.        Tabled Ordinance No. 556 – Replacement of Cherokee Code Chapter 105 Tribal Tax Code (Item No. 32)

 

2:30 p.m.        Tabled Resolution No. 609 – Request for contribution – USET (Item No. 33)

 

2:40 p.m.        Tabled Ordinance No. 379 – Rescinding of Council pay increases (2004) (Item No. 34)

 

2:50 p.m.        Tabled Resolution No. 617 – Request to rescind Resolution No. 1071 (2007) (Item No. 35)

 

 EMERGENCY RESOLUTIONS

  1. BANISHMENT ITEMS AS NECESSARY
  2. RECESS

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