Published On: Tue, Sep 4th, 2018

Budget Council Results – Tuesday, Sept. 4

 

Note: These are unofficial results of the Budget  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: Tabled Res. No. 246 (2018), approval of FY19 EBCI Tribal Budget – PASSED

Item No. 2: Tabled Res. No. 291, Tribal Planning Board recommends approval for Sequoyah National Golf Course Hotel with a projected budget of $25,625,000 – WITHDRAWN

Item No. 3: Budget Amendment, CDOT Tribal Road Improvement, state tax rebate revenue $498,555; emergency repairs $498,555 – PASSED

Item No. 4: Budget Amendment, CDOT BIA Roads, federal grant Rev-Operating $2,177,448; Bluewing contract services expense $1,100,000; Bradley Loop contract services expense $577,448; Rough Branch contract services expense $500,000 – PASSED

Item No. 5: Budget Amendment, Tribal Construction, federal grant Rev-Operating $455,914; travel – local expense $1,000; travel – national expense $1,000; training expense $3,905; contract services expense $100,000; construction materials expense $78,000; fees and services expense $200,000; equipment purchase expense $10,000; equipment purchase – computers expense $5,000; equipment purchase – safety expense $5,000; rent – equipment expense $5,009; repairs and maintenance – vehicle expense $10,000; repairs and maintenance – gas, oil expense $10,000; repairs and maintenance – equipment expense $10,000; supplies – office expense $5,000; telephone expense $2,000; capital outlay – computers expense $5,000; capital leases – GSA vehicle $5,000 – PASSED

Item No. 6: Budget Amendment, Kituwah Preservation and Education Program, addition of new grant revenue of $378,351 from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation to “support Cherokee language preservation through the development and implementation of various language programming efforts”; Adult Immersion intern pay expense (six positions) $40,560; FICA expense $3,650; travel – national expense $20,800; training expense $11,500; contract services expense $185,836; equipment purchase expense $5,200; equipment leases expense $3,200; public relations expense $5,000; printing expense $10,750; supplies – office expense $5,300; reserve – future projects expense $86,555 – PASSED

Item No. 7: Budget Amendment, Tribal Education, increase colleges expense $282,950; add use of fund balance revenue $282,950 – PASSED

Item No. 8: Budget Amendment, Qualla Boundary Public Library, addition of new grant revenue of $8,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to “improve the children’s book collection, aid with creating an early reader’s program, and improve the DVD/film collect; travel – national expense $2,000; dues and subscription expense $450; periodicals expense $200; supplies expense $1,350; supplies – books expense $4,000 – PASSED

Item No. 9: Budget Amendment, Cherokee Life Recreation, addition of new grant revenue of $10,000 from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation for the 2018 Cherokee Lacrosse Camp; travel – national expense $4,500; equipment purchase expense $1,500; special events expense $1,000; supplies expense $500; uniforms expense $2,500 – PASSED

Item No. 10: Budget Amendment, EBCI Fisheries & Wildlife Management, addition of new grant revenue of $4,000 from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for the Smoky Mountains Wildlife Forage Openings; supplies expense $4,000 – PASSED

Item No. 11: Budget Amendment, Human Service Cost Pool grant changes as follows: grant 01314, decrease federal grant Rev-Operating revenue $1,500 and operating transfers in tribal revenue $7,500 and decrease Transfer Out – Title IV Foster expenses $9,000; grant 01315, increase federal grant Rev-Operating revenue $23,500 and Welfare Assistance expense $42,000; decrease operating transfers in tribal revenue $4,500 and Transfer Out – Title IV Foster expense $23,000; grant 01313, decreases to income grant revenue $150,058; Welfare Assistance expense $149,946; operating transfers in tribal revenue $45,548; and Transfer Out – Title IV Foster expense $45,600 – PASSED

Item No. 12: Budget Amendment, Senior Citizens – Nutrition, addition of new grant from Native American Caregiver Support and Older Americans Act Title IV, grant 01156, federal grant Rev-Operating revenue $54,357, Travel – Contract Services expense $54,357; grant 01151,federal grant Rev-Operating $128,251; advertising expense $1,000; contract services expense $10,000; dues and subscriptions expense $200; equipment purchase expense $10,000; food cost expense $57,471; client services expense $20,000; repairs and maintenance – equipment expense $2,000; supplies – office expense $5,000; telephone expense $5,000; uniforms expense $2,580; utilities expense $15,000 – PASSED

Item No. 13: Budget Amendment, Health Delivery – Administration, addition of new grant from Department of Health and Human Services to “increase organizational capacity in the areas of tribal public health departments and workforce segments”, federal grant Rev-Operating revenue $22,000; travel – national expense $2,970; training expense $950; contract services expense $17,380; dues and subscriptions expense $400; supplies – office expense $300 – PASSED

Item No. 14: Budget Amendment, Indirect, decrease Indirect Cost Revenue $661,966; increase Use of Fund Balance revenue $842,006; increase Operating Transfer Out expense $180,040 – PASSED

Item No. 15: Budget Amendment, Tribal Court, federal grant Rev-Operating revenue $344,288; travel – national expense $20,000; contract services – consultants expense $44,288; contract services – public defender expense $230,000; dues and subscriptions expense $30,000; repairs and maintenance equipment expense $20,000 – PASSED

Item No. 16: EBCI Public Health & Human Services approved to apply for a grant through the Great Smokies Health Foundation for the Cherokee Car Seat Child Safety Seat Project that will allow the Tsalagi Public Health Program conduct activities throughout the community for car seat education and installation as well as fund a simulator to keep technicians safer to reduce the risk of needle sticks while ensuring the car seats are properly installed – PASSED

Item No. 17: EBCI Natural Resources Program approved to apply for funds for FY 2019-23 from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Services to help “conserve and enhance environmental quality of water and land resources for the Cherokee community” for a total project cost of $372,402 – PASSED

Item No. 18: Dora Reed Children’s Center, Big Cove Children’s Center, Qualla Boundary Head Start & Early Start Program authorized to apply for funds from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Special Nutrition Programs of the Child and Adult Care Food Programs up to $262,000 for FY19 – PASSED

Item No. 19: Cherokee Diabetes Program approved to apply for funds from Indian Health Service up to $1,351,228 – PASSED

Item No. 20: Donation requests for September – 12U Pitch Slap Fastpitch Softball Team $500, Appalachian Outlaws Softball Team $500, Robbinsville Termites Football Team $500 – PASSED

Item No. 21: EBCI Public Health and Human Services Family Safety Program will no longer be responsible for the funding created by Res. No. 375 (2015) which provided funding to assist families impacted by the reduction and loss of child care subsidies.  This duty will shift to the Qualla Boundary Head Start and Early Head Start Program. – PASSED

Item No. 22: Approval of a deferment of $55,277.27 in BIA Forest Management Deductions and approves the monies be kept in the Trust Asset Account Management System for future use when needed – PASSED

Item No. 23: Council authorizes the payment of $5,000 to Kristina Hyatt, an EBCI tribal member who served as Miss Native American USA in 2015-16 and was due the amount per a Council action in 2015 to help offset her travel expenses incurred by her role as such – PASSED as AMENDED

Item No. 24: One-time General Fund donation for FY2019, in the amount of $12,500, to support the expansion of the cultural corridor whose first phase will be the installation of kiosks at the Cowee, Nikwasi, and Kituwah Mounds – PASSED as AMENDED

Item No. 25: Tribal Council authorizes the Principal Chief to enter into a contract for the purchase of Painttown Community Parcel Nos. 535 and 536B which consists of 1.333 acres, more or less cumulatively, for the purchase price of $164,328 to come from the fund balance of Endowment No. 2 for future housing – PASSED

Item No. 26: Principal Chief authorized to enter into a contract for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to purchase 5.3 acres in the Franklin Township, Macon County for the appraised value of $55,120 as the Parcel “contains culturally-significant rock which contains petroglyphs” – PASSED

– One Feather staff report

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