Published On: Thu, Sep 6th, 2018

Tribal Council Results – Thursday, Sept. 6

 

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 No. 331 (2018) – Cherokee Code Chapter 14 Judicial Code (Powers of Supreme Court) – DEEMED READ and TABLED

Item No. 2: New Ordinance No. 332 (2018) – Cherokee Code Section 117-19(a) is amended (Contracts with the Tribe) – DEEMED READ and TABLED

Item No. 3: New Ordinance No. 333 (2018) – Cherokee Code Section 117-B (Results-based Accountability) is amended – DEEMED READ and TABLED

Item No. 4: New Ordinance No. 334 (2018) – Cherokee Code Chapter 16C (Gaming Allocation Revenue Plan for Minors and other Legal Incompetents) is amended to rescind Ord. No. 38 (2016) – DEEMED READ and TABLED

Item No. 5: New Ordinance No. 335 (2018) – Cherokee Code Chapter 16C (Gaming Revenue Allocation Plan for establishment of the Cherokee Sovereign Wealth Fund) – DEEMED READ and TABLED

Item No. 6: Tabled Ord. No. 60, creation of an independent Division of Human Resources – TABLED

Item No. 7: Tabled Ord. No. 173, Election Ordinance – PASSED

Item No. 8: Tabled Ord. No. 174, amend Code of Ethics to include candidates seeking tribal office – WITHDRAWN

Item No. 9: Tabled Ord. No. 232, amendments to Tribal Drug Court – PASSED as AMENDED

Item No. 10: Tabled Ord. No. 293, amendments to Cherokee Code Section 75 (Newspaper and Free Press Act) – PASSED as AMENDED

Item No. 11: Tabled Ord. No. 296, appointment to the Sequoyah Board for two years – WITHDRAWN

Item No. 12: Tribal Council instructs the Tribal Employee Benefits Committee and the Principal Chief to amend the EBCI Governmental Retirements Plan “vesting schedule” to include “15 years and thereafter” for individuals who previously retired from employment outside the Tribe – WITHDRAWN, will be re-submitted in Annual Council in October

Item No. 13: Approval of the EBCI five-year capital budget – PASSED

Item No. 14: Tribal Council approves the formation and management structure of Sequoyah National Golf Club LLC – PASSED as AMENDED

Item No. 15: Appointment of Sequoyah National Golf Board members – PASSED as AMENDED, Kevin Jackson (Wolftown), Robert Mark Saunooke (Yellowhill), Shannon Ross (Principal Chief’s appointee), Sharon Bradley (CHS golf coach), Jim Owle (TCGE), Curtis Wildcatt (Birdtown), Larry Blythe (Cherokee Co. – Snowbird), Tommy Bradley (Big Cove), Michael Stamper (Painttown)

Item No. 16: Appointment of Election Board members – PASSED as AMENDED, Margaret French (Big Cove), Denise Ballard (Birdtown), Annie Owens (Yellowhill)

Item No. 17: Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority authorized to provide the Robins and Morton Group with a right to arbitration in its agreement with the Robins and Morton Group for management of the construction of the Crisis Stabilization Unit – PASSED

Item No. 18: Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority authorized to provide the Robins and Morton Group with a right to arbitration in its agreement with the Robins and Morton Group for management and remodel of the Procedure Suite – PASSED

Item No. 19: Appointment of North Carolina Advisory Council – PASSED as AMENDED, Big Cove Rep. Perry Shell (Tribal Council)

Item No. 20: Res. No. 236 (2016) is amended to better reflect the intent of the deceased, Beatrice Carter, which was to allow her adopted children to live in their respective homes for the rest of their lives – PASSED

Item No. 21: Appointment of Cherokee Boys Club Board of Directors – PASSED as AMENDED, Tara Reed-Cooper (Board), Tiffani Reed (Board), Benny Graves (Board), Ashford Smith (Board), Big Cove Rep. Perry Shell (Tribal Council), Dreyton Long (student representative), Shelly Brown (business representative), Doris Johnson (business representative)

Item No. 22: Laurel Sanders is granted permission to carry out a research request, in fulfillment of a Ph.D. in History at the University of Iowa, entitled “Public Health Nursing in Native American Communities, 1924-1955” – PASSED as AMENDED

Item No. 23: Alexander “Mingo” Hornbuckle honored for his efforts in promoting education and awareness of wildfire prevention and safety – PASSED

Item No. 24: Last Will and Testament of Julius Francis Taylor (d) – PASSED as AMENDED

Item No. 25: Last Will and Testament of Frances Norma Lee Johnson (d) – PASSED

Item No. 26: Last Will and Testament of Leland Welch (d) – PASSED

Item No. 27: Recognition of heirs of Thomas Queen (d) – PASSED

Item No. 28: Recognition of heirs of Belinda Lee Queen (d) – PASSED

Item No. 29: Recognition of heirs of Reginal James Queen (d) and Jessica Lynn Queen (d) – PASSED

Item No. 30: Last Will and Testament of Sallie Littlejohn Reed (d) – PASSED

Item No. 31: Last Will and Testament of Sandra Kay Locust Gunther (d) – PASSED

Item No. 32: Undivided interest in Big Cove Community Parcel No. 555 containing 16.704 acres be assigned to Alfred Everett Welch – PASSED

Item No. 33: Last Will and Testament of Julia Ann Griffen Fortner (d) – PASSED

Item No. 34: Painttown Community Parcel No. 229-A containing 0.249 acres to Robert Lee Tramper, Ammons Perry Tramper, Daniel Curt Tramper, the estate of Nellie Marie Tramper Driver and the estate of Linda Kay Tramper Bradley – PASSED

Item No. 35: Recognition of heirs of Nellie Marie Tramper Driver, John Alfred Driver, and Henry James Driver – PASSED

Item No. 36: Recognition of heirs of John Henry Driver, John Alfred Driver, and Henry James Driver – PASSED

Item No. 37: Recognition of heir of Melissa Ann Welch as Charles Richard Esparza – PASSED

Item No. 38: Recognition of heirs of William Howard Arch Sr. – PASSED

Item No. 39: Last Will and Testament of Christine Ella Arch Montano – PASSED as AMENDED

Item No. 40: Barbara Roland Shook, first generation heir, shall be allowed to transfer her interest in Birdtown Community Parcel No. 806-F containing 9.119 acres to Francis Dwight Walkingstick – PASSED

Emergency Resolution: Tribal Council nominates and supports Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed as a candidate in the upcoming election for USET president – PASSED as AMENDED

– One Feather staff report

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