OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Land, Natural Resources and Cultural Preservation Committee meeting was held May 10 at the Mound Building.
All passed legislation is subject to the full council approval during the regular session.
LNC addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:
TR 22-063 Authorizing the Principal Chief to execute a Memorandum of Agreement with McIntosh Co., for improvements to three county roads. The resolution is sponsored by Representative Galen Cloud, which was postponed, 4-0.
Maintenance Overlay project includes placing asphalt on RT 1813, RT 1819, and RT 1814. The estimated cost of the project is $335,000.
TR 22-081 Authorizing the Principal Chief to execute a Memorandum of Agreement with Creek Co., for improvements to Bristow Airport road. The resolution is sponsored by Rep. Nelson Harjo Sr., which was passed, 4-0.
TR 22-082 Authorizing the Principal Chief to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the MCN, Alabama Quassarte Tribal Town, Kialegee Tribal Town and Thlopthlocco Tribal Town for the Method of Allocation for the Nation’s Proportional Share of funding for Housing and Urban Development Funds and the FY- 2023 Indian Housing Block Grant. The resolution is sponsored by Rep. Nelson Harjo Sr., which was passed, 4-0.
HUD has communicated to the Nation and Tribal Towns that if they could not agree on a method of allocation, then HUD would choose the method. HUD used a BIA Tribal Resident Service Area Indian Population Labor Force Report to determine the housing needs of the Nation and Tribal Towns resulting in a substantial loss of funds to the Nation due to overlapping areas.
TR 22-084 Authorizing the Principal Chief to execute a Temporary Operating Permit with Entertaining Angels for the operation of one temporary fireworks sales facility on tribal trust land. The resolution is sponsored by Rep. Nelson Harjo Sr., which was passed, 4-0.
The Nation has agreed to waive the surety bond and rental fee for Entertaining Angels to operate the Temporary Sales Facility at 2971 N. Wood Dr. Okmulgee OK.
NCA 22-056 Authorizing the expenditure of grant funds awarded from the U.S. Department of the Interior for the benefit of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Division. The act is sponsored by Rep. Nelson Harjo Sr., which was passed, 4-0.
The department was awarded $199,597 to preserve and restore the wild turkey population on MCN properties.
NCA 22-057 Amending NCA 22-011(Appropriating funds to the Nation’s facilities department for equipment). The act is sponsored by Rep. Charles McHenry, which was passed, 4-0.
The original legislation stated that $227,629 would be appropriated for the department; the amendment states that $264,357 will be appropriated from the Interest on Permanent Fund Account.
To view agenda, legislation or watch the recorded committee session, visit www.mcnnc.com.