OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Land, Natural Resources and Cultural Preservation Committee meeting was held March 8 via teleconference.
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 22-044 Authorizing the Principal Chief to execute two separate agreements for gas installation by Oklahoma Natural Gas Company for the MCN GSA Warehouse and the Safe Space Facility located in Okmulgee OK. Representative Galen Cloud sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0.
There is a current need for natural gas utility line to provide services to GSA and the Safe Space Facility.
TR 22-045 Authorizing the Principal Chief to execute a memorandum of agreement between the MCN and the Schulter School District for the Schulter School Parking Lot Project. Rep. Nelson Harjo Sr. sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0.
The agreement is regarding the construction of an asphalt parking lot with drainage improvements on the Schulter school complex.
TR 22-048 Authorizing the Principal Chief to execute an agreement with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, acting by and through the Southern Plains Office of Native American Programs. Rep. Nelson Harjo Sr. sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0.
The Nation has been in delinquency of submitting the required audit due to COVID-19 impacts that are preventing the initiation of audit field work and preparation and submission of the draft audit to the auditee and the final audit FAC.
SPONAP acknowledges that the Nation has taken action to comply with the audit submission requirements, but the pandemic has prevented MCN from complying with the audit submission requirement.
NCA 22-021 Authorizing an appropriation of funds for the installation of Natural Gas utility service for the MCN GSA Warehouse and Safe Space Facility. Rep. Galen Cloud sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0 and was forwarded to Business, Justice, and Finance Committee for funding source.
The Nation is to pay $200,655 for the installation of the natural gas utility line.
Meetings and agendas can be viewed at: www.mcnnc.com.