Byline: Kaylea Berry/Reporter
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education, & Welfare/Land, Natural Resources & Culture Preservation Committee meeting was held on Oct. 18 at the Mound Building.
TR 22-160 A MCN Tribal resolution authorizing the Principal Chief to execute a contract accepting a donation of land located in Okmulgee County, Okla. Representative Galen Cloud sponsored the legislation, which passed 9-0.
The Nation is given the chance to accept a donation of roughly 0.30 acres of land in Henryetta, Oklahoma, which will expand the Nation’s land base. The purchase of the property will enable future development consistent with the goals and mission of the Nation’s Reintegration Program.
NCA 22-128 A MCN law appropriating $20,000.00 to use for transactional costs related to accepting donated real property located in Okmulgee County, Okla. Rep. Galen Cloud sponsored the legislation, which passed 9-0 to BFJ for approval.
Accepting the donated land comes with expenses, including those for title insurance, title opinions, surveys, environmental studies, and appropriate taxes. Through this law, the money will be set aside for the consideration and other expenditures associated with accepting the donated land.
NCA 22-129 A MCN law authorizing the expenditure of grant funds awarded from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount of $696,600.00 for the benefit of the MCN Dept. of Housing. Rep. Charles McHenry sponsored the legislation, which passed 9-0.
The grant money will be used to support the program’s administrative costs as well as the provision of 50 housing vouchers to qualified Native American veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming so.