Byline: Kaylea Berry/Reporter
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Land, Natural Resources & Cultural Preservation Committee meeting was held on Nov. 8 at the Mound Building.
TR 22-164 Authorizing the Principal Chief to execute a programmatic agreement among Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, National Park Service, Georgia State Historic Preservation Office, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation regarding the undertakings implemented under the comprehensive trails management plan HP-210330-002. Representative Galen Cloud sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0.
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) plans to implement a trails management plan to address trail construction and maintenance for developing and managing a parkwide trail system integrated with other recreational trails in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
TR 22-165 Authorizing the Principal Chief to execute a real estate contract for property located in Okmulgee County, Okla. Rep. Joseph Hicks sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0.
The Nation is interested in and has been presented with an opportunity to purchase property in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma. The property and its facilities will be used to benefit Realty Trust Services for additional office space, storage space, etc.
TR 22-166 Approving a construction contract for the MCN Department of Housing. Rep. Galen Cloud sponsored the legislation, which passed 4–0.
The cost for completing the Interior Build-out of the Sunrise Trail Apartment Building #1 for a total of $1,579,000 funded with IHBG/ARPA funds. MCNA Title 24, 2-102., D. requires that contracts for day-to-day operations or goods and services more than $250,000 must be approved in writing by the Principal Chief and by Tribal Resolution of the National Council. The MCN Dept. of Housing requests approval for one construction contract with Bronze-Oak, LLC, to complete the project.
NCA 22-144 Authorizing the expenditure of grant funds awarded from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the benefit of the Office of Environmental Services Department. Rep. Nelson Harjo sponsored the legislation, which passed 4–0.
The Office of Environmental Services Department was awarded the Performance Partnership Grant for $467,000. The grant funds will be used for the Office of Environmental Services Department to continue to provide environmental programs for air, water, land and data quality, and pollution prevention.
NCA 22-145 Appropriating funds to be used toward the purchase of property located in Okmulgee County, Okla. Rep. Joseph Hicks sponsored the legislation, which passed 4–0.
Tribal Resolution, TR 22-165, authorizes the Principal Chief to execute a real estate contract for Okmulgee County, Okla property. The asking price of the owner for the property is $425,000. Other costs are associated with the purchase of the property, including the cost of title insurance, title opinions, surveys, environmental studies, and applicable taxes.
For video of committee meetings, visit www.mcnnc.com.