Wetumka Community renovations approved during joint committee meeting

Wetumka Community renovations approved during joint committee meeting
(MN File Photo) A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare and Land, Natural Resources and Cultural Preservation Committee held a joint committee meeting Jan. 22 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

Kevin Barnett/Reporter

Improvements to Okfuskee Community softball fields passed committee

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare and Land, Natural Resources and Cultural Preservation Committee held a joint committee meeting Jan. 22 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

HEW/LNC addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:

TR 19-013 Authorizing renovation to the Wetumka Indian Community Building. Rep. Thomasene Yahola Osborn sponsored the resolution, which passed 9-0.

The resolution allows for the renovation of the WICC with the removal a permanent wall that will be replaced with an accordion wall in order to expand the center’s meeting area.

TR 19-014 Authorizing construction to the Okfuskee Indian Community softball fields. Rep. Lucian Tiger sponsored the resolution, which passed 9-0.

The resolution will allow the OIC to improve their softball field by installing lights around the field and electrical hook-ups under the arbor.

NCA 19-014 Appropriating $49,307 for renovation to the Wetumka Indian Community Center. Yahola Osborn sponsored the amendment, which passed 9-0.

NCA 19-015 Authorizing a special $29,908.50 appropriation to the Okfuskee Indian Community. Tiger sponsored the amendment, which passed 9-0

Both NCA 19-014 and 19-015 authorize funding for both resolutions, which will be interest on the Permanent Fund.

All legislation passed during the session will go before the full Council Jan. 26. Mvskoke Media will provide coverage of this session.

Latest Posts

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *