Additional funds for Senior Services pass council

Additional funds for Senior Services pass council
(Mark Hill/Graphic Design Supervisor) A regular session of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council was held June 29 at the Council House in downtown Okmulgee.

Kevin Barnett, Reporter

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A regular session of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council was held June 29 at the Council House in downtown Okmulgee.

The Council addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to the language in the bills:

TR 19-075 Authorizing the principal chief to execute an agreement between the Okmulgee County Health department and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Medical Center. Rep. Randall Hicks sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-077Authorizing the principal chief to execute a memorandum of agreement with Muskogee County, Oklahoma for the New Hope Road project. Rep. Mark Randolph sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-078 Authorizing the principal chief to apply for funding through the build discretionary grant to fund a regional bridge reconstruction project. Randolph sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-079Authorizing the principal chief to execute a separate memorandum of agreement with McIntosh and Hughes Counties, Oklahoma for the maintenance of roadways constructed or improved by the MCN tribal transportation program. Randolph sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-080Authorizing the principal chief to execute a memorandum of agreement with the Beggs School District for improvements to the Beggs school parking lot. Randolph sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-081 Authorizing the principal chief to execute a client agreement and associated documents with Wells Fargo advisors. Rep. Adam Jones sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-082 Authorizing the principal chief to execute a membership interest transfer agreement with BMS Glenpool CNG, LLC, Bluemark Investments, LLC and Onefire Holding Company, LLC. Jones sponsored the resolution, which 15-0.

TR 19-083 Authorizing the principal chief to execute a CNG fueling station services agreement with Bluemark Solutions, LLC. Jones sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-084 Fully supporting enrolled Muscogee (Creek) citizens the right to wear regalia or objects of cultural significance at public events and urging the state of Oklahoma to enact a law disallowing the practice where a state agency or municipality can prohibit an individual from wearing traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance at a public event. Randolph sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-079 Authorizing a $19,256.24 supplemental appropriation to the Mvskoke Nation Youth Services fiscal year 2019 budget. Hicks sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-080 Authorizing a budget modification in excess of ten percent (10%) for the MCN Children and Family Services Administration. Hicks sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-082 Authorizing a budget modification to transfer $613,627 from a Sapulpa pharmacy refill center to a Koweta pharmacy refill center on behalf of the MCN Department of Health. Rep. Johnnie Greene sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-083 Authorizing the expenditure of $500,000 in grant funds awarded from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for tribal behavioral health grant program: Native Connections. Greene sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-084Authorizing the expenditure of $696,100 from grant funds awarded from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime for the benefit of the MCN Department of Community and Human Services for FY 2019- FY 2022 Tribal Victim Services program grant. Hicks sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-085 Authorizing an $82,704 supplemental appropriation for the MCN Senior Services Department for FY 2019 to expand Senior Service’s lawn program. Hicks sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-087 Authorizing an appropriation of $28,000 for the purchase of all interests in a 20-acre tract of trust property located in Hughes County, Oklahoma. Rep. Thomasene Yahola Osborn sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-091 Authorizing the expenditure of $625,844 awarded from the Volkswagen settlement to the MCN Department of Environmental Services. Randolph sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-092 Authorizing a $51,076 supplemental appropriation to the MCN Lighthorse Police Department FY 2019 budget. Jones sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

Read explanations of each bill in committee session coverage at: www.mvskokemedia.com.

Video of the session is available at: www.mcnnc.com.

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  • sandra akins
    July 19, 2019, 4:04 pm

    I am so glad to see a tribal nation work toward giving their (forgotten) senior citizens something to be very proud of and giving their deserved dignity back. We should savior their kindness and respect their knowledge and their giving ways. I remember my grandparents and what they did to survive and their stories of such, their kindness to others and help during the depression years. I so much appreciate them and want this for all our senior citizens my prayers and the hope for other Nations for the good and sharing we were born for.

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