Council confirms new Controller

Council confirms new Controller
(Mark Hill/Graphic Design Supervisor) The A quarterly session of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council was held Jan. 26 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

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OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A quarterly session of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council was held Jan. 26 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

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

NCA 18-184 Repealing NCA 18-180 (a law of the MCN repealing MCNCA Title 49, titled ‘Mvskoke Media’ and creating a new Chapter 11 under MCNCA Title 16, titled ‘Mvskoke Media’ and amending MCNCA Title 16, section 1-102 H., titled ‘Department of Commerce,’ J., titled ‘Public Relations’ and K., titled ‘Independent Statutory Executive Agencies’) and amending MCNCA Title 49, section 2-102 titled ‘Policy’ and amending section 1-102 titled ‘Organization of the Executive Office of the Principal Chief.’

Returned as a veto with objections by the principal chief on Jan. 4, 2019, the amendment failed 9-7 with Reps. Pete Beaver, Joyce Deere, Johnnie Greene, James Jennings, Adam Jones, Darrell Proctor and Lucian Tiger voting against it.

Two-thirds majority vote (11) is required to override a veto by the principal chief.

TR 19-001 Authorizing the principal chief to execute a legal services agreement between the MCN Election Board and Roger Wiley Law Firm, PLLC. Jennings sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0

TR 19-002Authorizing the principal chief to execute a certain Medical Consultants Network Inc., doing business as MCN Healthcare Edept Training Solutions, agreement on behalf of the Department of Health – Facilities Management. Deere sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-003 Authorizing the principal chief to execute a childcare system participant agreement with the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma in order for the Nation to receive reimbursements for childcare services. Rep. Randall Hicks sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-004Approving a collaboration agreement between the MCN Department of Health and Crisis Text Line, Inc. to provide support to individuals in crisis. Hicks sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-005Authorizing the principal chief to execute an exchange letter amendment for Indian Health Service Project OK 18-F06. Rep. Mark Randolph sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-006 Authorizing the principal chief to apply for trust status for property currently located in McIntosh County, Oklahoma. Proctor sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-007 Authorizing the principal chief to apply for trust status for property currently located in McIntosh County, Oklahoma. Proctor sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-008 Authorizing the principal chief to execute an easement across tribal land for the construction and maintenance of a water line. Rep. Del Beaver sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-009 Authorizing the principal chief to execute an easement across tribal land for the construction and maintenance of a water line. D. Beaver sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-010 Authorizing the principal chief to execute an easement across tribal land for the construction and maintenance of a water line. D. Beaver sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-011 Confirming the nomination of Clay A. Darnell as Controller for the MCN. Jones sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-012 Authorizing the principal chief to execute a master services agreement with CDM Smith Inc. Jones sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-013 Authorizing renovation to Wetumka Indian Community building. Rep. Thomasene Yahola Osborn sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

TR 19-014Authorizing construction to Okfuskee Indian Community softball fields. Tiger sponsored the resolution, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-001 Authorizing a $5,000 donation to Berryhill Public Schools. Tiger sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-003 Authorizing a $5,000 donation to Wilson Public Schools. Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-004 Authorizing a $5,000 donation to Hanna Public Schools. Proctor sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-005 Authorizing a $5,000 donation to Holdenville Public Schools. Rep. Rufus Scott sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-006 Authorizing a $113,000 supplemental appropriation to Post-Graduate Education and Scholarship Revolving Fund. Hicks sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-007Amending MCNCA Title 19, section 4-115, titled ‘Cancellation of Registration’ and Title 19, section 12-101, titled ‘Anonymous Campaign Literature.’ Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-008Appropriating $213,255 to purchase passenger vans for chartered communities of the MCN. R. Scott sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-009Amending MCNCA Title 31, section 3-101 titled ‘Compensation for Certain Officers or Employees of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.’ Rep. Robert Hufft sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-010 Authorizing a $5,000 donation to Wewoka Public Schools. Yahola Osborn sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-011 Authorizing a $31,138 special appropriation for the purchase of a transit passenger van to Randall Indian Baptist Church. Randolph sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-012 Authorizing a $52,500 appropriation to finalize the transfer of property from the United States Army Corps of Engineers to the MCN. Proctor sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-013 Appropriating $750,000 for the South Tulsa bridge traffic and revenue study. Jones sponsored the amendment, which passed 14-1 with Randolph voting against it.

NCA 19-014 Appropriating $49,307 for the renovation of Wetumka Indian Community Center. Yahola Osborn sponsored the amendment, which passed 15-0.

NCA 19-015 Authorizing a $29,908.50 appropriation to the Okfuskee Indian Community. Tiger 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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