Pipelines through Creek Nation

New topic request- Pipelines through Creek Nation

I have a friend who works for the Corp of Engineers and he tells me that there is a pipeline called Diamond coming across creek Nation. I looked it up online and it’s coming near my home. Who at creek Nation is handling this? Chief? This guy said he heard that the creeks are now getting rolled over and that no one there seems to care. Who do I call? When I was looking around online I saw another one that should be built in Alabama by horseshoe bend. Is anyone standing up for us? I haven’t seen anything in our newspaper or our website about these. What is our tribe doing about these?

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Okmulgee, OK , Did Not Always Comply With HUD Requirements

 

https://www.hudoig.gov/reports-publications/audit-reports/muscogee-creek-nation-okmulgee-ok-did-not-always-comply-hud

Highlights

What We Audited and Why
We audited the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s use of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) funds in accordance with the Office of Inspector General’s goal to ensure
the integrity and soundness of HUD’s Public and Indian Housing programs and to follow up on
weaknesses identified in other reviews.
The audit objective was to determine whether the
Nation complied with HUD requirements when it housed families and procured contracts under
its Indian Housing Block Grantprogram
What We Found
The Nation did not:
(1) obtain HUD’s approval to lease to a non-low-income family,
(2) charge the non-low-income family the proper amount of rent,
(3) require a participant to re-certify her income and family composition,
(4) require a manager to remove herself from a conflict of interest situation,
(5) support the fairness and reasonableness of its contracts,
(6) have complete procurement documents,
(7) include mandatory clauses in its procurement contracts,
(8) collect sufficient income information for one participant, and
(9) maintain supporting documents for two housing inspections.
These conditions occurred because the Nation’s staff did not follow its or HUD’s requirements. In addition, the Nation’s payments and rents policy did not comply with Federal regulations. As a result, it could not ensure that it used Indian Housing Block Grant funds to provide safe, efficient, and affordable housing to its eligible citizens. These deficiencies resulted in more than $219,000 in questionable expenditures
What We Recommend
We recommend that the Administrator of the Southern Plains Office of Native American
Programs require the Nation to :
(1) repay $120,581 to its Indian Housing Block Grant program, from non-Federal funds, for housing not approved by HUD,
(2) support or repay $13,878 in uncollected rent to its Indian Housing Block Grant program from non-Federal funds, (3) revise its payments and rents policy to prevent undercharging rent, and
(4) support or repay to its Indian Housing Block Grant program, from non-Federal funds,
$85,380 spent on questionable procurements
Further, we recommend that the Nation improve its controls over re-certification of participants and inspections of homes and revise its contracts and leases.

 

Authority Board Appointments

Hope this comment will find a new post…
Called “Authority Board Appointments”
Should the National Council and the Executive office have to give at-least a 60 day notice in the Mvskoke Nation News and website on board vacancies….as we have seen over the last three council session a number of board seat have been confirmed like the gaming authority board and One Fire Holdings board and yet NO notices were given the Creek public about these positions. Should there be proper notices for all 80 thousand plus citizens who are qualified to put their names in the hat…mvto

Citizens’ Housing Payments

New Topic Please:

BUCKTROT ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING CITIZENS’ HOUSING PAYMENTS

From Mvskoke Media

There are 115 people right now that aren’t current.

I plan to issue a statement in the MCN newspaper for the citizens who are behind on their housing payment. Those citizens that are behind need to start making plans to get caught up.
All back payments needs to be paid by October 3, 2016. Any homeowner that is not current or have not made arrangements after Oct 3, 2016 will be delinquent.
Some people are a year plus behind on payments. Some people have already been to court. Several people already have had a court judgment and been told they are evicted.
However, managers have been told not to evict in the past by a HIGHER POWER.

Now citizens are going to complain Bucktrot is too harsh because he’s making citizens pay their mortgage payment when before they probably got it for free.

National Council, Principal Chief and THE CITIZENS are to blame for this because they want everything for free. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation isn’t so great after all.

Budget and Funding

New Topic Requested: Budget and Funding

We are in debt $18M plus $66M. We are taking out loans. What measures have been done prior to making tis decision? Can anyone please tell us how many positions were eliminated and how much money was saved; how many assets were sold to put toward this debt; which program budgets were cut and by how much; if there was any type of hiring freeze to help more money go towards this debt . Can we please see or does anyone know the plan to pay this money back? I understand in times of debt and economic shortfalls not everyone is going to be happy and there will be many sacrifices. What sacrifices are being made other than borrowing more money?

Thief/Liar Tiger

New post please

So do all you Tiger fans still think GT was a great leader?

He has always been a corrupt/greedy sociopath and will remain so until his death. He & his administration created the mess we now have. Anyone who still believes in him must be delusional!  It is so nice not to see his picture plastered everywhere and hear him praising himself.