Tribal Government & News

Tribal Council awards Adult Foster Care renovation contract

11.30.2016 Dean Rhodes Tribal Council, Health & Wellness

The Tribe’s three Adult Foster Care lodges will soon be receiving some needed sprucing up.

Tribal Council awarded a contract to Cearley Construction of Estacada for a remodeling project at the three lodges during its Wednesday, Nov. 16, meeting.

The Tribe received two bids on the work, said Public Works Manager Jesse White, and Cearley was the low bidder. The project was awarded for $215,660.

White said $150,000 will be paid by a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant.

White said at the Nov. 15 Legislative Action Committee meeting that the renovation work will include interior renovation for all three lodges, including flooring, paint, appliances and fixtures that need to be replaced.

In other action, Tribal Council declared Dec. 9 as per capita payment day as well as the payment date for the 2016 timber distribution. The per capita amount will not be determined until early December, said Finance Officer Chris Leno.

Tribal Council also approved the Carmen Smith Hydroelectric Project settlement agreement for relicensing of the facility on the McKenzie River near Eugene.

Tribal Council then approved enrollment of two infants into the Tribe because they meet the requirements outlined in the Enrollment Ordinance and Tribal Constitution.

Also included in the Nov. 16 Tribal Council packet were authorizations to proceed that approved a Native Plant Material Program development plan and a Tribal comment letter on the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal near Longview, Wash., and directed staff to submit the Tribe’s three-year grant application for Title VI congregate meals and caregiver services.

Tribal Lands Manager Jan Looking Wolf Reibach performed the cultural drumming and singing to open the meeting.

The meeting, in its entirety, can be viewed on the Tribal website,, by clicking on the News tab and then Video.