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Hopi Tribal Council Duly Adopts Resolution H-064-2019 to Execute Lease Agreement with Public Health Service – I. H. S. for Existing Hopi Health Care Center

By: Romalita Laban, Managing Editor

Kykotsmovi, Ariz. – August 26, 2019, with a quorum present Hopi Tribal Council Members voted, 18 in favor, 0 opposed and 1 abstaining, to adopt Resolution H-064-2019 which authorized the Chairman of the Hopi Tribe, or his duly authorized designee, to execute a Lease Agreement with Public Health Service – I.H.S., retroactive to January 1, 2018 and for a term of twenty (20) years ending on December 31, 2037 with no renewal options.

Further language in the approved resolution included that “pursuant to Hopi Tribal Council Resolution H-075-2015, the Hopi Tribal Council authorized the Chairman or his designee to enter into negotiations on behalf of the Hopi Tribe towards a new lease with the United States Public Health Service for the existing Hopi Health Care Center; and…the Hopi Health Care Center provides health care and emergency services to the Hopi Community on and near the Hopi Indian Reservation, and it would be in the best interest to continue to waive compensation and Rental Bond for the purpose and term of this lease.”

According to public information documents acquired from the Hopi Tribal Secretary’s Office, the action required Village input from “Two (2) Prior Village Land Assignments (Mishongnovi & First Mesa Consolidated Villages)” In comparing the final Resolution to a previous DRAFT Resolution included in the packet, edits to the language occurred, which may have aided in getting the final Resolution H-064-2019 approved.

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