Bay Mills Public Transportation

Bay Mills/Sault Ste. Marie Bus Schedule

Monday — Friday

Depart 6:30 a.m. Bay Mills Resort

7 a.m. ·SSM Downtown Bus Stop

7: 14 a.m. SSM JC Penny's Bus Stop

7:40 a.m. Bay Mills Resort

7:50 a.m. Maintenance parking lot

7:50 a.m. BMCC (drop off only)

Depart 11: 15 a.m. BMCC

11 :20 a.m. Maintenance parking lot

11 :30 a.m. Bay Mills Resort

11 :55 a.m. SSM JC Penny's bus stop

12:09 p.m. ·SSM downtown bus stop

12:44 p.m. Bay Mills Resort Drop Off

12:54 p.m. Kings Club parking lot Drop Off

12:56 p.m. BMCC- Drop Off

Depart 4:30 p.m. BMCC

4:35 p.m. Maintenance parking lot

4:45 p.m. Bay Mills Resort

5:15 p.m. SSM JC Penny's bus stop

5: 25 p.m. ·SSM Downtown bus stop

5:45 p.m. Bay Mills Resort Drop Off

RATES

$3 one way/$2 Senior Citizens-one way

$50 punch card (20 rides X $2.50 one way)

$40 students with ID

·SSM Downtown bus stop is located behind the Sault Tribe's Administration Offices and Huntington Bank

Contact Information:

Justin C Carrick, at jckjcarrick@gmail.com

Drivers:

Shawn, 630-1389

Billy, 630-1390

Grandmother/Mother/Daughter Brunch to be held May 18
  • RSVP required, view the full details here

NOTICE TO TRIBAL MEMBERS

Beginning Tuesday, April 1 the Accounting Department will no longer process Tribal Certificates of Exemption for Sales Tax and Use Tax for tribal members living in the Agreement Area or Vehicle Registrations for tribal members living on the reservation.

            Those in need of a Sales Tax Exemption form when building or remodeling a home, or buying a mobile home, car, van, truck, motorcycle, boat, snowmobile or off-road vehicle after April 1, can obtain the form from the Tribal Center receptionist. The Exemption Certificate must be received before the paperwork for the purchase has been completed. A refund for Sales Tax cannot be given after the sale has been processed.

            Those needing to renew, transfer or obtain vehicle registration for a vehicle or trailer also must go to the Tribal Center receptionist. You must be residing on the reservation to be in compliance with the Motor Vehicle Registration Ordinance.


Pow Wow fundraiser events planned

The Bay Mills Indian Community’s 23rd Annual “Honoring Our Veterans” Pow Wow Committee will be holding several fundraisers prior to the event on June 27 to 29. Please note the following dates and support the fundraising efforts for the community pow wow.

  Administrative Professionals Day Flower Delivery; Saturday, Apr. 26: Indian Taco/Filled Scone Sale and Garage Sale at Senior Center, 9 to 5; Thursday, May 8: Bake Sale; Sunday, May 11: Mother’s Day Flower Delivery; Thursday, May 22: Bake Sale & Star Quilt Raffle. 


Monthly Informational Meetings Scheduled

Bay Mills Executive Council will hold informational meetings each month in the Horizons Conference Center from 6 to 9 p.m on the following dates:

  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16 (GTC)
  • Aug. 20
  • Sept. 17
  • Oct. 15 (GTC)
  • Nov. 19
  • Dec. 17

Announcements


Health care referral policy explained

 The Ellen Marshall Medical Clinic will strive to provide the best quality health care to each patient it serves. However, the referral policy for Bay Mills Indian Community members states that, when you come into the Ellen Marshall Clinic for Medical or Dental services and the clinics cannot provide the necessary services required for treatment, the tribal physicians can refer you to a specialist, in which case, a voucher and written referral must be obtained.

 In all cases, a voucher must be authorized for any and all referred visits prior to the date of services. Failure to obtain a voucher prior to the delivery of service may result in denial of payment by the CHS program.

Vouchers must be picked up from the CHS administrator and taken to the referred physician prior to or on the date of the appointment. Mailing vouchers to patients or providers is discouraged. All vouchers are good for one year or three to five visits, depending on diagnosis. Please keep your referrals current.

Higher Education Incentive Program revised for 2014

As higher education continues to be a priority with the Bay Mills Indian Community, the Higher Education Incentive Program will continue for classes that begin Jan. 1, 2014 or after. The revised 2014 Higher Education Incentive Program Award guidelines are as follows: 

  • Students attending four (4) year colleges/universities are eligible for $100 per semester credit hour;
  • Students attending two (2) year community colleges are eligible for $50 per semester credit hour for coursework completed with a minimum;
  • Graduate students enrolled and accepted in a post-graduate program at an institution listed on the U.S. Department of Education’s Database of Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions are eligible for $200 per semester credit hour.
  • To be eligible for the award, all coursework must be completed with a grade point average of 2.0, which may also be recorded as “C”, Average or Satisfactory Progress.

The Executive Council will evaluate the funding available to the program on regular basis. 

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact Shannon Belk at sbelk@bmcc.edu or (906) 248-8448.


Health program transportation assistance policy

    Effective Sept. 9, 2013, Bay Mills Indian Health program will provide financial assistance to BMIC members traveling to medical or dental providers. The patient transportation system is broken into two categories, transportation and lodging assistance. Both are intended to assist, not reimburse, tribal members with costs of traveling to providers. Financial assistance for transportation and lodging is subject to availability of funding.
    Financial assistance for transportation will be provided on a flat rate, determined by the distance of the appointment: 50-75 miles, $20; 76-125 miles, $35; 126-200 miles, $50; 201-250 miles, $65; 251-300 miles, $80; 301-350 miles, $100; 351-450 miles, $120; 451 plus, $150.
    To be eligible, a patient must be a BMIC member or eligible for membership (CHS requirements); reside within Chippewa County; have an appointment for services not provided at Bay Mills Health Center; be referred to the specialist by a BMHC provider; submit documentation of appointment, including physician name and location, prior to the appointment.
    Lodging assistance in the amount of $50 per night may be provided for appointments requiring more than a one-night stay. To be eligible, lodging must be for patients only (family members staying overnight while patient is in hospital are not eligible for assistance); patient must be a BMIC member; patient must be an elder; patient must be receiving other federal, state or tribal assistance programs that are income-based, such as Medicaid, SSI, or GA and proof of assistance must be provided when applying.
    For more information, call Dawn LeBlanc at 906-248-8326

Contract Health announcement
    
The Contract Health Services budget is being monitored weekly, please call Dawn LeBlanc at 248-8326 to see what list of priorities CHS is currently paying for.




Bay Mills Water Quality Report Released

Bay Mills Indian Community’s Utility and Resource staff have released the drinking water quality report for the BMIC water system for 2012. The system never violated a maximum contaminant level or any water quality standard from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2012.

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan performed the assessment and determined BMIC source water has a low-risk to contamination. The Environmental Protection Agency requires the tribe to test its water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. More than 80 contaminants were tested for and found to be “not detected.”  

The water comes from groundwater in three wells located on the reservation and is pumped from the ground back to the surface so that it can be distributed throughout the community and consumed. Groundwater benefits from the natural filtering that occurs as it travels through soil and rocks.

Utility and resource staff will update the report annually and inform the community of any problems that may occur. The entire report is available by clicking here. For more information, contact Mike Baragwanath at 906-248-8173 or 906-440-9227.


Enrollment Notice:
Please keep your address current with enrollment. This is important in maintaining contact with the membership. Seasonal residents are also being asked to make sure enrollment has your current address. To make address changes call Phyllis Malloy at 906-248-8342.

Prescription Lock Box Program offered
Free lock boxes will soon be available for tribal members, with funding coming from Indian Health Services and Bay Mills Indian Community. The boxes are intended to keep medications under lock and key for the safety of small children and to prevent theft. There are two options, a large fire proof case or a bag. Social Service Director Amy Perron and Lucy DeWildt, pharmacist at Bay Mills Health Center (L-R) display the two options. The free lock boxes will be distributed through the pharmacy and will also be for sale for non-tribal members or for those who want more than one. Those interested should call the pharmacy at 906-248-2031.                         



A-Team Youth Group meets each Sunday

The Bay Mills A-Team Youth Group meets every Sunday at 2 p.m.  in the Bay Mills EMT & Paramedic classroom at 3466 S. Pine Village. This is an opportunity for area youth to talk about issues, get help with homework and participate in positive activities. If you need a ride to the meeting, call Rachael Kronemeyer at 906-248-2021 or 906-203-0802.


   Foster Families Needed

Contact Bay Mills Social Services at 906-248-8399 for more information or to fill out an application.