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
$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
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Change in Education Incentive Program this fall
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It is with deep regret that the Bay Mills Indian Community must inform you that for the remainder of this fiscal year that ends December 31, 2014 no tribal dollars are available for the Bay Mills Indian Community Incentive Program. However, the tribe will be using Bureau of Indian Affairs Scholarship funds, (federal grant) to assist you with financial support. In order to be eligible for these funds you must submit a copy of your FAFSA application. It is up to the student to send a copy of the FAFSA application to the Bay Mills Indian Community Education Program when applying for Education Assistance.
This requirement begins with any new request for financial assistance, whether you are a new student or continuing student. Continuing students who need to turn in grades will not receive their payments without a copy of their most current FAFSA application. At this time we are not using income guidelines to determine any eligibility, but according to federal guidelines when using grant funds mandates that we must retain this type of information in your files when using federal dollars for scholarships.
At this date we do not know if the 2015 program will convert back to the Bay Mills Indian Community Incentive Program, or be federal grant assistance determined by income and unmet need. We will do our best to keep you informed prior to the January 1, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will continue to promote and encourage our tribal members to achieve their educational goals.
If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact Geraldine Parish at (906) 248-8129 or Shannon Belk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (906) 248-8128 in the Education Department.
Free tire collection
Do you have tires you want to dispose of? Used tires (on or off rim) can now be dropped off at Biological Services on Plantation Road for recycling. Tires may be dropped off any day throughout the summer and should be stacked near the “Tires” sign at the front of the parking area. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Martin at (906)248-8651 or email@example.com.
NOTICE TO TRIBAL MEMBERS
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
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.
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
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:
- Aug. 20
- Sept. 17
- Oct. 22 (GTC)
- Nov. 19
- Dec. 17
Higher Education Incentive Program revised for 2014
referral policy explained
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.
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.
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
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 906-248-8326Contract 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.