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NOTICE: BAY MILLS ELECTION

The Bay Mills Indian Community’s General Election will be held on November 6, 2019.  If a Primary Election is required, it will be held on October 9, 2019.

A Candidate for Tribal Offices must submit to the Election Committee at the Tribal Office Building a written notice of such candidacy by the last Wednesday in September, which is September 25, 2019.  The Committee will accept no petition after 4:00 p.m. on that date.

Any member of the Bay Mills Indian Community who is a qualified registered voter and at least 21 years of age is eligible to hold Tribal Offices.

The following Executive Council Positions are up for election:   President, Vice-President, Councilman, Treasurer, and Secretary.

 There are four (4) vacancies on the Conservation Committee that are four (4) year terms.

One (1) Chief Judge that is a six (6) year term and one (1) Appellate Judge must also be elected at this time.  They must be 25 years of age and be of good moral character.

The Election will be held at the Armella B. Parker Building (Bay Mills Senior Center) on the dates listed above.  The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Any registered voter who will not be able to cast their ballot in person may request the Election Committee to issue them an absentee ballot.  Such request may be made in person, by email - Elections@baymills.org,, by Fax – 248-3283 or by mail and signed by the person requesting the ballot.  In any case, the request must be made thirty-six (36) hours before the Election.  Reason for requesting absentee ballot must be given, as absentee ballots are for individuals unable to vote in person.  Direct your request to the Bay Mills Tribal Office at 12140 W. Lakeshore Dr., Brimley, MI 49715  Attn: Election Committee

If there are any questions, please call the Tribal Office for more information.  The telephone number is (906) 248-8100.  Ask for Kathi Carrick or Diane Teeple.

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Tribal Member Login Page

A page has been set up with access to prior GTC and Executive Council meeting minutes.  You can find this tab under member resources above in the menu. You can obtain the password and username  to this section of the website by calling tribal administration at 906-248-3241 during regular business hours. You will be asked to provide information to verify your identity before receiving the password. 


>>>Read the Sept. 12 Weekly Tribal Update here<<<


 

 

BMIC has a new cardboard compactor available for use

Have you heard the news? Recycling cardboard just got a whole lot easier! Bay Mills Maintenance Department is now accepting all corrugated cardboard from both tribal and non-tribal folks free of charge! You can feel twice as good about recycling with Bay Mills because your cardboard supports other maintenance and waste management efforts at BMIC!   Drop off your cardboard in the white garage behind the BMIC trash compactor. Open same hours as the trash compactor.   For more information contact 906-248-8154.


Check out the online anonymous suggestion box
Bay Mills Executive Council has launched “Suggestion Ox,” an online tool that allows tribal members to provide feedback to the council on an anonymous basis. You can submit you comments/ suggestions online (see the upper right corner of this page) using the suggestion box provided. Please refrain from profanity or accusations. This suggestion box (above left) is designed to answer community questions and keep the lines of communication open between the community and the leadership. This can be found under “Member Resources,” located on this web page. (You can obtain the password to this section of the website by calling tribal administration at 906-248-3241.)


Did you know about the text message service for health appointments?
Bay Mills Health Center patients can now get appointment reminders via text messaging. This text messaging reminder system allows patients to receive text messages instead of phone call reminders. Patients can respond confirming, rescheduling or canceling appointments with a short text message response. To enroll simply complete a text message opt in/out form at your next appointment or print it out and return it to the health center. You will continue to receive phone calls and you will not receive text message appointment reminders until a form is received back.



ATTENTION ELDERS!
Reminder About Lunch Program It is required that we follow the Administration on Aging (AoA) Title VI Nutrition Services (Elder Lunch Program) established guidelines. This is a reminder that we must deliver lunches to only those Elders eligible under the program and follow the safety standards for home delivered meals. As stated in the Title VI Resource Manual: Elders should only be on the home delivered meal program if they are unable to leave their homes without great difficulty due to illness, disability or general frailty, and have a physicians  signature and statement on file. Delivered meals will not be left at the home if the participant is not there. Congregate lunch meals are served at noon at the Armella Parker Elders Center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Breakfast is offered on Friday mornings (9 a.m.  to 10:30 a.m.). We encourage all elders to attend.


Social Services in need of foster homes
Native American foster homes are needed. For more information on how to become a foster home, call Bay Mills Social Services at 906-248-8303.

                

 

Tribal Member Updates
Interested in receiving the tribal member update via newsletter each week? Send an e-mail to newspaper@baymills.org with "Tribal Subscriber" in the subject line. Every Thursday morning you will receive the update of events and news pertaining to Bay Mills Indian Community. If you have signed up for the update and not received it, please check your "Junk" or "Spam" filters.
 


License Plate Hours
If you need to renew or acquire tribal license plates you can do so at the tribal administration building Mon- Thurs., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Fridays until noon.


Notice to tribal members regarding tax exemption
If you are State Tax exempt and enrollment does not have your social security number on file, you are not listed on the tax exemption list that goes out monthly. As a result, you will have your return  rejected from the State when you file.  Please contact Phyllis Malloy in enrollment to update your information.


Sales Tax Exemption information
The Accounting Department no longer processes 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 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.

BAY MILLS INDIAN COMMUNITY

12140 W. Lakeshore Drive

Brimley, MI 49715

                   Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to  4:30 p.m.
                   Contact Us: 906.248.8100

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