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8 July 31, 1997
Warm Springs, Oregon
Comprehensive Plan teams share draft accomplishments and trends
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Community workshop set
You arc invited lo attend the Comprehensive Plan Community Workshop.
Kids will have a great time in the Kids activity room - games, activities,
prizes und more!
When: Tuesday, August 12. 1997
Time: Session 1 (3:00-5:00 PM)
Where: Agency Longhousc
Session 2: (7:00-9:00 PM)
The purpose of the workshops is to collect community input about the
vision and goals for the Comprehensive Plan; for the next 20 years. You will
be able to choose the areas you are most interested in and give your input.
Economic Development and Finance
Education & Human Resources
Public Utilities & Housing
Human Services and I.H.S,
Natural Resources and B.I. A.
A major focus for this event will be on youth. Both parents and youth are
encouraged to come and take part in the sessions and the youth activity room.
Community Contest: We will have a contest open to all CTWS Tribal
Members to come up with a theme for the Comprehensive Plan. What do you
think our focus should be for the next 20 years? Bring you ideas and win a
free nights lodging at Kah-nce-tah Resort.
Come and learn about the past, Share today and Create tomorrow - It's
Following are five of the eight planning team draft
accomplishments and Trends since 1983. The teams will continue
to refine this information with the community.
This information will be helpful on August 12, when we begin
updating the vision and goals.
If you have any questions, contact Planning Dept. 553-3270.
Service Statement: The Natural Resources Branch is responsible for
planning and management designed to protect and enhance the natural
resources of the reservation and areas that could impact treaty rights. Natural
resources will be managed as sustainable assets for cultural, subsistence,
economic and social purposes.
Accomplishments Since 1983:
Integrated Natural Resources Branch and BIA resource programs
Established ceded land antlerless deer and elk tags (ceremonial and
Recreation upgrades at Indian Park, Dry Creek, Trout Lake and Chinook
IRMP I for Forested Area completed; IRMP II nearly competed
Cultural Resources Program developed
Geographic Information System developed and implemented
Deschutes and Metolious Wild and Scenic River plans developed
In-lieu and access sites on the Columbia River acquired and being
Deschutes River Plan restoration developed with Environmental Defense
Soil Survey and Wetlands Inventory completed
McQuinn Strip management returned to the Tribes
Hazardous materials response plan and environmental education program
U.S. vs. Oregon and Pacific Salmon Commission U.S. -Canada Treaty
established Hood River and John Day River offices
Collaborated with W.S. Power Enterprises to complete initial Federal
Energy Regulatory Comm. re-licensing process
Growing elk and deer populations
More spring, well, corral and fencing projects
More younger trees in the forest
Greatly expanded efforts to protect off-reservation treaty rights
More noxious weed problems
Fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects
More land used for rural housing
Better water quality and soil stability
More wildlife trend surveys (deer, elk, cougar, eagle, etc.)
Greater use of prescribed fire
Less wild salmon and steelhead
Annual timber harvest down from approximately 1 10 to 55 million board
Less older trees in the forest
Less reliance on tribal funds for resource programs
Less juniper trees
Lowered rangeland condition
Lower Seekseequa Creek stability rating Lower road density
Service Statement: Our job is to provide service to the people in the most
respectful and beneficial manner. It is our sincere hope that every contact
branch personnel have with the community is a successful one and that
people go away with a feeling that they've been helped.
Areas of Responsibility : Child Protection Service, Community Counseling
Center, Community Health Education, Community Health Services,
Community Wellness Center, Senior Services, and Social Services.
Accomplishments since 1983
Final Elder CareAssisted Living Facility plans are near completion
Put together fiscal package which would allow the CTWS to set &
prioritize its own health needs and allocate resources ( Health Services Fund)
Finalized plans for "old clinic" utilization
Completed first segment of branch transition to Family Unity & Family
Decision Making models
Completed first segment of branch transition to Family Services model
Initiated design of a Comprehensive Prevention Plan for the CTWS
Addition of a van with a wheel chair lift for Community Health Services
Increased tribal member population - currently at 3.2 growth rate.
Inflation costs for doing business
Substance abuse for 8th graders remains relatively unchanged - no growth
High School incompletion remains high
Increased number of both biological parents involved with their children
Tooth decay requiring surgical intervention remains high
Increase in self initiated program utilization
Decreased fiscal appropriations (tribal, federal, & state)
Decreased rate for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome babies born
Decreased rate of out of home placements
Service Statement: This teams responsibilities include Governmental
Affairs, Public Information, Office of Information Systems, Administrative
Services, Planning, Vital Statistics, Legislative and Records Management.
This team updates governance aspects of the Comprehensive Plan and works
at improving communication and understanding between the community
and tribal government, including committees, departments and other tribal
Accomplishments Since 1983
Reorganization streamlined tribal government into 6 operating branches
and 6 administrative branches (under SecTreasurer and C.O.O.)
Declaration of Sovereignty written and approved
Ordinances enacted for safety and to protect natural resources, such as
IRMP, Flood Code and Range Management Plan.
Approved intergovernmental agreements to support tribal interests with
several agencies, such as O.D.O.T., U.S. Forest Service and B.L.M.
Asserted and formalized Tribal Preference Policy
Tax exempt bonds financed the Early Childhood Center and Health
Education Scholarship Fund created
Senior Citizens Pension Fund created
Revenue Reserve Fund (ARainy Day Fund) created
Budget Ordinance enacted to clarify process and to ensure input before
Water Negotiations initiated with the State of Oregon
Tribal enrollment continued to grow at a rapid rate
Budget appropriations and revenues continued to increase at about the
More public interest in Tribal Government affairs and increasing number
of community meetings
Increasing off-reservation developments continued to impact Treaty
Federal functions and resources continued to be transferred to state
Land base continued to increase through on and off-reservation land
More agencies (besides the B.I.A. and I.H.S.) began understanding their
Percentage of Tribally affiliated employees continue to increase
More cooperative agreements and contracting with B.I.A. ad I.H.S.
through P.L. 638
Federal resources continued to decrease for Treaty rights protection
Unobligated money in the General Fund continued to decrease
Revenue decreased from timber receipts
Service Statement: The Warm Springs Tribal Court asserts jurisdiction
over all Indians committing offenses within the Warm Springs Reservation.
Non-Indians arc judged civilly by the Tribal Court. The many types of cases
heard in Tribal Court include: Criminal, Probate, Traffic, Domestic, Civil,
Fish and Game, and Juvenile. The functions carried out by the Tribal Court
are an important exercise of Tribal Sovereignty. The Warm Springs Tribal
Court is responsible for the presiding over and rendering decisions toward
responsibility of rehabilitation of, and accountability for negative actions and
behaviors of persons that result in appearance before the Tribal Court.
Accomplishments since 1983
Warm Springs Tribal Code Revision
Law and Order Committee phased out
Juvenile Coordinator Position developed
BailiffProcess Server Position
Court of Appeals established (85-86)
Probate Department moved to own area, but still under Chief Judge
Sex Abuse Code revised
Automation of Court System began
Magistrate Court Pilot Project passed by Tribal Council.
Demand for higher technology for court use to better serve the public
Demand for faster turn around in Court for Juvenile Offenders
Increasing repeat offenders
Demand for Elder Abuse Protection Code to be implemented
Demand for Family Court to be established
Need for an additional Court Room
Better communication between Tribal Court and the Public
More assault and batteries
More traditional methods utilized by family members in deciding
Increase in useage of Tribal Court in family and domestic ssues; esp.
Abuse & Prevention Code.
Decrease in funds resulting in lack of ability to initiate Phase II of
automation of court system; in turn initiates a need of manually consolidating
caseloads in all areas.
Traffic citations are down.
Service Statement: The Public Utilities Branch includes six departments:
Utilities, Vehicle Pool, Housing, Health and Wellness Center Facility
Management, Sanitation, and Project Engineering. The Branch as a whole is
responsible for assuring that housing opportunities are available to meet the
needs of all tribal members and ensuring that quality public facilities and
infrastructure are available to meet the needs of the population.
Accomplishments since 1983
Housing individual ownership has increased by 213 houses
Tribal and HUD rentals has increased by 37 units
Annual spring clean up and adopt-a-road program to help control litter
Dog control program to promote licensing, vaccinations, spays, and
Recycling programs were started in 1993
A draft solid waste management plan has been developed and a location
for the proposed landfill site proposed
Approximately 150 homes are now have water meters
Additional wells andor storage has been added to the various systems to
increase the capacity of the water systems
Proposal to begin charging customers for utility services
A facility plan for upgrading the Agency wastewater treatment system has
National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permits have been
applied for through EPA for the Agency and Kah-nee-ta
The following new facilities have been built:
Early Childhood Center
Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center
Simnasho Elementary School
Social Services Building
Alternative Education Building
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Alcohol Treatment and Counseling t Ui
911 Center of the Justice Center
Elmer Quinn Park built and maintained
The number of individuals and families without homes (rentalownership)
Homes built in rural areas
Number of housing units that need rehabilitation or replacement
Development and operating costs due to higher standards
Assistance in providing services for cultural, social, and traditional events
from the Tribal Departments
Expectations and usage for tribal facilities and programs by the tribal
Solid waste generation and littering
Available financing for homes
Funds for development and construction of projects
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Tribal Council, Secretary Treasurer, & Chief Operating Officer
Joint Committee, Planning, Office of Information Systems, & Public Information
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