FYI - [FWD: Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians - Fee-to-Trust Applications]

posted Apr 17, 2016, 11:07 PM by Team SSCA
The email below was sent by Supervisor Ranalli's office. The Redhawk Casino Tribe has requested that 7 parcels of land in the Grassy Run neighborhood be placed into Trust. Discussion on this topic has been added to Tuesday's agenda as a Department Matter, which is not time specific. If you are interested in this Board agenda item, please attend. Keep in mind, the Tribe bought these parcels from landowners surrounding the Rancheria. It is not tribal land. We will follow up later in the week with the results of the Board meeting and ideas for you to take action.

Here are links to the two applications, including parcel maps:

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Subject: Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians - Fee-to-Trust Applications
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:24:28 -0700
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Good Afternoon,
As you have contacted our office to provide comment and/or request information pertaining to projects proposed within Shingle Springs and/or proposed by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, I am contacting you today on behalf of Supervisor Michael Ranalli with an update.

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians submitted two (2) applications to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs to have real property accepted into trust for the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians by the United States of America. The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs has reviewed these applications and has released a Notice of Application for each of the two (2) applications and is now seeking comments on the proposed acquisition. The County of El Dorado has 30 days to provide written comment to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding the proposed acquisition.
Supervisor Ranalli received both Notices of Application on Thursday, April 14, 2016, and has submitted an item, to be included as part of the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, April 19, 2016, meeting agenda, for the Board's review.

In addition to the opportunity to review the Notices of Application, Supervisor Ranalli will recommend that the Board provide direction to the Chief Administrative Officer in cooperation with County Counsel to coordinate, and prepare to submit within the 30-day comment period, a comprehensive response on behalf of the County that incorporates the assessed impacts of the Federal Government accepting the property "in trust" that includes, but is not limited to: confirmation of the Legal Land Descriptions/Site Locations as provided within each of the two (2) Notices of Application; assessment of the impact from the removal of the specified parcels from the tax roll; impact to surrounding land use and infrastructure; and impact to the delivery of County services.

He will also recommend that the Board authorize the Chairman's signature on a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs to formally request an extension on the comment period by an additional 30 days.

Supervisor Ranalli's agenda item (16-0419) will be included as part the addendum to the April 19, 2016 agenda as Item #47. A copy of the agenda report and each of the two (2) Notices of Application are attached for your information.

The Board of Supervisors April 19, 2016, meeting agenda can be accessed directly using the following link (please make certain that the drop down boxes contain "2016" and "Board of Supervisors"):

Please do not hesitate to contact our office should you have any questions.

Thank you,
Brenda Bailey
Assistant to Supervisor Ranalli
Board of Supervisors, District IV
County of El Dorado
(530) 621-6513