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Village of Hobart BIA NOD

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On January 19, 2017, the Oneida Business Committee received a notice of decision from the United States Department of Interior approving 499.022 acres of reservation land into trust status. The BIA gave thorough consideration to the Nation’s applications and Hobart’s objections and determined Hobart’s claims have no merit.

For more information go to Litigation Updates on the Oneida Nation website. The full Village of Hobart BIA NOD PDF document can be found there.

13 Responses to Village of Hobart BIA NOD

Mark Mathes says: January 24, 2017 at 6:06 am

Good to see. Maybe we can now get our new President to give Hobart a grant to offset the loss in property taxes so mine don’t go up even more.

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Brenda J. says: January 24, 2017 at 8:37 am

I appreciate your words, Mark. I have an idea that I hope you will share. Insist that your local government (Hobart) spend your tax dollars on the services they should be spent on and NOT frivolous lawsuits and legal actions, some of which are on the other side of the country. And demand that Hobart enter into the Service Agreement that compensates the municipality for services they provide beyond the services they receive from the Tribe. Hobart’s elected officials refused to so back in 2005 so they could fight the political battle they just lost: that’s twice the loss of dollars and resources Hobart citizens could have enjoyed these past 12 years. I say its time for more reasonable, forward thinking individuals on that Board of Trustees.

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Ben says: January 25, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Well stated!!! Thank you!!!

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George says: January 27, 2017 at 6:14 am

Mark!! Oneida always wants to be good neighbors and we always want to work with Hobart .. but it is them that never want to work together so citizens of both townships can have services and other needs attended to .. you Mark have the power in your voice to let your leadership know enough is enough .. They have always just took and still trying to take .: it’s greed for money is why they are blind to have a United townships working together .. u probably could have had used that money they spend in a losing court case from the start on fixing ur roads or easing ur tax on ur home..

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William Gollnick says: February 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Having negotiated agreements with local municipalities, I appreciate how the Tribe and Hobart could work together to mitigate costs on both sides. Unfortunately, as Hobart chose to hire Ms. Willman who claimed Indians believe in Sharia Law, the Oneida Police Department under that pretense could not provide services to the Hobart community. (Despite being deputed by the County Sheriff) Hobart had to pay for their own police force. Hobart could not accept that the Tribe had the resources to plow and repair roads so of course the Village had to hire people to perform those duplicative services as well. And, as the Tribe offered service agreements that would have actually compensated the Village for services it provided from which the Tribe benefitted, the Village said it did not need those funds. I don’t know if these issues were contained in the briefs for the Court’s consideration, but I know that they were a true source of frustration to me as a person trying to “get to yes.” With the NOD, perhaps more logical individuals can achieve more productive outcomes for all.

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