Shiprock — Shiprock Chapter is continuing to take the steps necessary to regain management of the annual fair in addition to the land it occupies.

Another series of resolutions involving the fair was considered and voted on by chapter members during a meeting on Monday.

One of the resolutions explained how members of the Shiprock Fair Board would be chosen.

On Feb. 3, the chapter membership approved creating the Blue Ribbon Committee to develop a plan of operation for the Shiprock Fair Board and to hold a community election to seat fair board members.

But this type of election would be difficult to conduct, said chapter president Duane "Chili" Yazzie, so Monday's resolution explained that chapter officials have established the Blue Ribbon Committee and it is now recommended that the committee collect letters of interest and resumes from people interested in serving on the Shiprock Fair Commission.

The second resolution authorizes the chapter to submit an application for a "revocable use permit" for the 33 acres that comprise the Shiprock Fairgrounds to conduct this year's fair.

The permit would be for one year pending the completion of the land withdraw process and could be renewed if needed.

There was no discussion of the resolution, which the chapter membership passed by a vote of 30 in favor, none opposed and none abstaining.

The last resolution declared the chapter and its designated affiliate would manage and operate all activities associated with the parade, Indian market and Ye'ii Bi Chei, Shiprock resident Annie King has lived on the Ye'ii Bi Chei grounds for three years and suggested that the grounds be relocated to a different site because criminal activities have occurred there.

Despite the concerns, the chapter membership voted 22 in favor, none opposed and six abstaining.

Noel Lyn Smith covers the Navajo Nation for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4636. Follow her @nsmithdt on Twitter.