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February 2010 Open Meeting Summary 02052010

June 2, 2016

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 2/5/2010 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor

  1. January summary read

    1. Susan (Richia) motioned, Robert seconded

    2. Dalton-yes, Susan (Richia)-yes, Robert-yes, Homer-yes, Neal-yes, Scott-yes

    3. Minutes accepted by majority

  2. Financial Report: Iris

    1. $10337.93 in bank including pending transactions

    2. $750 Verizon grant incoming

  3. Committee Reports

    1. Building & Grounds: Neal

      1. Filing cabinets painted

      2. Craig brought sweat lodge plans

      3. Gas for lawn mower

    2. Arts & Crafts: Brian

      1. Meeting held on 30th

        1. Brian (Chair), Susan (Co-Chair), Cha'kwaina (Secretary)

        2. 2/20 deadline for manual

        3. Work on organizational operations manual next

        4. Susan has application done

        5. Next Friday- vote

        6. Deborah- criteria manual

        7. Feathers

        8. 4/16: next meeting

        9. Video of doing feathers- Susan

        10. Tent for art display

        11. 1 member resigned

      2. CoC Scott: commend for good job

      3. Chief Buster: elaborate on problem

        1. Brian: goes back to the word “certify”

          1. Chief Buster- used to make sure art is real and uses real materials

          2. 2nd Chief Susan read the current certificate out loud

            1. Chief Buster suggested changing “Native American Art” to “Waccamaw Art”

        2. Criteria- Council needs to do research too

        3. “For Display Purposes Only” needs to be put on some art

          1. Some art is not functional

        4. Neal has clay at his house if anyone needs it

    3. Grants: Michelle

      1. Still looking at the Pepsi Refresh Grant

    4. PauWau

      1. No Report

  4. Family Day

    1. Neal: set up tents that morning

    2. Craig- tipi set up too

    3. Iris has trampoline and stand-alone basketball stand to donate

  5. Online Votes

    1. Turner Smith

      1. Homer-yes, Neal-yes, Dalton-yes, Robert-yes, Jeanie-yes, Scott-yes

        1. 6 for, 0 against, 1 absent          

    2. Deva Marie Barber

      1. Jeanie-yes, Dalton-yes, Homer-yes, Neal-yes, Robert-yes, Scott-yes

        1. 6 for, 0 against, 1 absent

    3. Charles Creech

      1. Dalton-yes, Robert-yes, Neal-yes, Homer-yes, Jeanie-yes, Susan (Richia)-yes, Scott-yes

        1. 7 for, 0 against, 0 absent (passed unanimously)

    4. Books- $130 Federal Recognition Petition abbreviated version

      1. Thanks to Susan and Cheryl

      2. Dalton-yes, Robert-yes, Neal-yes, Homer-yes, Susan (Richia)-yes, Scott-yes

        1. 7 for, 0 against, 0 absent (passed unanimously)

    5. Copy Machine Repair

      1. Robert: Can we get a service contract on this one?

        1. We would have to check into it; could be more costly than just repairing every few years

        2. Dalton-yes, Robert-yes, Neal-yes, Homer-yes, Jeanie-yes, Scott-yes

          1. 6 for, 0 against, 1 absent

  6. CoC Beaver motioned to accept Michelle as official Tribal Secretary

    1. Dalton abstained

    2. Neal seconded

    3. Robert-yes, Neal-yes, Homer-yes, Susan (Richia)-yes, Jeanie-yes, Scott-yes

      1. 6 for, 0 against, 1 abstained (passed by majority)

    4. Norma thanked for her service

  7. 2nd Chief Susan

    1. Census Bus: may use us for questionnaire spot for 2-3 days

      1. Still hiring

    2. Huntington State Park- 3/17 would like us to come back this year

      1. Hours are 10-3

      2. May be able to put us all together this year

    3. Newsletters

      1. Maybe do every other month this year because of election

        1. Trying to send out as many via email as possible

      2. Next newsletter in April; info to go in by 3/15

    4. Buster- Council needs to decide on cutoff date for elections and letters of intent

      1. Dalton suggests 6/15 (last newsletter before election)

        1. Dalton motion, Homer seconded

          1. Dalton-yes, Robert-yes, Neal-yes, Homer-yes, Jeanie-yes, Susan (Richia)-yes, Scott-yes

            1. Passed unanimously

      2. Homer suggests doing it this way every year

        1. Takes a resolution to do it this way

  8. Chief Hatcher

    1. Donnie

      1. If we were to rent Donnie’s trailer out, we would get $300-400 per month

      2. During summer, grounds and cemetery are cut

      3. Chief Hatcher suggested we pay Donnie $100 per month

      4. Homer: look into flat plan and pay Donnie’s light bill each month

      5. Iris: We have $10,000 in bank. No objections, but we have to look at the big picture

      6. Buster: Effective 1/1/10, $100 till Council says the tribe can no longer afford it; Susan (Richia) seconded

        1. Dalton-yes, Robert-yes, Neal-yes, Homer-yes, Jeanie-yes, Susan (Richia), Scott- yes

          1. Passed unanimously

          2. As of today  (2/5/2010), we owe Donnie $200

    2. DC Trip

      1. Lieberman met

      2. Petition given to 5 Congressmen

      3. Written Obama 10 times

      4. BIA/ BAR: would like more classes

      5. Would like to remove the right of Council members to use a 2nd Chief as their proxy

        1. Shouldn’t have proxies

        2. Should lean on Council members to be here

  9. Craig: Gary Anderson passed away

  10. Fireproof filing cabinets on order; should arrive in 10 days

  11. Haven’t looked into PC yet

Homer motioned for the meeting to end; Neal seconded.

Meeting adjourned 8:01 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 2/8/10 at 2:55pm.



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