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October 2008 Open Meeting Summary 10082008

May 20, 2016

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 10/8/2008 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor


Meeting called to order at 6:55pm.


  1. Election Results

    1. 4-year Council Seats: Robert Benton, Homer Johnson, Dalton Hatcher, Richia Powell

    2. 2-year Council Seat: Wayne Turner

    3. Chief: Harold Buster Hatcher

    4. All to be sworn in during the December open meeting

  1. CMA meeting held 10/10 in Columbia

    1. CMA went in to executive session to deliberate on honoring our request (letting internal tribal affairs be handled by the tribe)

  1. PO Box

    1. Motion made to change letterhead and put the new PO Box number on it

      1. Voted on and passed unanimously

  1. Committee Resolution- Second reading done

  2. Financial Report

    1. Both accounts have positive funds

    2. Motion made to treat the People’s Alliance account the same as the main account

      1. Chief and CoC can authorize up to $50 in a purchase without Council approval

      2. Voted on and passed unanimously

    1. Judge Bernie Hamilton requested either a separate account for the judicial branch

      1. Second Chief Iris Ewing can show a judicial itemization on the financial report of the main account

      2. Tabled for now


  1. Online votes reaffirmed

    1. Concerning ballots that were faxed or hand-delivered: carried

  1. Pau Wau Committee

    1. Currently had 2 meetings and 1 work day

    2. All RV spots taken

    3. Pipe still needs fixed from previous work day

    4. Linda Atkinson said Cheryl Seivers said Boy Scouts will come to the pau wau this year and assist with trash

    5. Rodlyn Atkinson mentioned that Pepsi will allow you to use their trailers for free but unsure of drinks

      1. Michelle Hatcher to contact Pepsi to see about donation of drinks and ad

    1. Elder Chief Harold Hatcher and Linda Atkinson submitted a pau wau budget of $8,250

      1. Budget does not include sale of tickets or items

      2. Voted on and passed unanimously

    1. Arts certifications still needed by some

  1. Constitutional Changes

    1. Some passed; a couple failed

    2. Must be careful about wording

      1. Judge Bernie Hamilton also mentioned consider federal/state recognition when making changes

  1. Must make a political statement and not allow splinter group members of any group to be recognized in our fire circle, dance raffle, etc…

  2. Feathers to be made

    1. Veteran’s feathers (for sale $2.50), Council feathers, Judge feathers

  1. Judge Bernie Hamilton suggested filing an injunction against James Webb et al for the money they took to fund their own pau wau

    1. Sandy Cox filed a complaint against Judge Mayers (spelling?)

    2. Judge Bernie Hamilton suggested investing in a $99 outdoor light/ video camera

  1. Cemetery is not being ignored; grounds will be cut once land is dry again

  2. New Council to participate in practice exercises with Elder Chief Hatcher, Judge Bernie Hamilton, and older Council members

    1. Help prepare them for their position and make them aware of state and federal laws that affect us

  1. New membership applications were submitted

    1. 7 were voted on and passed unanimously

    2. Some need further investigation


Meeting adjourned at 8:56pm.


Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 10/11/2008 at 10:39pm


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