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August 2014 Open Meeting Summary 08012014

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 8/1/2014 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC

  1. CoC Scott, CM’s Homer, Dalton, Susan, John, and Rick present.

  2. July Minutes read

  3. Dalton motioned to accept; Homer seconded

  4. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Rick-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

  5. Financial Report: Alan

  6. General Fund

  7. Deposits: $1465.00 Debits: $1652.52 Balance: $12,844.65

  8. Error on TN trip math: not $902, was $949.40

  9. Building Fund

  10. Deposits: $525.00 Debits: $0.00 Balance: $1600.00

  11. Online Votes

  12. 7/22 Tractor Parts

  13. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Rick-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

  14. Old Business

  15. Inactive Membership List

  16. Dalton motioned to remove ID’s #040 on Monthly Report Query dated 7/11/2014

  17. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Rick-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

  18. Elder’s Decision on Elections

  19. Candidate qualifications:

  20. Will they go in effect this year?

  21. Dalton: 1st paragraph: need to spell out who decides who makes contributions

  22. Chief Hatcher/ Dalton: suggest Council of Elders

  23. 2nd Chief Iris: 2nd Paragraph: our resolution holds felons can hold office after 5 years

  24. Dalton: who decides pardon?

  25. Scott: judge; to put you back in good standing

  26. John: need to define offense

  27. John: 3rd Paragraph: should person be appointed if not member for 2 years?

  28. Chief Hatcher: no

  29. Dalton: However, Elders can’t infringe on Chief’s appointment powers

  30. Should paragraph be eliminated?

  31. Someone who just turned 18 not really active until 18, so couldn’t run

  32. Eliminate

  33. John: 4th Paragraph: could we grandfather current members?

  34. If the people want a member back in office, they’ll vote that way

  35. Scott: Eliminate paragraph

  36. Official Ballot

  37. Chief: completely revamp

  38. Revisit over pre-stamped envelopes

  39. Intention of Candidacy

  40. Eliminates letter of intent

  41. Susan/ Scott: only basic information

  42. Not for newsletter use (those are optional)

  43. Dalton: 5th paragraph: need to specify that it be a designated representative of Election Committee

  44. Susan: Should all Elders have to agree that a person can run?

  45. Designated representative will also sign letter of intention

  46. Susan: how will this affect this year’s election?

  47. Dalton: shouldn’t affect this year

  48. Susan: Clarify: this won’t happen until next election

  49. Scott/ Dalton: yes

  50. John: is Aug 15 enough time?

  51. Chief Hatcher: yes

  52. Election Commission

  53. Dalton: section: Who Can Run For Office- needs to be same as candidacy page

  54. Chief Hatcher: also need to add “in good standing”

  55. Elder Doug: section: Who serves on election commission

  56. Should also say “women”

  57. Chief Hatcher/ Scott: strike that line completely

  58. Dalton: Section: What About a tie breaker

  59. Change to “Parliamentarian breaks all ties”

  60. John suggested striking section completely