December 2016 Open Meeting Summary
Tribal Open Meeting Summary 12/2/2016 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC
CM’s Dalton, John, Robert, and CoC Rick present. 2nd Chief Cheryl served as a proxy for Susan and Mark.
Alan F: CMA meeting/ jobs education meeting
You can get certified if you own your own business
Will have a scholarship guide in mid-Jan
GED program for those interested
2nd Chief Cheryl: do they work with the Small Business Association?
October minutes read
John T: motions that minutes are read & voted online ahead of time; Rick seconded
2nd Chief Cheryl (Susan)-yes, 2nd Chief Cheryl (Mark)-yes, John-yes, Robert-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes
General Fund: $18,236.85
Building Fund: $4449.30
John T: Cemetery Fund: $541.28
Cemetery Encroachment: 2nd Chief Cheryl
Hearing contested by Mr. James’ attorney; says tribe is a corporation; may have to go to municipal court
John T: can trustee not file on behalf of the cemetery as an individual?
2nd Chief Cheryl: yes, not just one, but all of them
Investor Proposal by John T
Each $1000 invested, you would reap reward
It could be a big gamble
Numbers in proposal are arbitrary right now
Terms of repayment can be dictated
Could do the same for the parking project
Elder Doug: why can’t you put separate business in name of WIP and let it draw interest?
John T: most of us can’t run businesses
Elder Doug: federal recognition has been a 25year deal; need enough money to get it
Rick: any outside investors?
John T: may not have as many legal ramifications with tribal members
Dalton: good idea; think amounts should be smaller to make it accessible
Alan: concern that outside investors could try to take over
Dalton: make shares nontransferable; share of profits- make it their share of distribution+1
2nd Chief Cheryl: why not beneficial?
Dalton: don’t want to be paying them out for years from now
Elder Doug: agreement could be a %, but it has to be attractive
Arts & Crafts: 2nd Chief Cheryl (Susan)
12/10 Class to create chokers: @2pm: $35/ person, includes supplies
Suk at Brookgreen: thanks to Susan, Marion, Rick, Cheryl
Finalizing SCAC paperwork
Looking at possible ANA Grants
2nd Chief Cheryl: look into USDA Rural Development for funding
Outbrief Volunteer Dinner held 11/12; thanks to all who attended
Demographics Sheets worked well for first time, though need relocation on grounds
2nd Chief Cheryl: used data from sheets to create Sample Segmentation Sheet to give a better visual idea of where people are coming from and what ages they are
Meeting: 2nd Thursday in Jan at tribal office at 6pm
Volunteer signup sheets on office table, can also let someone on committee know
Buildings & Grounds: Rick
Larry J resigned as Chair; committee nominated Neal R
Thanks to Larry J for his hard work
John T: electric?
Rick: working on getting it up to code and raising the dance circle
John T: move the circle?
Was the backhoe/ dump truck looked into?