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January 2017 Open Meeting Summary

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 1/13/2017 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC

  1. CM’s Mark, John, and Robert present. 2nd Chief Cheryl served as a proxy for Susan and Rick; CM Dalton served as ACoC

  2. Condolences to Hank & Phil on passing of Kathy

  3. Oct Minutes read

  4. Mark motioned to accept; Robert seconded

  5. Mark-yes, John-yes, Robert-yes, 2nd Chief Cheryl (Susan)-yes, 2nd Chief Cheryl (Rick)-yes, Dalton-yes

  6. Dec Minutes Read

  7. Online vote with 2 changes

  8. 5(a)(i) should be Circuit instead of magistrate

  9. 5(b)(xii) should be beneficiaries instead of beneficial

  10. [Susan]-yes, 2nd Chief Cheryl [Rick]-yes, John-yes, Robert-yes, Mark-yes, Dalton-yes

  11. Online Votes

  12. Roof: Update: Sampson to finish it by Monday

  13. [Susan]-yes, [Rick]-yes, John-yes, Robert-yes, Mark-yes, Dalton-yes

  14. Reimburse Chief Hatcher $500 for Bingo money he put in

  15. John-yes, Robert-yes, Mark-abstain, Dalton-yes

  16. Old Business

  17. Cemetery Encroachment Update: 2nd Chief Cheryl

  18. Motion quashed because they argued the tribe was a corporation

  19. Notice to creditors has to be done within 8 months of first publication, but statute also says within 1 year of death

  20. Not sure the tribe qualifies as a creditor

  21. Quiet Title Action: judge thought this might be solution

  22. File in Circuit Court with attorney (not self or trustees)

  23. Have until 1/23 to file recording in register of deeds

  24. Elder Doug: do we have a cost from Terry Beverly?

  25. 2nd Chief Cheryl: $10k retainer because of litigation

  26. Elder Doug: What about arbitration?

  27. 2nd Chief Cheryl: Mediation to resolve it; could lead to adverse possession in 10 years if we do nothing

  28. John: could we give them 0.25 acre & set boundary line with them

  29. 2nd Chief Cheryl: I’d suggest that too, but 0.25 acres isn’t worth $10k

  30. Ray: Can attorney put a stop on it & bring it to mediation to get them to abide by mediator’s ruling?

  31. Mark: if we filed, would it put pressure on the boys to work it out?

  32. John: would the lawyer be willing to take payments?

  33. 2nd Chief Cheryl: he would take $2k to start, but he wanted to hold off and ask other attorneys

  34. Richard: Mr. James has the same deed as we do, not survey, according to what was said in court

  35. Elder Dan: will the BIA or SCIAC not help?

  36. 2nd Chief Cheryl: we’re not under the same protection as federal tribes; state preservation offices maybe?

  37. John: goal is to define the lines; can we hire Beverly to talk to his lawyer?

  38. 2nd Chief Cheryl to get back with Council on Wednesday; Council make decisions Thursday/ Friday if necessary

  39. Dalton: we could try the Indian Law Center & our investors

  40. Investor Proposal by John

  41. Would be a promissory note

  42. Dalton: can you do a percentage on a note?

  43. 2nd Chief Cheryl: there’s a limit when SEC gets involved; percentages become equal to stocks/ dividends

  44. With flat rate, there’s a limit on the amount you can solicit

  45. John: is there a difference between tribal vs non-tribal?

  46. 2nd Chief Cheryl: we’d have to find out

  47. Council to continue discussing this online; tabled to February

  48. New Business

  49. Committee Reports

  50. Grants: Michelle

  51. Looking at several USDA grants & contacting Ms. Braught for ideas

  52. Pauwau: Michelle

  53. Meetings are second Thursday of each month

  54. Need collaboration between PW Committee, B&G, Council before changes to circle are made

  55. 2017 Chair: Michelle

  56. Buildings & Grounds

  57. Meeting 1/14 at 12pm

  58. Parking Lot & Shuttle: John

  59. Put blurb on FB pages

  60. Ray talked to people in Mooresville to check for interest

  61. Also looked for interest in camping spots

  62. Mark: would need security on grounds if camping

  63. 2nd Chief Cheryl

  64. Did a Sample Segmentation from Saturday

  65. Shows breakdown of ages

  66. Need to revise to add Sunday numbers

  67. Need to revise the demographics form slightly

  68. Need to have Veteran’s Ceremony every year

  69. Address at Pauwau meeting

  70. Sometimes we run out of feathers; sometimes people don’t know where to go to get them

Mark motioned to close the meeting; Robert seconded.

Meeting adjourned 7:38 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 1/30/17 at 2:42 pm.

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