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May 2017 Open Meeting


Tribal Open Meeting Summary 5/5/2017 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC

  1. CM’s John, Susan, Robert, Mark, Dalton, and CoC Rick present. Summary prepared from audio file of May meeting.

  2. April summary read

  3. Dalton motioned to accept; Susan seconded

  4. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Robert-yes, Mark-abstain, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

  5. Financial Report

  6. General Fund: $8893.34

  7. Building Fund: $1532.29

  8. Cemetery Fund: $531.26

  9. Online Votes

  10. 4/12 Purchase Laptop for Office/ Filekeeper Use: $499

  11. Robert-y, Susan-yes, John-yes, Mark-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

  12. 4/19 Pay tractor Mowing Deck Repair Bill: $412

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

  14. Old Business

  15. Cemetery Encroachment

  16. Chief Hatcher: Spoke to Mr. Beverly, who is supposed to schedule a meeting with the opposing attorney

  17. 2nd Chief Cheryl: best way to reach Mr. Beverly is by email

  18. Roof case Update

  19. Chief Hatcher: Mr. Sampson will not answer door to receive papers

  20. John: what if you never physically hand it to him?

  21. Chief: He doesn’t have to physically handle it; you just need an unbiased person there to show he saw it

  22. John: Will judge just say enough of this and force it to court?

  23. Chief: no, he won’t go to court until he has been served

  24. New Business

  25. Open Forum

  26. CoC Rick

  27. To Doug & Jewell for their efforts on the Fishing Day, Chief made handmade arrows, I will put them on a plaque for you

  28. Thank you to everyone who worked on the Fishing Day. It turned out well, even better than previous year

  29. Chief: also wrote a letter to the couple who helped on the yard sale, want everyone to sign it, and then I’ll mail it to them

  30. Susan: propose that minutes come out earlier so we can do the things we said we would do (example: email discussions)

  31. Dalton: don’t necessarily need minutes to do that; we could have sent each other an email that night, but understand what you’re saying & we’ve talked about it before

  32. Rick: want to schedule a work day coming up

  33. Mark: Council work day

  34. Rick: Ray donated the golf cart

  35. Mark: for B&G & Donnie to use

  36. Rick: it needs 6-6V batteries ($80-100 each)

  37. John: the Mayor- doesn’t he run a golf cart place?

  38. Several: yes, ex-mayor

  39. John: perhaps he could help us out

  40. Alan: CMA is looking for someone to do an internship. It’s in Columbia, but you can do it through the internet

  41. Small Business grants from CMA, usually requires you to come up with 10% of it

  42. They will conduct a 13-week workshop & $75 for whole course

  43. Chief Hatcher:

  44. I filed IRS & State paperwork for the tribe

  45. I’ll be submitting an ANA grant for us, but first I have to write the proposal to Council, & Council has to pass it. I’d like for it to be on language.

  46. Chief asked for a show of hands in people interested in being taught native language

  47. Statue of Chief Norris being made in Greenville

  48. Earl Manyskins: I would like to give him $200; he’s been sick

  49. Dalton motioned to give Earl $400; Mark seconded

  50. Robert-yes, Susan-yes, John-yes, Mark-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

  51. Backhoe for sale in Greenville; will look at it while I’m there

  52. Committee Reports

  53. Buildings & Grounds: Rick

  54. We figured out the electrical problem at the circle and it’s not going to be as expensive to fix as we thought

  55. Arts & Crafts: Susan

  56. Had our class with 3 people present

  57. Have to think of another idea for another month (probably June)

  58. Mark: do you need turkey feathers for membership feathers?