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July 2017 Open Meeting Summary

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 7/14/2017 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC

  1. CM’s John, Mark, Dalton, and Susan present. CM Dalton served as ACoC for Rick.

  2. June minutes read

  3. John motioned to accept; Mark seconded

  4. Susan-abstain, John-yes, Mark-yes, Dalton-yes

  5. Financial Report

  6. General Fund: $9143.49

  7. Building Fund: $1286.27

  8. Cemetery Fund: $531.26

  9. Online Votes

  10. 6/3 PW Budget Amended to Include JAbrams’ lodging

  11. Susan-yes, John-yes, Mark-yes, Dalton-yes

  12. Old Business

  13. Vice Chief Proposal

  14. Makes 2C Cheryl Vice Chief (senior 2C according to newest constitution)

  15. Mark-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Dalton-yes

  16. Check constitution for number of 2C’s allowed and fix it if not specified

  17. Open Elders’ Positions

  18. Ronnie H discussion stalled

  19. Dalton: should be done through open meeting so we can ask questions

  20. Vote is open to confirm him

  21. John: currently, elders put up a list, we vetoed their first selection, and need to figure out how to move forward

  22. What is the protocol for Ronnie?

  23. Dalton: we can table it until he shows up

  24. Mark motioned to table vote on Ronnie H; ? seconded

  25. Mark-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Dalton-yes

  26. John to call Ronnie and get him to come to next meeting

  27. Cemetery Encroachment

  28. Chief Hatcher: think we will have resolution: read email from attorney

  29. They are going to make sure we have 2 acres

  30. Roof Case

  31. Chief Hatcher: we will probably lose it; can’t find him & the law can’t ask for ID when they go out to serve him

  32. To go further, we would need to refile because of deadline

  33. John: could we bump up the amount if we refiled?

  34. Chief Hatcher: probably not since we asked for max

  35. Can also check with the PI

  36. New Business

  37. Chamber of Commerce (Aynor): defunct now; going to talk with Keb Johnson & Mr. Dean about setting one up for this area

  38. Elder Doug: when you pay $50, is that for the year?

  39. Dalton:yes

  40. John: how could it benefit us?

  41. Dalton: ads- the tribe could get some of that revenue

  42. We could ensure that the Pauwau is funded (or mostly funded)

  43. Michelle: in the dues price, you could include ad prices, PW costs

  44. John Turner: Attendance Proposal

  45. John read his proposal aloud

  46. Chief Hatcher: every elected person takes an oath; do you really need more than that?

  47. John: there is nothing specified in the constitution or policy letters

  48. Chief Hatcher: you’re elected by the tribe; to impose standards on a sitting Council now is wrong

  49. If you think someone’s not doing their job, have CoC send them a letter and ask them to resign

  50. Who keeps count of absences and who decides what constitutes an authorized absence?

  51. Dalton: I’d just go by the numbers; Council member names are put at the top of the minutes list; we can add Elders, 2C, etc too

  52. Susan: I’ve already missed 2 meetings, so if I miss 1 more, you’re going to can me?

  53. John: did you tell us ahead of time? Then there’s not a problem

  54. Dalton: I take issue with notice; this would require 3 readings

  55. Chief Hatcher: it imposes on the entire governing body

  56. Dalton: Elders & Judges can force a revote & tell us it’s unconstitutional

  57. Mark: look at US Senate: they don’t even have to go the floor

  58. You can’t impose your will on volunteers

  59. John: I personally feel I wouldn’t be a part of Tribal Council without being here