September 2017 Open Meeting Summary
Tribal Open Meeting Summary 9/01/2017 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC
CM’s John, Mark, Dalton, Susan, and CoC Rick present. 2C Cheryl arrived at 8pm.
Jeania Kidder was sworn into Tribal Council by CoC Rick
General Fund: $8796.48
Building Fund: $1286.27
Mark: thought the building fund account was supposed to be closed since the committee dissolved?
Susan: closing the building fund account won’t let us track money given to specific projects; people have donated for specific items
Cemetery Fund: $531.26
7/13 Vote to Hire/ Disregard PI in Sampson case
Susan- disregard, John-disregard, Mark-disregard, Dalton-disregard, Rick-disregard
8/10 Approve June Minutes with Changes
Susan-abstain, John-yes, Mark-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes
8/10 Approve July Minutes
Susan-yes, John-yes, Mark-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-abstain
8/10 Pay fuel receipts for 6 weeks $80.78 Check 583
Susan-yes, John-yes, Mark-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes
Roof Case Update: decided not to hire PI
CoC Rick: want to refile
Susan: police have to serve him first
CoC Rick motioned to refile; Mark seconded
Want it to fall around 12/25, so Oct 1
Susan: not sure how long it took to put it together the first time
CoC Rick: want to do my part by mid-Nov
John: then file now
CoC amended his motion to refile now
Susan-yes, Jeania-yes, John-yes, Mark-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes
Attendance Proposal by CM John
It is used to show if CM’s are doing their job
Handout passed out
John: it goes by the oath and also gives us the ability to remove people for cause
Elder Dan: isn’t this already in the constitution?
John: no, just in the oath
It also asks for 3 Elders to be present to help ensure we act constitutionally
We request that the Elders make their own attendance policy
We also want 1 2nd Chief present since they can give proxy votes
We are looking into electronic meetings (Skype, Google Hangouts, etc)
Scheduled activities need our government’s presence
Susan: would like to change the online vote response to 48 hours; I may not look at email within 24 hours
CoC Rick: encourage 24; require 48
Dalton: not sure we need to require it; we get at least 4 responses quickly
Mark: I think with any online votes, we should discuss and then vote
John: this is a good baseline
Elder Position: Ronnie Hatcher was nominated
Susan: we’ve seen you sporadically; how committed are you to coming to meetings?
Ronnie: committed, just not the last few months
John: have you read the constitution about Elder job requirements?
John: can you use email, etc to communicate?
Ronnie: FB Messenger
John: what motivates you to accept the position?
Ronnie: old, it’s a sense of pride
Dalton: what do you think your role in the Elders will be?Elders position is to nag Council when we do something wrong. Can you handle telling us no, knowing we may argue back and do it without alienating anyone?
Ronnie: yes, I can handle arguing
Dalton: you have to know the constitution to be able to tell us we’re wrong
Ronnie: comfortable with that
CoC Rick: you were nominated, but did you want it?