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January 2019 Open Meeting Summary


Tribal Open Meeting Summary 1/11/2019 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC

  1. CM’s, Dalton, Susan, John, and CoC Rick present. Elders Doug, Ronnie, Becky, and Dan present.

  2. Res: DH-01-11-2019-001: Certification of the Results of the 2018 Tribal Election

  3. Susan-yes, Dalton-yes, John-yes, Rick-yes

  4. Susan, Marion C, Alan F sworn-in to Council, Harold Hatcher sworn-in as Chief by CoC Rick.

  5. Chief Hatcher: thank you to Jeania, Susan, Mark for their service on Council

  6. December summary read

  7. Dalton-yes, John-yes, Susan-abstain, Chief-yes

  8. Financial Report

  9. General Fund: $16,054.90

  10. Building Fund: $350.55

  11. Chief Hatcher: I can give each member of Council a different password to allow them to view the site

  12. Old Business

  13. Cemetery Update

  14. Deed not registered yet

  15. John T: think we need to investigate putting up a fence between our line & the trailer at the cemetery

  16. Larry J: how do you become a trustee?

  17. Elder Dan: when a trustee gives up a spot, we fill it

  18. Need a sign for the cemetery so people will know whose it is

  19. CoC Rick: what about the dog situation there?

  20. Larry J: dogs still go all over the place

  21. New Business

  22. John T: we had talked about getting a pump for a gas tank

  23. CoC Rick: not received yet

  24. Committee Reports

  25. Buildings & Grounds: Glenn C

  26. Nothing new since Pauwau

  27. Trench drawn across the second entrance

  28. May be too wet for putting in run-out pipe/ pump action

  29. 1.5HP pump: approx. $100, drum $10, electric each month

  30. Elder Doug: I have a 55-gal plastic drum

  31. COC Rick: motion to budget $150 for pump between site 8 & 9

  32. Susan-yes, Marion-yes, Alan-yes, Dalton-yes, John-yes, Rick-yes

  33. John T: did you buy those bleachers?

  34. Glenn:yes, Susan & I bought them; thanks to Mike, Metissa, all who helped

  35. Can turn them into 4 sets if they are too high

  36. Pauwau: Michelle

  37. Chair elected: Michelle

  38. Voting Members have to be approved by Council since it is a new year

  39. Michelle, Cheryl, Glenn, Starla, Courtney, Mathea, Lindsay

  40. Susan-yes, Marion-yes, Alan-yes, Dalton-yes, John-yes, Rick-yes

  41. If you have personal picture you’d like to switch to put in the book, send it now

  42. Discussed increasing Dance Raffle by $500: 1 prize for dancers who were there both days & in circle when grand prize drawn

  43. Volunteers: let us know if you’d like to help

  44. Walkie Talkies: we would like to get 18 more so we can get one to everyone who needs one & for us to be able to talk to Constables

  45. Need someone from the gate to be at the Pauwau meetings so we can coordinate

  46. Need an accurate count of people

  47. Susan: Veterans Feathers

  48. Need to create a policy letter

  49. Conditions for Veterans Feather:

  50. Have to be a veteran (ex: not the child of one)

  51. Have to be in the circle during Grand Entry (unless wheelchair-bound, extreme cases)

  52. You only get 1

  53. Or decide that it doesn’t matter

  54. Alan F: they should be in the circle unless disabled

  55. Chief Hatcher: clip a V into feathers of those who don’t attend Grand Entry

  56. John T: where do you give them out?

  57. Dalton: discussing giving them out while they are in the circle

  58. John T: Think we should run elections 9/15-10/15 & have swearing-in at the Pauwau