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March 2019 Open Meeting Summary

March 20, 2019

 

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 3/1/2019  held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC

  1. CM’s Dalton, Marion, Alan, John, Robert, and CoC Rick present. Elders Doug, Becky, and Avalene present.

  2. Financial Report

    1. General Fund: $14,476.05

    2. Building Fund: $350.55

  3. Online Votes

    1. 2/13 Sign Property Deed

      1. Alan-yes, John-yes, Marion-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

    2. 2/21 Decide which equipment building to use

      1. Alan-yes, John-yes, Marion-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

        1. Purchase original item as discussed

    3. 2/27 Approve February Meeting Summary

      1. Alan-yes, John-abstain, Marion-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

  4. Old Business

    1. Cemetery Update

      1. John: how many cemeteries do we have?

        1. Hallman Cemetery: 5-6 sites

        2. One across field here at the office

        3. Homer’s family- Jewel Road?

        4. Ridge Road- in our names

      2. John: Are these deed, are there boundaries, who owns the land?

      3. Will we have the same fight on our hands with the others?

        1. Want to be proactive

        2. Let 2C Cheryl research

          1. Dalton: should probably set up a committee

          2. Rick: Jeffrey BEan has documentation and research on it

  5. New Business

    1. Donnie’s AC: 2 valves on the AC- reverse valve and one by it- one or both are bad

      1. Both valves need to be replaced

      2. James Air got it running ($85 service call), but now it’s back to not running

        1. Parts have warranty; Labor has no warranty, have to pay

      3. Dalton: what’s the bottom line?

        1. Rick: $500-700 to fix

      4. John:ducting issues too according to Donnie; Can James Air take care of it too?

        1. Rick: yes, probably $200

        2. Glenn C: he’ll probably want to put new duct work in

          1. Rick: have to tear up the floor to fix it

        3. Alan motioned to fix the unit up to $700; Rick seconded

          1. Alan-yes, John-yes, Marion-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

    2. Larry J: Horses at events

      1. Rick: therapy riding on Fishing Day

        1. Picked Larry for gathering the cost of the horse and upkeep for a year

      2. Larry: my horses are performance horses; kids can feed, but not ride

      3. Larry gave Council monthly upkeep figures; Larry will board the horse

        1. Approximately $1500/year (feed, shots, etc) per horse

      4. Rick: need older, calmer horses for therapy riding

      5. Horse cost: $300-500

      6. Larry: more people would stay during the Pauwau; charge to ride

      7. Do a Saturday event every month

      8. John: can we demo this to gauge interest?

      9. Robert: cost of the saddle, bridle?

        1. Larry: I have them

      10. Dalton: see if we can get someone to sponsor it

        1. As far as monthly fee, send out letter to members for donations

      11. John: shouldn’t we have events for tribal members instead of outsiders?

        1. Alan: at our events, the same people show up

        2. Dalton: we could do a potluck every month

        3. Alan: we could do a Fishing Day just for tribal kids

        4. Larry: have an old folks Fishing Day

        5. Elder Doug: send out email and survey for interest

        6. Dalton: we could combine them all into 1 day

      12. Rick: I want Larry to head this up

      13. Mike G: it’s also highly recommended for those with PTSD

      14. Rick: think of the cost, should we do it, etc…

        1. I will send letter if it’s a go

        2. Larry: some costs would taken care of by me

    3. Committee Reports

      1. Buildings & Grounds: Glenn

        1. Drum put into the ground; need pipe and pump

          1. Thank Elder Doug for the drum

        2. More trees have been cut

        3. 3/31: pressure washing, weather permitting

        4. Trencher: $125/ day to rent one that needs horses; $200-225 for self-moving one

          1. John motioned to rent self-propelled trencher; Rick seconded

            1. Alan-yes, John-yes, Marion-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

            2. Dalton: Just sent Susan an email about it too

        5. Work Days are marked on calendar at office

        6. Working on electric 3/23 during Spring Equinox

        7. Marion: is Chief Hatcher meeting on the 16th with the other chiefs about moving to the governor's office

        8. Marion: cement pad for Breast Cancer van

          1. Rick: sent Susan an email for information

          2. Need to look at locations for easiest access in/out

            1. Need to know whether they need 110 or 220

            2. Discuss on 3/23 at Spring Equinox

      2. Arts & Crafts

        1. John: certification requires 3 items

          1. Michelle: and the application from 2C Phil/ Susan

        2. Dalton: I couldn’t tell you much about art and the techniques

          1. We’ll need certified artists in the room to when Council looks at items

        3. Rick motioned to let Susan come up with the guidelines for when Council looks at items; Robert seconded

          1. Alan-yes, John-yes, Marion-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

          2. John: each different item would have to have its own criteria (necklaces, dreamcatchers, medicine bag)

          3. Glenn: by state law, you only need to be part of the tribe to create Native art

          4. Elder Doug: have grapevines if people need them

          5. Robert: and you must have certification paper showing when you sell your art as Waccamaw

      3. Pauwau: Glenn

        1. Need an Elder to show up to the meetings

        2. Food vendors will be required to send in their regular menus before coming

        3. Trying to get Tina to do frybread- she needs to come up with money

          1. And see if she will feed volunteers/ dancers

        4. Doing at least 2 fundraisers this year

        5. Drum: got an okay from Jason from Red Oak

          1. Want at least 2 drums to avoid downtime

          2. Elder Doug: want women on the drum

            1. Maybe survey people to see if there are/ will be issues

            2. John: would it benefit us if women charge less?

            3. Alan: also talk with dancers to get their thoughts

              1. Dalton: Chief Hatcher should have the notebook containing last year’s dancers’ information

            4. Rick: we want to keep with tradition

              1. Traditions evolve over time

            5. Dalton: Meeting 3/29-31- Summertown, SC, Camp Bob Cooper, exit 115

              1. Rick and Michelle to attend

            6. Elder Standing Bear: some will have video of their work

              1. I feel they can do as well as men

              2. It’s a talent- they have it or don’t

              3. Rick: should they be separate from men?

                1. Elder Standing Bear: mixed group

              4. Elder Becky: think they should be able to drum and be paid the same

              5. Elder Doug: have a Pauwau done completely by women

            7. Dalton: Looking for volunteers, just email us

              1. Submit pictures and stories for the program book now so they can be proofed

              2. Meetings are the second Thursday at 6pm at the tribal office

            8. John: can we post ads on the website? (for all but the $50 ads)

              1. Michelle: would have to check with Doug

              2. Put QR Code on AD sheet?

              3. Next meeting 3/14 at 6pm

    4. Hemp: Rick

      1. Spoke with Richard & talked to 3 others over the last month

      2. No one has said not to do it

      3. Priced seed

        1. CBD- raised, cloned, oil- 5lb bag: $2500

          1. Alan: how many would that plant?

      4. Michelle: SC General Assembly passed the law to remove the cap on the number of farmers who can grow hemp; still needs to go to Senate

      5. Rick: Richard thought it would be $1000/ acre for what he priced, think fiber

      6. John: our cost would be?

        1. Rick: not worked out yet

        2. How weather-resistant is it?

          1. Rick: should be okay, except during hurricane

      7. Rick: federal laws at time will tell us if we can get crop insurance

        1. Oil is probably quick money for short time (probably 5-10 years)

          1. John: fiber is probably more long-term

      8. Larry: seeds get worse each time you reuse it, especially with hybrids

      9. John: also look at people investing

        1. Example: put $1000 in, get $2000 back

      10. Rick: Chief Hatcher also talking to Catawba

    5. Resolution DH-03-01-2019-001: Exemption for Concealed Weapons Permit Holders: First Reading

      1. Elder Becky: restrict it to members

      2. Marion: only pistols, no longarms

      3. Glenn: so what we’re saying is if someone comes in and shoots, we’ll have to go to our car to get our weapon?

        1. Dalton: better to call the law

  6. Marie: 3/15 benefit dinner for Trevor at 6pm at HGTC: $65/ person

    1. Rick: thoughts on tribe buying 2 tickets and sending 2 representatives from the tribe?

      1. Council nodded in approval

      2. Rick authorized $130 for Dalton & Michelle to represent the tribe at the HGTC benefit dinner on 3/15


 

John motioned to close the meeting; Robert seconded.

Meeting adjourned 8:34 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 3/20/19 at 12:41 am.


 

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