January 2020 Open Meeting Summary
Tribal Open Meeting Summary 1/10/2020 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC
CM’s Marion, Alan, Susan Robert, CoC Rick present. 2C Cheryl served as proxy for Dalton.
Ms. Elizabeth Chavis Jacobs from Census 2020 spoke
Census Questionnaire: invitation to do by phone or internet; also paper
Used for grants, redistricting, infrastructure projects
Only 10 questions to answer at 2020Census.gov: https://2020census.gov/en/about-questions.html
Constitutional requirement; must be completed by 4/1
Susan: has My Tribal Area been updated lately?
Ms. Jacobs: put your full tribal name in (200 characters of space online)
Susan: can we set up a day to do it here at the office?
Ms. Jacobs: that falls under Questionnaire Assistance Center
Each one has a code for every person
Glenn C: you said race; is there a wrong way to identify yourself?
Ms. Jacobs: put American Indian; it helps with numbers in the area
2C Cheryl: numbers might be low because there’s an impression it’s only used for federally-recognized tribes
Financial Report: Not available
1/4: Accept December Summary
Marion- yes, Alan-yes, Susan-absent, Robert-yes, 2C Cheryl (Dalton)-yes, Rick-absent
Policy Letter: Planting Trees
Marion: we don’t need plaques
Susan: you could put the plaque in front of the tree
Rick: or hang it on a limb
Rick: what type of trees?
Marion: Indigenous trees
Rick: I suggest pecan trees
2C Cheryl: suggest fig trees
Rick: stay away from trees that are bushy at the bottom
Susan: suggest persimmon trees
Glenn C: keep it easy to weed eat around too
Alan: how much area isn’t cleared?
Chief Hatcher: think about 2 acres
Alan: don’t want to get overrun with them either
Susan: grapevines; pecans- the sap falls off; be careful with parking
Rick: suggest plum
Susan: suggest walnut
2C Cheryl: or both walnut and pecan
Alan: put them on the backside
Rick: should we set aside an area for memorial park?
Susan: a memorial garden: use plants, not trees because they’re easier to manage
Use a 20x40 area
2C Cheryl: use with an arbor; put trees on either side
Susan: or 4 trees total
Marion: do we want trees period?
Susan: trees along the roadway, not on the arbor
Rick: also on road beside RV spots; going to take work
Clear out the underbrush
Susan: leave some for privacy
Larry J: Red tips are low maintenance; evergreens
Rick: pecan trees, 40 feet apart?
Glenn C: read up on it, but at least 40 feet apart
2C Cheryl: think pecans would be best in back area to avoid problem with trees
Sugar Maples are good for driveways
Rick: motion to plant trees down the road 40 feet apart
Susan: is the individual responsible for the upkeep of the plants/ trees?
Rick: leaning towards the garden area; fill in from there (behind fire circle, etc)
Policy letter: add that they go in memorial area and that the individual is responsible for its upkeep for as long as it is alive
Let John T finish it and finish it next month
Alan F: did they ever do work on Donnie’s trailer?