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April 2021 Open Meeting Summary

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 4/2/2021 held via Zoom

  1. CM’s Marion, Susan, Marie, Glenn and CoC Dalton present. VC Cheryl, 2C John, and Filekeeper Starla present. Kevin Dyda, Dr. Wendy Trott, John A also present.

  2. March meeting summary

  3. Marion motioned to approve; Marie seconded

  4. Marion-yes, Susan-yes, Marie-yes, Glenn-yes, Dalton-yes

  5. Financial Report (as of 4/1/2021, 1am)

  6. General Fund: $18,419.57

  7. Building Fund: $4,598.29

  8. Online Votes

  9. 3/12 Give Chief Spell $200 for training us on drum

  10. Marion-yes, Susan-yes, Marie-yes, Glenn-yes, Dalton-yes

  11. Old Business

  12. Resolution: JT-08-07-2020-001 Subject: Tribal Council Candidate Requirements

  13. Glenn: Amend resolution to include VC Cheryl’s online proposed changes

  14. Glenn/ 2C John: felony conviction- 7-10 years instead of 5?

  15. Dalton: different between felonies (some are worse than others)

  16. Hopefully the background check (automatically shows 10 years) will uncover all wrongs and people will know about it

  17. Dalton: ok with 7 years

  18. VC Cheryl: background check is 10 years; a person could change in 10 years

  19. Dalton: Some Native leaders are felons (ex: Peltier, those who defended not having the pipeline)

  20. 2C John: you could just remove it for now and add it later

  21. Dalton: I don’t want to force it in or out, but I want people to think about it

  22. Glenn: If it’s not in there as a check for us, do we want someone to run the tribe without it who is a felon?

  23. Kevin D: Where I am: 7 years+ is checking to see if someone has reformed- accepted back, but watched

  24. Any violence (except self-defense and defense of family), fraud, theft, sex offenders

  25. Dalton: can we get a written rundown of your program requirements? (to Kevin D, VC Cheryl)

  26. Kevin: yes

  27. VC Cheryl: you can also spell it out in the resolution

  28. 2C John: I would eliminate it or just put in there as 7 or 10 years

  29. They could get an exception from the tribal judge

  30. VC Cheryl: the judge would have to say it violates something in the constitution

  31. 2C John: and just say felony; people can challenge it if it arises

  32. Marion: motion to include background checks

  33. Marie: you don’t even have to say felon; it could just be general

  34. Dalton: the motion needs to be more specific

  35. Dalton: Come back to later in the meeting

  36. New Business

  37. Receipts

  38. 3/17 Coquina, Tractor fuel, Lawn mower & tractor maintenance, Sewer electric: $1461.40

  39. Marion-yes, Susan-yes, Marie-yes, Glenn-yes, Dalton-yes

  40. 3/24 Sewer conduits: $36.09

  41. Marion-yes, Susan-yes, Marie-yes, Glenn-yes, Dalton-yes

  42. 3/29 Sewer Electric Box & Food for Fire Ceremony: $174.59

  43. Marion-yes, Susan-yes, Marie-yes, Glenn-yes, Dalton-yes

  44. Receipt total paid by Glenn: $1672.08

  45. Committee Reports

  46. Buildings & Grounds: Glenn

  47. Thanks to Starla’s sister and Donnie for help with the equinox

  48. Worked on sewer and electric; ran water lines, had to replace box on the pole with a larger box

  49. Bought fertilizer for the circle; Donnie gave Miracle Gro and seeds

  50. Thanks to Donnie for helping leveling some of the dirt

  51. Pauwau: Dalton

  52. Nominated 2021 Chair: Michelle

  53. Contacting Demonstrators & Vendors

  54. Still using safety measures