Minutes of a special meeting of the Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council held August 18, 2010 at the Lake Vermilion Sector of the Bois Forte Reservation, Minnesota.

 

Meeting called to order at 9:23 a.m.

 

Members Present:           Kevin W. Leecy; David C. Morrison, Sr.; Cathy Chavers;

                                          Brandon Benner; Ray Toutloff

 

Members Absent:           None

 

Others Present:               Barb Brodeen; Gene Goodsky; Vicki Villebrun; Jim Johnson; Chris Holm; Andy Datko; Marcella Connor; Tara Geshick; Bill Latady; Gordon Adams; Justin Boness; Kim Greiner; Robbie Goggleye; Simona Benner; Terri Hill; Nicole Pieratos; Jeneal Goggleye; Miranda Lilya; Angie Whiteman; Billie Mason; Brad Anderson; Marty Connor; Marcus Knife Chief; Jerome Whiteman; Kevin Strong; Mary Strong; Gary Gotchnik; Kelly Dunkley

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to approve the agenda with the following changes:  1) Sidra Starkovich is not here today so Andy Dakto will be presenting her item, and 2) add Kim Greiner with the BIA Self-Governance Annual Funding Agreement.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Brandon Benner; to approve the minutes of a special meeting held August 4, 2010 at Nett Lake, Minnesota.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Elders Committee:  Jerome Whiteman said the elders want the council to draft and adopt an Elders Protection Ordinance because there are reports of elders being mistreated.

 

New tribal government employees:  Barb Brodeen introduces Miranda Lilya who is the Human Resources Director, Miranda Lilya introduces Simona Benner who is the Benefits Coordinator and Angie Whiteman who is the Human Resources Generalist.

 

Justin Boness asks if someone moved up.  Barb Brodeen said for Miranda’s position, the human resources director, there were 12 applicants. Five Band members were interviewed.  There was

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one Band member that didn’t fill out the paperwork so didn’t get interviewed.  There is a policy for promotion/transfer of employees and Simona and Angie were transferred.  There will be a job posting for an administrative assistant.

 

Terri Hill introduces Tara Geshick who is the Environmental Services Manager.  Andy Datko introduces Nicole Pieratos who is the CDFI Manager.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the SEH Supplemental Agreement #30 for the design and construction services for the Vermilion New Moon Supportive Housing Project.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the SEH Supplemental Agreement #31 for the engineering and construction administration services for the non-Rural Development portions of the Vermilion Infrastructure project.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Brandon Benner; to adopt resolution #16-2011, USDA loan resolution security agreement for the Vermilion Maintenance Equipment (pick-up truck/plow and loader).  Carried 4-0-0.

             

Nicole Pieratos gives a powerpoint presentation on the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).  She will be doing a marketing analysis to determine what kind of financial institution it will be.  She will do a survey to see what kind of services are wanted.  She said a branch could be done at Vermilion. She needs a steering committee by December.  The legal infrastructure needs to be put in place which is the bylaws, etc.  Gordon Adams Jr. said the board will be an independent board.  He said a credit union needs 500 members. 

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; that the Drift water drum obtained from the Science Museum be returned to the care of the Drift family.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to adopt resolution #17-2011, recreational lease – Joseph Kacheroski and Susan Kacheroski.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy  Chavers; to adopt resolution #18-2010, lease modification for James and Jeremy Edstrom, changing from a recreational lease to a residential lease.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

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Moved by Brandon Benner; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to appoint Terri Hill to the MCT Land Appraisal Project Team.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to approve the FY2011 BIA Annual Funding Agreement, and the Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adjourn the meeting at 10:23 a.m.  Carried 4-0-0.