Minutes of a special meeting of the Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council held December 2, 2009 at Nett Lake, Minnesota.

 

Meeting called to at 8:25 a.m.

 

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

                                          Ray Villebrun, Sr.; Ray Toutloff

 

Members Absent:           None

 

Others Present:               Barb Brodeen; Henry Goodsky; Vicki Villebrun; Marcella Connor; Marilyn Geshick; Corey Strong; Michelle Fisher; Mary Strong; Peggy Connor; Justin Boness; Axel Holmes, Jr.; Robbie Goggleye; Jim Johnson; Shane Drift; Pete Drift, Sr.; Jerome Whiteman; Randy Long; Andy Datko; Edith Villebrun; Jeneal Goggleye; Karlene Chosa; David Villebrun; Deanna Drift; Billie Mason; Marty Connor; Brad Anderson; Kim Greiner; Patti Wilkie; Donald Chosa; Nina Villebrun;  Breanne Peterson; J. Kay Davis; Clint Miller

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; to approve the agenda with the deletion of three SEH Agreements, #24 (Vermilion Infrastructure Project), #25 (Oshki-Agooajin Supportive Housing Project), and #27 (Nett Lake Duplex Project).  Carried 3-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; to approve the minutes of a regular meeting held October 7, 2009 at the Lake Vermilion Sector of the Bois Forte Reservation, Minnesota.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to approve the minutes of a special meeting held October 23, 2009 at the Lake Vermilion Sector of the Bois Forte Reservation, Minnesota.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Elders Committee:  Jerome Whiteman said in lieu of some of the Christmas parties, the elders are going with gift cards. 

 

Chairman Leecy said the elder survey to choose the destination for the elder trip was sent out and the results will be announced tomorrow at the Elder Holiday Dinner.

 

Nina Villebrun gives an update on the Elder Holiday Dinner.  She said the departments were assigned food items to bring.  The dinner will be held at the Nett Lake School at 11 a.m.

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New tribal government staff.  Corey Strong introduces Michelle “Missy” Fisher who is the new Energy Assistance Program Coordinator.  Robbie Goggleye introduces David Villebrun who is the new Maintenance Worker, and Shane Drift who is the new Elder Worker.  Barb Brodeen introduces Peggy Connor who is the new Probation Officer.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve SEH Agreement #26, final design and construction phase for the Cedar Grove Duplex Project.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; to approve the Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund Tribal Administration Amendment #1, Grant #441606.  The amendment is correcting the fiscal year reference from FY 2009 to FY 2010 and adds $13,377.24 to the FY 2010 allocation.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Pete Drift, Sr., Deanna Drift, Billie Mason, Brandon Benner, Jerome Whiteman, and Jeneal Goggleye give an update on the team’s plan to address the youth alcohol/drug use.  Brandon said meetings were held to talk about goals.  One of the goals was a youth council because the youth know what challenges they face.  The youth council was formed and consists of students from the Orr School, Tower School, and Nett Lake School.  The team is developing a plan and will bring it to the elders meeting for review first before bringing to the Council.  They would like to see a licensed psychologist to be a part of this too.  Brandon said some of the kids talked to him but he is not sure if he says the right things to them so that’s why they would like to have someone licensed.  Brandon said they want parent involvement because they plan to have things like guitar classes, art classes, and hunting and the parents could get involved by teaching those things.   

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to approve the 2009 Stop-Loss Agreement with MII Life, Inc. for the Bois Forte RTG/Fortune Bay Casino self-funded medical benefits plan.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to adopt resolution #48-2010, designating the Secretary-Treasurer as the proper official to do all things necessary and proper to ensure that the Bois Forte 401(k) Plan and Trust are updated to comply with applicable federal laws and regulations.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the Bois Forte Community Land Use Plan.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Marty Connor is the Band’s representative on the Advocacy Council for Tribal Transportation. That council is requesting an alternate in the event Marty cannot attend a meeting.  Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to appoint Andy Datko as an alternate member to the Advocacy Council for Tribal Transportation.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

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Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the 2009-2010 Intertribal Agriculture Council membership dues in the amount of $200.00.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Chairman Leecy informs J. Kay Davis he received her letter and will talk to her later about it.

 

Moved by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to adjourn the meeting at 9:14 a.m.  Carried 4-0-0.