Minutes of a special meeting of the Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council held December 3, 2008 at Nett Lake, Minnesota.

 

Meeting called to order at 9:20 a.m.

 

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

                                          Ray Villebrun, Sr.; Ray Toutloff

 

Members Absent:           None

 

Others Present:               Corey Strong; Henry Goodsky; Vicki Holmes; Linda Tibbetts-Barto; Davelle Morrison; Peggy Connor; Carol Burr; Brad Anderson; Marge Holmes; Marty Connor; Shane Drift; Marilyn Geshick; Brian Whiteman; Don Chosa; Christine Bloom; Deanna Drift; Kim Greiner; Marcella Connor; Jeneal Goggleye; Jerome Whiteman; Gary Gotchnik; Clint Miller; Terry Strong; Dave Anderson; Edith Villebrun; Dawn Benner; Wendy Thompson

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to approve the agenda with the following changes:  1) add the authorization for Jeneal Goggleye to proceed with the agreements to purchase two diabetes testing and diagnosis systems, 2) add Don Chosa with a resolution for the Office of Justice Programs grant agreement for the Victims Services program, 3) add Don Chosa with appointments to the Culture Committee, 4) delete Marty Connor with the Cooperative Agreement and Project Memorandum CSAH 23.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to approve the minutes of a special meeting held November 20, 2008 at the Lake Vermilion Sector of the Bois Forte Reservation, Minnesota.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

During discussion on the minutes, Carol Burr is asked about the washer/dryers and the electricity rebates.  Carol said the machines were ordered and will be installed this week.  Carol said Housing hasn’t received any electricity rebates.  Kim Greiner said those are called Capital Credits.  Kim is to check on these and give a report to the elders of what she finds out.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the minutes of a special meeting held November 26, 2008 at the Lake Vermilion Sector of the Bois Forte Reservation, Minnesota.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

 

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Elders Committee:  Marge Holmes asks when the Elders Christmas Dinner will be.  She is informed it will be at noon on December 18 at the Nett Lake Community Center.  Marge Holmes said the Treasurer of the Elders’ Committee wants a printout each month of their program.  Kim Greiner will make sure they get one.

 

New staff:  Marty Connor introduces Brian Whiteman who is the Maintenance Worker.  Linda Barto introduces Jody King who is the LPN and Davelle Morrison who is the Clinic Administrative Assistant.  Deanna Drift introduces Clint Miller who is the Outpatient Chemical Dependency Counselor and Terry Strong who is the Chemical Health Specialist.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to approve a $1,875.00 ($25.00 x 75 children) to the Head Start Policy Council for Christmas gifts for the children in the Head Start/Childcare/Home Based programs.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to table the Victim Services Advisory Committee By-Laws. Mark Anderson had recommended changes to the By-Laws.  Shane Drift is to make the changes, have Mark Anderson review, and bring back to the next meeting in the final format.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Marty Connor gives to the Council a copy of the preliminary plans for the Vermilion Trail.  The cost of the project would be $674,288.50 which would be part grant and the Indian Reservation Road Compact.  It will include the purchase of wetland credits.  Chris Holm is negotiating the wetland credits.  He will bring a resolution to the next meeting for the designation of the property for the trail.  Dave Anderson has areas of concern, one at Whiskey Point where there is a dangerous corner and there are lots of kids with bikes/walking, and another on Cemetery Road.  Marty said there are plans to realign Whiskey Point and could add sidewalks to those plans. 

 

Moved by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to authorize the Commissioner of Health to execute the agreements for the Afinion and Clinitek testing and diagnosis systems.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adopt resolution #64-2009, grant agreement with the State of Minnesota Office of Justice Programs for funding for the Victim Services program.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Don Chosa said there were two vacancies on the Bois Forte Culture Committee which were filled by Alternates so now there are vacancies for the two Alternate positions.  He said he was also told to add Youth members to the committee.  He has names of individuals interested in serving on that committee.

 

Moved by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to appoint Kelly Dunkley, Virgil Sohm, and Daanis Chosa as Alternates to the Bois Forte Culture Committee.  Carried 4-0-0.

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Moved by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to appoint Ginew Dunkley and Dalene Chosa as Youth Members to the Bois Forte Culture Committee.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; to adjourn the meeting at 10:00 a.m.  Carried 4-0-0.