Minutes of a regular meeting of the Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council held July 1, 2009 at Nett Lake, Minnesota.
Meeting called to order at 9:10 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; Gene Goodsky; Vicki Villebrun; Randy Long; Eddie Chavers; Andy Datko; Marty Connor; Edith Villebrun; Kim Greiner; Marilyn Geshick; Marcella Connor; Deanna Drift; Jeneal Goggleye; Robbie Goggleye; Patti Wilkie; Lewis Strong; Lela Goodsky; Ellen King; Carol Burr; Doris Isham; Nina Villebrun; Laura Larson; Billie Mason; Mary Strong; Donald Chosa; Corinna Lyons; Jacque Wilson; Marcus Knife Chief; Corey Strong; Miranda Lilya; Wendy Thompson; Corey Strong; Marissa Mason
Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to approve the agenda with the following changes: 1) delete Randy Long with the agreement and lease for the telecommunications tower, and 2) add Marty Connor with the detention pond bids. Carried 4-0-0.
Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the minutes of a special meeting held June 19, 2009 at the Lake Vermilion Sector of the Bois Forte Reservation, Minnesota. Carried 4-0-0.
Elders Committee: Mary Strong said thanks to everybody for the powwow. There were 281 dancers and was the biggest powwow ever. They fed 953 people. Chairman Leecy thanks Mary for all her hard work.
New staff: Edith Villebrun introduces Laura Larson who is the new program accountant, and Lewis Strong who is the new Accounting Administrative Assistant.
Moved by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to reserve the land at four corners for the use of the telecommunications tower. Carried 4-0-0.
July 1, 2009
Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; to approve the service agreement with Quest Diagnostics Incorporated for drug testing. Carried 4-0-0.
Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to table the claims administration agreement with Comprehensive Care Services, Inc. (CCS) in order for Norm Adams at Fortune Bay Resort Casino to review it. Carried 4-0-0.
Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adopt resolution #1-2010, USDA Rural Development loan resolution for the Vermilion Water/Sewer project. Carried 4-0-0.
Moved by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to adopt resolution #2-2010, operations and maintenance plan for the proposed Streetscapes project in the village of Nett Lake. Carried 4-0-0.
Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the bid from KGM Contractors for the Nett Lake Detention Basin. Marty Connor is to see if KGM will match the lowest bids for #2, #3, and #5 (clear and grub, and excavation). Carried 3-0-1. Cathy Chavers silent.
Ray Toutloff asks Marty Connor for an update on the Vermilion Trial Project. Marty said the bid opening for the Vermilion Trail Project is scheduled for tomorrow, July 2 at 11 a.m. @ Fortune Bay in the Sumac Room. Barb Brodeen asks that whenever anyone has bid openings to let Vicki Villebrun know the date so she can put it on the schedule.
Mary Strong said there has been an ongoing problem with the Owatonna group that comes up each year with where they get housed. Mary would like to see them housed at the Head Start building because the Fitness Center is inconvenient because they can’t cook there. Billie Mason said last year was the first year they were not in the Head Start building. The agreement was that the only people to be in the Head Start building were to be the group, and they had to do their projects somewhere else. Ray Toutloff said Judy Anderson used to prepare the building for the group, but Billie Mason didn’t know they came but now that she knows she can direct her staff to prepare for it.
Moved by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to adjourn the meeting at 10:00 a.m. Carried 4-0-0.