Minutes of a special meeting of the Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council held May 23, 2013 at the Lake Vermilion Sector of the Bois Forte Reservation, Minnesota.

 

Meeting called to order at 12:24 p.m.

 

Members Present:            Kevin W. Leecy; David C. Morrison, Sr.; Brandon Benner;

                                                      Karlene Chosa; Ray Toutloff

 

Members Absent:             None

 

Others Present:                                    Vicki Villebrun; Vanessa Little; Tom Burr; Troy King

 

Chairman Leecy dispenses with the minutes.

 

Moved by Brandon Benner; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adopt resolution #106-2013, Addendum to the Tax Agreement for the purpose of providing a mechanism for the State to make refunds and payments to the Band of Health Impact Fees imposed under Minn. Stat. §256.9658 and paid on cigarettes and tobacco products delivered to the Bois Forte Reservation from August 1, 2005 through December 21, 2009.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Brandon Benner; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the request from Donald Chosa Jr. for the Powwow Committee to conduct a button raffle (buttons sold by royalty candidates) not to exceed a prize of $500 during the Saa Gii Ba Gaa 2013 Powwow.  Carried 3-0-1.  Karlene Chosa silent.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Brandon Benner; to approve the request from Donald Chosa Jr. for the Powwow Committee to conduct a fifty-fifty raffle not to exceed a prize of $500 during the Saa Gii Ba Gaa 2013 Powwow.  Carried 3-0-1.  Karlene Chosa silent.

 

Moved by Brandon Benner; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the request from Donald Chosa Jr. for the Powwow Committee to conduct a donated craft item raffle (vendors will be asked to donate craft items) with no cash prizes during the Saa Gii Ba Gaa 2013 Powwow.  Carried 3-0-1.  Karlene Chosa silent.

 

Karlene Chosa said this year with the new powwow grounds, they will put a canopies over the bleachers for the elders.  The carryover of the powwows will pay for it. 

 

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Special Meeting

May 23, 2013

 

Discussion on the issue of employees volunteering and getting time for time hours.  It wasn’t done last year because of grant issues.  And if an employee does time for time, that is not a true volunteer.  Karlene feels volunteer should be better defined just like the contracts under the personnel policy.  She said time for time is a paid volunteer and she will explain to the powwow committee why the time for time won’t be done.

 

Moved by David Morrison, Sr.; seconded by Karlene Chosa; to adopt resolution #107-2013, lease cancellation, Richard A. Kilen.  Carried 3-0-1.  Ray Toutloff silent.

 

Moved by David Morrison, Sr.; seconded by Brandon Benner; to adopt resolution #108-2013, new residential lease, Roger Toutloff, Sr. and Gloria Toutloff, Carried 3-0-1.  Ray Toutloff silent.

 

Tom Burr informs the council the process for the fee-to-trust acquisition for Joe Roy’s field is in the last stage.  Tomorrow is the final day for the bureau to sign the final determination to take the land into trust.  Then it needs to be published for 30 days.  Tom is publishing it in the Timberjay tomorrow.  After it has been published for 30 days it will be mailed to the BIA for the warranty deed to be signed and then it is in trust status and exempt from taxation.  The deed will be sent back to Tom and he will go and record the deed in St. Louis County. 

 

The lottery for the new lots will be held June 10.  Tom sent out letters to the individuals and got three back because of no addresses because of them moving.  But they don’t actually have to be there.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adjourn the meeting at 12:58 p.m.  Carried 4-0-0.