Minutes of a special meeting of the Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council held October 28, 2010 at Nett Lake, Minnesota.

 

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

 

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

                                          Brandon Benner; Ray Toutloff

 

Members Absent:           None

 

Others Present:               Barb Brodeen; Mark Anderson; Gene Goodsky; Vicki Villebrun; Kim Greiner; Connie Harju; Justin Boness; Janice Connor; Theresa Drift; Marty Connor; Jerome Whiteman; Gordon Adams, Jr.; Marilyn Geshick; Andy Datko; Dawn Benner; Marcella Connor; Eddie Chavers; Doris Isham; Sidra Starkovich; Billie Mason; Dave Larson; Jeneal Goggleye; Janelle Burton; Pete Drift, Sr.; Carol Burr; Martha Anderson; Christine Bloom; Bill Whiteman; Miranda Lilya; Norm Adams; Gary Gotchnik; Corey Strong; Edith Villebrun; Randy Long

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to approve the agenda.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Brandon Benner; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the minutes of a regular meeting held October 6, 2010 at the Lake Vermilion Sector of the Bois Forte Reservation, Minnesota.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the minutes of a special meeting held October 25, 2010 at Nett Lake, Minnesota.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Elders Committee:  Jerome Whiteman said Dave Anderson was supposed to be at the elders committee meeting to talk about the fencing for the cemetery.  Dave did not show up.  Jerome said the elders trip was pretty nice.  Jerome said the elders will be talking about whether or not to have a mission statement.  They will talk with the other reservations to see what they have.

 

Chairman Leecy tells Jerome that someone will be at the next elders meeting with the information on the design of the fencing for the cemetery.  Chairman Leecy informs the elders that Senator Franken was impressed with the chair and the kindness the elders gave him. 

 

 

 

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Justin Boness said the elders trip was nice but they need a better way to keep track of the people.  Chairman Leecy said at the quarterly elder/council meeting the elders trip can be discussed to see what can be done better.

 

New staff:  Jeneal Goggleye introduces Martha Anderson who is the new Family Based Foster Care Advocate. 

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Brandon Benner; to approve a $400.00 donation to the Cook Loan Closet.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the agreement with Melissa Grzybowski to provide dietician services to the Bois Forte Health Service Programs, community members and clients of the Nett Lake and Vermilion clinics.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to approve opening a separate bank account for security deposits for the Tax Credit II tenants.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to approve FY 2010 COLA at 3%.  All tribal government employees that received a paycheck on November 12 are eligible.  They must still be currently an employee or on an approved medical leave of absence (excludes employees on leave of absences for other reasons).  Contract employees do not receive the COLA.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the purchase of new accounts receivable software “Caselle Clarity” from Civic Systems.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to approve the Accounting Policy and Procedures Manual.  Carried 4-0-0.  Kim Greiner is to go over this will all the tribal government employees so they understand it.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Brandon Benner; to approve the sale of property at 1262 Duffy Point Road to Doreen Cameron and to adopt resolution #45-2011, recreational lease – Doreen Cameron and Curtis Cameron.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Bill Whiteman has a map which shows lots encroaching on other lots at Duffy Point.  Bill is requesting to resurvey the lots to include 20 foot extensions.  Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to resurvey lots 1-6 on Duffy Point West and bring it back to the Council for formal approval.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Corey Strong and Bill Whiteman said there is an abandoned trailer house (Joe Hedlund’s old trailer) on Duffy Point that needs to be removed. The DNR did not declare it abandoned yet.  The trailer was moved from one spot to another.  The DNR told them they had to move it, so it was

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moved back to the original spot.  Corey said there are two more trailers that need to be moved too.  Corey is to bring these all at once, do a big spring clean up.

 

Moved by Brandon Benner; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to adopt resolution #46-2011, appointing Christopher Anderson, Paul Day, Tadd Johnson, and Robert T. Anderson as appellate justices to the Bois Forte Court of Appeals; and to appoint Tadd Johnson as the Chief Justice of the panel of appellate justices.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adopt resolution #47-2011, Addendum to the Tax Agreement with the State of Minnesota.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the priority list for services covered under the Bois Forte Contract Health Program.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to add an addendum to the previous motion that the Bois Forte Contract Health Priorities is effective December 1, 2010.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to table until the next Council meeting, the Land Use Comprehensive Plan in order that the Council will have time to review it.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the purchase of a 2011 Stoughton wood chip trailer from Mastel Brothers for the Forestry Department.  Funds to come from the Woody Biomass Utilization budget.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to approve the submission of a grant application to EPA for the FY 2011 National Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program funding to develop a GIS program, web based ARCGIS server, on the reservation which that will map out the utilities/leases and environmental data existing throughout the various programs within the tribal government.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adopt resolution #48-2011, authorizing the use of the information collected in the survey, “Reservation Companion Survey to the Homeless in Minnesota 2010 Survey” conducted by Wilder Research, to be included in a report on homelessness on Minnesota reservations.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Brandon Benner; to approve the construction contract for Wells & Septics between Bois Forte and the subcontractors that install the water and sewer lines to residential homes for Band members.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

 

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Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adopt resolution #49-2011, Elder Financial Protection and Abuse Code, effective November 1, 2010.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Brandon Benner; to adjourn the meeting at 10:46 a.m.  Carried 4-0-0.