Minutes of a regular meeting of the Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council held October 6, 2010 at the Lake Vermilion Sector of the Bois Forte Reservation, Minnesota.

 

Meeting called to order at 9:48 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; Miranda Lilya; Andy Datko; Kim Greiner; Robbie Goggleye; Dave Anderson; Toni Wakemup; Lynette Villebrun; Christine Bloom; Jeneal Goggleye; Kevin Strong; Edith Villebrun; Pete Drift Sr.; Sidra Starkovich; Corey Strong; Billie Mason; Marilyn Geshick; Brad Anderson; Doris Isham; Panda Whiteman; Kim Dahl; Honore Lehtinen; Jerome Whiteman; Aaron Villebrun; Carol Burr; Iris Isham; Simona Benner; Donald Chosa

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to approve the agenda with the addition of Billie Mason with the Under Enrollment Policy.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to approve the minutes of a special meeting held September 15, 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 September 16, 2010 at the Lake Vermilion Sector of the Bois Forte Reservation, Minnesota.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Elders Committee:  Jerome Whiteman said there is nothing from the elders committee.  The elders on are the elders trip.  There will be an elders committee meeting on Monday.

 

Chairman Leecy said he got a text from Jacque Wilson.  The elders are in Seneca.  They invited the Seneca elders to dinner and now the Seneca elders invited the Bois Forte elders to an event.

 

New tribal government employees:  Miranda Lilya introduces Lynette Villebrun who is the new Human Resources Administrative Assistant.  Dave Anderson introduces Robbie Goggleye who

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is the new Facilities Maintenance Supervisor.  Jeneal Goggleye introduces Aaron Villebrun who is the new Fitness/Instructor Trainer at Vermilion.

 

Kevin Strong said the landing at the ice road is taken care of.  Gravel was put in so it has a solid base now.  It is prepped so it can be tarred.   

 

Marty Connor said the Tote Road is excavated and they are deciding where to put the pipe in.  The weather is nice this week so it will be installed today.  The DNR came and blew a couple of beaver dams.  The road will be passable next week.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the project labor agreements for the Nett Lake Duplex and Vermilion Supportive Housing projects and to authorize Chairman Leecy to execute the documents.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to approve using D.W. Jones Management, Inc. as the management company for the Oshki-agoojin/New Moon housing project and to authorize Carol Burr to negotiate the management agreement.  Carol will bring the management agreement back to the next council meeting.  Carried 4-0-0.

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adopt resolution #27-2011, grant application to HUD to construct a recreational softball field in Nett Lake and Vermilion and to improve the powwow grounds at Nett Lake and Vermilion.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adopt resolution #28-2011, submission of grant application to the Department of Health and Human Services for FY2011 continuation funding for Head Start.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to adopt resolution #29-2011, Bois Forte Head Start Under Enrollment Policy for Children Under the Age of Three.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adopt resolution #30-2011, appointing Wendy Drift to serve on the American Indian Mental Health Advisory Council.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Brandon Benner; to adopt resolution #31-2011, authorizing Chairman Kevin Leecy and Secretary-Treasurer David Morrison Sr. to act on behalf of the Band with respect to financial transactions involving trust accounts with the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to approve the internal accounting policies per request of HUD as follows:  1) FY 2011 accounting training schedule, 2) account reconciliation, 3) procurement checklist, and 4) calculation of housing program income.  Carried 4-0-0.

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Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve Kevin Strong’s request for a waiver of the procurement policy to purchase a plow truck for Vermilion.  He will purchase it from the State in the amount of $9,150.00.  Kevin Strong states the price is fair and reasonable.  Carried 4-0-0

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Brandon Benner; to approve printing the minutes of the tribal council meetings in newsprint form as an insert in the Bois Forte News at an expense of approximately $650 a month and the cost will be split between Nett Lake and Vermilion.  Carried 3-1-0.  Ray Toutloff against because he doesn’t think the cost should be split.

 

Marilyn Geshick said she does not see any preventive maintenance being done on buildings.  She asks if there is going to be training for the maintenance department for the new government center.  Andy Datko said there are some trainings scheduled because there are new mechanical systems in the new government center.  Carol Burr said before Robbie Goggleye left housing maintenance he did set up a preventive maintenance training schedule for housing maintenance staff.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adjourn the meeting at 10:58 a.m.  Carried 4-0-0.