Minutes of a special meeting of the Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council held September 2, 2009 at the Lake Vermilion Sector of the Bois Forte Reservation, Minnesota.

 

Meeting called to order at 9:14 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; Michone Jergesen; Zoe LeBeau; Doris Isham; Marilyn Geshick; Justin Boness; Angela Wright; Teresa Morrison; J. Kay Davis; Carol Driscoll; Kim Greiner; Terri Hill; Jim Johnson; Marty Connor; Marcella Connor; Deanna Drift; Marcus Knife Chief; Mary Strong; Bill Whiteman; Donald Chosa; Gordon Adams, Jr.; Carol Burr; Jerome Whiteman; Norm Adams; Sue Anderson; Billie Mason; Andy Datko; Char Lewis; Sheila Knott

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to approve the agenda with the addition of a residential lease resolution under Bill Whiteman.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; to approve the minutes of a special meeting held August 5, 2009 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 August 11, 2009 at Nett Lake, Minnesota.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to approve the minutes of a special meeting held August 31, 2009 at Nett Lake, Minnesota.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Elders Committee:  J. Kay Davis said one day she didn’t receive her lunch from the ENP so she called and was told she was cut off from receiving home delivery.  Her doctor’s letter saying why she need lunches home delivered said it was to be indefinitely.  So she didn’t know she was to have it updated every year, and doesn’t know that they do.  She doesn’t know if everybody has to do it, or if she is being targeted.  She would like that looked into.  After talking with Cathy, she got a letter saying she was getting her meals delivered again but needed another doctor’s statement.  She does have a new doctor’s statement now.  The letter also said if she continues to badmouth the ENP Program Manager or ENP staff she can be suspended indefinitely.  Kay feels

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this is a federal program and if people need their meals delivered they should be delivered.  Deanna Drift said if Kay has an issue with the elders she should come to her because there is a chain of command.  The policy is that the doctor’s slip does need to be updated each year, and everyone needs to do it.  Cathy Chavers said the MCT does come up every two years to review the program to make sure it is in compliance with the Administration on Aging.  The doctor’s slip needs to be updated because their health conditions changes.  Sometimes it gets worse and the person needs more services. 

 

Deanna Drift is to meet with Kay and get this resolved.  Deanna is to meet with the elders on a yearly basis and update them on the guidelines.  The guidelines are also to be posted at both sites and the elder units. 

 

New staff:  Doris Isham introduces Michone Jergesen who is the Case Manager for the Diabetes Program.  Barb Brodeen introduces Terri Hill who is the Leasing Manager.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the letter of support for the Corporation for Supportive Housing’s (CHS) application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Community Development Initiative Program for funding which would allow CHS to provide intensive technical assistance and financial support to help Bois Forte develop supportive housing at Bois Forte.  This is pending review by Andy Datko, Director of the Bois Forte Planning and Community Development program.  Carried 4-0-0.   There will also be one other tribe that CHS will also be working with but that tribe has not been identified yet.    

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; to approve the Agreement for the placement of Susan M. Anderson at the Bois Forte ICWA program to do her internship for 480 hours (2 days a week), from September 8, 2009 through May, 2010.  She is a Master Social Work student at UMD in Duluth.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; to adopt resolution #14-2010, to appoint Karlene D. Chosa as Bois Forte Representative to the American Indian Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for 2009 and 2010.  She replaces Gary Adams who no longer works for the Band.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to adopt resolution #15-2010, transfer of Katherine M. and James W. Farnham’s lease to Wendy Drift and Alizabeth Beseke.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Bill Whiteman and Terri Hill are informed when a person buys property from someone, there should be two resolutions, one canceling the seller’s lease, and one for the new lease for the purchaser. 

 

 

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Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to rescind resolution #15-2010.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to adopt resolution #16-2010, lease cancellation – Katherine M. and James W. Farnham.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to adopt resolution #17-2010, recreational lease – Wendy Drift and Alizabeth Beseke.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to adopt resolution #18-2010, amending resolution #10-2010 (Marty Connor lease) to provide a more accurate land description.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adopt resolution #19-2010, granting permission to Great River Energy to survey for a right-of-way on trust land parcels.  Carried 4-0-0.  Bill Whiteman said the Bureau would not accept the paperwork process that was previously done so this resolution was done.  This is just for the surveying.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to approve the rental fee rate for the use of the small gym for the relocation of staff.  Carried 4-0-0.  Kim Greiner is to get carpet runners to protect the newly installed carpet.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; to approve using McGladrey & Pullen for the FY2009 Audit.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; seconded by Ray Toutloff; to adopt resolution #20-2010, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Community Service Block stimulus funding to provide emergency assistance services.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adopt resolution #21-2010,

2010-11 Minnesota Community Action and Community Services Block Grant to provide emergency assistance services.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; to accept the $50,000 Office of Economic Opportunity Homeless Youth Grant.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to adopt resolution #22-2010, designating and dedicating the land depicted on the Vermilion Waste Water and Water Treatment and Infrastructure Improvements Project Right-of-Way Map.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by Cathy Chavers; to adopt resolution #23-2010, approval of Project Cooperation Agreement for the Vermilion Waste Water and Water Treatment and

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Infrastructure Improvements Project for Cedar Grove Phase Two, and a limited waiver of sovereign immunity for the grant agreement.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Ray Toutloff; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to table resolution #24-2010, Right-of-Way Map and Certificate for the Vermilion Waste Water and Water Treatment and Infrastructure Improvements Project for Cedar Grove Phase One and Two.  These are tabled because there are wetland issues.  Darin Steen is working on the environmental assessments.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by David Morrison, Sr.; to adopt resolution #25-2010, approval of Service Line Agreement with Lake Country Power for the extension of three-phase power to the new government and community services facility.  Carried 4-0-0.

 

Moved by Cathy Chavers; seconded by Ray Villebrun, Sr.; to adjourn the meeting at 10:06 a.m.  Carried 4-0-0.