09.06.2017

Tribal Council Meeting Agenda

AGENDA
Tribal Council Meeting
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m.

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I. Call to Order / Invocation / Cultural Presentation – Drumming

II. Roll Call/Vote on Absences 
 
Reynold L. Leno, Chairman  Kathleen George, Council Member Denise Harvey, Council Member
Cheryle A. Kennedy, Vice-Chairwoman  Jack Giffen, Jr., Council Member Chris Mercier, Council Member
Jon A. George, Secretary Tonya Gleason, Council Member Brenda Tuomi, Council Member

III. Previous Minutes – Approve/Amend
• August 23, 2017, Regular Meeting

IV. Order of Business:
Unfinished Business:
  New Business:
1. Items of Consent from the Legislative Action Committee
a. Public Records Ordinance Amendments – First Reading
b. Procurement Ordinance Amendments Final Adoption – Resolution
c. Riggs Thin Timber Harvest – Resolution
d. Portland Harbor Environmental Services Agreement Amend. #3 – Resolution
2. Legislative Action Committee
a. Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc. Board of Directors Appointment – Resolution
b. Enrollment Infant Determination – Resolution
Announcements:
Other Business:

Adjourn

Tribal Council Meeting
Expanded Summary of Agenda Items
Date:   September 06, 2017

New Business:
1. General Council Meeting Agenda, September 10, 2017
Location: Tribal Community Center  Time:  11:00 A.M.
Tribal Council Election Results
Program Report:  Spirit Mountain Casino
Door Prizes/Drawings:  $550 [3 @ $100 and 5 @ $50]

2. Items of Consent from the Legislative Action Legislative Action Committee
a. Public Records Ordinance Amendments – first reading
Date: 08-29-17  Present: 8 of 9  Recommendation: 8 yes
The Legislative Action Committee recommends the Tribal Council move forward with a first reading of the proposed amendments to the Public Records Ordinance. The proposed amendments clarify which records are available under the ordinance, allow for the Tribe to provide copies of available records to Tribal Members electronically upon an approved request, and describe a revised process for reconsideration for denied records requests. The proposed amendments also include minor technical (i.e., formatting, typographical, housekeeping) modifications.

b. Procurement Ordinance Amendments Final Adoption – resolution
Date: 08-29-17  Present: 8 of 9  Recommendation: 8 yes
The Legislative Action Committee recommends the Tribal Council move forward in adopting the proposed amendments to the Procurement Ordinance. The proposed amendments would require the Tribe to purchase environmentally friendly products and services in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut solid waste, conserve energy, improve Tribal Member health, and provide a model of good stewardship.

c. Riggs Thin Timber Harvest – resolution
Date: 09-05-17  Present: 8 of 9  Recommendation: 8 yes
The Legislative Action Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution to approve the Riggs Thin Timber Harvest as presented by the Natural Resources Department and detailed in the Tribal Resolution.

d. Portland Harbor Environmental Services Agreement Amend. #3 – resolution
Date: 09-05-17  Present: 8 of 9  Recommendation: 8 yes
The Legislative Action Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution: 1) approving Amendment #3 to the Environmental Services Agreement, and 2) authorizing the General Manager, with the assistance of the Tribal Attorney’s Office, to execute Amendment #3 for the Tribe.

3. Legislative Action Legislative Action Committee
a. Spirit Mountain Gaming Inc. Board of Directors Appointment – resolution
Date: 09-05-17  Present: 8 of 9  Recommendation: 7 yes 1 abstain
The Legislative Action Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution appointing Chris Mercier to a vacant seat on the Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc. Board of Directors, for a term beginning when he becomes licensed by the Grand Ronde Gaming Commission and ending on June 30, 2020.

b. Enrollment Infant Determination – resolution
Date: 09-05-17  Present: 8 of 9  Recommendation: 8 yes
The Legislative Action Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution approving one infant numbered #6479 for Tribal membership, because, based on the investigation and recommendation of the Enrollment staff, the infant has been found to meet the eligibility requirements for enrollment as defined in the Tribal Constitution and Enrollment Ordinance.