DRAFT AGENDA
Tribal Council Meeting
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Time: 4:00 P.M.

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

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

III. Previous Minutes – Approve/Amend
October 28, 2015, Regular Meeting  

IV. Order of Business:

Unfinished Business:

New Business:
1. Items of Consent from the Legislative Action Committee
    a. SMGI Capital Projects Construction Loan - resolution
    b. Elders’ Retirement Program & SSI Program Ordinance Amendments Final Adoption- resolution 
    c. Re-Designation of Plan Administrative Committee for 401(k) Plan – resolution

2. Legislative Action Committee 
    a. Enrollment Infant Determinations – resolution

Announcements:

Other Business:

Adjourn

Tribal Council Meeting
Expanded Summary of Agenda Items
Date:  November 04, 2015

New Business:
1. Items of Consent from the Legislative Action Committee

a. SMGI Capital Projects Construction Loan – resolution
Date: 11-02-15  Present:  6 of 9 Recommendation: 6 yes
The Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution: 1) approving a loan to Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc. in a total amount not to exceed $13,000,000.00 for  capital projects to be completed in Spirit Mountain Casino in 2015 and 2016; 2) authorizing the Finance Officer to negotiate, with the assistance of the Tribal  Attorney, and execute such documents necessary to execute the loan to Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc.; and 3) authorize the Finance Officer to use up to $13,000,000.00 of  the Tribe’s line of credit for this purpose.

b. Elders’ Retirement Program & SSI Program Ordinance Amendments Final Adoption– resolution
Date: 11-02-15  Present:  6 of 9 Recommendation: 6 yes
The Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution approving the proposed amendments to the Elders Retirement Program & SSI Program Ordinance.

c. Re-Designation of Plan Administrative Committee for 401(k) Plan – resolution
Date: 11-02-15  Present:  6 of 9 Recommendation: 6 yes
The Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution re-designating the Plan Administrative committee to be the Tribe’s General Manager, Finance Officer,  Director of Economic Development and Human Resources Manager and Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc.’s General Manager and Director of Finance, and Grand Ronde Food & Fuel  Company’s General Manager.

2. Legislative Action Committee

a. Enrollment Infant Determinations – resolution
Date: 11-02-15  Present:  6 of 9 Recommendation: 6 yes
The Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution approving two (2) infants numbered #6338 through #6339 for Tribal membership, because, based on the  investigation and recommendation of the Enrollment staff, the infants have been found to meet the eligibility requirements for enrollment as defined in the Tribal  Constitution and Enrollment Ordinance.


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