DRAFT AGENDA
Tribal Council Meeting
Wednesday, November 18, 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
 - November 04, 2015, Regular Meeting  

IV. Order of Business:

Unfinished Business:

New Business:
1. Items of Consent from the Legislative Action Committee
 a. Intergovernmental Agreement with Tillamook County re:  Forest Land - resolution
 b. US DOI CY 2016 Annual Funding Agreement – resolution
 c. Establish New Timber Distribution Bank Account – resolution
 d. Declaration of Per Capita Period and Payment Date:  December – resolution
 e. Member Benefit Payment Date:  Timber Revenue Distribution – resolution
2. Legislative Action Committee 
 a. Enrollment Infant Determinations – resolution
 b. Willamette Falls Navigation Canal & Locks Task Force for State of Oregon - resolution

Announcements:

Other Business:

Adjourn

Tribal Council Meeting
Expanded Summary of Agenda Items
Date:  November 18, 2015

 

New Business:
1. Items of Consent from the Legislative Action Committee
a. Intergovernmental Agreement with Tillamook County re:  Forest Land – resolution
Date: 11-17-15  Present:  8 of 9 Recommendation: 8 yes
The Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution approving the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and Tillamook County regarding surplus Tillamook County forest land.
b. US DOI CY 2016 Annual Funding Agreement – resolution
Date: 11-17-15  Present:  8 of 9 Recommendation: 8 yes
The Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution to accept and sign the Annual Funding Agreement between the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the United States of America for the Department of the Interior for the Calendar Year 2016.
c. Establish New Timber Distribution Bank Account – resolution
Date: 11-17-15  Present:  8 of 9 Recommendation: 8 yes
The Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution establishing a new bank account titled Timber Distribution Account with Wells Fargo Bank.
d. Declaration of Per Capita Period and Payment Date:  December – resolution
Date: 11-17-15  Present:  8 of 9 Recommendation: 8 yes
The Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution:  1) declaring a Per Capita Period of September 01, 2015 through November 30, 2015; 2) declaring December 11, 2015 as the Payment Date for purposes of the per capita distribution for the Per Capita Period; and 3) directing the Tribe’s Finance Officer to make the per capita payment for the Per Capita Period on or before the Payment Date.
e. Member Benefit Payment Date:  Timber Revenue Distribution – resolution
Date: 11-17-15  Present:  8 of 9 Recommendation: 8 yes
The Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution: 1) declaring a Member Benefit Payment Date of December 11, 2015; and 2) directing the Tribe’s Finance Officer to make the timber revenue payment on or before the Payment Date.

2. Legislative Action Committee
a. Enrollment Infant Determinations – resolution
Date: 11-17-15  Present:  8 of 9 Recommendation: 8 yes
The Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution approving three (3) infants numbered #6340 through #6342 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.
b. Willamette Falls Navigation Canal & Locks Task Force for State of Oregon – resolution
Date: 11-17-15  Present:  8 of 9 Recommendation: 7 yes 1 abstain
The Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution appointing Tribal Council Vice-Chairman Jack Giffen, Jr. to the Willamette Falls Navigation Canal and Locks Task Force for the State of Oregon.