DRAFT AGENDA
Tribal Council Meeting
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM

• The Tribal Council meetings are intended to be safe venues in which Tribal members, community members and guests can share their ideas, thoughts, and concerns. Please  be courteous and respectful to all speakers.
• Official recordings of Council meetings (indicating whether or not they have been edited) will be made available to Grand Ronde Tribal members upon request.  Members  are asked to contact Tribal Council’s Chief of Staff to obtain meeting recording/filming at a cost of $5 each.  Except for official recordings made by the Tribe, no  photos, audio or video recording of Council meetings will be permitted.

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
 • September 28, 2016, Regular Meeting
 • October 12, 2016, Regular Meeting

IV. Order of Business:
Unfinished Business:
New Business:

1. General Council Meeting, November 06, 2016, Agenda
 Location:  Tribal Gymnasium  Time:  11:00 A.M.
 Budget Hearing - Executive Session
 Door Prizes/Drawings:  $550 [3 @ $100 and 5 @ $50]

2. Items of Consent from the Legislative Action Committee
 a. Tribal Council Ordinance Amendments Final Approval – resolution
 b. SMGI Ground Lease Amendment – resolution

3. Legislative Action Committee
 a. Independent Tribal Press Ordinance – first reading

Announcements:
Other Business:

Tribal Council Meeting
Expanded Summary of Agenda Items
Date:  October 26, 2016

 

New Business:
1. General Council Meeting, November 06, 2016, Agenda
Location:  Tribal Gymnasium  Time:  11:00 A.M.
Budget Hearing - Executive Session
Door Prizes/Drawings:  $550 [3 @ $100 and 5 @ $50]

2. Items of Consent from the Legislative Action Committee
a. Tribal Council Ordinance Amendments Final Approval – resolution
Date: 10-25-16  Present: 8 of 9  Recommendation: 8 yes
The Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution approving the proposed amendments to the Tribal Council Ordinance.  The proposed amendments incorporate  the Operating Procedures and include a variety of other revisions.

b. SMGI Ground Lease Amendment – resolution
Date: 10-25-16  Present: 8 of 9  Recommendation: 8 yes
The Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution: 1) authorizing an amendment to the ground lease between the Tribe and Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc., on  those terms presented to the Council by the Tribal Lands Department, and 2) authorizing the Tribal Council Chairman, with the assistance of the Tribal Attorney, to  negotiate, finalize and execute the ground lease amendment.

3. Legislative Action Committee
a. Independent Tribal Press Ordinance – first reading
Date: 10-18-16  Present: 6 of 9  Recommendation: 5 yes 1 no
The Committee recommends the Tribal Council move forward with a first reading of the proposed new Independent Tribal Press Ordinance. The purpose of the new ordinance  is to establish a free and independent press and to ensure the Tribal publication has the independence to report objectively.

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