AGENDA
Tribal Council Meeting
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.

• 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

II. Roll Call/Vote on Absences 
 
Cheryle A. Kennedy, Chairwoman Kathleen George, Council Member Michael Langley, Council Member
Chris Mercier, Vice-Chair Jack Giffen, Jr., Council Member Lisa Leno, Council Member
Jon A. George, Secretary Denise Harvey, Council Member Brenda Tuomi, Council Member

III. Previous Minutes – Approve/Amend
• November 15, 2017 Regular Meeting

IV. Order of Business:
Unfinished Business:
  New Business:
1. General Council Meeting, December 03, 2017, Agenda
Location: Tribal Community Center  Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Program Report:  Tribal Lands Department
Door Prize Drawings:  [3 @ $100 and 5 @ $50)
2. Items of Consent from the Legislative Action Committee
a. Burial Fund Ordinance Amendments – First Reading
b. Governmental Corporations Ordinance Amendment – First Reading
c. Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc. Board of Directors: Set Exact Number of Directors – Resolution
d. Tillamook County Transportation District/Coastal Connector Transit MOU – Resolution
e. Yamhill County Transit Area Transit Services Agreement/Willamina to Grand Ronde – Resolution
f. TCTD Purchased Transportation Agreement for Grand Ronde/Salem Express - Resolution
3. Legislative Action Committee
a. SMGI Board of Directors Appointment – Resolution
b. SMGI Board of Directors Appointment - Resolution
Announcements:
Other Business:

Adjourn

Tribal Council Meeting
Expanded Summary of Agenda Items
Date:   November 29, 2017


New Business:
1. General Council Meeting, December 03, 2017 Agenda
Location: Tribal Community Center  Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Program Report:  Tribal Lands Department
Door Prize Drawings:  [3 @ $100 and 5 @ $50)

2. Items of Consent from the Legislative Action Legislative Action Committee
a. Burial Fund Ordinance Amendments – first reading
Date: 11-21-17  Present: 9 of 9  Recommendation: 9 yes
The Legislative Action Committee recommends that Tribal Council move forward with a first reading of the proposed amendments to the Burial Fund Ordinance.  The proposed amendments increase the Burial Benefit from $5,500 to $6,000 and the Reception Benefit from $300 to $400.  The proposed amendments also include minor technical (i.e., formatting, typographical, housekeeping) modifications.

b. Governmental Corporations Ordinance Amendments – first reading
Date: 11-21-17  Present: 9 of 9  Recommendation: 9 yes
The Legislative Action Committee recommends that Tribal Council move forward with a first reading of a proposed amendment to Section (q)(5)(E) of the Governmental Corporations Ordinance.  The proposed amendment provides that a Director whose term has expired continues to continue to serve until a successor is elected and qualified “except where the articles of incorporation provide otherwise.”

c. Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc. Board of Directors:  Set Exact Number of Directors – resolution
Date: 11-21-17  Present: 9 of 9  Recommendation: 9 yes
The Legislative Action Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution setting the number of directors who sit on the Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc. Board at 12.

d. Tillamook County Transportation District/Coastal Connector Transit MOU – resolution
Date: 11-28-17  Present: 8 of 9  Recommendation: 8 yes
The Legislative Action Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution:  1) approving this eighteen month Intergovernmental Agreement with the Tillamook County Transportation District for three round trips daily between Lincoln City, Grand Ronde and Salem Amtrak; 2) committing to provide $43,668 in eligible matching funds for TCTD’s Network Intercity grant; and 3) committing to provide $106,488 in transit funding for the three Spirit Mountain Casino to the Salem Transit Mall Monday through Friday round trips.

e. Yamhill County Transit Area Transit Services Agreement/Willamina to Grand Ronde – resolution
Date: 11-28-17  Present: 8 of 9  Recommendation: 8 yes
The Legislative Action Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution: 1) approving this two year Public Transit Services Agreement with the Yamhill County Transit Area; and 2) committing transit funding for $57,308.08 in year one and $58,454.85 in year two.

f. TCTD Purchased Transportation Agreement for Grand Ronde/Salem Express – resolution
Date: 11-28-17  Present: 8 of 9  Recommendation: 8 yes
The Legislative Action Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution: 1) approving this eighteen month purchased transportation agreement with the Tillamook County Transportation District for four round trips Monday through Friday between Grand Ronde and the Salem Transit Mall; and 2) committing to provide all the cost of this agreement using $265,320 from the Tribe’s Public Transit Funds.

3. Legislative Action Legislative Action Committee
a. SMGI Board of Directors Appointment – resolution
Date: 11-21-17  Present: 9 of 9  Recommendation: 8 yes 1 abstain
The Legislative Action Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution appointing Brenda Tuomi to a newly created seat on the Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc. Board of Directors, for a term beginning when she becomes licensed by the Grand Ronde Gaming Commission, and ending on June 30, 2019.

b. SMGI Board of Directors Appointment– resolution
Date: 11-21-17  Present: 9 of 9  Recommendation: 8 yes 1 abstain
The Legislative Action Committee recommends the Tribal Council adopt a resolution appointing Michael Langley to a newly created 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.