Council Dispatch #148 March 2, 2023
- Bing Matt gave a report on the meeting with SPCC and the Arlee Pow Wow Committee. The plan is to hold the pow wow from Thursday to Tuesday, and July 4 falls on a Tuesday.
- Chairman McDonald scheduled a pow wow committee meeting for next Monday at 1:00 p.m. with all the appropriate staff. The priority is to determine what work is needed at the grounds, get the water working, having flushable toilets, and get the showers working. We can go through SKMM to get that work done. Tom wants to discuss how we design better buildings, build better bathrooms, entertain other uses for the grounds, and manage the facility the other eleven months out of the year and let it pay for itself for other uses. The infrastructure can be done through ARPA funding.
Natural Resources Department
- Council approved a ten-year usage agreement for the Mesonet Weather Station to be located at the Bison Range, pending approval of the edits to the contract from the Mesonet company and a final cultural clearance from the Preservation Office. There will be a 20x30 structure on the Bison Range located along the walking path west of the Visitor’s Center.
- Council approved a noncompetitive contract with Falmouth Institute for the Natural Resources Department employees to go through supervisory training.
- Council approved the Blue Bay fee schedule for the 2023 season.
- Council authorized a letter of commitment for the pesticide stewardship partnership program and a grant to sample fish for pesticides. The program would be a subrecipient to the grant.
- Council approved a sole source contract with SSPE, the groundwater consultant, to conduct groundwater work in the Jocko valley.
- Council approved a sole source contract with the University of California Cal Poly Irrigation Technology Research Center to provide training, be on an as-needed basis for three years to mentor the DEWR staff, and develop a water management plan and a water conservation plan for the Mission Valley south of Post Creek.
- Council approved a sole source contract with the University of California Cal Poly Irrigation Technology Research Center in the amount of $400,500.00 on a three-year term to execute the training, mentoring, and water conservation plan and management plan for the Mission valley south.
Tribal Education Department
- Council approved by resolution submission of an application to apply for the Project Launch grant with partners.
- Council approved a resolution authorizing setup and signatory authority for the bank account at Eagle Bank called CSKT ARP-Homelessness Coalition.
- Council approved a resolution changing authorized signatures on the tribal accounts at Glacier Bank.
- Council approved a resolution changing authorized signatures on the tribal accounts at Eagle Bank.
Tribal Member Services
- Council took action to bring Wade Shipley in as the Lead Physician Assistant above the maximum pay level of the benchmark.
- Jim Malatare followed up on concerns from the Arlee district meeting and asked if any follow-up was done regarding the applicants for home repairs. Patricia Hibbeler responded that she reached out to the people she had names for, and Patricia Courchane has a meeting with some contractors to obtain bids so the process can get going. Martin Charlo informed Patricia that a tribal elder asked about using those funds for solar panels on her house due to the high cost of power.