Due to the Warriors' Day holiday on Wednesday, November 11, Band Assembly held its regular meeting on Thursday, November 12, after a preliminary meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
A formal public hearing was held at 10:00 a.m. regarding a proposed statute establishing a Revisor’s Office. On October 29, 2020, the Band Assembly provided notice to the public of the formal public hearing. The notice was distributed via email and posted on the Legislative Branch’s Facebook page. All efforts were made to comply not only with Band statute, but also with a binding Solicitor’s Opinion. The meeting was conducted between 10:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., as scheduled, and the Band Assembly therefore considers all legal requirements with respect to formal public hearings to have been met.
A Joint Session was held at 11:15 a.m. with all members of Band Assembly and the Chief Executive in attendance.
The Joint Session approved two resolutions:
a) Joint Session of the Band Assembly Resolution 19-02-03-21: A Resolution Approving the 2021 Membership into the National Congress of American Indians. Resolution was approved with corrections and with a waiver of the formal reading.
b) Joint Session of the Band Assembly Resolution 19-02-04-21: A Resolution Approving the 2021 Membership into the National Indian Gaming Association. Resolution was approved with corrections and with a waiver of the formal reading.
A letter from Secretary-Treasurer Boyd nominating Ezra Sam and Krista Klug to serve on the Tribal Employment Rights Commission Board was taken from the table and removed from the agenda.
Resolution 19-02-05-21: A Resolution Authorizing Submission of the Mille Lacs Band Leasing of Trust Lands Code to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (“BIA”) Central Office, Deputy Bureau Director – Office of Trust Services (“DBD-TS”) was taken from the table and approved with a waiver of the formal reading.
Resolutions to cancel residential leases were approved, along with resolutions authorizing Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures to expend funds on computer equipment, infrastructure hardware/software replacement, a surveillance video project, and HVAC.