Tribal Government & News

Tribal Council sends ordinance changes out for comment

11.14.2016 Dean Rhodes Tribal Council

Tribal Council sent amendments to the Public Records and General Council ordinances out for first readings at its Wednesday, Nov. 9, meeting, providing Tribal members an opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the two ordinances.

Amendments to the Public Records Ordinance would better define which Tribal records are available for viewing, provide for declassification of certain records after 15 years and other housekeeping revisions.

Amendments to the General Council Ordinance are proposed to set up uniform policies and procedures to carry out the powers of General Council and to facilitate orderly and productive meetings.

Tribal members should contact the Tribal Attorney’s Office for a copy of the proposed ordinance amendments and to comment on them.

In other action, Tribal Council:

  • Approved the Tribal 477 Program to submit an application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Division of Workforce Development for $25,000 to provide college student internships during calendar year 2017;

  • Approved a Tribal credit card for Health Services Executive Director Kelly Rowe to pay for Adult Foster Care residents’ activities held off the Reservation or to purchase emergency supplies;

  • Approved an easement with Bay City for a permanent easement across the Tribe’s Kilchis Point property on Tillamook Bay for an outfall pipe;

  • Approved the Tribal Lands Department to negotiate with the Oregon Department of State Lands for property on which to construct and fish from a platform at Willamette Falls.

The meeting, in its entirety, can be viewed on the Tribal website at by clicking on the News tab and then Video.