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Tribal Executive Board Promotes Matthews

The Fort Peck Tribes Executive Board held its full board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 27. The following resolutions were passed by the board.

Lewis Matthews was approved for a promotion to the position of Chief of Police for the Fort Peck Tribes. The vote was close, with a split of six in favor and five opposed and three abstaining. Chairman Justin Gray Hawk broke the tie and voted in favor of the promotion.

HeadStart was approved to pay employees a $1,000 stipend to employees who have completed training requirements set forward by the department director.

A contract with Backbone Dental for advance coordinated care purposes was approved.

A memorandum of understanding was approved between DPHHA/Viral Hepatitis section and the Tribes to provide assistance in implementing licensed software and equipment. CFO Randy Redpath’s resignation was approved per recommendation from Gray Hawk.

A motion was passed approving Dana Buckles to deny the television program Nightline’s request to film and interview TEB members.

A contract with Our Home, Inc., was approved for adolescent residential treatment services with the Spotted Bull Recovery Resource Center in the amount of $250,000.

A request from HPDP for bonuses for employees in the amount of $2,000 each was approved.

The board approved $500 for the John Weeks family in recognition of his service to the Tribes.

Suzanne Boyd was approved to provide social work services to the Fort Peck Tribal Dialysis Unit at a rate of $85 per hour, not to exceed $30,000 per year.

A contract for supplemental staffing to the Tribal Health Department was approved with Wesley Medical Staffing, Inc.

A motion was passed approving OJS to request 15 detailed corrections officers/ employees for the Tribal jail.

John Ransom was approved as a bus driver for transit until the position can be filled.

Full board meetings are held bi-weekly on second and fourth Mondays (holidays permitting) of each month beginning at 9 a.m. in council chambers in Poplar.

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