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The newly elected Tribal Council members were seated on May 31, 2011. The Tribal Council for the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe is as follows;
George Gholson (Chairman)
b. A list of all the laws enacted by the Tribal Council during the quarter immediately preceding the meeting, with a short summary explaining each law. During the meeting the Tribal Council chairperson will ensure that this agenda, including the financial report, will be available for inspection by any member of the General Council upon request. All items on the agenda will be considered by the General Council before considering new matters from the floor.
The Secretary Treasurer shall
a. Call the roll, handle all official correspondence of the Tribal Council, keep the minutes of all regular and special meetings of the Tribal and General Councils, and certify to the Superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Central California Agency, the duly elected officers of the Tribal and General Councils within fifteen (15) days from the date of any elections;
b. Accept, keep and safeguard all funds under the exclusive control of the Tribe by depositing them in a bank insured by an agency of the federal government or in an IIM account or Tribal trust account with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, as directed by the Tribal Council and shall keep or cause to be kept an accurate record of such funds and shall report on all receipts and expenditures and the amount and nature of all funds in his or her custody to the Tribal and General Councils at regular meetings and at such other times as requested by either Council. The Secretary Treasurer shall not pay or otherwise disburse any funds in the custody of the Tribal Council except when properly authorized to do so by the Tribal Council;
c. At such times as the Tribal Council or General Council may direct, have the books and records of the Tribe audited by a competent independent auditor employed by the Tribal Council.
d. Be present at all meetings of the Tribal and General Councils unless prevented by illness or circumstances beyond his or her control;
e. Required to give a surety bond satisfactory to the Tribal Council if the Tribal Council so desires;
f. Sign and approve all checks drawn on Tribal funds and all vouchers with at least one officer or designated check signer of the Tribe in accordance with a written procedure approved and adopted by the Tribal Council by resolutions and
g. In the absence of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, with the approval of the Tribal Council, the Secretary Treasurer shall carry out the duties of the Chairperson.