Frank reported that Derrick Kirk is being trained to drive tankers.
He also reported that two 2,000 gallon tanks have been delivered to Enemy Swim Day School. These tanks will be used to fuel school busses and other commercial vehicles, and tank levels will be remotely monitored.
will help us maintain these levels and make sure no one runs out." Big Coulee District Councilman Alvah Quinn Sr.
commented about having spoken before with Josh about assistance from LTUC.
A program offered by CENEX was discussed, whereby customers pay monthly for fuel – spreading out the cost, rather than being billed at the time of filling. but, sometimes, it gets stopped." Lake Traverse District Councilman Francis Crawford brought up the fact there are only two employees who work after hours but when on-call sometimes they do not answer their phones.
and holiday season." "We are getting systems in place to increase efficiency." There are "about 45 people on the payroll." "Sales have been a little less than projected, but just barely under." Gregg said, "When we have our yearly average, we will far exceed the budget." "We are preparing for inventory," he reported.
"We have all this money going out to the door to the electric companies." "Why don't we have propane stoves." "Why aren't we recycling money back into our company?
" Dakota Crossing Manager Gregg Christensen gave Tribal Council a report on the Tribe's new grocery store, and it was a positive one.
Also, he said that office staff workers are taking customer service training.
Customer service training across the board, from Tribal programs, to for-profit business, including gaming, has been a concern for the Tribe. He responded that "We will look into that type of payment method." As it is, he noted, "We do a payroll deduction for the Tribe and IHS employees …
"I've contacted an outside company to do inventory." There was discussion about food brands and suppliers, as well as how best to train and fill management positions. Dakota Nation Industries CEO Josh Flute reported that DNI has "been mainly focused on stabilizing the grocery store." He echoed what the Dakota Crossing manager had just reported, that "Sales average is very close to the projections." Josh turned attention to other issues.