|The Lime Village Traditional Council is adequately involved in discussion and shared decision making related to utility management. The council has not yet enforced collections procedures; the electric utility has only recently come under the management of the council.
The public works manager and the tribal administrator collaborate to serve as utilities managers, with regular input from the maintenance crew. The tribal administrator, public works manager, and council members appear to maintain ample communication and positive relationships. The tribal administrator and public works manager both transmit utility information and issues to the council. In a community comprised of 29 residents, roles regularly cross over, with tribal staff often also sitting on council.
As a Traditional Council, meetings where only tribal business is discussed are not subject to the Open Meetings Act. However, any council meeting with discussion regarding projects accessing state funds (Community Revenue Sharing, the Washeteria, etc.) is required to be open to the public and posted with reasonable notice. Currently, council meetings are not posted, although the tribal administrator notes that they are typically open to the public.