Friday, June 6, 2008

Bear Butte ~ Update on Meade County Commissoners Hearing Today

Hello everyone,

Today at the Meade County Commissioners Hearing, the Broken Spoke Campground, LLC withdrew their application for a new liquor license. The basis of the withdrawal was Broken Spoke Campground, LLC filed their Corporation paperwork on May 2nd, 2008, it was filed in the state of Delaware. It was not approved by the Secretary of State in South Dakota until May 8th, 2008. They filed their NEW liquor license application on May 5, 2008. So, they had filed for their license before they were authorized to do business in the State of South Dakota.

After discussions with MCC, they decided to withdraw their application. What they will have to do now is, file for a NEW license again, which is another process. It will probably be heard at the regular MCC meeting on July 1 or 2nd.

The Meade County Commissioner’s held an Executive Session Meeting on April 24, 2008 in regards to Judge Bastians decision to remand back Jay Allen's license back to MCC. They unanimously voted to appeal Judge Bastian’s decision. It was directed to South Dakota Supreme Court for further clarification, to determine if Judge Bastian had the legal authority to make such a decision. This week, the Supreme Court denied the appeal and sent it back to Meade County Commissioners.

The Commissioners will have a hearing probably on July 1st or 2nd in regards to the appeal issue as well.

I will let you all know the exact date(s) of each hearing(s) as soon as I confirm with MCC, will know probably tomorrow.

At this point, this gives us more time to still send in additional opposition letters and resolutions..

All of the other license renewals were approved unanimously.

Thanks to the folks that sent in the opposition letters, it is greatly appreciated.

In peace & solidarity,
Tamra Brennan
Protect Sacred Sites Indigenous People, One Nation

"Our sacred lands are all that remain keeping us connected to our place on Mother Earth, to our spirituality, our heritage and our lands; what’s left of them. If they take it all away, what will remain except a vague memory of a past so forgotten?"

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