January Stibnite Advisory Council Meeting Summary

January Stibnite Advisory Council Meeting Summary

The Stibnite Advisory Council gives communities a seat at the table with Midas Gold and the opportunity to help shape the Stibnite Gold Project. The council meets monthly to discuss the impacts, concerns and opportunities surrounding the project. The Stibnite Advisory Council is comprised of appointed representatives from eight communities near the project site and Midas Gold. Here is a summary of what was discussed during the January 10, 2019 Stibnite Advisory Council meeting:

ATTENDANCE:

Lynn Imel – Yellow Pine

Gene Tyler – Donnelly

Julie Good – New Meadows

Bob Crump – Riggins

Tami Testa – Council

Denis Duman – Idaho County

Joe Iveson – Adams County

Anne Labelle – Midas Gold

 

ABSENT:

Glenna Young – Cascade

 

Synopsis prepared by: Anne Labelle, Midas Gold Idaho, Inc.

Distributed on January 10, 2019 to Advisory Council

  1. Project Overview— At the request of the Stibnite Advisory Council (Advisory Council), Midas Gold Idaho technical staff presented an overview of the project and Council members had the opportunity to ask questions and request more information. From this discussion, Council members requested copies of the economic studies regarding the project.
  2. Working Groups— The Advisory Council agreed that before the next meeting (before January 31) each member will identify and share a list of working group topics that they believe would be the most beneficial to their community. Based on this feedback, the Council will appoint working groups at the February 14 meeting.
  3. Working Group for Transportation— The Advisory Council requested that before the next meeting Midas Gold staff brief the group on the work that has been done so far to evaluate regional transportation needs and identify Representatives willing to serve on the Transportation Working Group.
  4. Bylaws— After review of draft bylaws for the Stibnite Advisory Council, members agreed to consolidate changes for final review and approval at the next meeting on February 14, 2019.
  5. Reporting and Materials — The Advisory Council reiterated that after each meeting a summary document will be approved for immediate distribution to stakeholders and communities. A portal will also be set up so that Council members can access information.
  6. Role and Function — The Advisory Council reiterated that the role and function of the Stibnite Advisory Council is not to advocate or support Midas Gold. Instead, the role and function of the Stibnite Advisory Council is for each member to represent their communities.
  7. Stibnite Foundation Working Group — The working group appointed to help set up the Stibnite Foundation reported back on their progress to establish the Stibnite Foundation.