President Chuck Jenkins called the Monthly meeting to order at 7:35a.m. at the Washburn County Economic Development office located at 208 Vine Street, Spooner, WI.


Present: Chuck Jenkins, Rob Paine, Jim Bethel, Rob Lester, Greg Krantz, Bill Marx, and Mike Bobin.


Absent:  Lloyd Wallace, Morris Gillett, and Ken Schultz.


Others Present:  Margie Quinn, and Dick Hartmann.


Concerned Citizens:  None


Approval of Agenda- Rob Paine made a motion to approve the agenda, Rob Lester 2nd the motion.  M.C. by unanimous vote.


Approval of Meeting Minutes of September 21, 2011

Minutes of the previous meeting September 21, 2011 were circulated. Mike Bobin made a motion to approve the minutes.  Bill Marx 2nd the motion.  Bill Marx stated there were two different amendments, one being Mike Bobin’s name spelled wrong, and Agenda items needs to read October instead of September.  M.C.  by unanimous vote with the amended changes. 


Members Comments-None


Treasurer’s Report by Jim Bethel – Jim stated we have a loan now for RMAP Funds.  Jim read the monthly Treasurer’s report and reported on the monthly bills.  The total expense for September/October was $9074.81 with a checking account balance of $30450.24 and an additional $9348.64 in the CD account to be used for ½ marketing expenses, ½ for business plan development, and 501 (c)(3) expenses to the IRS and Anderson Hager and Moe.   Total available funds are $39798.88.   RMAP funds to include a loan to be processed in the amount of $35,000.00, Technical Assistance in the amount of $14685.50, and Loan Loss Reserve at $1750.00.  Marge Quinn has provided board members with a Treasurer Report, P&L monthly and a balance detail from QB. Rob Paine made a motion to approve Treasurer Report and pay bills, 2nd by Rob Lester.   M.C. by unanimous vote.



Discussions/Action on RMAP Funds/Grant.  Discussions were made on the additional information WCEDC.  Mike Bobin made a motion to approve the new contract drafted between WCIDA/WCEDC contingent on Rural Development/Mike Daniels to provide a statement in writing that WCEDC/WCIDA could work together on issues that may arise as long as issues were being completed in compliance with the Policy and Procedure Manual provided with the RMAP Funds.  Marge Quinn will follow up and get the statement in writing from Mike Daniels.  Jim Bethel 2nd the motion.  M.C.  by unanimous vote.



Director Report-Dick Hartmann

Directors Report was circulated to board members for review at the meeting.  Dick Hartmann commented on meeting he has attended in the past month.  Mike Bobin made a motion to approve Director’s Report, Bill Marx 2nd the motion.  M.C.  by unanimous vote.


Membership Letters- Director Dick Hartmann indicated he had sent all Membership letters, and indicated he will follow up on phone calls starting November 1, 2011.


Budget for 2012-

President Jenkins stated the proposed and amended budget sent to the County has been temporally approved and now waiting to go to the WC Board for final approval in November. Discussions were made on Marge Quinn completing budget for 2013 in QB, and training involved. 


Action/Discussion Items

Mike Bobin made a motion to convene in closed pursuant to 19.85 (1) (C), WI statues to discuss personnel issues of specific persons, which if discussed in public would likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of any person, referred to in such data.  Rob Lester 2nd the motion.  M.C. by unanimous vote. 


Roll Call was taken by Margie Quinn.


Margie Quinn and Dick Hartmann were excused.


Motion to reconvene in open session by Chuck Jenkins, 2nd by Rob Paine.  M.C. 


Motion to approve RMAP Loan by Mike Bobin, 2nd by Greg Krantz.  M.C. by unanimous vote.


Motion to approve action discussed in closed session regarding personnel issues by Mike Bobin, 2nd by Rob Lester.  M.C. by unanimous vote.


Agenda items for November meeting-, Results of the Budget for 2012 proposed to WC Board for final approval.   Mike Daniels response regarding RMAP funds in writing.


Next Monthly Meeting November 16th, 2011 at 730a.m. – Washburn County Economic Development Office located at 208 Vine Street, Spooner, WI 54801


Other Concerns: 


Jim Bethel made a motion to adjourn, 2nd by Bill Marx.  M.C. by unanimous vote.


Draft only!  Board needs to approve at the November Meeting.    Respectfully Submitted by Margie Quinn