"Expand the Tax Base and Create New Jobs"
Washburn County Economic Development Corporation

MONTHLY MEETING – Wednesday December 18, 2013


V. President Bill Marx called the meeting to order at 730am at the Washburn County Economic Development office located at 208 Vine Street, Spooner, WI.


Present: Jim Bethel, Bill Marx, Connie Lester, Ken Schultz, Tom Klassa


Absent: Skip Fiedler, Lloyd Wallace, Morris Gillett, and Rob Lester.  


Others Present:  Margie Quinn

Concerned Citizens:  None


Approval of Agenda- Connie Lester made a motion to approve agenda, 2nd by Ken Schultz.  M.C. by unanimous vote.


Approval of Meeting Minutes Tom Klassa made a motion to approve minutes for November 20th, 2nd by Connie Lester.  M.C. by unanimous vote.


Correspondence- Barron County Economic Development Info was circulated to board Members


Resignation from President Mike Bobin-  Ken Schultz made a motion to accept President Mike Bobin’s resignation letter effective December 10th, 2013 and sent Mike a Thank you letter for all the services/time he has did for WCEDC.  Jim Bethel 2nd the motion.  .  M.C. by unanimous vote.


Treasurer’s Report by Jim Bethel- Jim Bethel read the monthly Treasurer’s report. Jim B. reported on the monthly bills.  The total expense for November 21 – December 18, 2013 were $5935.18 to include Marge’s wages as well, leaving a checking account balance of $74814.05 (partial membership for 2014 in our budget) and an additional $9504.64 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.   RMAP fund is in the amount of $7596.23.  Total available funds are $91950.51.   Marge Quinn has provided board members with a Treasurer Report, P&L monthly and a balance detail from QB.  Ken Schultz made a motion to accept the Treasurer Report and pay all bills as noted, 2nd by Connie Lester.    M.C. by unanimous vote.


Discussion/Action on New Director- Discussions were made by Board Members.  WCEDC Board will have a Sub Committee to go through Director’s Job Description from other counties.  At that time, the WCEDC Sub Committee will meet and create a new Job description for the WCEDC Director.  The sub Committee assigned is Bill Marx, Ken Schultz and Jim Bethel.  Marge will contact a few counties and request their Director’s Job Description and send to  all Board Members.


Other Concerns/Discussions/Action - None

Agenda items for Next Meeting:  Director’s New Job Description/ Position, Assign new President, and Minong Representative. 


Next Monthly MeetingJanuary 15th, 2014

Ken Schultz made a motion to adjourn, 2nd by Tom Klassa.  M.C. by unanimous vote.

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