"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 Meeting: January 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.