Annual MEETING - Thursday June 18, 2009
President Chuck Jenkins called meeting to order at 8:30a.m.at the Washburn County Highway Shop Conference Room.
Present: Chuck Jenkins, Greg Krantz, Lloyd Wallace, Carol Dunn, Rob Lester, and Louie Villella, Mark Krueger, Morris Gillett, Rob Paine, and Pete Paine.
Others Present: Margie Quinn, Dick Hartmann, Mike Bobin, Frank Zufall, Regan Kohler, Fred Schluter, Jerry Thompson, Nick Bulik, Tony Baier, Phil Arnold, Dwight Marquardt, Aaron Arf, Jason Boucher, Sherm Boucher, Lee Magnuson, Ed Fischer, Don Posh, Mike Pesko, Steve Carlson, Mike Spafford, Donna Barnes-Haesemeyer, and Dave Schmitz.
Approval of Annual Meeting Minutes - 2008
Minutes of the previous annual meeting, May 29, 2008 were circulated. Lloyd Wallace made a motion to approve the minutes. Rob Lester 2nd the motion. M.C. Louie Villella abstains from vote due to the fact he has only been appointed to the board for 2 months and was not present at the 2008 annual meeting.
Election of Board Directors- Washburn County Economic Development Board presented the following areas that are open. Chuck Jenkins stated there are 2 positions open for representation for the Stone Lake and Spooner area.
Rob Lester made a motion to nominate Rob Paine to represent the Stone Lake Area. Lloyd Wallace 2nd the motion. Rob Lester made a motion to close nominations. Mark Krueger 2nd the motion. Nominations closed. M.C.
Greg Krantz made a motion to nominate Louie Villella to represent Spooner Area. Rob Lester 2nd the motion. Donna Barnes-Hassemeyer made a motion to nominate Mike Pesko to represent the Spooner Area. Dave Schmitz 2nd the motion. Mike Pesko made a motion to nominate Dave Schmitz to represent Spooner Area. Louie Villella 2nd the motion. Rob Lester made a motion to close nominations. Mark Krueger 2nd the motion. Nominations closed. M.C.
Vote as follows:
Louie Villella to represent the Spooner Area = 16 votes
Mike Pesko to represent the Spooner Area = 2 votes
Dave Schmitz to represent the Spooner Area = 1 Vote
Louie Villella won the vote to represent the Spooner Area. Rob Paine won by Unanimous votes to represent the Stone Lake Area. M.C.
Election of Officers-
Bylaws compliance states the Vice President designated president – elect. Upon completion of his tem, the vice president will become president subject to ratification by the Board of Directors. Lloyd Wallace will be the President of WCEDC effective June 18, 2009. Chuck Jenkins will be the past president.
Greg Krantz made a motion to nominate Louie Villella for Vice President. Mark Krueger 2nd the motion. Rob Paine made a motion to close nominations, 2nd by Rob Lester. Nominations closed. M.C.
Lloyd Wallace made a motion to nominate Carol Dunn for Treasurer. Rob Lester 2nd the motion. Greg Krantz made a motion to close nominations, 2nd by Rob Paine. Nominations closed. M.C.
Rob Lester made a motion to nominate Greg Krantz for Secretary. Rob Paine 2nd the motion. Louie Villella made a motion to close nominations. Morris Gillett 2nd the motion. Nominations closed. M.C.
Presentation for Green Tier Process- by Mike Pesko
Mike Pesko Green Tier hand out on Advantage for the Environment and the Advantage for Business and gave the background on Stresau Laboratory and how the Green Tier process works. Chuck Jenkins asked Mike if they would provide tours of Stresau as a group. Mike Pesko replied they would provide tours for the public, but indicated they do need advance notice for a tour.
Director Dick Hartman gave a review of last year projects to include 8 loans, and a preview of the upcoming projects Dick would like to achieve. Dick stated he has met with several business owners, has toured industrial sites, met with County representatives, attended municipalities meeting. Dick has indicated he is now working on the membership for EDC with developing the Newsletter, and has now met with Magnifisites to upgrade the Web Site for WCEDC. Dick stated he is also now working to complete the 501C3 with Anderson Hager & Moe.
By Laws Ratification-
Motion made by Rob Lester to ratify the By Laws, 2nd by Rob Paine. M.C. by unanimous vote.
Motion made by Rob Lester to ratify Article 3, Section 6 to read “A majority of the Board of Directors and the members present shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of the annual meeting”. 2nd by Louie Villella. M.C. by unanimous vote.
President Chuck Jenkins called for a vote on the ratification changes as so noted on the Bylaws. Vote was casted at 16 by members and WCEDC Directors to ratify the Bylaws as the so noted changes. Mike Pesko opposed due to lack of review of the By Laws. M.C.
New Business- None
WCEDC Board has been effectively brought into compliance with the Bylaws for the Annual Meeting.
Rob Paine made a motion to adjourn, 2nd by Louie Villella. M.C.
Next Meeting – July 23, 2009 - 7:30 a.m. (Monthly Meeting) at the Washburn County Highway Shop Conference Room.
Respectfully Submitted by,