President Louie Villella called the monthly meeting to order at 7:30a.m. at the Washburn County Economic Development Conference Room.


Present: Louie Villella, Rob Paine, Carol Dunn, Rob Lester, Greg Krantz, Chuck Jenkins, and Pete Paine.


Absent:  Lloyd Wallace, and Morris Gillett.


Others Present:  Margie Quinn, and Dick Hartmann


Concerned Citizens:  None


Lloyd Wallace made a motion to approve the agenda, Rob Paine 2nd the motion.  M.C. by unanimous vote.


Approval of Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the previous meeting March 18, 2010 were circulated.  Morris Gillette made a motion to approve the minutes.  Rob Paine 2nd the motion.  M.C.  by unanimous vote.


Treasurer’s Report by Carol Dunn- Carol read the monthly Treasurer’s report and reported on the monthly bills.  The total expense for March/April was $15206.73 with a checking account balance of $27419.30 and an additional $13,137.90 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 $40,557.20.  Marge Quinn has provided board members with a Treasurer Report, Rob Paine made a motion to approve Treasurer Report and pay bills, 2nd by Morris Gillett.   M.C. by unanimous vote.


Motion by Pete Paine when WCEDC CD comes due, remove $4000.00 and deposit into the WCEDC Checking to cover the costs for the 501C 3 that are completed and the Web Site that is completed.  Mark Krueger 2nd the motion.  M.C.   by unanimous vote.



Update on RBEG Grant- President Louie Villella stated the RBEG grant was denied.  Louie has asked Marge to request from Rural Development in writing why it was denied. Marge Quinn agreed to Follow up and request this information from Rural Development.


Director Report

Directors Report was circulated to board members for review.  Dick Hartmann is on vacation.  President Louie Villella asks Board members for questions or comments.  Board Members had no comments or questions on the Directors Report.


Discussion/Action on recommended By Law Changes: 

Discussions were made on the 2 county Board Reps the WC Executive Board appoints to WCEDC.  President Louie Villella has asked Marge to draft a letter to the WC Chairman Steve Sather and let him know that Rob Lester’s term will expire in May, 2010 and to either re-appoint Mr. Lester or appoint another WC Board of Supervisor.  Marge agreed to draft letter today and send to WC Chairman Steve Sather. 






Change Article II sentence

Motion made by Pete Paine to change Article II sentence to the following:

From:  "Membership, for the purpose of voting at the annual meeting, will be determined by paid dues as of March 1 of that calendar year"   

Change to:   "Membership, for the purpose of voting at the annual meeting, will be determined by paid dues as of the Annual Meeting date of that calendar year".  Morris Gillette 2nd the motion.  M.C.


Add to Article IV MEETINGS

                                                              (new paragraph)

Motion made by Lloyd Wallace to add to Article IV sentence to the read the following:

Each paid contributing member for the current year and the prior year shall be notified in writing 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting of the Time, Place and Date of the Annual Meeting.   In addition the annual notice shall state:  "That each paid up contributing membership shall have only one voting representative and that representative must be present at the Annual Meeting to vote."   Pete Paine 2nd the motion.  M.C.



                                                            (new paragraph)

Section 1- Member-Rob  Paine made a motion  to add to the 1st sentence in Article VI to include the following, Member shall mean a single representative of a paid contributing Organization, Governmental Unit, Business, Utility and/or Private Citizen.  Carol Dunn 2nd the motion.  M.C.


Section 2- Director-Rob Paine made a motion to add to Article VI in WCEDC By-Laws stating

The Executive Director is subject to the Employee Handbook which includes a Code of Ethics for all employees, including the Executive  Director of WCEDC.  The Executive Director shall be non-voting.   Carol Dunn 2nd the motion.  M. C.


Motion by Rob Paine,  second by Lloyd Wallace to convene in closed session pursuant to 19.85 (1), C, WI statutes 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. M.C.


Margie Quinn properly took Roll Call:


Margie Quinn was excused from closed session;


Motion by Rob Paine to convene in open session pursuant to 19.85 (2), C, WI statutes, 2nd by Greg Krantz.  M.C. by unanimous vote.


Annual Meeting:   President Louie Villella stated the Annual Meeting is to be held in the Minong area on May 20, 2010 at the Minong Village Hall at 4:00 p.m.


Lloyd Wallace made a motion to adjourn, 2nd by Greg Krantz.  M.C. by unanimous vote.


Next Meeting–May 20, 2010- 4:00 pm(ANNUAL Meeting) at the Minong Village Hall in Minong, WI.

Respectfully Submitted by,

                                                                                    Margie Quinn




DRAFT ONLY!  Board needs to approve at the May 20, 2010 Annual Meeting