President Ken Schultz called the meeting to order at 745am at the Washburn County Economic Development office located at 208 Vine Street, Spooner, WI.
Present: Jim Bethel, Bill Marx, Ken Schultz, Rob Paine, and present by speaker phone: Dennis Stewart
Absent: Morris Gillett, Tom Klassa, Connie Lester, Lloyd Wallace, and Skip Fiedler
Others Present: Margie Quinn and Mike Spafford
Concerned Citizens: None
Approval of Agenda- Rob Paine made a motion to approve agenda, 2nd by Bill Marx. M.C. by unanimous vote.
Approval of Meeting Minutes Bill Marx made a motion to approve minutes from April 16, 2014 2nd by Rob Paine. M.C. by unanimous vote.
Treasurer’s Report by Jim Bethel- Jim Bethel read the monthly Treasurer’s report. Jim Bethel reported on the qtr. report on expenses and income to compare to the budget for 2014. Jim B. reported on the monthly bills. The total expense for April 17 , 2014 – May 21 were $9307.66 leaving a checking account balance of $85386.32 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 $102,522.78 Marge Quinn has provided board members with a Treasurer Report, P&L, detail from QB and a balance excel spreadsheet for the qtr. on income with expense. Bill Marx made a motion to accept the Treasurer Report and pay all bills as noted, 2nd by Rob Paine. M.C. by unanimous vote.
President Ken Schultz commented on the membership list and would like to see the Membership List updated. Ken has asked all Board Members to please update the list for each area and get back to Marge or Mike, so they can update data base in computer.
Director Report - Director Mike Spafford discussed projects he is working on and the meetings he has attended for the last month for WCEDC. Mike stated he is trying to organize a round table event to include a person from each area of the surrounding school system and to include WITC as well. Mike stated he met with Michelle from Tourism and Michelle has requested funds to help with Shows for the Tourism staff to participate in, Michelle stated now Tourism would like the money for help on purchasing new signs in WC. Board Members has requested Michelle Voight to attend the next WCEDC meeting to give a small presentation on signs Tourism is requesting WCEDC funds for. Mike has requested the WCEDC Board to pay the benefits dollar amount directly to the insurance company to save funds for himself and EDC for SS and Medicare. Mike circulated literature on “Ideas for Business concept on Start up Businesses” along with the brochure Beverly Stencel provided EDC with called “Where do most Jobs come from”. Mike briefly talked on business to receive awards annually. Mike would like to meet with Magnifisites for updates on EDC Websites, and stated there is a big need for updates on the WCEDC Web site. Mike briefly talked on the Fish Hatchery to expand and he would like to check for State dollars with work with Michelle Voight from Tourism on the expansion of the Fish Hatchery. Mike has recruited 4 new members for WCEDC Membership. Mike commented on several projects he would like to accomplish for WCEDC. Mike stated he has received literature on the Jack Hack golf day event for businesses. WCEDC Board members would like Mike to participate in the event.
Other Concerns/Discussions/Action – WCEDC Meeting was cancelled due to no quorum on lack of participation, board members excused themselves.
Agenda items for Next Meeting: Election of Officers and Directors
Next Monthly Meeting: June 18, 2014. (Annual Meeting)
Draft only! Board needs to approve at the next Meeting. Respectfully Submitted by Margie Quinn.