President Ken Schultz was absent/late; Vice President Bill Marx started the WCEDC Meeting. Bill 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, Morris Gillett, Tom Klassa, Connie Lester, Lloyd Wallace, Skip Fiedler
Ken Schultz (arrive late), and Dennis Stewart
Absent: Rob Paine
Others Present: Margie Quinn and Mike Spafford
Concerned Citizens: None
Approval of Agenda- Lloyd Wallace made a motion to approve agenda, 2nd by Tom Klassa. M.C. by unanimous vote.
Approval of Meeting Minutes Skip Fiedler made a motion to approve minutes from May 21, 2014 2nd by Morris Gillett. 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 May 22 , 2014 – June 18, 2014 were $7497.37 leaving a checking account balance of $85278.45 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 $102414.91. 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 Lloyd Wallace. M.C. by unanimous vote. Treasurer Bethel has requested Marge to give a quarterly report at the July meeting.
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.
Discussions/Action on Contract with WCEDC/WCIDA for 2014-2015- Skip Fiedler made a motion to accept the WCEDC/WCIDA Contract for 2014-2015, 2nd by Tom Klassa. M.C. by unanimous vote.
Director Report - Director Mike Spafford discussed projects he is working on and the meetings he has attended for the last month for WCEDC. Mike commented on the dollar figure used for benefits, and stated we cannot pay directly to the insurance company. Mike updated the board on the progress he has made with the Fish Hatchery and developed a Board to move forward with ideas for the Fish Hatchery. 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 and gave prices from Magnifisites. WCEDC Board agreed to allocate funds set aside for updates on the website and move forward with Magnifisites. Mike updated the board on Membership. Mike commented on several projects he would like to accomplish for WCEDC. Board members has requested Michelle Voight from Tourism, to give a copy of the detailed invoice for the new WC sign to determine what WCEDC could help pay for the sign.
Election of Officers and Directors- Motion made by Lloyd Wallace to nominate William Marx to serve on the WCEDC Board for another 3 year term representing the Spooner area, 2nd by Skip Fiedler. M.C. by unanimous vote.
Motion made by Lloyd Wallace to nominate Morris Gillett for another 3 year term to serve on the WCEDC Board, representing the Birchwood area, 2nd by Skip Fiedler. M.C. by unanimous vote.
Motion made by Skip Fiedler to nominate Ken Schultz for another 3 year term to serve on the WCEDC Board, representing the Shell Lake area, 2nd by Bill Marx. M.C. by unanimous vote.
Other Concerns/Discussions/Action – Bill Marx commented on the NW Complex. Discussions were made regarding the youth for future employment in Washburn County.
Agenda items for Next Meeting:
Next Monthly Meeting: July 16th, 2014.
Motion to adjourn by Skip Fiedler, 2nd by Tom Klassa. M.C.
Draft only! Board needs to approve at the next Meeting. Respectfully Submitted by Margie Quinn.