President Ken Schultz called the meeting to order at 730am at the Washburn County Economic Development office located at 208 Vine Street, Spooner, WI.
Present: Jim Bethel, Rob Paine, Ken Schultz, Jim Dohm, Mike Bobin, Romaine Quinn, and Tom Klassa.
Absent: Bill Marx, and Connie Lester
Others Present: Margie Quinn, and Mike Spafford
Approval of Agenda- Jim Dohm made a motion to approve agenda, 2nd by Mike Bobin, 2nds by Jim Dohm. M.C. by unanimous vote.
Approval of Annual Meeting Minutes – Mike Bobin made a motion to approve minutes from May 20th Annual Meeting, 2nd by Tom Klassa. 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 June, 2015 was $13379.49. Leaving a checking account balance of $78352.80 and an additional $9611.00 in the CD account to be used for marketing expenses, Web Site, and for business plan development and expenses. RMAP fund is in the amount of $7596.23. Total available funds are $95564.60. Marge Quinn has provided board members with a Treasurer Report, P&L, detail from QB and a balance excel spreadsheet for the annual income with expenses for 2015. Rob Paine made a motion to accept the Treasurer Report and pay all bills as noted, 2nd by Jim Dohm. M.C. by unanimous vote.
Director Report - Director Mike Spafford discussed the Creative Concept Contest. Mike presented to the Board Members of a spreadsheet explaining funds to be used for the Creative Concept and how it will work. Mike Bobin made a motion to approve and transfer funds for the Creative Concept Contest in the amount of $8500.00. Jim Bethel 2nd the motion. Mike stated it has really picked up in Activities for businesses in the past month. Mike stated the Web Site is progressing with the new employee. Mike shared his thoughts and ideas on new projects he would like to see, one being the “Creative Concept for businesses to be recognized.” Mike has put together a panel for the Creative Contest . Mike updated the board on the 2015 Membership. Mike also discussed the funds available at this time, and what we should be looking at in the next month for the budget. Board Members discussed and agreed to designate funds for specific projects.
WCEDC/WCIDA Contract- Mike Bobin made a motion to approve the amended motion for the contract between WCIDA/WCEDC for July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Romaine Quinn 2nd the motion. Jim Bethel voted No. M.C.
Jim Bethel made a motion to convene in closed pursuant to 19.85 (1) (C), WI statues to discuss personnel issues of specific persons, and job descriptions, which if discussed in public would likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of any person, referred to in such data. Rob Paine 2nd the motion. M.C. by unanimous vote.
Roll Call was taken by Margie Quinn.
Jim Bethel-yes, Romaine Quinn-yes , Rob Paine-Yes, Jim Dohm-Yes, Mike Bobin-yes, Tom Klassa-yes, Ken Schultz-yes, M.C.
Margie Quinn and Mike Spafford were excused from Closed Session.
Motion to reconvene in open session by Rob Paine, 2nd by Mike Bobin. M.C
Motion made by Mike Bobin to hire a new WCEDC Director at a full time position, at the annual rate of $60,000.00, replacing Director Mike Spafford by December 31st, 2015 and a part time employee at the rate of $13.00/hr, and the Administrative Assistant to be reviewed after talking to WCIDA Board. Jim Bethel 2nd the motion. M.C. by unanimous vote.
Other Concerns/Discussions/Action –
Agenda items for Next Meeting: Budget for 2016
Next Monthly Meeting: July 15, 2015
Motion to adjourn by Romaine Quinn, 2nd by Rob Paine. M.C. by unanimous vote
Draft only! Board needs to approve at the next Meeting. Respectfully Submitted by Margie Quinn.