Council Meeting Minutes January

Council Meeting Minutes January

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Meeting Minutes January 4, 2018, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm McCall, Idaho—Idaho First Bank Members in Attendance: Sherry Maupin (President), Gene Tyler (Treasurer), Cynda Herrick (Secretary), Donald Bailey, Lin Davis, Linnea Hall, Bill Willey, Julie Crosby, Scotty Davenport, Bob Giles, and Andrew Mentzer (Executive Director). Members Absent: Blake Watson and Eric Borchers. Guests: Cec Tyler Maupin opened the meeting. She distributed, What’s in the ‘Secret Sauce’ flier. (attached) Treasurer’s Report: Gene presented the Treasurer’s Report and stated there was an ending balance of $64,033.44. Gene also presented the proposed budget for 2018. There was much discussion concerning the budget. Cynda moved to accept the treasurer’s report. Scotty seconded the motion. Motion carried with a nay from Don due to the carryover of $11,992.09 was not a budget line item. It was decided that the Executive Committee would meet at a separate meeting to detail the budget and bring it back to the full council. Minutes: Lin moved to approve the minutes from December 7, 2017. Gene seconded the motion. Motion carried. New board appointments and renewals: Discussed getting verification from appointing bodies for council positions. Lin moved to accept the appointment of Sherry Maupin as the McCall Chamber representative and Julie Crosby as the representative of the City of Cascade. Bob seconded. Motion carried. Don moved to accept the resignation of Kathy Hull, Bob seconded, motion carried. Cynda moved to accept the resignation of Tom Greco, Linnea seconded, motion carried. Discussed pursuit of a voice from the recreation community. Discussed keeping the number of current members at 12. Fund authorization protocol update: Don said he would complete by the end of the month. Budget Discussion: Insurance policy review: were supplied documentation of proof of insurance. The next payment is due in July. Fixed cost review: Cynda recommended the IEDA membership fee. Scotty suggested using $86,000 of the Valley County recycling budget to pay Andrew’s salary. Discussed decrease in recycling of glass and plastic. Strategic plan review and approval: Andrew will expand upon the specifics of EDO regular duties at beginning of the plan: training, business outreach, day-to-day operations, etc. Will plan training and education in workforce development. Discussed federal emphasis on apprenticeships, etc. Andrew stated Dept. of Labor has some leftover funds on state level if federal mandate is not funded past 2019. Don commented on Recreation District initiative – we should do a survey to get community feedback. Decided to remove Open Space Levy from the plan for the time being. Sherry asked if we should do an ad in the Winter Carnival flyer. Don moved to approve up to $200 for ad in the Winter Carnival guide. Gene seconded. Motion carried....

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Council Meeting Minutes December (Annual Meeting)

Council Meeting Minutes December (Annual Meeting)

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Meeting Minutes December 7, 2017 from 10:00 am – pm Valley County Courthouse, Cascade, ID   Members in Attendance:  Sherry Maupin (President), Gene Tyler (Treasurer), Cynda Herrick (Secretary), Donald Bailey, Lin Davis, Blake Watson, Linnea Hall, Scotty Davenport, Tom Greco, Bob Giles, Eric Borchers, and Andrew Mentzer (Executive Director). Members Absent:  Bill Willey and Kathy Hull.   Guests:  Julie Crosby (mayor elect City of Cascade), Jenny Hemly (Dept. of Commerce) and Delta James (City of McCall)   Maupin opened the meeting.   Minutes:   Gene moved to approve the minutes from November 2, 2017. Lin seconded the motion. Motion carried.   Treasurer’s Report:   Gene presented the Treasurer’s Report and stated there was an ending balance of $67,339.70. Gene also presented the proposed budget for 2018. Cynda moved to accept the treasurer’s report. Bob seconded the motion. Motion carried.   Year In Review by Andrew   Andrew presented the ED Portal. He highlighted the sponsors, volunteers, job services, and defined ESL (English as a second language). The Council discussed a WCM Calendar. Everybody should look at the site (portal.wcmedc.org). We need to start marketing the portal.   Andrew presented annual review for 2017 to use for validation and celebration of our accomplishments.   West Central Mountains Housing Trust has submitted their 501(c)3. There are concerns about liability and tax preparation costs.   Andrew will distribute the Idaho Business Review articles that have featured our area.   Discussion on metrics.   Need to look at the brochure for possible updates – especially the “green” one.   Gene would like the Annual Review to be formatted in a manner similar to the IRS 990EZ.   Commerce Trainings with Jenny Hemly   Jenny spoke to the different economic development districts in other regions. Region 3 is the only district without an ED District. Region 3 contains 10 southwestern counties.   The last ED board in Region 3 was ICOG (Idaho Council of Governments) which disbanded in 2014.   There are various efforts to try to rejuvenate a 10 county district. University of Nevada came in September to try to kick off again. They did not touch on the benefits of a district. They recently sent a survey – Valley County is responding. Potentially Kathleen Simpco could meet with partner to educate all on the benefits.   Jenny is trying to figure out how to create a district that is similar to CEDA (Clearwater Economic Development Association). CEDA is so successful it has 9 employees. Sherry commented that we need to have a regional plan to receive funding dollars. Donnelly and New Meadows recently received Block Grants with the assistance of CEDA. Andrew said that there may be...

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Council Meeting Agenda January

Council Meeting Agenda January

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Monthly Meeting: January 4, 2017 Location: McCall, Idaho First Bank Time- 4:00- 6:00pm   Agenda: Welcome visitors & guests Treasurer’s report Approval of December (annual meeting) minutes New board appointments and renewals Fund authorization protocol update: Don Budget review and approval Insurance policy review Fixed cost review Training Programs Other Strategic plan review and approval Woody Biomass local proposal Net Neutrality letter discussion Marketing plan discussion Strategy 1 – JOBS Cascade apprenticeship–heavy equipment operators & local sports clubs See strategic plan Strategy 2 – EDUCATION See strategic plan Strategy 3 – INFRASTRUCTURE/ASSETS Monument sign update See strategic plan Strategy 4- PROSPERITY Business engagement: BLANK FOR PROPRIETARY PURPOSES Round Table, Upcoming Events & Public Comments Donnelly discussion on $99 first month’s rent (Scotty)  ...

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Council Meeting Minutes November

Council Meeting Minutes November

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Meeting Minutes November 2, 2017 from 4pm – 6pm Valley County Courthouse, Cascade, ID Members in Attendance: Sherry Maupin (President), Gene Tyler (Treasurer), Cynda Herrick (Secretary), Donald Bailey, Lin Davis, Judy Nissula, Bill Willey, Blake Watson, Linnea Hall, and Andrew Mentzer (Executive Director). Members Absent: Scotty Davenport, Tom Greco, Bob Giles, Eric Borchers, and Kathy Hull. Guests: None Maupin opened the meeting. Treasurer’s Report: Gene presented the Treasurer’s Report and stated there was an ending balance of $33,477.82. Gene presented Financial and Summit Analysis (appended). Discussed possibly relocating the summit to a different location next year, both keeping the summit in McCall or using a venue in Cascade. Emphasized we need more sponsorships in the future. Andrew will invoice McCall. Sherry will visit with the Adam’s County Commissioners about potential funding. Cynda moved to accept the treasurer’s report. Blake seconded the motion. Motion carried. Minutes: Gene moved to approve the minutes from October 5, 2017. Lin seconded the motion. Motion carried. Fund authorization protocol (Don): First draft as presented is appended. Discussion concerning purchase orders or requisitions. Some thought this was a good procedure to follow for the future when there are more expenses; some thought was too time consuming. Don will continue to update. SVED Summit and Woody Biomass Conference approvals: Cynda moved to approve the reimbursement of $135.00 costs to attend the summit and conference. Linnea seconded the motion. Motion carried. IEDA Recap: Focus was on business recruitment. The remainder of the conference was also very beneficial (survey, soft skills, apprenticeships). Andrew presented ED Portal and will incorporate observations. Discussed J1 VISA Program potential in Valley County. Summit Survey Debrief: People enjoyed the summit. Biggest percentage was workforce development, then housing and pathways. Need workforce development strategy that starts at high school level. Annual meeting agenda/Strategic planning items: The annual meeting will be on December 7, at Midas Gold, from 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. The following are potential topics: Rec District: next steps – Don gave Andrew a “how-to” binder. Pathways: next steps Broadband Workforce development Regional marketing: health/economic data Portal next steps Funding goals/model Housing policy: next steps – discussion about our level of participation/policy facing Strategy 1 – JOBS Labor micro grant update – major changes have occurred in the application for 3 CNAs, 1 paramedic at the fire stations and a PA-paramedic bridge at the Cascade Medical Center. This morphed from the apprenticeship program discussions in Cascade. Strategy 2 – EDUCATION MD District discussions on apprenticeship and local employers: Andrew is making in-roads with McCall. Cascade is successful. Strategy 3 – INFRASTRUCTURE/ASSETS Subcommittee updates: Monument Signs & Marketing – Cynda described the process, design, etc. (Cynda will...

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Council Meeting Agenda December (Annual Meeting)

Council Meeting Agenda December (Annual Meeting)

WCMEDC Annual Meeting Agenda: December 7th, 2017 from 10am – 3pm Midas Gold, Donnelly 10am – 10:15am: Year in Review by Andrew Grants report Projects report (2017 work plan accomplishments) Housekeeping items (previous annual meeting deliverables) Next year’s obligations Lessons learned 10:15am – 10:45am: Commerce trainings with Jenny Hemly Economic Development Districts What other EDO’s are doing around the state 10:45am – 11:15am: Board Elections Nominations Presentations Vote 11:15am – 11:30am: Break and assemble for lunch 11:30:am – 12:45pm: Lunch and strategic discussions with Julie C. and Delta J. 12:45pm – 3:00pm: Strategic Plan Update (take breaks as needed) WCMEDC Strategic Plan Fund raising goals Budget Programming Broadband Pathways Workforce Development/Apprenticeships Rec District: next steps Portal next steps Housing policy: next steps Water trails website Monument signs Regional branding/marketing 2:45pm – 3:00pm: Final thoughts and...

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