Council Meeting Agenda September

Council Meeting Agenda September

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Monthly Meeting: September 7, 2017 Location: Donnelly–Midas Gold Time- 4:00- 6:00pm   Agenda: Welcome visitors & guests Treasurer’s report Approval of August minutes Subcommittee (project) assignments: monument signs, marketing Newsletter topics Open space committee formation Update on long-term funding structures–fundraising outreach update Final Bylaws & Articles signatures Review 2016 990 tax filing Strategy 1 – JOBS Labor micro grant and CNA classes in Donnelly: Cascade Fire, Cascade HS, Cascade Medical Strategy 2 – EDUCATION ED portal live–marketing plan McCall College discussion Strategy 3 – INFRASTRUCTURE/ASSETS Summit update–sponsorship and outreach needs Branding/letter writing outreach plan Strategy 4- PROSPERITY Business engagement: CONFIDENTIAL LIST Round Table, Upcoming Events & Public...

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Council Meeting Minutes July

Council Meeting Minutes July

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Monthly Meeting: July 6, 2017 Location: McCall–Idaho First Bank Time- 4:00- 6:00pm   In attendance: Sherry Maupin, Scotty Davenport, Linden Davis, Tom Greco, Eric Borchers, Donald Bailey, Bill Willey, Andrew Mentzer (Executive Director) Not in attendance: Cynda Herrick, Bob Giles, Blake Watson, Cami Hedges, Gene Tyler, Linnea Hall, Judy Nissula, Kathy Hull   NOTE: On July 12th, 2017 it was determined that a quorum for this meeting was not achieved. The three votes taken at this meeting were stricken (represented below with a strikethrough) from the record and voted on by proxy on July 12th. All motions passed with quorum via a single consent agenda vote.   Welcome visitors & guests: Melissa Hamilton, UI Extension ASAP presentation from Melissa Hamilton, UI Extension There are many partners involved in making this project a reality ASAP includes 2 data sets Compatibility Desirability Page 3 includes local inventory of all assets and infrastructure Asset inventory is avaluable ED tool Discussed NAICS codes and why they are important–drill down on industry elements and important factors for certain businesses Some of our competitive (existing)sectors according to ASAP Veggie and melon farming Power Generation Manufacturing Public Administration Light industry sectors may present future opportunities ASAP should be used as a planning tool, but is not a prescription for economic development All data will be viewed differently by different people/groups Short term planning tool Long term tool to identify infrastructure needs Can help with identifying clusters and merged with Commerce data Should be updated routinely to remain relevant Some interesting data High crime rates in Valley County–partly due to tourism High home prices Educated workforce Next steps Identify clusters Prioritize infrastructure and industry needs/opportunities How do we scale and where/why? Case-maker for ED/BRE efforts Treasurer’s report Brief discussion on Community Foundation costs Water Trails invoices Portal funds received Economic Summit deposit $1,500 ABC funds left: $5,600 Future marketing funds Moved to approve by Eric, seconded by Lin–motion passed Brief discussion about Housing Trust–they are working towards getting a stand-alone 501c3 with a new attorney. Nothing new to report on tax filing, but Andrew has requested information on several occasions. Approval of June minutes moved by Don, seconded by Lin–motion approved Andrew asked to send ED portal link to council for review and recommendations Update on long-term funding structures–fundraising outreach update Sherry has visited City of McCall–requested $9,000 Sherry having conversation with Donnelly on LOT $4k Eric connected with Sabala foundation–all youth sports initiatives but good connection Shore Lodge follow up after apprenticeship discussion Bylaws & Articles updated and ready for approval Geographic area includes Meadows Valley school district Number of members now up to 15 Need to get signatures of...

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Council Meeting Minutes June

Council Meeting Minutes June

June 1, 2017 from 4pm – 6pm Valley County Courthouse, Cascade, Idaho Members in Attendance: Sherry Maupin (President), Gene Tyler (Treasurer), Cynda Herrick (Secretary), Bill Willey, Scotty Davenport, Eric Borchers, Donald Bailey, Blake Watson, Kathy Hull, Linnea Hall, Lin Davis, and Andrew Mentzer (Executive Director). Members Absent: Cami Hedges, Tom Greco, and Bob Giles. Guests: None Maupin opened the meeting. Treasurer’s Report: Tyler presented the Treasurer’s Report dated June 1, 2017, and appended. There is a balance of $66,498.97. The IRS accepted extension for six months. Lamm (accountant) has received all necessary information from the Housing Trust. Sought approval in the amount of $1,098 for the Board insurance, etc.: Davis moved to approve payment, Blake seconded. Motion carried. Gene reported we received $1,000 from Idaho Power for operating costs. Bailey moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Davis seconded the motion. Motion carried. Minutes: Gene moved to approve the minutes from May 4, 2017, Eric seconded the motion. Motion carried. Update on long-term funding structures – Fundraising outreach update: Eric reported he and Andrew met with a Shore Lodge representative (Moss). They are employing 350 people this summer. Andrew will follow up. They seemed interested in the Education Portal. Gene met with Amerigas, Stinker and Maverick – he educated them on who the WCMEDC is and our function. Amerigas said that there are lots of people making requests for funding. Stinker said Donnelly cost him $60,000 to get approval – perhaps we could help educate communities on the cost of compliance. Cynda commented that at the Economic Summit in Boise, Mayor Bieter’s first statement was to get rid of the difficult and costly permitting processes if you want economic development in your community. Andrew commented we may not want to broaden our efforts to include that issue. Sherry stated she had discussed the Griddle’s challenges with zoning. We also need to be careful about misrepresentation of ourselves as part of the WCMEDC at meetings. Sherry spent time talking to municipalities. Gene said Donnelly has confirmed monetary participation with the use of their LOT funds. Discussion concerning type of sponsorships. Andrew will put together a framework of sponsorships. Midas is giving $5,000. Regional housing discussion & findings: Adams County has no Planning and Zoning. Discussion of effect – they are passive. What is our function in the housing function? It would be beneficial to provide contact information, education of potential developers, link on Education Portal. Should be a session at the Economic Development Summit. Subcommittee Discussion – Marketing – Summit(s): Conversation concerning the economic summit and potential topics. Discussed project specific subcommittees; consensus was that this was a good idea. The marketing subcommittee for the education portal will be Eric, Lin...

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Council Meeting Agenda August

Council Meeting Agenda August

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Monthly Meeting: August 3, 2017 Location: Cascade–County Commissioner’s Room Time- 4:00- 6:00pm Agenda: Welcome visitors & guests Treasurer’s report Approval of July minutes Woody Biomass presentation from Rick Brenemann Update on long-term funding structures–fundraising outreach update Bylaws & Articles signatures WCM Community Foundation update: logo, website and next steps Strategy 1 – JOBS Apprenticeships update: Cascade/McCall/Meadows schools and chambers Strategy 2 – EDUCATION ED portal launch Strategy 3 – INFRASTRUCTURE/ASSETS Summit update Strategy 4- PROSPERITY Business engagement: LIST OF CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESSES Round Table, Upcoming Events & Public...

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Council Meeting Agenda July

Council Meeting Agenda July

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Monthly Meeting: July 6, 2017 Location: McCall–Idaho First Bank Time- 4:00- 6:00pm Agenda: Welcome visitors & guests Treasurer’s report Approval of June minutes ASAP presentation from Melissa Hamilton, UI Extension Update on long-term funding structures–fundraising outreach update Bylaws & Articles updated and ready for approval WCM Community Foundation update Strategy 1 – JOBS Apprenticeships update: Cascade/McCall schools and chambers Strategy 2 – EDUCATION ED portal update Strategy 3 – INFRASTRUCTURE/ASSETS Pathways/August 5th event update Cascade ADV biking update Strategy 4- PROSPERITY Marketing/branding update ED Report Grants: $1,000 for Cascade signage project New Commerce reporting metrics for outreach New MOU Housing Economic Summit planning Round Table, Upcoming Events & Public...

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Council Meeting Minutes May

Council Meeting Minutes May

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Meeting Minutes May 4, 2017 from 4pm – 6pm Valley County Courthouse, Cascade, Idaho Members in Attendance: Sherry Maupin (President), Gene Tyler (Treasurer), Cynda Herrick (Secretary), Bob Giles, Scotty Davenport, Eric Borchers (telephonically), Donald Bailey, Judy Nissula, and Andrew Mentzer (Executive Director). Members Absent: Cami Hedges, Blake Watson, and Bill Willey. Guests: Lin Davis and Linnea Hall. Maupin opened the meeting and welcomed the guests. Treasurer’s Report: Tyler presented the Treasurer’s Report dated May 4, 2017 and appended. Bob moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Cynda seconded the motion, and motion carried. Budget & tax discussion: Taxes have to be filed by May 15. Anticipate expenditure of $200 to $1,000 will be charged for filing an extension for reporting to August. The Housing Trust will pay their portion. Cynda moved to allocate up to $1,000 for Lamm & Assoc. to do tax filing. Bob seconded the motion, motion carried. Scotty stated he would like to see insurance documents that cover the Council members. Minutes: Bob moved to approve the minutes from April 6, 2017, Scotty seconded the motion. Motion carried. City of McCall minutes revision request: 11/3/16 meeting paraphrase on Albertson’s CEO–City is requesting that this be stricken from the record, as it misrepresents the experience Albertsons had in permitting according to their representative. It was decided that we need to collaborate with each community. The comment made by Representative Gestrin was taken out of context and was immaterial. Cynda moved to strike tht portion of the minutes as it is immaterial and a waste of time to continue to discuss. Gene seconded the motion. Giles commented it only took twenty minutes to approve. Motion carried. Long-term funding structures: Will ask each community to donate of a percentage of market value. Valley County has committed to $16,000. Outreach plan and calling list: The appended list of the larger business organizations within the community was discussed. Other ED councils have investors. Eric asked what a reasonable request would be. Discussed the range of contributions and whether we wanted to “name” them as Foundational, Platinum, Gold, Silver, etc. Council members chose who they would approach for contributions. Andrew will write up a call sheet. We will also have a sponsorship booth at the Economic Summit in October. EDPro Grant from Commerce–Andrew & Sherry: Andrew is putting the grant application together. ABC next steps and community foundation formation: Sherry summarized what the intention behind the formation of the foundation entailed. The idea is that the foundation would function under the umbrella of the WCMEDC 501(c)3 until the foundation could be formed. There are a number of businesses and benefactors who want to contribute to the West...

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