Posted on 01 May 2012.
The Town has scheduled two public meetings on May 2 and May 8, at 6 p.m. in Suite Z (Minaret Village Mall) to provide a current status of the Town’s mediation process with creditors; expand on the budget summary information presented on April 18, and provide additional details on where the Town gets its money and how it spends it. Most importantly, the Town plans to engage the community in the discussion of the necessary balancing measures that will be required to achieve a balanced budget and generate funds for MLLA and other creditors.
At the meetings, the Town encourages residents to inform Town Council of what services are most important to them, and what services they believe are needed to maintain the current status as a premier year-round resort community. All residents of the Town of Mammoth Lakes are urged to attend these meetings.
To receive additional information or if you have any questions, please contact the Town Manager’s Office at 760.934.8989, extension 223.
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Posted on 30 June 2010.
June 30: Special Town Council meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in Suite Z to review the 2010/11 budget.
July 3: Mammoth Lakes Swim Team is hosting the“Fourth of July Tri” at Whitmore pool. Three FUN races are offered this year for anyone who wants to participate: an adult and teen Super Sprint (250 meter swim – 6 mile bike – 1.5 mile run), a Kids Full Triathlon geared toward 7-12 year olds (200 meter swim – 3 mile bike – 1 mile run), and a Kids Mini Triathlon geared toward kids 7 and under (100 meter swim – 1 mile bike – 0.5 mile run). Enter before June 30 to ensure you receive a T-shirt. Visit www.mammothsharks.org for registration forms and more information.
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Horseshoe Lake parking area. Summer of Stewardship Lakes Basin Cleanup–”Protect Our Headwaters Day.” Help Friends of the Inyo take care of Mammoth’s favorite playground–the Lakes Basin! Celebrate the freedom of free-flowing lakes and streams as we pick up trash and fishing line around the lakes. There will be prizes for the most trash collected, plus information about water health and how we can all help protect our most precious resource. Lunch and raffle prizes are included, too! Friends of the Inyo supplies the trash bags, gloves, grabbers and tools, plus water, snacks and lunch. Wear work clothes (sturdy, close-toed shoes, long pants, sun protection). Volunteers of all ages are welcome. More info: Call the FOI summer hotline–760-914-3311 or e-mail email@example.com
Saturday, July 10
: 10 a.m. Bodie and Potato Peak Hike. Join “Bodie” Jack Shipley and friends on a scenic hike of the highpoints of the Bodie Hills! Late spring runoff should make for a nice wildflower display. Moderate to strenuous 8 mile hike with 500 + feet of elevation gain. Forty percent dirt road, 60 percent cross-country. Bring sun protection, food and water. No dogs, please. Meet at end of pavement on the Bodie Road (CA 270) at 10 a.m. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted on 16 February 2010.
The Mammoth Lakes Mobility Commission and the Tourism and Recreation Commission are both scheduled to meet today, Feb. 16.
The Mobility Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. in Suite Z. Commissioners are expected to receive a Town transit ridership update, as well as discuss a summer transit workshop and a traffic safety evaluation from the University of California, Berkeley.
The Tourism and Recreation Commission will meet at 4 p.m. today at the Community Center. The Commission’s regularly scheduled Feb. 4 meeting was postponed to today because of a lack of quorum on the fourth. T&R will review the December 2009 and January 2010 ice rink activity reports, receive a report from the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA) on its Measure R contractual services, and review the Utility Users Tax Extension needs assessment.
For meeting agendas visit http://www.visitmammoth.com/static/index.cfm?action=group&contentID=525
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Posted on 14 December 2009.
Public responds with collective yawn. No bears even show.
The Mammoth Town Council’s bear subcommittee met for the first time in public Wednesday morning. And as much as the committee strived for a kumbaya moment, local State Fish and Game Representative Bruce Kinney apparently doesn’t know the words.
In no uncertain terms, Kinney said he is strongly against creating any sort of special rules which would grant authority to Town Wildlife Contractor Steve Searles to discharge a firearm within Town limits.
Searles believes he needs authorization in this area in order to effectively do his job.
Mammoth Lakes Police Chief Randy Schienle again reiterated that according to both state and federal law, discharging a firearm within town limits is restricted to sworn peace officers, and Searles does not have that level of training.
In his amended version of the Town’s Human-Bear Management Plan, Town Manager Rob Clark suggested that perhaps Searles could get by with a Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP) certification as required of United States Forest Service (USFS) personnel, Clark acknowledged that the USFS and the California Dept. of Fish and Game might object to this proposal.
They did. Well, Kinney did. The Forest Service was a no-show.
KInney weighed in after a prolonged back-and-forth between Sugimura and Harvey, with Harvey asking (begging) the agency people for a little love and understanding while Sugimura believed it was something the Town should be addressing with higher-ups in faraway places.
Harvey countered that the only way to effect change at the top is if we’ve got the grassroots support of local personnel on the ground.
Kinney said that although the bear subcommittee may be new, history and data collection are not and don’t bother asking DFG or USFS for exceptions to any codes/rules. “We’ve explained why this [empowering Searles] does not work for us [liability issues].”
Assistant to the Town Manager Michael Grossblatt said that on the code enforcement front, the Town took/received 400 trash complaints and ultimately issued 50 citations this year.
Grossblatt added that staff would bring forward an agenda bill in 2010 which contemplates the elimination of curbside trash pickup in the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
Grossblatt said the majority of people responded to complaints by making the necessary adjustments to clean up trash but that there are some citizens “who honestly hate the Town government and do not wish to cooperate.”
The consensus of the committee is that the recession and an unwillingness to pay for extra trash pickups led to increased illegal dumping this year.
The Town’s franchise agreement with Mammoth Disposal just happens to be up for renewal at the next Council meeting Wednesday. Committee member Dan Dawson believes the renewal provides an opportunity for the Town to push for increased service. Searles believes a firm deadline should be established whereby all dumpsters in town would be made bear-proof.
Grossblatt defended Mammoth Disposal as a good partner.
O’Connor made a plaintive request that the Town reestablish a working relatinship with Bear-With-Us.
Harvey said the Town would rely on Searles, who has the “pulse of the community,” to give the committee guidance as to how to best proceed in the area of public outreach.
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