The fourth funding cycle for Measure R opens Sept. 10. Interested applicants will be able to download the 2010 Measure R Fall Application Form and the new Measure R Applicant Information Packet from the Town’s website or collect the application material from the Recreation Department, located in the Town Offices (Minaret Village Mall) above Giovanni’s Restaurant. The deadline for submitting completed Measure R Fall applications is Friday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m.
Measure R is a financing vehicle for the creation of additional and/or the improvement of existing recreation opportunities for residents and visitors of Mammoth Lakes. It provides the means to prioritize parks, trails and recreation needs and to allocate funds accordingly with the goal to improve the visitor experience, enhance the quality of life for local residents, and to achieve a sustainable year-round economy.
The Measure R or “Mammoth Lakes Recreation, Trails and Parks Investment Initiative” Ordinance No. 08-01 was adopted by the Mammoth Lakes Town Council on Feb. 20, 2008, and approved by the voters of Mammoth Lakes on June 3, 2008. The Ordinance imposed a Transactions and Use Tax in the amount of one-half percent for the purpose of funding Recreation, Trails and Parks.
Priorities for the effective use of Measure R funds are established annually by the Recreation Commission. These priorities are outlined in the Measure R “Priorities” document. Adherence to these “Priorities” should clearly be addressed in the application, along with reference to the DRAFT Parks and Recreation Master Plan, and DRAFT Trails System Master Plan.
All applicants are required to schedule a meeting with Town staff pertaining to their application prior to or during the application process.
Please contact Stuart Brown, Recreation Manager at 760.934.8989 ext. 210 to schedule an appointment or for more information about the Measure R Fall Funding cycle. —TOML PR