Mammoth finally eliminates embattled Airport Director
Mammoth Lakes Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht said Thursday that the latest two positions to be eliminated or otherwise left unfilled in the Town’s Fiscal Year 2012-2013 proposed budget are the Airport Director position, currently held by Bill Manning, and a Maintenance Supervisor position in Public Works.
“As soon as we made the determination, we immediately notified the employees,” Wilbrecht said, adding that both have been given severance packages.
He said it’s anticipated that both will leave their positions prior to the budget being adopted, and that the salaries will be directed to various other pressing needs and budget balancing. Manning’s position was an “at will” situation, and the Maintenance position has already been discussed with union officials.
Wilbrecht went on to say that the current plan is to consolidate Mammoth Yosemite Airport operations with Public Works, under Ray Jarvis. Fine-tuning is still ongoing in terms of how to best allocate personnel for both town and airport services positions. Expect to hear more details presented during Town Council’s budget hearings on June 20.