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Affordable Housing Development in Mammoth is Gaining Traction

The Town of Mammoth Lakes is getting ready to issue a request for statements of qualifications for the development of a piece of land known as The Parcel, which consists of twenty-five acres of land near the center of Mammoth Lakes.

A statements of qualification is a process relating to accepting bids for the development of a property.

Mammoth Lakes wishes to, “identify a development team consisting of one or more developers that will be the best fit to partner with the town to develop The Parcel.”

Currently, the Town of Mammoth Lakes has set broad guidelines and objectives for what they wish to see in a possible development for the existing site, which includes the construction of 400-450 properties ranging from studio apartments to entire houses zoned for affordable residences to be completed by 2022.

According to an official document from the Department of Public Works for the Town of Mammoth Lakes, the cheap housing is required to be priced at or below 120 percent of the area’s median income.

Other than creating affordable housing, The Parcel must adhere to the town’s wishes and include a community facility, formal and informal open spaces, vehicle and bicycle parking for residents and guests, and must consider pets in the design of the neighborhood.

Further restrictions include establishing a “livable, integrated, and well-designed community.” For example, the Town of Mammoth Lakes wishes to assure that the structures built connect seamlessly to the neighborhood and its surroundings.

Although 2022 is a long way off, the town council of Mammoth Lakes is taking steps toward turning The Parcel into homes in the future. On November 21, a pre-submittal conference for interested parties is scheduled for those who would like to find out more. After that, the Town Council is expected to accept a preferred conceptual land use plan on December 11, meaning the town desires to regulate property to ensure a more desirable socioeconomic outcome.

Mammoth Dog Licensing Clinic

Mammoth Dog Licensing Clinic

submitted by the Mammoth Lakes Police Department
June 9, 2016

Mammoth Lakes, CA – On Saturday, June 18, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department will be renewing Town of Mammoth Lakes dog licenses for the upcoming fiscal year and offering discounted vaccinations and microchipping. Dr. Gaylon TeSlaa and the staff of Alpen Veterinary clinic will be on hand with low cost vaccinations and microchipping for both dogs and cats.
California law requires all dogs over the age of 4 months to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. If you live within the limits of the Town of Mammoth Lakes, you are required to license your dog. Sorry for you loss bologna exist whip
If your dog does not need a rabies update, you may purchase just the required license – $20 if your animal is spayed/neutered; $50 if they’re unaltered. Please bring proof of spay/neuter and current rabies vaccination (if applicable). Discounted microchipping will also be available for $10. If you are paying by check and will be purchasing a license and vaccinations, please remember that you will be paying two separate bills.

For everyone’s safety, your dog must be leashed and your cat in a carrier. If your animal doesn’t do well with others, please leave them in your car until you complete the paperwork and the vet will come to your vehicle to administer the shots.

You may now purchase 2016-17 TOML dog licenses at the MLPD Business Office Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM. Please bring proof of spay/neuter and current vaccinations.

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Work Begins to open Lakes Basin and Reds Meadow Roads

Crews being clearing Lakes Basin and Reds Meadow Roads

submitted by the Forest Service
April 21, 2016

The Inyo National Forest, in cooperation with the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Cal Trans, is beginning work to open the Lakes Basin and Reds Meadow roads.

These areas are popular recreation destination for visitors and locals alike and provides access to the Devils Postpile National Monument, trailheads that access the John Muir Trail and destinations such as Agnew Meadow, Thousand Island Lakes, Rainbow Falls, and the Minarets. Fishing, camping, horseback riding are also popular with visitors.

Work in the Lakes Basin will begin on April 25th. The walking and bike paths will remain closed while work is underway since there will be heavy equipment removing hazard trees for the next several weeks. This will create unsafe conditions for pedestrians and cyclists. Snow removal and routine maintenance (pothole repair, culvert clearing, etc.) will also be underway. The expected opening date is May 10th.

Work on the Reds Meadow Road will begin on May 10th. Similar maintenance work and hazard tree removal is also required on this road and the road will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists while this work is underway. It is anticipated that this road will open by mid-June.

“The opportunity to complete this important safety work now will allow providing safe public access throughout the summer,” said Jon Regelbrugge, Mammoth and Mono Lake District Ranger. “We appreciate your patience while this essential work is completed.”

Expect campground in the Lakes Basin to open in early June and campgrounds in the Reds Meadow Valley to open in mid-June.

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Mammoth Airport Workshop Wednesday

Mammoth Lakes Yosemite Airport Workshop Set

Submitted by the Town of Mammoth

Mammoth Lakes, CA – On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in Suite Z (above Starbucks) at 4:30 p.m., the Mammoth Lakes Town Council will be conducting a special workshop regarding Mammoth Lakes Yosemite Airport. The workshop will cover a broad range of information related to the Airport, including: a brief history of the airport; a summary of the existing facilities and current operations and services at the airport; discussion of the Airport Capital Improvement Program (ACIP); and next steps for the proposed terminal and aircraft apron project, including preliminary design and environmental documentation, preliminary budget estimates, tentative schedule, and scope of work for the project.  The Town Council will not be taking any action at this workshop, but will be considering direction to staff with an agenda item in the regular Town Council meeting that begins at 6:00 PM.

This workshop provides the opportunity for interested community members to learn more about the process the Town is undertaking to construct a new airport terminal and aircraft apron in the next several years.

The workshop will be held in the Town Council Chambers (Suite Z) in the Minaret Village Mall located at 437 Old Mammoth Road.  This meeting can also be viewed online, live or anytime, on the Town’s website. Please visit:  http://mammothlakes.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=4.

For additional information regarding the workshop or the airport terminal project, please contact Public Works Director, Grady Dutton at (760) 934-8989 ext. 257 or email: gdutton@townofmammothlakes.ca.gov.

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2 Seats on Mammoth Town Council up for Election

Mammoth Voters will select two Town Council Members

submitted by the Town of Mammoth

Mammoth Voters will decide two town council seats during municipal election on June 7th, 2016

A Municipal Election will be held in the Town of Mammoth Lakes on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 for the purpose of electing two members to the Town Council. The Council members presently occupying these offices are Jo Bacon and Michael Raimondo. The term of office for each seat is four years. Council members are paid $300 per month.
Candidates must be registered voters and reside within the Town. Nomination Papers will be available from the Town Clerk starting on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The deadline for filing of Nomination Papers is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016. Citizens interested in running for a seat on the Town Council are encouraged to contact the Town Clerk, Jamie Gray, at (760) 934-8989, extension 267 for further information. The Town Clerk’s Office is located in Minaret Village Shopping Center, Old Mammoth Road, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, holidays excepted and Fridays by appointment only.

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Help Plan Mammoth Creek Park

Plan Mammoth Creek Park

The Town of Mammoth wants to hear from you!

submitted by the Town of Mammoth

Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Town of Mammoth Lakes has begun the process to plan, design and construct complementary Community Multi-Use Facilities at Mammoth Creek Park. The project includes three major components: a multi-use facility, complementary community center, and a playground with accessible components. The anticipated opening date of the multi-use facility is October 2017.

It is the intent of the Town to create a recreation destination that the entire community of Mammoth Lakes will actively enjoy, value and ultimately be proud to call their park. The guiding principle builds from the “A Town within a Park” concept that will deliver local residents and visitors high-quality complementary recreation facilities at Mammoth Creek Park. The proposed improvements will be designed to work with the existing play areas and parking. Complementary programming will promote a degree of excitement, individual expression, exploration, pleasure, challenge and accomplishment that can lead to an improved quality of life.

The Town is seeking broad public input regarding the initial planning and design effort and invites you to a Public Workshop on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 4:00-6:00pm at Suite Z in the Minaret Village Mall (above Starbucks). The date and time were selected to elicit as much community participation as possible. If you cannot attend in person, you may watch the workshop on Granicus, accessible online via the Town’s website (www.townofmammothlakes.ca.gov).

The Mammoth Creek Park project includes three major components:

1.         A Multi-use Facility, which is an upgrade of our existing facility adjacent to the Mammoth Lakes Library located at 416 Sierra Park Road.
2.         A Community Center, intended to replace the existing community center located on Forest Trail near The Village, and;
3.         A playground with accessible components.

This project has been the subject of numerous meetings, some solely for this purpose, such as a previous site walk and open design charrette conducted on April 30, 2015 by the Town. It has also been on the agendas of the Recreation Commission, Mammoth Lakes Recreation and Town Council. In accordance with Town Council direction to staff to proceed with preliminary design in support of a future environmental review process, we have scheduled this dedicated public meeting on Friday, January 29, 2016 to consider design alternatives for the Community Multi-Use Facilities at Mammoth Creek Park West. This action followed extensive due diligence conducted by Town staff along with representatives from Mammoth Lakes Recreation and the Recreation Commission regarding the proposed relocation of the recreation facilities. On January 6, 2016 Town Council authorized the Town Manager to execute agreements with the consultants to provide preliminary design services and to prepare an environmental review document.

What the Town will present: The consultants will prepare and present three site plan alternatives for community review and discussion. Information will also be presented regarding initial conceptions of building size (dimensions, height, massing) and use. The Recreation Commission is the Town Council’s designated lead advisory body for this project and will be actively engaging the community in assessing the programming needs and space alternatives of the facilities. These programming-specific workshops are scheduled to commence on February 22, 2016.

What we are looking for: We are seeking input, based on the three alternatives, on the proposed locations for buildings and appurtenances and how various parts of the project can best work together. Additionally, with a parcel size of approximately 4.9 acres, 2.9 acres of which is undeveloped, we would like to hear ideas you may have regarding amenities or other uses for the remainder of the site. We welcome your creative and productive suggestions as well as any concerns you may have regarding the project. Please begin with the assumption that the final design will include the Multi-use Facility, Community Center and a playground with accessible components.

What we will not be doing: We will not debate whether or not the facilities should be located at Mammoth Creek Park West. Town Council has provided direction regarding the preferred location along with the major complementary components and it is our task as a community to work together to recommend the best possible project that provides significant community benefits while minimizing potential impacts. Only then, after appropriate environmental review, can a final decision be made.

The Town has created a dedicated website to provide project background and to keep you informed of the Plan Mammoth Creek Park project: www.planmcp.com.  This website is the source for all information pertaining to this project. You may also subscribe to receive project emails or text notifications via the Town’s ‘Notify Me’ list (www.ci.mammoth-lakes.ca.us/list.aspx) or send an email with comments or recommendations regarding the project to planmcp@townofmammothlakes.ca.gov.

Be part of your Town’s recreation future by participating in the Plan Mammoth Creek Park project. We hope to see you on Friday, January 29, 2016 in Suite Z at 4:00pm.

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