August 7, 2017

August 7, 2017

MAMMOTH LAKES HOUSING, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 7, 2017
Regular meeting at 6:00 p.m.

COUNCIL CHAMBER, 437 OLD MAMMOTH ROAD
MINARET VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER, SUITE Z

Minutes

I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:08 PM

II. Roll Call
Members present: Lindsay Barksdale, Stacy Coreless for Larry Johnston, Jiselle Kenny, Kirk Stapp, and Bill Taylor
Members absent: John Wentworth
Staff: Jennifer Halferty, Executive Director and Patricia Robertson, Grant & Financial Associate
Public: Ruth Traxler, Town of Mammoth Lakes

Jennifer Halferty reported that a non-agenda item came to her attention after the agenda for tonight’s meeting was posted. In order for the item to be added to the closed session agenda for the meeting, two determinations must be made: 1) there must be an immediate need to take action and 2) the need arose after the agenda was publicly posted. She explained that there is an immediate need to take action given that MLH was offered their first right of refusal on a deed restricted home, which allows MLH 30 days to respond. If MLH does not respond within 30 days, the deed restriction is lost. The deadline to respond is Sunday, September 3rd, prior to MLH’s next regular Board meeting. The notice to sell was delivered to MLH on Friday, August 4th, the day after the agenda for tonight’s meeting was publicly posted.

In order to proceed with placing this matter on the agenda, two-thirds of the members present must vote in favor of authorizing the addition of a closed session item in accordance with Government Code Section 54956.8, property acquisition pertaining to property located at 550 Mono Street, Unit A202, APN: 033-165-003-000. Negotiating parties are Jennifer Halferty, representing MLH (prospective buyer); and Adam Floyd (seller). Under negotiation are terms of sale (price, payment terms). This matter will be added to the end of the Closed Session Agenda for tonight’s meeting.

Bill Taylor moved to approve. Stacy Corless seconded the motion. The motion passed 5-0.

III. Public Comments
There were no comments from the public.

IV. Board Member reports
Jiselle Kenny reported that there was a rumor that the developers of the apartments at the Mammoth Mall project were no longer moving forward. Ruth Traxler, Town of Mammoth Lakes explained that she spoke to the developer last week and there was no discussion that the project was not moving forward, but that there were some outstanding items causing delay in the issuance of the building permit, including a parking plan.

Jiselle Kenny asked if there were tax incentives to homeowners to sell and deed restrict their homes. Jennifer Halferty explained that an owner could donate a portion of the value to MLH or another nonprofit or governmental entity that could then oversee the deed restriction. Bill Taylor noted that this would be similar to a conservation easement.

Bill Taylor reported that at the Planning and Economic Development Commission meeting on Wednesday, August 9th there would be an item regarding a General Plan amendment to expand the housing uses in the Institutional Public land use designation description to allow ancillary housing for institutional uses and to allow performing arts and cultural facilities and physical wellness and rehabilitation facilities. He explained that the trigger for this change was that Mammoth Hospital would like to use the student housing owned by Mammoth Foundation. There is some concern about what this would mean for the community center parcel in the Village.

Kirk Stapp noted that he attended the El Foro event over the weekend and that there were many families there. He maintained that there is a lot of anxiety in the Hispanic community about what is happening at the federal level.

Stacy Corless reported that the Mono County Board of Supervisors will hear the final report on the survey conducted by BBC Research & Consulting on Tuesday, August 15th.

V. MLH monthly status report
Jennifer Halferty reported that MLH hosted Dr. Bill Hettinger to speak regarding locals’ housing in resort communities at the Forest Service Auditorium on July 26th. There was a great turnout with over 60 community members in attendance, many of them new faces. The presentation spoke a lot about how to cultivate community will and transform it into political will to get things done. There was a robust question and answer component. You can view the event on the Granicus on the Town’s website under “Other Meetings.”

VI. Mammoth Lakes Community Housing Action Plan; Live, Work, Thrive update
Jennifer Halferty noted that the first Work Session was held on Thursday, July 27th. There was a good turnout with about 40 attendees. There were five stations where community members could give input on: jobs/housing balance, owner/rental mix, income ranges to serve, primary/vacation home relationship, and the number of units that the community should attempt to produce. There is a summary of the results on the www.housemammothlakes.com website. She explained that the next Work Session will be on Thursday, August 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Suite Z. At this session attendees will discuss potential tools for creating community housing. Lindsay Barksdale asked if this would be a good time to share the concept plan for the Shady Rest parcel, which is zoned for affordable housing. Jennifer Halferty noted that the consultants did not think it would be a good time, but suggested that MLH take out an advertisement in the newspaper or do other outreach on the subject.

VII. MLH Board to identify its designated representative(s) for negotiations regarding employee matters pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6
There was consensus among the Board of Directors to continue items VII, VIII, IX, and XIII until the regular September meeting.

CLOSED SESSION

VIII. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b), the Board will hold a closed session to consider employee performance evaluation, title: Executive Director
The item was continued until the next regular meeting.

IX. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 the Board shall hold a closed session with the Board’s designated representative(s) regarding the salaries, salary schedules, or compensation paid in the form of fringe benefits of its unrepresented employees and may include discussion of MLH’s available funds and funding priorities, but only insofar as these discussions relate to providing instructions to the local agency’s designated representative(s). The purpose of this is to review MLH’s position and instructing MLH’s designated representative(s).
The item was continued until the next regular meeting.

X. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8, the Board will hold a conference with its representative in regard to property acquisition pertaining to:

Property: 238 Sierra Manor Road, APN 035-210-014-000
Negotiating Parties: Jennifer Halferty representing MLH (prospective buyer); Mammoth Property Partners (Seller)
Under Negotiation: Terms of sale (price, payment terms)

XI. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8, the Board will hold a conference with its representative in regard to property acquisition pertaining to:

Property: 61 Callahan Way, Unit E2, APN 033-112-026-000
Negotiating Parties: Jennifer Halferty representing MLH (prospective buyer); Al Rubalcava (Seller)
Under Negotiation: Terms of sale (price, payment terms)

XII. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8, the Board will hold a conference with its representative in regard to property acquisition pertaining to:

Property: 550 Mono Street, Unit A202, APN 033-165-003-000
Negotiating Parties: Jennifer Halferty representing MLH (prospective buyer); Adam Floyd (Seller)
Under Negotiation: Terms of sale (price, payment terms)

Announcement of action taken in closed session

Item X: There was no action taken.

Item XI: Kirk Stapp made a motion to authorize Jennifer Halferty to enter a purchase contract for the property located at 61 Callahan Way, Unit E2, for the purchase price not to exceed $320,000, utilizing the Town’s and Mono County’s Revolving Loan Funds. Jiselle Kenny seconded the motion. The motion passed 5-0.

Item XII: Jiselle Kenny made a motion to authorize Jennifer Halferty to enter a purchase contract for the property located at 550 Mono Street, Unit A202, for the purchase price not to exceed the lesser of the deed restricted value or the fair market value, once the fair market value is known. Lindsay Barksdale seconded the motion. The motion passed 5-0.

XIII. Consideration of merit pay increase, and fringe pay for the Executive Director based on the performance evaluation and closed session with the Board’s designated representative(s).
The item was continued until the next regular meeting.

XIV. Adjourn: The meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM.

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