MAMMOTH LAKES HOUSING, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, April 6, 2015
Mammoth Lakes Housing Conference Room
587 Old Mammoth Rd.
I. Call to Order
II. Roll Call
Members: Bill Taylor, Kirk Stapp, Larry Johnston, Colin Fernie, Lindsay Barksdale, and Tom Mazaitis
Staff: Jennifer Halferty and Patricia Robertson
Public: Jen Daugherty, Senior Planner; Dan Holler, Town Manager; Tom Hodges, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
III. Public Comments
There were no comments from the public.
IV. Approval of Minutes from the March 2, 2015 regular BOD Meeting
Colin Fernie made a motion to approve the minutes as revised. Lindsay Barksdale seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-0.
V. Review and provide recommendation on the Town of Mammoth Lakes Draft Housing Mitigation Ordinance
The Board discussed and provided feedback on the draft ordinance. MLH staff will work with Town staff to incorporate the comments and provide them to the consultant, AECOM.
VI. Discussion and direction to amend MLH Bylaws
Larry Johnston made a motion to amend the MLH Bylaws. Bill Taylor seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-0.
VII. Review and discussion of MLH Board letter to the Mammoth Lakes Town Council
Bill Taylor asked what kind of information would be useful to the Town Council in understanding the needs, etc.
Colin Fernie stated that he thought the letter was appropriate and that as much information as possible was helpful, so that we are all on the same page.
Bill Taylor stated that if Mammoth Lakes wants to be a successful community, the Town will need to house some additional number of employees at build-out, and that there is not enough vacant land to meet our needs. This is the big picture.
Colin Fernie asked what the solution was. He didn’t think that the letter was the right place for this discussion, but that it needs to be addressed.
Kirk Stapp said that based on the recent comments from the Planning and Economic Development Commission regarding the role of MLH, it was important to point out some facts as we move forward with a new housing mitigation ordinance. He made a motion to send the letter to the Town Council and to copy the Planning and Economic Development Commission. Bill Taylor seconded the motion. The motion passed 5-0. Colin Fernie abstained.
VIII. Board Member Reports
Bill Taylor reported that he spoke with Mark Carney briefly to discuss Shady Rest. Bill Taylor proposed that increased AMI levels on the Master Plan may not generate more revenue for a developer given the lack of infrastructure on the parcel. However, he wondered if maintaining lower AMI levels would make the parcel competitive for infrastructure grant financing and tax credits by serving a higher percentage of low-income households. Measure 2002A funds could potentially be used to acquire the land and make units a reality today, instead of waiting for some unknown, future developer.
IX. MLH Monthly Status Report
Jennifer Halferty reported that MLH closed its first manufactured home loan. Additionally, the unit at Aspen Village Townhomes (#H105) is in escrow.