MAMMOTH LAKES HOUSING, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, February 5, 2018
Regular meeting at 6 p.m.
COUNCIL CHAMBER, 437 OLD MAMMOTH ROAD
MINARET VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER, SUITE Z
I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:05 PM.
II. Roll Call
Members present: Lindsay Barksdale, Stacy Corless, Jiselle Kenny, Kirk Stapp, and John Wentworth
Members absent: Bill Taylor
Staff: Jennifer Halferty, Executive Director and Patricia Robertson, Grant & Financial Associate
III. Public Comments
There were no comments from the public.
IV. Approval of minutes from the January 8, 2018 regular Board Meeting
Stacy Corless made a motion to adopt the minutes as amended. Jiselle Kenny seconded the motion. The motion passed 5-0.
V. Board Member reports
Stacy Corless reported that the Board of Supervisors held a strategic priority setting session today, and set housing as a top priority.
John Wentworth attended the TOT Compliance Committee meeting and believes that there may be some overlap between what Host Compliance is doing in terms of transient rental enforcement and the GIS component of the Action Plan.
Kirk Stapp attended the ESTA Board meeting. The organization is meeting expectations. Executive Director, John Helm, is retiring and the recruitment process has begun.
VI. MLH monthly status report
Jennifer Halferty presented some highlights from the monthly status report. She noted that the annual Point In Time Count for Mono, Inyo, and Alpine counties took place on January 26th and was a success. She participated in the southern Mono County portion of the count. This count is a requirement of HUD in order to access Continuum of Care funding, is facilitated locally by IMACA, and aims to count the number of homeless people in our community. This year’s count was a very organized and concerted effort between IMACA, Mono County Behavioral Healthy, Mono County Social Services, and the Mono County Sheriff’s office. Lighthouse Church donated gift bags with blankets, hats, toiletries, and gift cards to Vons. Homeless individuals cited the lack of a public showering facility as a problem. IMACA will input the data into the HUD database over the course of the next few months and finalize the numbers.
Jennifer Halferty explained that developers have been asking MLH to partner with them on future affordable housing developments. Typically, housing developers desire to work with a local nonprofit partner.
Staff attended two webinars regarding Federal Home Loan Bank grant programs in an effort to bring more funding for affordable housing to the region.
She also noted that the State Department of Housing and Community Development released the list of jurisdictions that are required to comply with SB 35, the development streamlining bill that passed in 2017. Both Mono County and the Town of Mammoth Lakes have made insufficient progress toward their lower income Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) (housing for very low and low income households), and therefore are subject to SB 35, streamlining for proposed developments with at least 50% affordability. In order for a proposed development to qualify for expedited development approval (“streamlining”) it must, among other things, be located on an infill site, and follow existing residential and mixed-use zoning laws. This bill took effect January 1, 2018.
VII. Mammoth Lakes Housing Year in Review – 2017 (informational item)
Jennifer Halferty gave an overview of the work MLH achieved in 2017 which includes providing housing for 52 individuals through ownership transactions and rentals, $2.1mm in real estate value for local ownership, and $5mm in grant applications for programs and rental projects.
VIII. Review of the Board Input Opportunities Timeline
There was a discussion of the timeline as presented. John Wentworth asked for a special meeting of the Board following the deadline to file candidate papers.
IX. Approval of Mammoth Lakes Housing, Inc. Resolution 18-01 Adopting the Amended and Restated Bylaws of Mammoth Lakes Housing Inc., A California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation
The Board discussed the purpose of Resolution 18-01. Kirk Stapp made a motion to adopt Resolution 18-01. Lindsay Barksdale seconded the motion. The motion passed 5-0.
X. Approval of Mammoth Lakes Housing, Inc. Resolution 18-02 Approving the Creation of an Ad-Hoc Nominations Committee
The Board discussed the purpose of Resolution 18-02. Stacey Corless made a motion to adopt Resolution 18-02. Jiselle Kenny seconded the motion. The motion passed 5-0.
XI. Appointment of the Ad-Hoc Nominations Committee
Kirk Stapp made a motion appointing Linsday Barksdale and Jiselle Kenny to the Ad-Hoc Nominations Committee. Lindsay Barksdale seconded the motion. The motion passed 3-0. John Wentworth and Stacey Corless abstained.
XII. Update on the MLH Contract with the Town of Mammoth Lakes
Jennifer Halferty gave an update regarding the status of the inventory of capacities and the contract with the Town. She explained that the Action Plan is meant to build off of current capacities and successes, but does not recommend that MLH stop doing any of the work that the organization is currently doing. Additional work will have associated costs. Dan Holler, Town Manager, noted that the Town may want to change some of MLH’s duties through the contract. John Wentworth stated that he thought both the Town and MLH should be using the same documents. Lindsay Barksdale explained that she would like to get into some of the details of the contract with the Board. There was staff direction to continue to work with Town staff on the contract with the Town.
XIII. Update on the procurement of the Shady Rest Parcel by the Town of Mammoth Lakes – informational item
Dan Holler gave an update on the procurement of the Shady Rest Parcel. Kirk Stapp passed out an outline that explains the cost of development. Patricia Robertson asked when the Frequently Asked Questions that were announced at the January 8th meeting would be published. Town staff noted that they should be published this week.
XIV. Adjourn: The meeting was adjourned at 9:01 PM.