MAMMOTH LAKES HOUSING, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, June 28, 2010
Mammoth Lakes Housing Conference Room
587 Old Mammoth Rd.
I. Call to Order
II. Roll Call
Members present: Bill Taylor, Byng Hunt, Jim Smith for Rusty Gregory, Kirk Stapp, Neil McCarroll, Rob Clark
Members absent: Sandra Facincani
Staff: Pam Hennarty, Jennifer Halferty
Public: Nancy Mahannah, Leigh Gaasch
III. Public Comments
Nancy Mahannah with the Mono County Health Department spoke to her concern and request for the Board to an affordable housing policy for smoke free buildings. Ms. Mahannah has sample policies for the Board to review and possibly adopt at the next MLH Board meeting when this item has been put on the agenda. “If you can’t breath nothing else matters,” said Mahannnah.
Leigh Gaasch thanked Michael Grossblatt of the Town of Mammoth Lakes for bringing in the new design of bear-proof dumpster to the Sierra Valley Sites and for the new sign on Manzanita Street
IV. Approval of Minutes from the May 27, 2010 BOD Meeting
Minutes approved with the correction that Byng Hunt was in attendance of the May 27th meeting. Neil McCarroll motioned approval, Byng second with all in favor.
V. Approval of Minutes from the June 14, 2010 Special BOD Meeting
A motion was made by Jim Smith for approval, second by Bill Taylor, one abstention for a 5-0 vote approving minutes as presented.
VI. Inclusionary Housing Ordinance Process and Roles
The Town of Mammoth Lakes is working towards their budget which is to include a budget item for the revision and update of their housing ordinance. Byng questioned the monitoring of affordable housing units. Executive Director, Pam Hennarty informed the Board that all Tax Credit units are monitored annually by a 3rd party via the Town. Through the revision possess the ordinance will include monitoring language that will provide the ability for tougher enforcement. Kirk Stapp commented that he’d prefer to have a consultant with a strong housing background working on the revision of the housing ordinance. Monitoring and discussion of MLH’s role with the Town will be further discussed at the Board’s Strategic Planning session this September.
VII. Board Member Reports
Bill Taylor thanked Neil McCarroll for his time and service on the MLH Board. Mr. McCarroll had an appointed seat of the Mammoth Lakes Town Council and as such will no longer be serving on the MLH Board once Town Council appoints another member to the seat next month.
Byng Hunt approached newly elected Mono County Board of Supervisors (BOS), Larry Johnston as a possible replacement for his seat on the MLH Board. Mr. Johnston will be appointed to the BOS in January 2011.
Neil McCarroll has had discussions with the OVCB representatives regarding Aspen Village Townhomes.
VIII. Executive Director’s Report
The Town of Mammoth Lakes became compliant with the State’s Housing Element Update requirement on Friday, June 25th and consecutively MLH submitted on behalf of the Town a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application, due on June 25th. Compliance with the Housing Element is a requirement for eligibility for the $800,000 CDBG application.
CDBG application submitted on June 25th is for the acquisition and rehabilitation of existing multifamily rental in the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
MLH just completed the long-term monitoring of the Tax Credit units in Bishop as a contract item for the City of Bishop.
Pam Hennarty is scheduled to meet with Ann Winston on the Kitzbuhel deed restriction this week.
b. Aspen Village Sales Updates
Three units have closed escrow since last meeting and another escrow has been opened. This leaves seven units available (not in escrow or sold). Of these seven three are three bedroom two bath units and four are two bedroom one bath units. As of today six units are deed/resale restricted.
IX. Review and Approval of Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Budget
Review and approval Fiscal 2010-2011 budget was approved as presented. Motion made by Byng Hunt for approval, Kirk Stapp second with all in favor for a 6-0 vote.
X. Discussion of Board Member Public Statement and Roles
Executive Director, Pam Hennarty reported to the Board that she has received at least two comments from Planning Commissioners regarding who speaks and represents MLH. Neil McCarroll stated that as a private citizen, speaking at a public hearing one must make a clear statement that they’re not speaking as a board member. Jim Smith spoke of Rusty Gregory’s concern of Board member’s speaking on housing matters while the Executive Director is also speaking to the matter. This matter will be discussed in more depth at the upcoming strategic planning session.