Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, March 1, 2010
6:00 p.m.

Mammoth Lakes Housing Conference Room
587 Old Mammoth Rd.

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call
Members present: Bill Taylor, Jim Smith for Rusty Gregory, Kirk Stapp, Rob Clark, and Sandra Facincani
Members absent: Byng Hunt, Neil McCarroll
Staff present: Pam Hennarty, Jennifer Halferty

III. Public Comments
No Comment

IV. Approval of Minutes from the February 8, 2009 BOD Meeting.
Minutes approved as presented. Bill Taylor motioned, Jim Smith second with one abstention for a 4-0 vote.

V. Draft 2007-2014 Housing Element Update Introductory Workshop- Town Staff
Ellen Clark, Senior Planner with the Town of Mammoth Lakes presented an update on the Housing Element Update. Ellen indicated that the “meat” of the report was in Chapter 5. The Department of Housing and Community Development would like to see mixed-use and infill housing maximized in communities. Additional recommendation was made to loosen restrictions on secondary homes in the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Jim Smith requested that the “gap” on pages 54 and 69 be checked for accuracy. Bill Taylor requested language change on page 162; H.2.B.1 first paragraph add “…reflects the approach of the Novermber 2009 Interim Housing Mitigation Policy…” The Housing Element Update will be back before the Board in April for further comments.

VI. Inclusionary Housing Ordinance and In-Lieu Fee Update
Pam has had multiple discussions with Walter Keiser regarding the In-Lieu Fee. Walter indicated that he would need approximately six months to fully vet and develop a new In-Lieu Fee. The Board would like for Walter to review the model currently in use. Then bring back the model with his comments, etc.

VII. Community Benefits/Incentive Zoning Letter Update
The Board discussed preparing one letter to the Planning Commission on CBIZ as it’s applied to Old Mammoth Place and a second letter to the Town Council regarding CBIZ the policy and its language discrepancies. Motion was made to approve letters in concept with committee to finalize the language. Motion by Rob Clark, seconded by Kirk Stapp. Motion passed 5-0.

VIII. Board Member Reports

IX. Executive Director’s Report
a. General
• Staff has been working to meet State reporting deadlines on all grants.
b. Update of Pending Grants
• Working to finalize the special conditions/set-up requirements on the County HOME grant and the City of Bishop CDBG grant.
• WISH/IDEA application was submitted by UBOC as a pilot program between them and MLH. The grant is for low-income first-time homebuyers to assist with down payments by matching the buyer’s funds three-to-one, up to $15,000. This grant is forgivable if the household remains in the home for five years.
c. Aspen Village Sales Updates
• Closing another unit this week.
• Closed two since last meeting
• One more unit is in escrow

Closed Session

X. Pursuant to Government Code Section 24956.8, the Board will hold a closed session to discuss property negotiations- Aspen Village Condos
No action taken.

XI. Adjourn