MAMMOTH LAKES HOUSING, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, March 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 6:04 PM.
II. Roll Call:
Members present: Lindsay Barksdale, Jiselle Kenny, Kirk Stapp, John Wentworth
Members absent: Bill Taylor and Stacy Corless
Staff: Jennifer Halferty, Executive Director and Patricia Robertson, Grant & Financial Associate
III. Public Comments
Tom Hodges, MMSA made a public comment regarding his interest in serving on the Board of Directors for both professional and personal reasons.
Ken Brengle, Chamber of Commerce, asked if the MLH Board intended to maintain their 1/3 representation of low-income households. Jennifer Halferty explained that in order to be a Community Housing Development Organization, which provides more opportunities to secure grant funding throughout the region, and has been a strategic priority of the organization, that is true.
IV. Approval of minutes from the February 5, 2018 regular Board Meeting
Jiselle Kenny made a motion to approve the minutes. Lindsay Barksdale seconded the motion. The motion passed 4-0.
V. Board Member reports
Lindsay Barksdale reported that the ad-hoc nominations committee has met twice. They have approved a deadline for applications of interested parties of March 21st. They will bring recommendations to the Board at the April meeting. Jiselle Kenny noted that there has been a lot of community interest, representing diverse groups, in serving on the Board of Directors thus far.
VI. MLH monthly status report
Jennifer Halferty gave an overview of the report. Lindsay Barksdale asked why there was a decline in website traffic during the month of February. Patricia Robertson answered that she believed during this time of year that people have become frustrated with the lack of housing, or are not currently looking during this month. Website traffic does pick up again in the spring.
VII. Creation and Appointment of an Ad-Hoc TOML Contract Negotiations Committee
Jennifer Halferty gave an overview of the contract negotiations process. Kirk Stapp made a motion to adopt Resolution 18-03 and create an ad-hoc TOML Contract Negotiations Committee. John Wentworth seconded the motion. The motion passed 4-0.
Kirk Stapp and Lindsay Barksdale volunteered to participate on the ad-hoc committee. Kirk Stapp made a motion to appoint these Board members. Jiselle Kenny seconded the motion. The motion passed 4-0.
VIII. Update on the procurement of the Shady Rest Parcel by the Town of Mammoth Lakes – informational item
Sandra Moberly, Town of Mammoth Lakes, gave an update on the purchase of the Shady Rest parcel. The Town has completed the Phase I Environmental Report as well as a review of the Preliminary Title Report. The Town does not have any concerns with these items. They expect escrow to close by the end of March. There are Frequently Asked Questions available on the Town’s website here: http://www.townofmammothlakes.ca.gov/882/Shady-Rest-Housing.
IX. Adjourn: The meeting was adjourned at 6:23 PM.