Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, October 1 , 2018
Meeting at 6 p.m.



I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:05 PM.

II. Roll Call
Members present: Stacy Corless, Zoraya Cruz, Tom Hodges, Jiselle Kenny, Kirk Stapp, John Wentworth
Members absent: Lindsay Barksdale
Staff: Patricia Robertson, Acting Executive Director

III. Public Comments
There were no comments from the public.

IV. Approval of Minutes September 10, 2018.
Motion was made by Stacy Corless and seconded by Tom Hodges to approve the September 10,2018 regular Board meeting as written. Motion passed 5-0 with 1 abstention.

V. Board Member Reports
Tom Hodges provided an update on contract negotiations with the Town of Mammoth Lakes for program administration, as well as related discussions regarding streamlining expense reconciliation. He reported that the MLH Board Nominations Committee currently has two applications to review, and more may come in with additional advertising. With the Sierra Business Council, he toured a new modular home factory in the Bay Area which is expecting to construct 4,000 to 5,000 units per year. Building costs are in the $125-$155/square foot range, and may be of interest in this region in the future.

Stacy Corless reported on Mono County’s work on the Overall Housing Goals, including a discussion of funding options and the priority of partnering with MLH to ensure a regional approach. Funding to support housing work will be considered in County budget hearings this month

John Wentworth noted that while not directly involved in the TOWN/MLH contract negotiations, he requests that the negotiating committee makes sure that MLH tasks line up with items in the Community Housing Action Plan so that the role of MLH is clear to constituents. He also supports the scheduling of MLH and Town Council meetings to review and possibly approve the contract on separate days. He reported on meetings related to the upcoming Community Housing Summit. He discussed Summit goals including the need to build housing literacy, and commented on the example offered by Boulder, Colorado where community input was important in developing a large lot, similar to The Parcel.

Kirk Stapp reported on his recent attendance at an Eastern Sierra Transit Authority meeting as it impacts housing. He stated ESTA is working on a transit asset management plan and capital expenditures budget.

VI. MLH Monthly Update
Executive Director Patricia Robertson discussed the Staff Report and noted that there are currently 73 households on the rental waiting list. No units were vacated during the month. Work also included exploration of regional funding opportunities with IMACA , new 120% AMI homebuyer program opportunities, the annual audit, and work with the Town on The Parcel planning. She updated Board members on the Strategic Planning progress, noting that the 360 component should be completed by the consultant in November and planning meeting scheduled for January.

VII. Alternate Check Signer
The Board designated Tom Hodges as an alternate check signer in the event either the Executive Director or Board President are not available. The motion to appoint Tom Hodges as alternate check signer was made by Stacy Corless, seconded by Zoraya Cruz, and passed by a 7-0 vote.

VIII. Ad-hoc Nominations Committee Update
Patricia Robertson updated the Board on the status of six outstanding applications for MLH Board vacancies, with more anticipated due to additional advertising. A list is expected at the November meeting.

IX. 238 Sierra Manor Road Update
Patricia Robertson provided an update on the property which is currently a commercial structure with 100% occupancy. A grant application was submitted to the CA HOME Rental Rehab program in August to convert the property to 11 one bedroom units. $1.9million was requested, which complies with the funding limits, but does not meet the full anticipated need. Work is being done to establish numbers and sources of additional funding. Staff expects a funding decision in late December or January from HCD.

X. The Parcel Update
Patricia Robertson noted that she continues to participate in planning meetings with Town staff, and urged Board members to attend a Parcel walking tour on October 20, 11:00 – 2:00.

XI. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8, the Board will hold a closed session to discuss property negotiations and possible staff directions and/or action – APN 016-195-005-000

Property: 40 Willow Ave., Birch Creek #5, June Lake, CA 93529
Negotiating Parties: Patricia Robertson representing MLH (prospective buyer);
Mono County, CA (Owner)
Under Negotiation: Terms of sale

Board Member Stacy Corless recused herself from this item.

XII. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 the Board shall hold a closed session with the Board’s designated representative(s) regarding the salaries, salary schedules, or compensation paid in the form of fringe benefits of its unrepresented employees and may include discussion of MLH’s available funds and funding priorities, but only insofar as these discussions relate to providing instructions to the local agency’s designated representative(s). The purpose of this is to review MLH’s position and instructing MLH’s designated representative(s).

Announcement of action taken in closed session

XI. Directed Executive Director to work with Mono County on 40 Willow Ave, Birch Creek #5 .
XII Accepted agreement with Executive Director

XIII. Adjourn: The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 PM.