MAMMOTH LAKES HOUSING, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, October 7, 2013
Mammoth Lakes Housing Conference Room
587 Old Mammoth Rd.
I. Call to Order
II. Roll Call
Members Present: Bill Taylor, Kirk Stapp, Larry Johnston, and Dan Holler
Absent: Rick Wood
Staff: Jennifer Halferty and Patricia Kent
III. Public Comment
No members of the public were present.
IV. Approval of Minutes from the September 9, 2013 BOD Meeting
Dan Holler motioned to approve the minutes. Kirk Stapp seconded the motion. The motion passed 3-0.
V. Approval of Minutes from the September 16, 2013 Special BOD Meeting
Larry Johnston motioned to approve the minutes. Dan Holler seconded the motion. The motion passed 3-0. Kirk Stapp recused himself.
VI. Board Member Reports
Larry Johnston reported back on his experience at the SoCal energy conference. He explained that the cost of solar panels has decreased substantially, that there are companies that will do free energy audits, and that the cost savings are obvious. He suggested that MLH investigate what it would take to implement a solar program. Additionally, a “collective” may be an option for homes and buildings that do not get enough direct sunlight to be effective. This is something that the Town may be interested in. Bill Taylor mentioned that solar-thermal may be more cost-effective in some instances than solar-photovoltaic.
VII. MLH Monthly Status Report
Jennifer Halferty reported that MLH receives at least one public inquiry per day on either rental properties or ownership opportunities. Additionally, she explained the pending litigation at Meridian Court and how it affects the organization’s ability to resell units there. Staff is developing a Lease-to-Own program until the litigation is settled in 2014. She also mentioned that MLH is working with Mono County on a work program to revise the Housing Mitigation Ordinance. Larry Johnston said that he would like to schedule a time to discuss the details of the current ordinance with staff. Staff will schedule a meeting.
VIII. Review and Possible Action on the MLH Strategic Plan 2013
The Board made comments on the Draft Strategic Plan. Staff will revise and bring back to the Board at the next meeting for review and adoption.
IX. Update and Discussion on CDBG Apparent Conflict of Interest
Jennifer Halferty presented the letter from CDBG nullifying the existence of a conflict of interest between MLH and the elected officials on the MLH Board.
X. Review and Adoption of Resolution No. 2013-3 for the Loan Application to the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)
Larry Johnston motioned to approve the Loan Application with revisions. Bill Taylor seconded the motion. The motion passed 4-0.
XI. Review and Discussion on the Aspen Village Apartments Police Activity
The Board discussed the police activity at Aspen Village Apartments since 2007. They would like to see comparisons to other areas of Town as well as Town-wide statistics.