Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, September 10, 2018
Meeting at 6 p.m.



I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:13 PM.

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

III. Public Comments
Thom Heller made public comment asking MLH to assert program priorities in the new MLH-Town contract, since MLH knows what the community housing needs are and the Town has many other responsibilities.
He also had comments regarding the Community Housing Action Plan and his perception of the work done by the Working Group.

IV. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, the Board will hold a closed session to consider the evaluation of performance of an employee, title: Acting Executive Director.
Action: There was no action taken in closed session.

V. Approval of minutes from August 6, 2018 Regular Board meeting
Tom Hodges made a motion to approve the minutes. Stacy Corless seconded the motion. The motion passed 5-0. Kirk Stapp and John Wentworth abstained.

VI. Board Member reports
Tom Hodges announced that he has attended a couple meetings of Mammoth Voices. Mickey Brown introduced the group to a friend of hers that is a nonprofit housing developer. Mammoth Voices is spearheading the Community Housing Summit to take place November 2-4, which is an opportunity for the community to engage with housing in general and provide some education as well as inform some public engagement as efforts move forward on The Parcel development.

Stacy Corless announced that on August 21 the Board of Supervisors authorized an RFQ for a developer to partner with Mono County to build a permanent supportive housing project in Mammoth Lakes. She also announced that the Supervisors and the Mono County Planning Commission would hold a Housing Tool Box workshop on September 18. She also announced that the Board authorized the sale of the Davison Street property, with preference given to community housing. Bids will be opened in October.

Lindsay Barksdale announced that her neighbor may be interested in selling their deed restricted home. She is supportive of maintaining deed restricted homes.

Kirk Stapp announced that Mammoth Hospital had called him asking if a sick patient could stay with him, since that person had no place to go and was living in the woods.

John Wentworth announced the Community Housing Summit will be held November 2-4 and that the Sierra Business Council is hosting a Rolling Housing Tour of Factory OS, and Board members are invited to attend.

VII. MLH Monthly Status Report
Patricia Robertson presented the MLH Monthly Status Report. The Board discussed the programs currently available and the staff time involved in implementation.

VIII. Update and possible Board action on MLH Staffing and Capacity
The Board discussed the options for the succession of the Executive Director position.

Jennifer Halferty made a public comment regarding the qualities needed in an Executive Director.

Kirk Stapp made a motion to appoint Patricia Robertson as the Executive Director. Jiselle Kenny seconded the motion. The motion passed 5-1, with John Wentworth voting no, and Tom Hodges abstained.

Rob Patterson made a public comment regarding the Town’s recruitment process.

There was staff direction to schedule a special meeting and bring the relevant documents including the job description for the support staff.

IX. Review and discuss the MLH and Sierra Housing Advocates, LLC FY 2017-18 Fourth Quarter Draft Financial Statements
Patricia Robertson presented the draft financial statements and noted that they would be amended after the forthcoming audit on September 26. The Board discussed the financial statements.

X. Ad hoc Nominations Committee update on the status of Board of Directors recruitment efforts
Patricia Robertson presented an update on the Ad hoc nominations committee progress on Board member recruitment. Donna Mercer provided a letter of resignation. The Board thanked Donna for her insight and participation.

XI. Discuss MLH’s next strategic planning session
Patricia Robertson gave a brief overview of previous MLH strategic planning efforts. The Board discussed and provided feedback regarding Strategic Planning and Board/Organizational Development and a Community Perception/360 Analysis. This may take more time and resources. There was staff direction to move forward on scheduling and planning the strategic sessions with a consultant.

XII. Update on the Town’s progress to develop The Parcel for community housing – informational item
Patricia Robertson provided an update on the Town’s progress to date.

XIII. Discussion of the Mammoth Lakes Community Housing Summit and possible action regarding a donation solicitation
Patricia Robertson presented information on the Community Housing Summit to be held at Eagle Lodge during the first weekend of November. There was staff direction to participate on the steering committee of the Summit and assist with outreach efforts.

XIV. Adjourn: The meeting was adjourned at 8:22 PM.