Mammoth Lakes Community eNews – April 14, 2023

Town Council Special Meeting Action Items – April 12, 2023

  • Town Council approved $100,000 for Mammoth Lakes Housing to assist with securing short-term housing. This is an immediate and growing public need to assist low-income households secure housing to keep local employees in the area, to provide stability for school aged children, and meet basic needs of residents.
  • Town Council approved $500,000 for a small business grant program to offset some of the financial impacts incurred by small businesses due to cost of snow removal incurred from this extreme weather event. The grant program is being developed and will be managed by the Town, similar to the COVID-19 program.
  • Town Council approved $500,000 for an emergency street repair contract to address several sections of failed streets and several potholes. The goal is to have this work done as soon as possible this spring.
  • Review the meeting agenda online

Town Concludes Extensive Snow Trucking Operations

  • With support from the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), on April 7, the Town concluded its extensive snow trucking operations to widen streets for emergency vehicles and to improve roadway access and visibility for residents.
  • By the end of the program, 44 dump trucks, 3 loaders and operators, along with logistical and public safety support from Sheriff Deputies from multiple counties and Officers from the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, hauled 5,700 truckloads of snow or 57,000 cubic yards (15,000 tons) to snow pits under contract or permit by the Town.
  • Snow trucking expenses were paid for by the State under the declared local and county emergency declarations, however, the Town paid $375,000 in tip dump fees.
  • In addition to widening streets, teams of loaders, dump trucks, and CAL FIRE inmate crews worked with the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District to dig out more than 120 fire hydrants, cleared snow from critical facilities and shoveled several problematic easements. These crews also prepared a stockpile of approximately 7,500 sandbags ready for use by the community to address flooding issues that may occur as the snow melts.
  • Sandbags are available for collection between 8am-5pm from the Town Yard located at 299 Commerce Drive.
  • With Town-wide snow trucking operations complete and temperatures finally on the rise, the Town is now focused on mitigating the anticipated substantial spring runoff and working to repair our many potholes and damaged roadways.
  • Review the entire Press Release and the snow trucking maps.

Town Provides List of Snow Management and Life-Safety Resources

  • An Extreme Snow Load Advisory remains in place, along with an Evacuation Warning for snow damaged properties that pose a potential threat to life and property.
  • To report structural damage or to assist in determining whether your property is safe, please call (760) 965-3629 to talk to Town staff and/or complete the online Damage Assessment Form.
  • The Town has posted snow management resources on the homepage under the “Quick Links” tab that includes a Propane Safety Video, Carbon Monoxide Safety Information, Winter Storm Damage Assessment Form, MMCF Snow Removal Emergency Fund, Essential Propane Safety Information for High Snowfall Areas, Heavy Snow Load Information, List of Engineers / Designers, HOW TO: Return to Occupancy, TAG STATUS REQUEST Form, TOML Building Division Applications and the ReadyMono website for up-to-date storm information and resources.
  • For additional information about propane safety, contact the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District at (760) 934-2300 or read Essential Propane Safety Information for High Snowfall Areas.

Summer Camps on Sale – OPEN Registration Underway! 

  • Summer camp and swim lesson registration is underway – please contact the Parks and Recreation team at (760) 965-3690 for assistance.
  • Summer Camps with availability: 3rd-5th Grade Climbing Camp: June 19-23, 3rd-5th Grade School’s Out Overnight: June 15-16, 3rd-5th Grade Camp Mammoth: August 14-18, 3rd-5th Gymnastics: July 31-August 3, 4-year-old Skateboard Camp: July 5-7, 6th-8th Grade Skateboard Camp: August 9-11, 6th-8th Grade Aquatics Camp: July 24-28, Counselor in Training: June 26-30, and Youth Theatre (all ages): July 31-August 12
  • Check out the camp flyers on the website for more detailed itineraries and register online.

(From Town of Mammoth Lakes)

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