Mammoth Lakes Community Update 10-24-2021
First BIG winter storm of the season!
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday evening above 9,000 feet for Mono County and the Town. A significant atmospheric river will bring heavy rain and snow accumulations of 2 to 4 feet to Mono County. Snow may begin to accumulate below 9,000 feet by Monday afternoon. Winds may exceed 60 mph in the lower elevations with Sierra ridge gusts near 100 mph. Travel could be very difficult in the higher elevations of the Sierra. Backcountry activities are not advised this weekend. Strong winds could cause tree and power line damage.
Construction is underway at The Parcel
Pacific West Communities and the Town of Mammoth Lakes are excited to announce the start of onsite work for Phase One of the affordable housing project known as The Parcel. To accommodate Phase One (80 units), access has been cleared, trees have been removed, and site preparation is underway. Phase One is in the north portion of The Parcel, adjacent to Tavern Road and just south of the Center Street/Main Street intersection.
Town Council Approves Additional Funding for Community Workforce Housing and Capital Improvements
On October 20th Town Council, unanimously approved additional funding recommendations focused on Council established priorities and approved CIP as part of the FY20-21 Year End report. Significant items include: $2.2 million of additional funding for housing (The Parcel and Town Housing Programs), replacement/Upgrade of the Town’s underground fueling system ($600,000), funding for drought resistant landscaping along Main Street ($200,000), interior improvements for the CRC ($350,000), funding for the CRC Mobility Hub ($900,00), and additional funding for the Emergency Communications System ($250,000).
Join Parks and Rec for a spooky good time at the Mammoth RecZone from 5-8pm on Friday, October 29 (weather permitting). Elementary aged-students will once again enjoy games, prizes, a costume contest, concessions and the not to be missed Husky Club Cakewalk. Admission is only $5 per person (non-skating adults are free) and includes skate rentals while they last. Scooters, skateboards, and other wheeled devices are also welcome. Additional details. Trick or treat in The Trails Neighborhood beginning at 5:00pm on Sunday, October 31, 2021. Participants are encouraged to wear a costume and follow health guidance for a COVID safe and family-friendly Halloween.
Town Council to Consider $40+/- Million State Funding for the Parcel and Review use of TOT
On October 27th the Town Council will consider being a co-applicant for $40M+/- for The Parcel and will hold a workshop on the allocation of TOT revenues, a review of the successful TBID and discuss status of short-term rentals in Mammoth Lakes.