Mammoth Lakes Community Update – July 8, 2022

Municipal Election – November 8, 2022

A Municipal Election will be held in the Town of Mammoth Lakes on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 for the purpose of electing three members to the Town Council. The Councilmembers presently occupying these offices are Lynda Salcido, Kirk Stapp, and John Wentworth.  The term of office for each seat is four years. Councilmembers are paid $735 per month. Candidates must be registered voters and reside within the Town. Nomination Papers will be available from the Town Clerk by appointment starting on Monday, July 18. The deadline for filing of Nomination Papers is 5:00pm on Friday, August 12. If nomination papers for an incumbent officer of the Town are not filed by August 12, the voters shall have until August 17 to nominate candidates other than the incumbents.  Citizens interested in running for a seat on the Town Council are encouraged to contact Town Clerk, Jamie Gray, at (760) 965-3602 for further information. The Town Clerk’s Office is in the Minaret Village Shopping Center, 437 Old Mammoth Road, Suite 230 and is open from 8:00am-12pm and from 1:00-5:00pm Monday through Friday.

Town Council Approves Two Public-Private Agreements with Mammoth Lakes Foundation

On July 6, Town Council approved an agreement with the Mammoth Lakes Foundation for the operation of the Edison Theatre. The Town will re-open and operate the facility for community use starting this summer. A second agreement approved by Town Council supports a planning effort on Mammoth Lakes Foundation property to support an expanded performing arts facility, a childcare center, a community dog park, expanded parking and a limited snow storage area. The environmental review of the proposed uses will begin this summer. For information on using the Edison Theatre please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (760) 965-3690. Review the staff report

Town Council Approves Lease Agreement with MUSD/MCOE to Install Tennis and Pickleball Courts

On July 6, Town Council approved an agreement with Mammoth Unified School District (MUSD) and the Mono County Office of Education (MCOE) for expanded recreational use of the old Ice Rink/RecZone facility located next to the Mammoth Lakes Library. The agreement allows the Town to repurpose the concrete pad to install one regulation tennis court and two regulation pickleball courts. The concrete slab will provide a more reliable and consistent surface for court sports. The new recreation facilities are planned to be ready later this summer/fall. This project aligns with the 2022 Parks and Recreation Department Strategic Plan to enhance the Town’s recreation infrastructure. Review the staff report.

Town Council Recognizes Outgoing Parks and Recreation Commissioners 

On July 6, Town Council recognized Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Truax, Sean Turner, Laurel Martin and Christi Constable for their service on the Parks and Recreation Commission. Betsy served for 10 years on the commission – 8 years serving as the chair, Sean joined the commission in 2009 and served for 13 years, Laurel served for 6 years, most recently as the Vice Chair, and Christi served for 2 ½ years. At the same meeting, Town Council appointed Dan O’Connell, Silver Chesak, Ben Wisner, Scott Reif and Greg Newbry to the Parks and Recreation Commission and appointed Michael Vanderhurst and Greg Eckert to the Planning and Economic Development Commission.

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