Mammoth Lakes Community Update: September 9, 2022

Town Council Meeting – September 7

Town Council approved an agreement with Eastern Sierra Transit (ESTA) to create a shared employee program to enhance full-time employment opportunities for both organizations. Council approved an economic development resiliency pilot program for the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments (ESCOG) to engage in the program. ESCOG will be using dedicated grant funds to assist in the development of economic development programs for the region and assisting in the development of a regional Community Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Council approved a resolution authorizing the use of Solid Waste Transfer Fees ($127,500) to offset increased disposal fees at the Benton Crossing Landfill. Town funding eliminates an increase in fees for the community. And finally, staff presented the 4th Quarter Fiscal Year 2021/22 budget update and Town Council approved by resolution amendments to the FY 2021/22 and FY 2022/23 Town Budgets. Review the Town Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports.

Town Awarded Matching Funds for the New Park at The Parcel Playground

The Parks and Recreation Department was recently awarded matching funds from GameTime to install a new National Demonstration Site (NDS) playground at the Park at the Parcel. The new Park at The Parcel – encompassed within the Town’s 25-acre affordable workforce housing site, will provide up to 580 units for rent by Mammoth Lakes residents over the next 5 years. The first 80 units will be available for rent in 2023, which is when this new park is scheduled to be completed. The primary goal of this project will be to unite children, families, and the community through the power of play by building a family park in the center of town accessible by not only residents living in the new workforce housing site, but the many neighborhoods that surround the park.

FDA Authorizes Bivalent COVID-19 Booster

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to authorize bivalent formulations of the vaccines for use as a single booster dose at least two months following primary or booster vaccination.  It remains safe to receive COVID-19 vaccines and flu shots at the same time.  Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Eligibility:

  • Individuals 18 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Individuals 12 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.

Lakes Basin Clean-up Day – September 17

After two years of being postponed the annual Lakes Basin Clean-up is back on Saturday, September 17. Meet your local Trail Hosts at the Horseshoe Lake parking lot at 9:00am. Bring your own lunch, seating (if desired) and water bottle. The day of work will be followed by dessert and fun giveaways for everyone! Please dress for trail work – closed-toe shoes and long pants required; walk, bike ride or carpool if you can. E-mail [email protected], or call (760) 914-1769 to speak with Joel Rathje, the Mammoth Lakes Trail System Trails Manager, if you have questions.

September Meetings & Events

(From Town of Mammoth Lakes)

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