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It’s Fishmas! 

Fishing Season in Mono County begins TOMORROW, Saturday, April 30. Over $200,000 is invested annually between Mono County and the Town to supplement trout stocking conducted by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, private marinas, and resorts. The Lakes Basin will not be accessible by vehicle for the opening weekend of fishing season. Click here for opening weekend details. 

MCWD Initiates Level 3 Water Restrictions 

Due to below average snowpack and analysis of aquifer depletion, the Mammoth Community Water District Board of Directors has declared a Level 3 Water Supply Shortage. Customers are permitted to water twice a week during limited times. Even addresses can water Wednesday and Saturday, and odd addresses are permitted to water Thursday and Sunday. No new turf or reseeding is allowed and variances for new plantings will not be granted. Exceptions will be made for customers taking advantage of the District’s new Turf Replacement Rebate Program.

Town Council Special Meeting – April 27

On April 27, staff presented the preliminary fiscal year 2022/23 Town budget to Council. The preliminary budget includes general fund revenues of $27,595,890 and expenditures of $27,606,073. Based on Council direction and priorities, staff will finalize the Town Manager Recommended Budget for consideration by Council in May. Staff presented the FY2021/22 continuing CIP projects and proposed FY2022/23 CIP project list to Council. Over $66.5 million is programmed for investment in the community. Direction from Council will allow staff to finalize the FY2022/23 capital budget for approval. Review the April 27 Special Meeting Staff Reports

It’s Wooding Season! 

The Inyo National Forest will be open for personal firewood gathering on Sunday, May 1. Fuelwood permits are still $15.00 per cord with a two-cord minimum purchase. Permits will be available at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center, White Mountain Public Lands Information Center, and Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center. The Fuelwood Strategy, developed with public participation in 1998, remains valid and will be implemented this year. Large ends of all downed logs (greater than 30 inches in diameter) are required to remain on the forest floor for wildlife habitat and recycling of soil nutrients.

Town COVID-19 Update

Mono County had 13 cases the week ending 4/23. The case count is down from the week prior, which ended at 18 cases. OptumServe Testing is now at Canyon Lodge – same days and same hours, 11am-7pm Monday, Wednesday and Saturday (lunch 3-4pm). CDPH has updated its Guidance for the Use of Face Masks to strongly recommend masks on public transportation and in transportation hubs, to align with CDC. Public transportation settings are considered high risk and may not have adequate ventilation, which can increase your risk of getting COVID-19. Click here for additional COVID-19 information. 

Save the Date!

May 13/14: 2022 Defensible Space & Community Clean-Up Day Event. FREE community clean-up bags will be available for collection on Monday, May 2 from the Town of Mammoth Lakes Offices (8am-noon and 1-5pm).

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