Changes at the Village

More changes in Mammoth Lakes in the news. An existing division of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area will now manage the Neighborhood Company at the Village at Mammoth. The Neighborhood Company manages the common areas of the Westin and Village condos. Officials said this is a move to save money and improve efficiencies.

John Vereuck, president of the Neighborhood Company board or Community Association Board, as it is called, said this new move will save money and allow for more investment in events and infrastructure. He said the Village Lodge Management Team, an existing division of Mammoth Mountain, will step in.

In a letter to Village homeowners and tenants, Vereuck explained the changes and said that the Board reviewed three management proposals and accepted a seven-month, interim proposal from Mammoth Mountain’s division for what is described as “a fee that is a significantly reduced cost to the previous management structure.” The Board said further changes could be made in the future.

The Community Association Board voted to eliminate the executive director position at the Neighborhood Company as part of the new plan. The Board thanked director Dion Agee for his efforts and hard work.

The letter says the new management team will focus on oversight of staff’s daily responsibilities which include events, animation, snow and trash removal, basic maintenance projects, cleaning, hiring, landscaping and basic security.

John Vereuck said that timing wise, this new move responds to the economy we’re in. He said what we have now is the new normal. Said Vereuck, “We’re not going back to 2005. We have to work with our resources – how to manage them and how to find the best way to work.”   He is optimistic about the future in the face of all the changes – the Ski Area, Town government and the Village.  Vereuck believes the Town needs to do more public-private ventures.  “We need to do things together to make the economy work.  We’re poised for a class resort if we do it right.”


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16 Responses to Changes at the Village

  1. Perceived Value October 23, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    MJA –
    Every year, Deer Valley waits to see what everyone else is charging for lift tickets.
    You remember Deer Valley? It’s the place where they prohibit snowboarders (who are notoriously cheap spenders and on the wild side) and stop selling lift tickets when the amount approaches “too crowded” status.
    After they find out what everybody else is charging, they automatically make sure their lift tickets are the highest in the country.

  2. MJA October 22, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    It’s time for a lot of snow!
    So how much is a lift ticket this year,
    A hundred bucks?


  3. ferdinand lopez October 20, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    mammoth was very successful as a duct tape,brown bag resort,rich investors dont give a crap about the integrity of a small town,its a few rich people pulling the strings of everyone beneath them,the town has unfortunatly gotten tangled in those strings,time to get some scissors

  4. moresnowplease October 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    “Vereuck believes the Town needs to do more public-private ventures”

    Meaning lets get Ford to write checks to the Village and have more lame soul less events and screw the local promoters who have been doing a great job as the events get better every year. Lets screw the local promoters out of more income.

    “public-private” What kind of nonsensical political BS is that term? I tell you…it sure does not feel like a hug.

    • Mark October 20, 2012 at 7:17 am #

      All cities should stay out of private ventures. As money gets tight everywhere smart city administrators will stick to providing basic services. It was a public-private venture that got TOML sued in the first place.

      Some people never learn. Geez

  5. open ur eyes October 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    I think that everyone in Mammoth and every shop and homeowner in The Village should be asking a lot of questions about the Boards that run The Village,The Westin and The Village Lodges… who are the members, why is John Vereuck the president of all three boards and what do the board members really base their decisions on?

    • Ken Warner October 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

      “…what do the board members really base their decisions on?”

      Whatever makes them the most money. You don’t think they have any other motivation do you? Like “Benefit the Community”??? They are in it for $$$ and nothing else matters.

      MMSA and it’s holding companies are in competition with every other business in town. It mystifies me why so many local businesses support them.

  6. Ken Warner October 19, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Said Vereuck, “We’re not going back to 2005. We have to work with our resources – how to manage them and how to find the best way to work.”

    So they’ve been lying to us for 7 years. Telling us that good times are just over the hill — if we only build an airport or another unnecessary condominium hotel. The best economic times was before the airport came on line. So how can we ever trust the “Grow or Die” people again?

    Remember folks, this whole mess is because of the airport and all the “Growth is good for Mammoth” people. Remember that when people start talking about redeveloping Main St. and the Bell Shaped Parcel and the Main Lodge and the Sierra Valley Sites and the Shady Rest Tract or any other giveaways to the carpet baggers.

  7. ferdinand lopez October 19, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    back when the mccoys ran mammoth mountain everyone worked together ,employees were avid skiiers,surviving hand to mouth,the town shops were providing the best service possible,so the customers would return to them,how do you compete with a company that can build a”village”and monopolize the town government.ifeel for the people who have been in mammoth for a while and lived here when it was a really cool place to be.i see more and more locals moving away who im sure thought they would never leave.but, you cant change whats happened,i dont think it would be any better if mickey mouse had taken over,jusr more mascots on the hill…hope for better days

    • Mark October 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

      Times have changed. It’s almost like comparing apples and oranges.

      There was a lot less bureaucratic red tape/ b.s. back then.

      We can’t live in the past.

  8. ferdinand lopez October 19, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    watch the silent greedy hands of the new mammoth mountain strangle the fun loving people of the town,and,on our next episode,the money sucking investors move onto the next innocent victims

  9. sierragrl October 19, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    How about they hire ‘real’ security, not 18 and 19 year old losers who can’t do anything else, who can actually deal with the drunk people late at night, so mammoth tax payers don’t have to pay 4 MLPD to be there every saturday and friday night!!!

  10. Observation October 19, 2012 at 8:03 am #

    Interesting… behind the scenes, Mr. Vereuck is one of the businessmen in Town who has strongly lobbied his cronies on the Town Council for the complete dismantle and outsourcing of the MLPD and other departments of the Town government.

    • Mammothite October 19, 2012 at 9:24 am #

      Lehman is Vereuck’s boy.

    • Unabated corruption October 19, 2012 at 11:36 am #

      And in this very small town, the corruption continues unabated.

  11. Ken Warner October 18, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    “We need to do things together to make the economy work. We’re poised for a class resort if we do it right.”

    The same old song and dance. Never gets old, does it? I know, let have an airport!!!


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