The Mammoth Lakes Town Council approved a resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a long-term, exclusive refuse franchise agreement with Mammoth Disposal. Human Resources and Risk Management Director Michael Grossblatt had been negotiating the agreement for nearly three years.
In other town business, the Mammoth Town Council approved funding recommendations from the Tourism and Recreation Commission. The first was for the 2009 Strategic Marketing Partnerships funding requests. The Commission had recommended awarding $47,000 to applicants and reserving the remaining $8,000 in that pot of money for future, last minute requests.
The second set of recommendations from the Commission that the Council approved on Dec. 16 were for the Measure R fall award cycle. A total of $631,775 in funds was awarded to different projects that support parks, trails and recreation in Mammoth Lakes.
Among them, the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access group received $266,000 in Measure R funds. The Town itself received grants for trails and parks projects. Other Measure R recipients were Mammoth Trails, High Sierra Striders, Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra and Mammoth Nordic. Requests for all of the funds far outweighed available funding.