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New Main Street Plan accepted

With still no firm way to pay for it, the Main Street Mammoth plan would dress up the entrance to town and could unfold in phases. After they spent more than an hour with the Planning Commission and consultants, the Town Council did vote unanimously to accept the new plan. Consultant Nore Winter told the […]

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Mammoth Lakes: uncertain times

“Use the Reserve for Economic Uncertainties. It’s money for like what’s happening to us right now.” That’s what Mammoth Town Councilman John Eastman said, and he called the lack of snow now a “rare event.” He said it is statistically unlikely to happen again next year. The Council faced facts Wednesday night and agreed to […]

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Council says “slap in the face” from BOS

Members of the Mammoth Town Council said it felt like a “slap in the face” when the Mono Supervisors declined to directly contribute to Fourth of July events at Crowley Lake. Councilman John Eastman pointed to the letter that came from Mono County Administrator Jim Leddy that said the Supervisors were willing to consider the […]

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Police car on hold

Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson told the Town Council recently that his current fleet of patrol cars is “dismal.” The Town’s vehicle replacement fund had been used to pay bankruptcy lawyers in recent years. Chief Watson said it was time for a replacement vehicle. Watson said he has managed patrol fleets for many years. He […]

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Whistler’s happy tune

When they recently traveled to Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, Town of Mammoth officials learned that Whistler has a big village, highly developed events and incentives for developers. Things to think about in Mammoth Lakes. Councilmen John Eastman and Matthew Lehman flew to Whistler with Town Manager Dan Holler. Eastman made it clear that Mammoth “won’t […]

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Mammoth Town Council accepts surplus

Wondering how they could avoid mid-year bleak financial pictures when in fact the Town budget ends up rosy, the Mammoth Town Council voted unanimously recently to accept a pre-audit financial report for last fiscal year and to allocate the nearly $2 million of unspent revenue. Mayor Rick Wood said he was frustrated that the Council […]

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Hogan spells it out for Town Council

Since the demise of Mammoth’s former town manager and numerous closed sessions on property negotiations that were never discussed publicly, Mammoth Lakes’ citizens have continued to grumble about what they call a lack of transparency in their local government. Long time resident, Sandy Hogan, stood up during public comment at Wednesday night’s Council meeting and […]

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Town Council comments on most recent upset

With several years of the upsetting airport lawsuit, a $30 million judgment, and countless closed sessions over the issue, citizens of Mammoth Lakes just want an even deck to walk on and clarity when it comes to Town government. So the sudden resignation of the Town Manager did not sit well with many. It amounted […]

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Mammoth Airport Layout Plan called a “good product”

Public Works Direct Ray Jarvis told the Town Council this week that the Town consultant has addressed all of the Federal Aviation Administration concerns over the Airport Layout Plan, and a letter will go to the FAA Monday, March 25th. Jarvis said, “The FAA believes we have a good product.” Jarvis and other officials will […]

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Mammoth Town Council accepts Wilbrecht’s resignation, appoints Marysheva-Martinez

As usually reliable sources had predicted to Sierra Wave Media, Mammoth’s Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht has resigned and the Council appointed Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez to take over as Town Manager – both actions take effect in seven days. After last night’s closed session of the Town Council, Mayor Matthew Lehman said that the […]

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Town Council moves ahead with plans to cut

Privately, citizens in Mammoth Lakes are saying that Town officials “orchestrated their online survey to match their already decided on plan.”  At last week’s Town Council meeting, even though the survey revealed that only about a third of the respondents supported the cut of seven police officers, all five councilmembers seemed to support the police […]

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