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MLPD chief recruitment underway

After some reported pressure from the Town Council, Town Manager Dan Holler has moved ahead with recruitment of a new Police Chief. Chief Dan Watson had much earlier announced he would retire at the end of December. Holler said he was working on a process and a recruitment brochure. He said he believes three months […]

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MLR right around the corner

The Mammoth Lakes Recreation Formation Committee planned to meet Monday afternoon at 3pm for their final discussion before the Mammoth Town Council considers approval of the Committee’s recommendations to form a new recreation entity, MLR. Town Council members, some citizens and some political candidates have expressed support for MLR. Others say it will cost too much […]

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Officials to review snow/parking district

One of the first phases of improvements to Mammoth’s Main Street is the proposed use of parking and snow management. As a follow-up to approval of the Main Street Plan, officials launched a study on snow management and parking. A report is now done in draft form by the consultants Winter and Company, and officials […]

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MLR formation committee to meet

The court of public opinion is still out somewhat on formation of the non-profit corporation called Mammoth Lakes Recreation. The Town Council supports it, and a formation committee continues to talk about preliminary issues. The formation of this public benefit corporation to deal with recreation projects is scheduled to get off the ground June 1st. […]

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Salary increase for Town Council

With an argument that they have excluded the less wealthy in Mammoth Lakes from a seat on the Town Council, a majority of members voted to proceed to raise the $300 per month pay to the Government Code allowed $735. Town Manager Dan Holler said he and the staff have had questions about the Council […]

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Mammoth Town Council: Money to spare, on-line tax payment, and tourism agreement

According to the Town Council agenda packet, the pre-audit actual financial results for last fiscal year for Town government show a fund balance left over of more than $1.9 million. Surprising news after years of budget hand-wringing. Some of the savings came from not spending money on lawyers, not spending money on Town administration and […]

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Mammoth Interim Manager examines organization

In his first month on the job, Mammoth’s Interim Town Manager, Dan Holler, has delved into the organizational structure of the cash-strapped town to determine if and how many employee and department head vacancies should be filled, how town government can function better, how functions are related – all of this in the short-run and […]

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Sam's Wood Site

Councilman Lehman explains involvement with Wood Site

Mammoth Town Councilman Michael Raimondo wants to see the Town buy Sam’s Wood Site to make sure it remains an events venue for years to come. The Council talked about a possible purchase in a closed session on property negotiations Wednesday night. That session prompted questions from the public on a for sale sign with […]

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MLPD volunteer program gets underway

When the Town Council cut nearly half of the staff at the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, officials said they wanted a volunteer program. Police Chief Dan Watson had agreed he would do that but advised that volunteers can not perform all of the duties of sworn officers. Now, Watson does have a volunteer program in […]

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Town Council: new bank officer, amnesty for business tax and TBID appeals

UPDATE: 9-5 FROM MAYOR RICK WOOD – “Council accepted MMM resignation effective 09-06.  Vote was 4-0 with Jo Bacon absent.  We have initiated a search for an experienced interim.” ********************************************* At Wednesday night’s Town Council meeting, one citizen stood up to express her bad feelings about how the Council has handled the apparent ouster of […]

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