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MLT up for public hearing in Mammoth

With a focus on economic development from marketing, promotion, recreational activities, air service and administration, the Mammoth Town Council scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday night regarding funds for Mammoth Lakes Tourism. MLT funds come from 2.5% of Transient Occupancy Tax and the entire amount of the Business License Tax, less around $215,000 per year […]

 
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TOT appeal denied by Town Council

In certain zones in the Town of Mammoth Lakes, overnight rentals are legal, but owners must pay Transient Occupancy Tax. In the case of one property owner, the Town Finance Staff said he had repeatedly rented his property on a nightly basis and failed to pay taxes owed. Wednesday night, John Hopp appealed the determination […]

 
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Lack of snow takes bite out of budget

Because of low snow, community indicators show a 30% reduction in visitor activity in Mammoth Lakes in January, according to Interim Town Manager Dan Holler. He says in his report to the Town Council that “If the conditions do not improve, this is expected to continue for the rest of the winter season.” Holler and […]

 
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Mono Supervisors deny TOT appeal

Owners of the Yosemite Gateway Motel in Lee Vining had asked the Mono Supervisors to waive penalties and allow a payment plan for their third and fourth quarter transient occupancy tax payments due to hardships created by the Rim Fire and closure of Highway 120. Motel owners Tim and Kim Traynor said the fire and […]

 
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Mono Supervisors: CDFW pay up, TOT appeal

For whatever reason, the Department of Fish and Wildlife has failed to pay Mono County what is known as Payments In Lieu of Taxes for the past eleven years. Mono Finance Director Leslie Chapman says the State owes Mono nearly $646,000. The Mono Board of Supervisors planned to deal with this issue today. Payments In […]

 
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Mono Supervisors: letter to Congressman, Bodie Road, TOT

As the federal government shutdown drags on with more negative impacts surfacing daily, the Mono Supervisors decided to write to the Inyo-Mono Congressman, Paul Cook. Their letter urges an immediate end to the shutdown. The Supervisors’ letter says, “We want to remind you that the continued absence of funding for federal departments and agencies has […]

 
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Mammoth Tourism continues help to travelers, focuses on marketing

Mammoth Tourism Director John Urdi is a true believer in marketing, and he has evidence to prove it. Urdi and his staff lately transformed themselves into a visitors bureau when the federal government shut down the Welcome Center next door. Their work is continuing. Urdi said, “Our visitors have been extremely appreciative.” He said he […]

 
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Rim Fire hurts Lee Vining business

Businesses in Mono County, especially Lee Vining, have suffered this season due to the disastrous Rim Fire that closed Highway 120 for a time and now the government shutdown which closed Yosemite. Owners of one motel in Lee Vining are asking the Mono Supervisors for more time to pay Transient Occupancy Tax. Tim and Kimberly […]

 
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Town Manager supports economic development and new position

When Mammoth citizens learned that the Town would hire a Community and Economic Development Director at a cost of $226,000, which includes benefits, some objected. With all of the financial problems, they wanted to know if the Town really needs to spend that much money on another manager? Asked that question, Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez […]

 
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