Archive - May 2013 - News Article
Focus is on best use of tax money
The Town Council had its first look on Wednesday, May 1, at a proposal that would establish a five-member committee to create the rules by which special event producers might use public tax dollars.
Council member Jo Bacon, the Measure U Application committee, and the Recreation Commission all initiated the idea.
Its genesis was in an April 2 workshop with the Mammoth Lakes Events Coalition.
Public Works unveils $1.5 million Main Street project
They are as ugly as sin and as dangerous as the next powerful windstorm, earthquake or blizzard.
Mammoth’s Main Street overhead power lines, which carry the main load of electricity to the town, are so unsightly and hazardous that Public Works Director Ray Jarvis this past week made a commitment to bury the problem.
Crews start fire prevention work in Mammoth, June
Fire season has begun in the Eastern Sierra, a month earlier than normal.
The combination of a dry winter, especially for everywhere north and south of the Mammoth Lakes region, and an unusually warm, dry spring have pushed the normal fire season up to include May, local fire officials said.
“I haven’t seen that many boats on the water since I was a kid”
If anything could illustrate the craziness and size of last week’s Fishing Opener, it might be how long it took June Lake Marina and Crowley Lake Fish Camp owner John Frederickson to find his mobile phone, lost in the chaos.
Council in new budget challenge
Despite a carefully crafted five-year plan and an economically successful summer and winter seasons, Mammoth would still come up more than a half-million dollars short of budget expectations for 2013-14, the Town Council learned this past week.
$45 for a regular ticket, $75 for snow zones, fire lanes
Mammoth’s coffers would grow by about $7,500 a year under a new plan to raise police department fines and fees.
Among several fee increases, parking fines would rise from $35 or $37 per citation to $50 or $75 for more serious violations, such as parking in a snow or fire lane.