Guam - The Chamorro Land Trust Commission met Thursday where board members continued to discuss the hiring of a legal counsel. According to land management director Monte Mafnas, board members approved the legal counsel contract which will then be sent to the Governor's Office for final signature. He adds it's been since December 2010 when the CLTC last had legal counsel.
Mafnas hopes Robert Cruz, a former Parks & Rec director and judge advocate general can start as early as next month. The legal counsel will be used to help revisit leases and applications along with update on delinquent accounts.
The CLTC meanwhile approved a commercial lease request by Guam Outdoor Shooting Range in Mangilao. Mafnas says the shooting range will be placed 1,000 meters away from residential homes and 100 feet below ground level in an old quarry.
Additionally, the board discussed using four acres of CLTC land in Yigo for possible commercial activity which would provide some form of income stream for the trust. The project would include 100+ affordable homes.