Yosemite West Property &
Homeowners, Inc.

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Celebration, thanksgiving, and annual meeting 9/2/2018
Please join your neigbhors on the pre-Labor day Sunday at the Annual meeting that will be followed by a party commemorating the survival of Yosemite West from the Ferguson wildfire. Guest speakers will provide details of how firefighters defended the community and personal testimonies.
2018-2019 annual membership dues
Annual YWPHI membership of $50 per year per house/lot are due 9/2/2018. See Membership dues form for address for mailed payments or PayPal.
Yosemite West surrounded by fire, protected by firefighters.
Satellite mapping from 8/5/2018 shows Yosemite West surrounded by the Ferguson wildfire on several sides. Containment lines built by firefighters and active fire-engine crew presence protected all homes. A thank-you sign is posted at firefighters camp in appreciation. Property owners are encouraged to give generously to firefighter organizations.
Zone of Benefit formation
50% of registered voters in Yosemite West protested at the 2/6/2018 hearing the changing of our community from a legal Assessment District to a new "Zone of Benefit" (ZoB), however tie-breaking rules state the formation of the ZoB will proceed, enabling Mariposa County to raise utility rates via the Proposition 218 process.
Water and Wastewater rates
At the 2/6/2018 public hearing, water and wastewater rates were increased for the new ZoB by the proposals of Mariposa Public Works. The new rates are supposed to begin pro-rated from 3/1/2018 forward, and will approximately double this year, and triple (3x relative to current rates) in 2019.
YWPHI help page has link to sign up for Nixle for notification of fire warnings and road closures.
2016 and 2017 CAL FIRE Fuel Reduction Grants
Thanks again to the great work of John Mock and Kimberley O'Neil, Yosemite West was rewarded grants for nearly $300,000 for 2016+2017. Over 1300 dead trees have been felled in 2017 to reduce fire danger. Read more on the grants page.
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Welcome to Yosemite West Property & Homeowners, Inc. (YWPHI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the best interests of property and homeowners in Yosemite West. Yosemite West, a subdivision created in 1967, consists of privately-owned property on Henness Ridge outside of and adjacent to Yosemite National Park's western boundary and other private land. YWPHI works to:

Governed by the YWPHI Bylaws, YWPHI's Board of Directors oversees various YWPHI Committees that engage in community projects and fire safety activities. The minutes from YWPHI Board of Director's meetings and YWPHI annual meetings are available to read once approved.

Please visit the Membership page to download a YWPHI Membership Form and read how membership dues support our community work.

YWPHI also reports on the activities of the Yosemite West Planning Advisory Committee (YWPAC) and the Yosemite West Maintenance District Advisory Committee (YWMDAC). The committees act as a liaison between Yosemite West property owners and the Mariposa County Planning Department and Public Works Department, respectively, and make recommendations to Mariposa County. Individuals serving on these committees are Yosemite West property owners appointed by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors who may or may not be YWPHI members. YWPHI provides information about the committees as a service to the community, but is not involved with any activities of either committee.

Let us know if you want to volunteer your time, expertise, or ideas to improve your community - we can always use your help!

To contact YWPHI, please email president@yosemitewest.org
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