Yosemite West Property &
Homeowners, Inc.

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Memorial day 2017 barbeque
Held at noon on the pre-holiday Sunday 5/28/2017.
Guest speaker: Larry Harris from Mariposa County Public Works.
Topic: "Process for Utility (Water, Sewer, Roads) Rates adjustment in compliance with California Proposition 218 law"
The picnic/meeting will be beside 7595 Azalea Lane (off Henness Circle).
2016 and 2017 CAL FIRE Fuel Reduction Grants
Thanks again to the great work of John Mock and Kimberley O'Neil, Yosemite West has been rewarded grants for nearly $300,000. Final signoffs were received 12/20/2016, and 2016 tree work can begin when weather permits. Property owners need to sign up for the 2017 grant by 5/1/2017 by submitting a Letter of Commitment. Read more on the grants page.
Mariposa County Public Works Rate-Study
On 7/16/2015, the Public Works department commissioned a Rate-Study for Mariposa County special districts including the water, sewer, and roads within the Yosemite West Maintenance District (YWMD). The Rate-Study will make recommendations to adjust utility rates to be consistent with a 5-year outlook of the service and maintenance costs needed by the YWMD. Any coming proposed rate changes will need to go through a Prop 218 approval ballot process by laws applicable to the YWMD special district. The county stated at the YWMD advisory committee meeting on 12/8/2016 that the proposals are still being iterated to be more reasonable before being ready to present publicly. When information and a proposal are available, YWPHI will facilitate communication to all community owners.
Yosemite West Legal Committee (YWLC) successful completion
During 2015-2016, Mariposa County completed the actions recommended by a detailed Financial Analysis to unravel and correct the County accounting of the 2004 assessments on properties within YWMD. A Letter has been posted, thanking the YWLC donors and listing the recoveries to YWMD.
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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 YWHPI, please email president@yosemitewest.org
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