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The goals of YWPHI are communication and represention. YWPHI sponsors events such as the annual picnics which allow you to meet and get to know other owners. These events are also forums for distribution of news and advice from relevant agencies such as Yosemite National Park rangers, California firefighters, and Mariposa county officials. YWPHI directors also foster communication and representation of Yosemite West owners’ interests to Mariposa county officials and committees for important neighborhood issues such as public works (water, sewer, roads), law enforcement (sheriff), and zoning regulations (rental transient occupancy tax).
New property owners have recently been sent a Welcome Letter explaining YWPHI.
Membership in YWPHI is voluntary. Membership is open to any owner of record in Yosemite West (Member) and any full-time (non-transient) occupant of a single-family residence in Yosemite West (Associate Member). For further information, read the Membership and Dues section of the YWPHI Bylaws.
The annual membership cycle is from September 1 to August 31. The annual dues for 2017 membership in YWPHI is $35 per household. (Dues are not pro-rated for a portion of the year.)
Note: beginning on 9/1/2017 for the 2017/2018 membership year, dues will increase to $50 per household. This was approved at the September 4, 2016 members' meeting.
New members can download a YWPHI Membership Form to complete and mail to YWPHI along with their dues:Download a YWPHI Membership Form
Current and renewing members will receive an annual dues notice by email unless they have not provided YWPHI with an email address.Alternatively, members can make payment to email@example.com via PayPal, or use the PayPal button below. Please email the Treasurer with any questions.
Four easy-to-read charts show how your YWPHI membership dues have been spent. The charts summarize YWPHI's 2007 finances, and show and compare YWPHI's income and expenses for three years 2005-2007. Read a 2008-10 income and expense overview.
YWPHI has previously published In The West, a community newsletter, distributed electronically to its membership. YWPHI is currently seeking a volunteer to restart publication of the newsletter three times a year - April, July-August, and October-November.
The news page has been updated for 2016-17 by the YWPHI president.
Visit the YWPHI newsletter archive to read past issues. The last issue of In the West will be posted to the archive when the next issue is published.
Starting in 2016, Mariposa County Emergency services (Fire and Law Enforcement) encourage all residents to sign up for emergency text alerts by texting the 95389 zip code to 888777 to join the Nixle service.
YWPHI previously updated the Yosemite West Emergency Telephone Tree annually each spring and distributed it to homeowners. (The tree does not include vacant lot owners.) The telephone tree was last updated in May 2011 and listed homeowners and their contact information. Its volunteer use was intended to systematically notify residents during an emergency or when a situation arose that affected the entire community. However, YWPHI, its members and officers, and those using this tree, cannot guarantee that anyone will receive timely and adequate notice of an emergency, and all liability is hereby disclaimed.
Homeowners can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us of any changes to your contact information, to request a copy of the telephone tree, or to remove your name from the tree for any reason. By allowing your name to remain on the tree, you are expressly agreeing to waive all liability claims against YWPHI, its members and officers thereof, and those using this tree.
The Yosemite West Emergency Telephone Tree was for the exclusive use of Yosemite West homeowners and residents. Please keep the tree confidential, and do not forward it or provide copies to others for any purpose.
Telephone numbers and email addresses are not provided to third parties to protect members' privacy. YWPHI may distribute telephone numbers and email addresses for its own use and for use in emergencies.
Copyright text © Yosemite West Property & Homeowners, Inc. 2003-2016, Copyright photographs © John Mock 2004-2016.
All rights reserved. Unauthorized redistribution of this document is prohibited. Updated Jan 2017, tew.