Fish Camp Advisory Council Meeting April 18, 2015

April 18, 2015
9:30 amto11:00 am

The next meeting of the Fish Camp Advisory Council is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 9:30 AM at the Tenaya Lodge.  Attached is the agenda for the meeting and the minutes of the January 24, 2015 Council meeting.


Draft Minutes 1/24/15

Important Fish Camp Updates!

MeadowTransfer Station
– The Fish Camp Transfer Station will be open from 8:00 am – 10:00 am on Saturdays instead of Sundays beginning this Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

Specific Plan – Four meetings have been scheduled to “develop recommendations for establishing an objective limit to the allowed extensions for a Planned Development in Fish Camp.”  A subcommittee of the Fish Camp Advisory Council has been formed for this purpose, however, the public is welcome to attend and be a part of this subcommittee.  Mariposa County planning staff will be attending these meetings and will have information for the first meeting.  Meetings will begin at 10:00 am at Camp Green Meadows on the following dates:

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

All four meetings may not be necessary to form a recommendation.  The subcommittee’s recommendation will be considered by the Fish Camp Advisory Council, possibly at their next meeting on April 18, 2015.  The Advisory Council may then recommend that the Board of Supervisors or Planning Commission begin amending the Fish Camp Specific Plan.  Unfortunately, the timing of these meetings may not fit into many of our schedules, but it is important that your voice be heard.  The town plan hasn’t been updated in many years, this could be the beginning of several needed updates.  Constructive comments are welcome to this website and will be brought to the meetings.

Did you know that Fish Camp has its own Facebook group?  Take a look at Fish Camp, California in Facebook and click Join if you want to connect with neighbors and friends.

Fish Camp Advisory Council Meeting

January 24, 2015
9:30 amto11:00 am

The next meeting of the Fish Camp Advisory Council has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24 at 9:30 am at the Tenaya Lodge.  The agenda and draft minutes of the Oct. 18 meeting are attached.

Agenda                                                                Draft Minutes Oct. 18, 2014


MeadowOn Friday, May 23, 2014 at 9:00 am the Mariposa County Planning Commission will consider an application from Palm Spring Village LLC for a two-year time extension to activate the SilverTip Resort project to be built on the large meadow just off of highway 41.  This is a very controversial project in the community of Fish Camp.  Many people in the community are vehemently opposed to this type of project for many reasons.  These reasons include the admitted degradation of the Yosemite Alpine Community Services District wells.  There is also major concern about the lack of sufficient water for the YACSD, the proposed Silvertip hotel, and for fire fighting. A few homeowners in Fish Camp are in favor of this project, many with the belief that their property values will increase and it will create more jobs.  The existing Tenaya Lodge is only operating at about 62% occupancy, how can a large resort expect to fill 130 rooms, especially with rates higher than those of the Tenaya?  An empty shell of a graffiti covered building in the middle of a desecrated meadow will hardly raise property values.  The Tenaya Lodge has job fairs practically every weekend trying to find people to work at the hotel.  Responsible development is what is needed, not this “resort” dedicated to the greed of Mariposa County.  What can you do, for or against?  LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!  Attend the meeting at the Mariposa County Government Center on May 23 and speak before the planning commission.  Do you think the owner of the property has shown good cause to advance the project once again?  This is the THIRD request for an extension to activate the development schedule.  The development was first approved in 2004 – TEN YEARS AGO.  The first time extension was approved in 2007 for 5 years, the second in 2012 for 2 years, and now they are asking for another two years!  WHEN IS THIS GOING TO STOP?  What else can you do?  Take a look at this video, filmed recently in Fish Camp.  Follow the link at the end of the video to sign the petition.  LET’S STOP THIS EXTENSION NOW!

Save Fish Camp Video

Silvertip Foreclosure Auction Rescheduled Due to Bankruptcy

PacificUs Real Estate Group, the developer of the proposed Silvertip Resort and Hotel in Fish Camp, filed for bankruptcy on July 14, 2011.  There was to have been a foreclosure auction of the property on the Mariposa County Courthouse steps at 10:00 am on Friday, July 15, 2011.  The group of Fish Camp residents present to see who the buyer might be were met by a mortgage trustee with the announcement that the auction was cancelled “due to bankruptcy”.  At this time, the auction is rescheduled for August 18, 2011.