Burn Ban in Effect

Pierce County has a Burn Ban in effect.  This “Ban” applies to land clearing and yard debris disposal by burning.  It does not apply to recreational campfires that are in a campfire ring,  these recreational fires can be on public or private lands administered by Pierce County.   This means that within CVHA campfires are permitted but please be careful and extinguish your fire when you leave the Village.  Note:  There are no campfires permitted on any of the CVHA common areas.

CVHA Board of Directors

8/15/22

 

Black Bear In Crystal Village(s)

Two reports of a large Black Bear sighted in Crystal Village!

One is a video of the Bear getting into a “bear proof” garbage can in CV2, in addition,  a large bear footprint was left on a porch in CV1 and the bird feeder and barbecue grill were tampered with.   A reminder that we are in bear country.  Please use caution and if a large person in a fur coat shows up at your 4th celebration please tell him to move on by repeating the words :”Bad Bear, Bad Bear!!”

All humor aside, please keep pets inside or leashed when outside, keep trash cans inside and not curbside for the week. Be mindful of small children outside. Keep barbecue grills cleaned.

Keep Our Homes Safe – Firewise Volunteers Requested

-Fuel Reduction Firewise Program: 
-Project headed by Fire Chief Paul Sowers.
-Includes areas in Crystal River Ranch and Crystal Village(s).

-June 18, 2022.
-Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Fire Station at Crystal River Ranch Road (not the station on 410).
Hydration and snacks provided in some form or another.
-Bring gloves (some will be on hand for those who do not have gloves).
-Work Boots.
-Dress for weather.

If you are interested: call 360-663-2522 and leave a message since Paul wants a head count to plan the work and arrange refreshments.

Project is pulling limbs from areas for stacking for chipping.

For CVHA this means the strip areas between SR410 and Crystal Dr. East in CV2 and SR410 and Village Drive in CV3.  Also included is the strip between SR410 and the commons area between CV1 and CV2.

All material will be moved by hand to the edge of Crystal Dr E in CV2 and Village Dr in CV3.  The area fronting the commons will have material moved to the gravel access road in the commons area.

Note** that there is no separation of work between the Ranch and Village(s).  This is a community project!

Chipper Opportunity

Our Fire Chief Paul Sowers is working on securing a $20,000.00 grant to hire a chipping contractor for about two weeks and hopefully  do work on 50-70 houses.  Funding is not yet confirmed but it looks promising.

The grant would pay for chipping only, the work of cutting and stacking will not be covered and is the responsibility of the property owner.

If interested please call 360-663-2522 and leave information including your name, address and contact number.

Thanks to Paul and my thanks as this text is taken from Paul’s article on the Crystal Mountain/Greenwater Fire Department site on Facebook.    You may want to go to this site and  read the entire article, as it pertains to the Firewise Program in our area.

Gary Castellane for the CVHA Board of Directors,

 

 

CVHA Board Meeting. Homeowners Welcome

The CVHA Board will meet on Friday, February 11 at 6p at the Greenwater Community Center.   Masks are required and attendees will socially distance.

Agenda:

Old Business:

  1. Approve minutes from 1.26.21

New Business:

  1. Certification of Board election results, seating new members, election of Board officers
  2. Treasurer’s report (’21 & ’22 dues status, 2022 budget update, Key Bank accounts, etc.)
  3. Water Manger’s Report
  4. Schedule Board walk-through of the water system in all villages & common areas
  5. Review Annual Meeting virtual feedback
  6. Water Main tree removal project update
  7. Cytisus scoparius (Scotch broom)
  8. Other

 

2022 Annual Meeting Information

In 2019 your Board approved sharing our documents on-line as a way to save you money.  You will soon receive a notice in your annual water dues statement that also notifies you that our 2022 information is now available on this blog under “CVHA DOCS”

The Annual Meeting is cancelled due to COVID-19; please review the information so that you can:

  1. Look over the 2022 budget
  2. Vote for two Board members for the open positions
  3. Submit any comments to the board.

400% pay Increase for CVHA Board Members + more good news

First, the Board is pleased to announce an agreement with Starbucks to occupy the common area between the mailboxes and Hwy 410 in Village 1.  No more than 550 cars a day are expected during peak weekends.

Second, due to the great work we do, the Board has approved a 400% pay increase for ourselves.

Comments can be sent to AprilFools@CVHA-YouShouldKnowBetter.COM

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