New Pierce County Code for short term rentals

In September 2016, Pierce County implemented new regulations for short term rentals. Short term rentals are defined as any property rental of less than 30 days. This was aimed primarily at properties being rented through AirBNB, VRBO, etc.

These regulations can be found in the Pierce County Code, Chapter 18A.37.040B

The CVHA Board believes that the best course of action with a homeowner who has an issue with another homeowner involving short term rentals, is to talk directly with that homeowner. They can then discuss their concerns and resolve the issue between themselves. As a final resort, homeowners can then contact Pierce County directly to lodge a complaint. CVHA has no authority to regulate any of these rentals but is willing to facilitate homeowners in order to resolve their differences.

Annual Meeting Saturday Evening

Remember the CVHA Annual Meeting, Saturday evening, 7pm, at the Greenwater Community Center.

Agenda includes:
– Approval of 2016 Annual meeting minutes
– Water Manager report
– Treasurer’s report
– 2017 budget and reserve fund presentation, discussion
and adoption
– Status of FS road 7140 to water storage tank
– New Business
– Board of Directors nomination and election

Please attend. CVHA is your Association.

Dr. Evan Wood

“It is with great sadness that we share the news that one our former, long time residents, Dr. Evan Woods, has passed away.

He and his family lived in the Crystal Village 2 neighborhood for well over 25 years. Dr. Woods practiced dentistry in Enumclaw for 35
years. He had many patients from Greenwater reclining in the chair during that time. He will be missed as greatly as he was loved and respected.

Crystal Village HOA would like to to extend our deepest condolences to the Woods family.

Memorial service will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Enumclaw Field House (Pete’s Pool).”

Change in Fire Protection Rating

The following information was posted by Paul Sowers, Greenwater Fire Chief:
“To all of you who own homes in Greenwater or Crystal Mountain:
The WSRB (Washington Survey and Ratings Bureau) has re assessed both fire districts. As a result, Greenwater’s fire protection class has risen from an eight to a six, and Crystal Mountain’s rating has risen from a ten to a seven. This is a result of improved staffing, training, and equipment, as well as improvements in the water supply in the Crystal Villages. You might let your insurance company know this, and ask if it lowers your rate.
Thanks to the members of both departments, whose hard work and dedication are a big part of this result.”
One CV homeowner said that their homeowner’s coverage decreased by over $400. It may be worth checking with your insurance agent to see if your rates will change.

4th Quarter Board Meeting

The 4th quarter CVHA Board meeting will be held on Saturday, 12 November, at 9am. The meeting will be at the Rush home in CV1 (16608 Crystal Dr. E.)

The agenda includes review of the 2017 budget, Water Manager’s report, Treasurer’s report, and organization of the 01 December newsletter / invoices.

All CVHA homeowners are welcome

PSE power switching

PSE has issued the following notice to our community:

In an ongoing effort to deliver safe and reliable energy to you and your neighbors, Puget Sound Energy will install a new switch at the Clay Creek substation.

In order to do this work safely, it’s necessary to take the line out-of-service for approximately 36 hours. To avoid your power going out, we will transfer your electric service to the generator at Crystal Mountain so the work should be invisible to you. There may be a momentary outage as your power is switched from the line to the generator at around 7 a.m. Wednesday, October 19.

There is a remote chance your power could go out for a longer period due to the configuration of the generator. While we don’t anticipate this, we do want you to know of the possibility and be aware of the outage date and time.

Outage details (customer power will be provided by generator)

Outage area: Greenwater to Crystal Mountain
Date: Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20
Estimated outage duration: Approx. 36 hours
To occur between: 7 a.m. October 19 and 7 p.m. on October 20

We are proud to serve in your community and aim to complete the work with no disruption of service to you. If you have any concerns or questions, please call 1-888-404-8773 or email

Thank you for your understanding as we work to complete this project.


Kelly Purnell, PSE Project Manager
1-888-404-8773 |

Greeenwater WA