PSE has decided to start the Power Pole project in CVHA. The latest timetable has Potelco preparing poles for removal and installation this week, with the actual removal/installation to begin next Monday the 23rd.
The only reason water service may be interrupted is if a break occurs during this phase of the project.
Since we must have the main charged to identify any problems we will have personnel on standby in case an issue develops. If a break occurs we will coordinate with Potelco and PSE to get the water service restored as soon as possible and inform affected homeowners of an estimated restore time.
There may also be some intermittent power outages as transformers and etc. are moved from the old to the new poles, these should be of short duration.
Most of these possible outages should be limited to CV1.
GCastellane for the CVHA Board of Directors.
A large cottonwood fell across the maintenance road in this commons area, the tree is actually suspended in the air above the road. For safety do not walk under the tree, please use the temporary walking path that has been brushed around the tree. The tree will be removed from the road between the 17th and 19th of next week.
G.Castellane for the CVHA Board of Directors
DNR PROTECTED LANDS: Effective July 6, 2018 at 12:01 A.M. The fire danger rating for Pierce County is a Moderate. Fire restrictions are enacted on all DNR protected lands within the county. All debris burning is suspended. Campfires are allowed on DNR protected lands, however you must have the landowners permission. Fires can be no larger that 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height. Incendiary devices such as fireworks, exploding targets, sky lanterns, or tracer ammunition are illegal on all DNR lands. Check with your local fire district and the county website for any further restrictions. These restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.
PIERCE COUNTY: A countywide burn ban is in effective Thursday, July 12 at 8 a.m., until further notice.
The burn ban applies to all land clearing and yard debris outdoor burning. The ban does not apply to small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or on private property with the owners permission. The use of gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbecues are allowed under the ban.
Recreational fires must: Be built-in a metal or concrete fire pit and not be used for garbage disposal. Grow no larger than 3 feet in diameter. Be located in a clear spot free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, including at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow for 20-foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches. Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire, such as hand tools and a charged garden hose or not less than two 5-gallon buckets of water. No burning when winds exceed 5 miles per hour.
The above is taken from the official fire restriction documents from DNR and Pierce County.
Posted for the CVHA Board of Directors by Gary Castellane.
Expect the new poles to be dropped in CV1 in the next week or so and work on replacing the poles to begin about the first week of July. At this time we are going to either use a locator service to locate our water line at each pole site or use an approximate method of location. PSE plans on using a Vactor truck to make the holes for the poles (15 each), this will greatly reduce any possibility of damage to our water system. Even with the Vactor truck we may have intermittent water outages during the vactor part of the project. These outages will be confined mainly to Crystal Drive East and Rainbow lane. Homeowners will be informed as soon as possible of any interruption to their water service. A big thanks to our water manager Chet Mowbray for heading this project up.
G.Castellane for CVHA Board of Directors.
Re: Facebook Post from Ashley Doerr Peterson:
GREENWATER FOLKS, please be alert and careful if using the power line trail that goes from CV1 to FS73.
There has been tons of shooting from the campsite at the washout with evidence of people putting targets on barricade that goes back towards trail to CV1.
This morning I was running by and there were paper bullseye targets on the barricade. I told the folks that this trail is very popular and a neighborhood is only about a half mile away in the direction they were shooting!!!
Please be alert and careful!!!
Our CVHA Annual Meeting is scheduled for January 20, 2018 at the Greenwater Community Center with a start time of 6:00 p.m.
The addition to the Agenda is as follows:
6:00-6:20: Charley Burns, Fire Manager for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources will discuss fire management activities in our local area. Charley started his Wildland fire career with the United States Forest Service on the White River Ranger District (now the Snoqualmie District) in Enumclaw. The Firewise program will be discussed along with other pertinent fire related items.
From Wendy School:
Perhaps you are aware of the new constructed Verizon tower at the WSDOT Maintenance Yard across from the Hwy 410 Community Center. Cell signal coverage might happen by end of this year. The underground power connection is in and mounted physically is Microwave equipment which will provide cell signal “backhaul” coverage. Using Microwave backhaul is more expensive but provides a medium instead of fiber or copper.
The survey stakes show the Right of Way boundaries around the power poles. They are in place because Puget Sound Energy is going to replace the overhead wires with specially coated wires and insulators. These will resist power outages if a limb or branch falls on the power lines. The projects is now scheduled for the spring of 2018.
posted by G.Castellane
Posted by Pierce County:
Effective immediately: Pierce County has dropped the level 3 evacuation for Greenwater Area 4, FS 7160 eastbound on SR 410 to Crystal Mountain Blvd, to fire danger advisory level 1. All other awareness and evacuation levels in the Greenwater area, to include Gold Hills and Crystal Mountain Resort, have been lifted. Level 1 means be alert. Be aware. Danger exists in your area. Monitor local media for information.
Paul Sower’s post: Community fire information meeting
There will be a community meeting at the Greenwater Community Center on Friday, September 22nd at 6 pm. This will give you all a chance to meet the folks from PNW Team 3. We will be discussing future management of the fire, and the process of ramping down the response and rehabbing areas affected by the fire.