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CVHA Water System Work Day

Posted for Chet Mowbray by g.castellane

There will be a water system work day starting at 10:00 a.m. on August 26, 2017.  The purpose is to begin to prepare for the 2018 Water System Sanitary Survey conducted by the State of Washington Department of Health.

The priority will be to perform work on the pump house structure and interior plumbing corrosion control.   If enough people show up we will do some vegetation removal work on the meter service boxes starting in CV1.

Meet at the pump station near the east cul-de-sac in CV1 at 10:00, bring gloves and eye protection if you have some.  I will line out the work based on numbers of volunteers.

To those interested I will demonstrate normal and emergency pumping operations of our system.

Thank you and hope to see you there!


Change in Bill Pay and Deposit for CVHA

Your board has implemented the following.

The deposit and payment of funds for CVHA at times go through as many as 4 hands before a payment or deposit is made.  This results in  as many as 3 sets of financial records being kept.  This situation exists because we have a hybrid financial system from when we paid our own bills melded with electronic banking.  By allowing our accounting firm of Robin Malneritch Inc. to pay and deposit we take full advantage of electronic banking efficiencies.  Robins company is licensed, bonded and insured, she has been our accountant for 5+ years.

As deposits and bills arrive at the CVHA mailbox they are collected and entered on a log sheet to capture pertinent information.  They are batched when possible and taken to Robins office where she does the deposit or pays bills by check or direct  pay.

The CVHA treasurer and president cross reference the log sheet of financial activity with our Key bank monthly statement.  At each quarterly meeting the board will review and approve the financial activity.  At the end of the year Robin will print our final financial reports and transfer them along with the years records to CVHA.  Prior to the annual meeting the Board will review and sign off on the years financial activity.  This final product will be available at the annual meeting and will insure the independent auditors have timely access to organized financial records.

This will be a 3 month trial period to allow for any adjustments that need to be made.

Thanks to previous boards and treasurers who have helped evolve CVHA finances to this point.

G. Castellane for the current CVHA Board of Directors.

USFS project public meeting

NEW: Upcoming Project Public Meetings
WHAT: Snoqualmie Ranger District upcoming landscape scale analysis
6:30 pm -8 pm on June 27, 2017; Enumclaw Public Library**, 1700 1st St, Enumclaw, WA 98022
**Space is limited at the library. If you are planning on attending the meeting in Enumclaw, please RSVP to:
6:30 pm -8 pm on June 28, 2017; Greenwater Community Center, 59707 Hwy 410 E., Greenwater, WA 98022
WHO: All are welcome
WANTED: Your input. Come tell us what you value about this area, what you’d like to see the Snoqualmie Ranger District do on Forest Service managed lands in the southern portion of the district (formerly referred to as the White River Ranger District) – either in general or at specific locations.
The Snoqualmie Ranger District requests assistance from the community and local partners to discuss the values and benefits you feel are important in the project area. Forest Service Staff will be there to collect your ideas and suggestions as we begin this project. We will not be presenting potential activities – we are seeking ideas on how we can manage a working forest. They might include vegetation management such as timber harvest, recreational activities, and habitat enhancement to improve conditions for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife.
Please use the included map as a reference for the area under consideration at these meetings. A boundary area for this project will be determined based on input received.
Questions? Please call 360-677-2258

Hwy 410 Robbery

In case you didn’t see this in the news, there was a gun point robbery on Hwy 410, 2 weeks ago. I didn’t seem to have a lot of news-worthiness.

See link:

CVHA Quarterly Board Meeting May 13th

The CVHA quarterly Board meeting will be held on Saturday, May 13th, 10:00am, at the Greenwater Community Center.

All CVHA homeowners are welcome.

May 13 Quarterly Board Meeting Agenda

1.  Review of CVHA Calendar for upcoming events. 

2.  Summer Newsletter Assignments and due dates.   

3. Treasurers Report: Updated P & L statement and Balance sheet, quick books report and unpaid dues      report. Discuss moving some money into CD’s

4.  Update on Firewise Program in Commons between CV1 and CV2. Discuss replacing Summer Picnic with 6/3 Scotch Broom Party.  Pizza being supplied by Pierce County.

5.   Update on Tree Removal program. 

6.  Update on Tank Access Road. 

7.  Water Managers Report.   

8.  2018 Budget Discussion.   Format and development timeline. 

9.  Review of Special Meeting:  Focus discussion on Long term savings strategy.


Pierce County Firewise Program presentation

On Friday, April 21st at 6 p.m. at the Greenwater Community Center, the Pierce County Conservation District spokesman will explain the Firewise Program to the community.  Smokey Bear will be present and snacks will be provided. There will also be a showing of the film ‘Megafires’.

Pierce County, through the Firewise Program, is offering to perform a free wildfire audit of your home to assess wildfire risk and suggest measures you can take to mitigate those risks. They are also offering a chipper service (with operators) to homeowners. If you would like to take advantage of this services, you can sign up at the April 21st presentation or at

In May and June of 2017, CVHA will be partnering with Pierce County Conservation District Firewise and Habitat Improvement program.  CVHA priority will be the removal of the Scotch Broom in the Commons Area between CV1 and CV2.  Plans call for volunteers from Crystal Village and a Pierce County volunteer group(s) to remove the Scotch Broom.  Since the goal is the long term removal of the Scotch Broom, an ecological approved herbicide may be applied by Pierce County. Since Pierce County is providing the spraying service, we can be assured that all rules and regulations pertaining to spraying in our Commons Area will be followed. The final stage of the project will be plantings of native vegetation by Pierce County in the common area.

The Board of Directors has approved Jan Kobak to coordinate the Common Area project for CVHA.  She will keep the Board informed as the project timeline develops and let the Board know if any approval or action is needed for any portion of the project.  Once the final scope of the project is known the Board will conduct a review before we proceed with the Scotch Broom removal program.

If you have any questions, ideas or concerns you can comment to

Updates will be posted on the Blog as to the project develops.

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.