Randy Roeh from Hancock Forest Management provided some additional details about the proposed spraying. Due to concerns raised by Crystal Village homeowners, Hancock has reconsidered plans to use herbicides on Gold Hill West G and Gold Hill West A units. See Randy’s letter below for more details.
There have been a number of inquiries regarding the number of Pierce County Sheriffs seen around CV in the last week. I was able to speak with a PCS officer in CV1 today.
He said that they are stepping up patrols in the Greenwater area due to an increased number of transients seen in the vicinity of the FS 70 road. With the transients come drug activity and with drug activity comes petty theft and other criminal activity.
We are asked to report any suspicious activity, missing items (small tools, camping equipment, etc.) or illegal shooting. You can make a non-emergency online report rather than contacting the PCS directly. This online reporting might not be responded to by an officer, but all reports are reviewed by a sergeant and tracked to indicate increases in crime in a community and trigger increased PCS attention.
You can read more about the online reporting at: http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=1944
We would like to give a shout out to Dale Mitchell in CV2 for reporting a couple of small, unusual puddles forming near the street at his driveway.
This turned out to be a water system leak that may have leaked 15% to 20% of our average monthly water usage.
Please follow Dale’s example and let us know if you see something out of the ordinary that may indicate a water leak. You can email your report to email@example.com or contact any of the Board members.
Thanks again Dale for the observation.
Community Meeting With Puget Sound Energy (PSE)
July 20, 2016 Wednesday 6 to 8 pm at the Hwy 410 Community Center
PSE representatives will present the transmission grid work completed, what is currently in progress, and what PSE is looking at for the coming years.
They will also discuss the formidable future project of relocating PSE’s transmission line between the old Weyerhaeuser bridge (removed years ago) and the Greenwater substation. Numerous challenges and issues for this transmission line relocation project include the riparian zone management, the actual topographic parameters, and coordination with WSDOT, USFS, State Parks and Muckleshoot Federal Corporation.
Another topic is the voltage surges that have impacted some of the residents. After the short presentation, most time will be reserved for Q and A.
The 2nd quarter CVHA Board meeting will be Saturday, May 21st, at 9am. It will be held at Scott and Bernie Rush’s home, 16608 Crystal Dr. E, in Village 1.
All CVHA homeowners are invited to attend.
There was a recent break-in at Crystal River Ranch. We should all be especially on guard and observant.
This is the post from Jim McKinley at CRR:
We had a garage broke into today between 8:00 and 11:30 AM with tools taken near Crystal River Ranch Rd E and Alpine Dr. E. Keep your eyes open and report suspicious vehicles and people to 911 Thanks, JIM
Scotch Broom Clean-Up Day
Who: Crystal Village homeowners
When: Saturday April 30 9a – 12p
Where: Meet in commons area between CV1 and CV2
Why: Prevent fire damage and control noxious weed
How: If you have long-handled pruner or a Scotch Broom puller, bring them, otherwise we have some extra tools to share
Questions? Contact Jeff Barth 253.630.9656
1st Quarter Board meeting is Saturday, February 20
The first quarter Board meeting will be at the Rush’s home (16608 Crystal Dr. E.), 3:30 pm, Saturday, 20 October.
All CVHA Homeowners are invited.
- Introduction of new Board members.
- Election of officers
- Water manager report
- Board procedures – Review of Board decision making process, External and internal communication
- Treasurer report
- Budget update
- Dangerous tree removal, identify and prioritize
- Introduction / discussion of six year budget development
- Document paperwork responsibilities of water manager and Board.
- Create guide for future Board members to follow to do required reports / paperwork.
- New Business
It was report on Friday, 15 January, there was a silver Honda Civic with customized taillights and 3 people, hanging around the mailboxes at CV1 and CV3. The driver was a female with orange/red dyed hair highlights and 2 male passengers.
If you see this vehicle around the Villages, try to get the license plate number and report it to 911 as suspicious activity.
You may also want to be sure to check for your mail daily.