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Community meeting with PSE

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.

Break-in at Crystal River Ranch

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 2016 Board Meeting

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.


  1. Introduction of new Board members.
  2. Election of officers
  3. Water manager report
  4. Board  procedures – Review of Board decision making process,    External and internal communication
  5. Treasurer report
  6. Budget update
  7.  Dangerous tree removal, identify and prioritize
  8.   Introduction / discussion of six year budget development
  9.   Document paperwork responsibilities of water manager and  Board.
  10. Create guide for future Board members to follow to do required reports / paperwork.
  11. New Business

Suspicious Mail Box Activity

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.

Continuing Burn Ban

Update (9/14): The burn ban is no longer in effect.


Our community is still under a Stage 3 Burn Ban.

Conditions have not improve and remain critical.

Please remember to remind any renters or guests that may be using you home to not have any outdoor fires of any kind. The full DNR news release is below.

DNR currently has a statewide burn ban on all DNR-protected lands through September 30, 2015. See Commissioner Goldmark’s Statewide Burn Ban Order. Why does DNR have a burn ban? In an effort to reduce human-caused wildfires during extremely hot and dry summer months, DNR will issue a burn ban. When the burn ban is in place, it will prohibit outdoor fires on all state, county, city, and private land under DNR fire protection. Human activities are the number one cause of destructive wildfires. These wildfires are dangerous and becoming more costly. Restricting those activities helps reduce the likelihood a fire will start. What IS allowed during the burn ban? Liquid gas stoves and propane stoves that do not use solid briquettes. Camp stoves and lanterns with attached pressurized gas canisters. Solid fuel and citronella candles in metal or glass containers. Propane gas camp stoves or propane campfire pits used for campground or backcountry use. What is NOT ALLOWED during the burn ban? Recreational fires Fireworks of any kind. Any incendiary devices, such as exploding targets, sky lanterns, or tracer ammunition. Charcoal briquettes Lanterns, stoves, and Tiki torches that use non-pressurized liquid gas or fuel. Solid fuel candles that are not enclosed within a metal or glass container. It is YOUR responsibility to know the burning rules. If you plan to burn, know the rules. For state laws governing DNR regulated burning, see Chapter 76.04 RCW. For DNR administrative rules, see Chapter 332-24 WAC. What are the consequences for starting a wildfire during a burn ban? A violation of this burn ban is punishable as a crime. In addition to criminal prosecution, DNR may pursue civil actions against any person whose negligence is responsible for starting or allowing a fire to spread. If your fire escapes, you will be responsible for paying for people and equipment for fire suppression as required by Chapter 76.04 RCW. – See more at:

3rd Quarter Board Meeting

The 3rd quarter CVHA Board meeting will be Saturday, 01 August, 9am at Scott and Bernie Rush’s  home in CV 1,   16608 Crystal Dr. E.

All homeowners are invited. It is a great way to meet the Board members and  hear about all the current CVHA  issues.

There will be two Board positions opening in January 2016. If you think you might be interested, come and see what we do, and if you would be interested in serving on the Board.