July 15th Saturday 4 pm next board meeting.
All property owners welcome and encouraged to attend.
Job Opening for CRR Caretaker Position
Firewise Grant Program Pierce County: Call 253-845-9770 or email Chrissy Cooley, ChristineC@piercecountycd.org to arrange free site assessment of your CRR home for defensible space or to schedule free wood chipper service in June to take care of neatly piled branches at community roadside, i.e. curb location.
Suggestion: Call insurance about coverage rate reduction.
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.”
Unsafe Shooting Problem: October 2016 Letter from James Pena, USDA Regional Forester to CRR President and Residents.
Interesting, highly regarded gun ownership / safety classes:
Local Target Shooting Problem | Fire FS 7013 One Mile Of CRR:
Seattle Times August 26, 2016
Channel 5 August 26, 2016
Puget Sound Energy July 20, 2016 Greenwater Meeting
Power transmission line must be re-located in future due to river channel migration zone shoreline erosion. To help reduce over voltage surge events, 2017-2018 outages may be longer duration as PSE will be doing additional process steps to bring the grid back up.
Meeting talking points here
Meeting slides here
Emergency VHF radio (not cell signal) is the new constructed green tower off Crystal River Ranch Road behind Fire District Station 2. For project description, click here. Yes, there is effort in progress to get one or more providers to start a process with PCFD #26 for cell signal equipment installation.
National Forest Service project proposal that will impact a number of roads: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47991
Muckleshoot land access permit here: https://www.hancockrecreationnw.com/
Unsafe Local Target Shooting:
Short video – all firearm scenes local NFS: “Firing Wild” Greenwater
Media piece – a mirror of what’s happening here: NFS Mt. Hood
White River Valley shooting: Problem described 1 page
Shooting problem, many facets: Overview 1 page
Listing of some shooting: Incidents
Target Shooting KIRO: http://mynorthwest.com/11/2781420/Target-shooting-adds-to-fire-fears-around-Mount-Rainier
Unreliable Emergency Communication Coverage KIRO: http://mynorthwest.com/11/2781744/Lack-of-cell-service-on-Highway-410-leaves-drivers-in-danger
Important: Call 911 for any illegal firearm incident.
Chris Hurst 31st District Representative: April 2015 Email
Life threatening shooting incident in CRR: Aug 24, 2014
More Information: Unsafe Recreational Shooting
Board meeting minutes / news is emailed to property owners.
Kindly keep us updated.
Email Caretaker@CrystalRiverRanch.org, or