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08/26/16 - Shaw Road [& Proposed Warehouses] - Email
question & Response
EMAIL from a CRHOA resident
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016
To: Puyallup City Council
Subject: Shaw Road
[& Proposed Warehouses]
I live [in CR]. I opposed the overpass that was built to reduce
travel times between Pioneer and Main.
My opposition to the
overpass has come true. Shaw is in full gridlock at this time. No
turn outs for left turns, multiple rear end collisions, three that I
know of at 15th and Shaw. I’m sure many more that I have not seen
personally. How in the world is putting in more lanes going to help?
There will still be just two lanes going up or down Shaw from 23rd
to Shaw Road Elementary. I can barely stand the roar of traffic
coming from Shaw to my home now. What is the plan to reduce noise
emanating from Shaw to the multiple homes that will be further
impacted by the increased traffic?
[Proposed Warehouses - also see
Also as a side note; with the massive new warehouse
development at the old Van Lierop bulb farm, I believe the rail road
spur that crosses Shaw will be used to supply those warehouses thus
snarling traffic like we have never seen before.
RESPONSE from Puyallup City Engineer
From: Mark Palmer <MPalmer@ci.puyallup.wa.us>
August 26, 2016
To: CRHOA Resident
Subject: RE: Shaw Road [&
You correctly point out that traffic volumes are increasing along
Shaw Road and in fact throughout the Puget Sound basin. Projections
indicate that there will be at least a million more of us in the
next few years competing for transportation system. Without a change
to the way development is currently happening things will definitely
get worse. That being said, the Shaw Road project is the next in
line of a series of projects which when completed will stretch from
East Main to 39th Ave SE.
The current projection is for Shaw to be
widened to 4-5 lanes between 12th Ave SW and 23rd Ave SW. This will
most likely be the last leg completed, even though it is in the
middle, because of the extensive property that will need to be
purchased and the high costs for completing this segment. Estimates
currently range from $25-$40 million for this segment.
23rd Ave SE to 39th Ave SE, the project will be two travel lanes,
one each direction, with a two-way left turn lane and medians in
between. As you point out, the two-way left turn lane will help
reduce accidents, and just as important, will eliminate much of the
conflict currently occurring without that turn lane. This reduction
in conflict increases the volume capacity of the corridor
sufficiently to carry the projected traffic demands through the next
couple of decades. The phase we are completing now is from 23rd to
Manorwood since that is all we have funding for currently.
There are no specific plans for noise reduction currently in the
project. I will mention that the current plan is to use pervious
concrete pavement for the project. Pervious pavements are quieter
pavements because of their construction and there should be a small
reduction (studies seem to indicate about 3 dB) in tire noise within
the project when completed.
Warehouses - also see
The Meeker Southern Railroad, as you may have noted, does
have two tracks crossing Shaw Road. The owner has indicated plans to
extend a spur to serve any industrial properties in the Van
Lierop/Knutson Farms area, but to my knowledge does not have any
near term plans to do so. The Knutson Farms development is in early
stages of permit review with Pierce County, and you can provide
comments on that development directly to them. Pierce County has an
online permit system, you can go directly to their website to see
the status of these permits. One of the permits can be found by
following this link: 792206 -
You may need to register or log in to see the
Mark A. Palmer, P.E., LEED AP
Office of the City Engineer, City of Puyallup
07/21/16 (added email) -
Proposed Warehouse Info - Development of
a 187-acre site for warehouses.
Proposed Warehouse Development
- Letter mailed from The City of Puyallup
- See letter for dates & comments mailing
address and email address
12/14/14 Original -
06/21/16 Revised -
07/14/16 Mailed to residents
- 07/18/16 Comment deadline
or anytime prior to project permit
Shaw Road Construction
Shaw Road Design Update -
Shaw Road; 23rd to Manorwood Drive Project &
Tentative Shaw Road Construction timeline [04/29/16
Road, update on widening of ]
Property Manager - The
Board plans to hire a property management
company to help the Board manage
Crystal Ridge. Please read "Why
hire a management firm?"
04/29/16 - Update on
widening of Shaw Road
On March 28, 2016, an open house was held by the City of Puyallup to
discuss the widening of Shaw Road from 23rd to 39th. The dates given
below summarize the schedule for the project:
1) March 28, 2016 - The design plans were at the 30% standard level
at this time
2) September 30, 2016 - The
design will be 90% complete and we will be able to see the final
design at this time
3) December 16, 2016 -
4) February 3,
2017 - Complete bid documents
5) March 3,
2017 - Open bids
6) March 17, 2017 - Award
7) March 31,2017 - Notice to
8) December 15, 2017 -
Shaw road will be
closed to all traffic in both directions from soon after the Notice
to proceed until late fall of 2017.
The City will have traffic calming in place in our subdivision
during the construction time as many of our neighbors will be trying
to find a way to their homes. Shaw Road crossovers into affected
neighborhoods will be set up to allow access. The Board will
be working with the City Traffic engineer Soma Chattopadhyay and
City Engineer Mark Palmer before construction starts to lessen and
provide safe passage for our homeowners.
Neighborhood Watch Committee & Block Watch
Scheduled for Wed, March 16th, 7-9
pm, at the Puyallup Library in the North
Room. (see Scheduled below)
Purpose: To help the
Neighborhood Watch Committee & Block
Watch get organized, select a chairperson
and get started.
Volunteers who signed up (see below)
and anyone else who is interested in
attending and volunteering to help.
Results of Mar 1, Neighborhood Watch Meeting
meeting was held on Mar 1, 2006 and
approximately 26 attended (15 residents, 5
Board members & 2 support, 4 Puyallup Police
Department (PPD) reps & officers).
Presentation - A presentation entitled
"Making Our Community Safer" helped to
explain the Block Watch program.
Our PPD liaison rep, Lisa Issacs, discussed
and answered many questions on crime,
locking mailboxes and Block Watch.
Then Puyallup Officer Jeff Bennett gave a
presentation of the homeless issues
impacting Crystal Ridge, Puyallup Highlands,
Rodesco, Puyallup and Pierce County. He
answered several questions on this issue and
how it is being handled.
open discussion period, several topics were
a. Block Watch program
b. Locking mailboxes
c. Volunteers for the Block Watch program
to be Captains or Members of a Block Watch.
d. Volunteers to work on the Neighborhood
e. And more
As a result of the
- 5 volunteers signed up to be
on the Neighborhood Watch Committee
- 11 volunteers signed up to be BW captains
Meeting was adjourned at 8 pm
2/27/16 - Results of our Feb 27th
you to all the volunteers who showed up on a Saturday to help
cleanup the neighborhood.
We had a very long but very
successful work day. We had about 14 neighbors at the
peak and ended the day around 2:30 with 10 plus volunteers and a JAC
landscaping crew of 2.
volunteers who helped:
Mark Crawford (Board President)
Fred Herber (Board member, ACC member &
Tim Evans (Board member & ACC member)
Ron Perry (ACC member)
Mark Noll (Web & Email
- Nick (friend of Ashleigh)
- Archie (friend of Ashleigh)
a lot of work on a distressed property, cleaned up the CRD entrance,
20th Street limb pick up, 34th Street pond, trees at 15th and Amber,
and moss removal from approximately 30 mailbox standards.
We did not get to Janelle or
the pond on Crystal Lane Loop.
The neighborhood is looking better.
More neighborhood work is needed and some homeowners still need to
do some work on their homes.
10/10/15 - Update on R&Rs
CRHOA - Rules and Regulations
Rules & Regulations
for more background.
10/10/15 - Update
- Approximately 61 residents
attended the Board meeting on
10/6/15. Based on the
meeting and comments from
residents, the Board is working
to answer all questions,
consider possible revisions to
the R&Rs and set up a committee
of volunteers to help with the
2015 Tree Maintenance
As you look out
your window at our beautiful weather, you
probably see all of our trees and plants are
The HOA has paid for and placed "Gator" bag on all of the
newly planted street trees and many of the trees that have been
planted the last couple of years.
Usually planted trees only need help on watering the
first year and then Mother Nature can take care of the trees after
that. This year the month of June has been extremely dry and warm
with the next couple of months to be the same.
Many of the street trees are showing stress and the HOA
has placed "Gator " bags on the trees.
It is your responsibility as a homeowner to keep the trees alive
If a bag has not been placed on your tree and it is
showing stress please contact the Board,
firstname.lastname@example.org, and one
will be delivered to you to keep filled.
Thank you for your cooperation to help keep the
neighborhood looking good.
Landscape Manager / Board member
Domestic Animals in the
Neighborhood - Posted 5/28/15
If you see any domesic animals running loose, barking or being a
nuisance, please contact Metro Animal Services at 253-299-7387
You can also contact the Board:
CRHOA Neighborhood Work Party (3/21/15)
- Posted 3/24/15
Crystal Ridge Neighborhood Work
We successfully completed our
work in spite of the rain.
you to all the volunteers who helped on
trees and brush that have died and
could be at risk of falling onto
sidewalks or road ways.
images for larger photo
Clearing trees on 34th
Clearing trees on 15th
Janelle Estates entrance
Also cleared trees at
at corner of Amber &
Roofing Material in the
Letter (dated March 28, 2014)
This letter is to inform you of important decisions
recently made by the Architectural Control Committee
(the ”ACC”) of the Crystal Rider Homeowners’ Association
that impact the types of roof material that may be
installed on homes in The Estates. Based on this
decision, Mod Requests for installation of composition
roofing in The Estates
meet the criteria in this
letter can be submitted for review and
consideration by the ACC.
& Mod Requests Reminder
In April 2014, this
letter was mailed to all homeowners and residents as
a reminder of the CCR requirements to submit a Mod
Request for approval before making any exterior
modifications (including, but limited to, painting,
siding, fences, structures, roofing, ect.) All
homeowners (including homeowners renting their
property), renters and tenants are responsible for this
Painting or making modifications without approval could
be expensive for you if it is not approved and not in
accordance with our CCRs.
You can obtain a
Request forms here or
you can contact the Board at
for a form to be
mailed or emailed to you.
Ridge Neighborhood Watch
Send suggestions, comments & questions
for NW to:
our Watch Coordinators:
Welcome to our
web site for Neighborhood Watch.
It is organized
to provide community awareness to help us become
proactive in working together to lower the risk of crime
and to report suspicious activity. Included are
important information, documents and forms for you, your
family and your neighbors to help you get
started and involved.
Please take some time
to visit and review all the tools and information.
For example, Operation ID can be a vital tool to use to protect
your personal property.
Block Watch program. With 300 homes in
Crystal Ridge, we need about 30 Block Captains
(10 homes per Block Captain)
to organize the Block Watch Teams.
Please contact us with any
questions or concerns:
Thank you for your
~Crystal Ridge Neighborhood Watch
Our cleanup was a success on
Saturday, Feb 22nd. Your support is very much
Thank you for helping to keep
Crystal Ridge beautiful.
Board of Directors
Thank you to the volunteers who
distribute the flyers
Thank you to all the volunteers who
with the cleanup on Saturday
||Riley, Isaac & Zack
||Mike Wyers (JAC)
||Lazaro Gaspar (JAC)
of Don Rich
Dec 2013 -
- Residents may have noticed that towing signs have been placed
around our neighborhood. Approximately 6 signs were placed in
Crystal Ridge…1 at each entrance and 4 interspersed throughout the
neighborhood on mailbox standards. Gene’s Towing Company has been
contracted by the Board and placed these signs so that they could
legally tow cars at the Boards’ request. The Board will not tow any
cars or vehicles illegally parked until notice has been sent to
homeowner and resident via email, mail or direct contact to allow
you time to take care of the vehicle on your own. This step was
taken by the Board to enforce parking rules per the CCRs, Art IX,
Section 1. You can review the
CCRs and ByLaws on this
8/20/13 - Cheri, a resident of CR, posted this on our Facebook
RIDGE - COYOTE SIGHTINGS in backyards...
several coyote sightings in fenced backyards last evening and early
this morning on 39th (near dead-end on side next to Rodesco
Neighborhood). Loud wailing cries could be heard. Dogs barked and
growled. Homeowners put their outside lights on and yelled. However,
they kept returning an hour or so later.
Just a reminder to
feed your pets indoors, keep dogs and cats indoors, especially from
dusk to dawn. Don’t give coyotes access to garbage. Keep your
garbage cans in tight-fitting bins, a shed, or a garage. Prevent
access to fruit and compost. Don’t leave small children unattended
where coyotes are frequently seen or heard. Don't feed wild animals.
For more information, got to:
8/19/13 - Gator Bags - Please keep watering
your new trees - Read the
full letter (summary
The CR HOA recently
replaced trees in the mow strip in front of or adjacent to your home
(if you own a corner lot). These young trees require watering
and it is your responsibility to water them. Gator Bags will
be installed at each new tree and, per the CCRs,
it is your responsibility to keep
this bag full of water until Nov 2013.
If the tree dies due to your negligence, you will be financially
responsible for its replacement..
Please contact the Board if you have any
On 8/06/13 - National Night Out
- Crystal Ridge Neighborhood Watch Program
If any questions, please contact
the Neighborhood Watch Coordinators at
We hope everyone will help in kicking off this
program for our neighborhood.
To be effective, "we
need to work together". See email below for more info.
What can you do to help?
1) Today &
Monday, contact your neighbors about a short meeting on Tue,
2) On Tuesday August 6th, get out of
your house and meet your neighbors!
in your driveway or cul-de-sac for about 10 or 15 minutes at
7 pm (or any time convenient time for you)
This is your opportunity to get to know those neighbors who
are within sight of your house. Maybe you have never had an
opportunity to get to know them? Maybe you have
met them but you have not talked to them in a long time?
5) Introduce yourself to everyone.
Choose one or two block watch captains as coordinators for
7) Create a contact list with
names, address, phone number and email address.
This information is only for your group to allow you to stay
in touch with each other and to have ready to report any
suspicious activity or emergencies to 911, the police or
8) Let them know that you
are interested in working together to keep our neighborhood
safe and that you will be there for them if they need
help. We are pretty sure they will be there for you too if
9) On Wed, send an email to theNeighborhood
Watch Coordinators at
let them know who the block watch captains are and how
your event went on Tuesday.
Neighborhood Watch committee will be sending more
information soon on this program.
Good luck! This program works
great with your involvement,
Neighborhood Watch Committee
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 7:05:16 AM
Subject: CR HOA
News (#0102 - 07/29/13) - National Night Out - Aug 6th
National Night Out - Tuesday August 6th
Who will keep watch over your family and home when you
are not there? Who will you rely on in an emergency? Who
will be there to help you if you are the victim of a crime?
The police can't be there all the time, so we need to work
A group of your neighbors are in the early
stages of starting a neighborhood Block Watch program- and
we need your help! Don't worry- we won't ask for much. All
we want is for you to get to know your neighbors! Block
Watch is a proven, neighbors-helping-neighbors
program. Neighborhoods with an active Block Watch program
have less crime.
National Night Out (NNO) is on
Tuesday August 6th. The purpose of NNO is to promote
involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community
partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to
criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized
and fighting back.
What can you do to help?
On Tuesday August 6th, get out of your house and meet your
neighbors! This is your opportunity to get to know those
neighbors who are within sight of your house. Maybe you have
never had an opportunity to get to know them? Maybe you have
met them but you have not talked to them in a long time?
Introduce yourself. Give them your name and phone number.
Let them know that you are interested in working together to
keep our neighborhood safe and that you will be there for
them if they need help. I am pretty sure they will be there
for you if you ask!
Soon you will get more
information about how to support Crystal Ridge HOA
Block Watch. We are working with Puyallup Police Department
to put together information and programs to improve safety
in our neighborhood. We appreciate your help and look
forward to working with all of you to protect our
Here are some helpful links:
Puyallup Police Department Crime Prevention:
Crime Prevention for Everyone booklet:
NATW and NNO information:
On 6/18/13 - Puyallup City Council Approved Halfway House
June 18th (Tue), 6:30 pm, City Hall,
Council Chambers, 5th Floor
Puyallup City Council agenda
included the 2nd reading of halfway house ordinance.
Citizen comments were supportive of
The City Council approved the
ordinance 7-0. The ordinance will take effect 30 days
after passage as provided by law, and the moratorium will
remain in effect until the effective date.
Halfway House info
more information and scroll to bottom of the page and
click on the Ordinance link.
Puyallup Zoning Map (March 8, 2013) - City zones
addressed in Ordinance
Tribune (6/19/13) -
Puyallup sets rule for offender homes
- On Channel 22 (PCTV) - Thu
at 8 am, Fri at 2 am and Sun at 8 pm
Puyallup on Demand - Archived meeting
videos with agenda materials
6/14/13 - Puyallup & Pierce County Fireworks
We hope everyone has a safe 4th of July this year.
Fireworks was on the agenda for the Puyallup Police
Department’s Crime Control Roundtable on 6/13/13, 8-10 am.
The Puyallup Police Department will be partnering with Pierce
Fire and Rescue and will be doing firework emphasis patrols on both
July 3rd and 4th.
Firework codes and restrictions:
Puyallup Municipal Code for Fireworks
Pierce County Fireworks Code
Fireworks in Pierce County - Legal and Illegal
Restrictions and Bans
5/17/13 - Gator Bags - Watering
for new trees
URGENT NOTICE: Tree Maintenance
The Crystal Ridge Homeowners Association recently replaced trees in
the mow strip in front of or adjacent to your home (if you own a
corner lot). These young trees require more care than the more
mature trees in the neighborhood. We are writing to you to
instruct you how to provide this extra care.
These trees are
not your property but are the property of the CRHOA. However,
pursuant to the Covenants, Codes and Restrictions (“CC&R’s) each
property owner is responsible for the care and maintenance of the
trees in the mow strip.
In most cases trees die or become
diseased due to lack of water and routine care. The CC&R’s
require that each homeowner maintain the mow strip in a green and
park like condition. This requires frequent irrigation in the
spring and summer months and is necessary for the health of the
trees and lawn in the mow strip. The new tree requires frequent
watering or it will die. You are responsible for watering the
trees in the mow strip around your home.
If the new tree(s)
dies resulting from your negligence and/or violation of the CC&R
requirements relative to care of the mow strips, you will be
financially responsible for its replacement.
A “Gator Bag”
will be installed at each new tree. These bags hold about 15
gallons of water. The bag will allow the water to slowly seep
out and irrigate the tree. It is your responsibility to
keep this bag full of water until Nov 2013. The requires at
least weekly monitoring and filling the bag as necessary.
Please contact the CRHOA at the email or mailing address below
if you have any questions.
Highlights for March 7, 2013:
SB5105 (3/1/13) passed the Senate 49-0 today
through some amazing efforts by Senators Bruce Dammeier, Mike
Carrell, Jeanie Darneielle and Nick Harper! Some of the key
points of this bill (as obtained from Puyallup's Deputy Attorney
Steve Kirkelie) are:
guidelines and restrictions on when Department of Corrections
(DOC) can issue the rental vouchers rather than continuing to
give DOC unfettered control over issuance of vouchers.
requires that when DOC is selecting housing providers who will
receive vouchers, DOC shall consider the compatibility of the
location of where a sex offender will live with the surrounding
neighborhood and underlying zoning.
•DOC shall limit the
concentration of housing providers for sex offenders in
•When a housing provider desires to
provide sex offender housing in the City, DOC must notify the
Police Chief of such housing.
•The City will have the right
to inspect the sex offender housing to ensure compliance with
fire and building codes.
•If a housing provider attempts to
locate sex offender housing in the City and such location does
not comply with the City’s zoning or development code, the City
can request that DOC no longer provider vouchers to the housing
everyone to write to our legislative representatives
regardless of what city they live in. This
is not a Puyallup issue, this is a STATE ISSUE.
I also encourage people to forward these links to their email
contacts. For people outside of the 25th District, they can look
up email addresses and their representatives at
Below are links to a form letter that can be sent to our
House of Representatives.
If people live in Puyallup, click on the second link with
PUYALLUP in the link. Representative Dawn Morrell's email
and Representative Hans
Zeiger's email address is
Proposed Halfway House
(Updated 8/27/12) - A halfway house has proposed near the
corner of 23rd and Shaw Road to house up to 20 felons and sex
offenders. Residents in the surrounding area have
protested this house and have contacted the Puyallup City
Council to prevent this from happening.
b) Landscape Contractor
(Updated 8/23/12) - JAC Landscaping was hired as
our new landscaping contractor and started work in the
neighborhood on Aug 23rd. The Board spent considerable
time evaluating all proposals submtted. JAC has the ability to
meet the challange to bring the appearance of our neighborhood
landscaping back to what it should be and required to be. Their
proposal, interview, business structure, planned approach,
referrals and experience convinced the Board of their
capability. Fred Herber (Board Member & CRHOA Landscape Manager)
was instrumental in helping the Board to work through this
transition. Thank you for your patience as we made this
"much needed" change.
- (Updated 8/27/12) - Information on traffic calming for our
neighborhood. Review the status on this effort.
Neighborhood Alerts -
(Updated 7/07/12) - Periodic alerts sent out to the
neighborhood email distribution list (see Home page for more info on the DL).
Mail Boxes - (Updated 9/08/10) - Info on locking mailboxes to help
prevent mail theft