Clearwood Community Association

Official Web Site 

A Quiet and Lovely Gated Community near Yelm, Washington. 

Office Hours:

Monday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday - Closed

Contact Info



Friendly Payment Reminder

To all Residents that have a promissory note for payment arrangements -

Last payment is due on or before December 15, 2017.

Thank you,
Clearwood Staff


Weather Storm Policy - Revised 11.06.2017

Bus routes - These will take priority over the rest of roads while the buses are running. During off hours these will be treated as secondary roads. (see attached maps).

Main Roads - These are the roads stripped with a double yellow line from the front gate to the back gate (see attached map). During dangerous conditions the main road will be closed off between Vine lane and Loop lane. The traffic will be routed around Loop lane.

Secondary Roads - Will be plowed with one lane in each direction only if the main roads are made as passable as conditions allow for. (See attached map)

Tertiary roads and cul-de-sacs - These are the remaining roads that are not mentioned above. These will be cleared only if the main and secondary roads made passable as condition allow for. If conditions are such that primary roads and secondary roads need plowing before moving onto other roads, then they will be given priority. Hills on these tertiary roads will take priority. If conditions get too dangerous some roads might not get plowed or sanded due to safety concerns. (See attached map)

Private Driveways – The community will not clear snow from private drives or driveways. Normal snow removal operations may result in snow being deposited in private drives however every effort will be made to limit that need. Snow from private drives or driveways shall not be placed on the roadway. Piles of snow left on or near the road from private drives can freeze into a solid mass creating a hazardous situation for vehicles and snowplows. Accidents and damages caused by snow piles placed in the roadway may result in liability to the property owner.

Dangerous roads – Due to safety concerns and depending on conditions these roads may not get done until such a time where conditions improve. These people may want to make arrangements to park somewhere accessible. (see attached map)

Roads not maintained – These roads do not serve any house and should be treated like they will not be maintained (see attached map)

HOURS OF OPERATION – In a snow event, the necessary Maintenance staff and Volunteers will be mobilized by the Maintenance Manager. Weekends and holidays may receive a reduced level of service due to lower traffic volumes and the limited resources available.

Operator duty shifts are generally limited to a maximum of 12 hours per day for safety reasons with 8 hours of not being on duty. Due to staffing restrictions and severity of storms some routes may have reduced coverage.

Operations will be halted when: (a) service levels are reached, (b) coverage time has elapsed, (c) conditions are too hazardous, or (d) reasonable accomplishments cannot be made.

Staff that are monitoring the conditions will be paid minimum of two hours. Due to the hazardous conditions getting to Clearwood staff who live outside of Clearwood and are called in or back to work, will be paid from the time they leave their house until they arrive back at their home using a direct route to and from the location.

School bus routes will take priority while the buses are running. It is the responsibility of parents to keep apprised of school bus schedules and school closures.

Plowing will occur when then snow is greater than two inches on School bus routes, main and secondary roads. After these have made as passable as conditions allow the tertiary roads will take next priority. If time allows plowing on non- hill tertiary roads will begin once the snow is greater than four inches.

Sanding will occur as needed depending on conditions and steepness of the hill following plowings as outlined above.

Updates will be made available as time allows. These updates may be posted online on social media or on Clearwood’s website. The plan is generalized and may change between postings due to changing conditions. Residents are asked to refrain from calling the office staff asking for time commitments as they will not be able to give them to you.

Residents should be prepared to make other arrangements if they live on a road that may become too dangerous to plow and sand. Parking is allowed on the road side but must be far enough off to not hinder the snow removal process. If cars are parked on the road side making it hazardous to plow or drive the road will be skipped until there is another pass scheduled for that roadway.

Residents should be prepared to drive in snow if it is mandatory that they be in or at specific locations at specific times despite the weather conditions. If you have the option to remain home or have a delayed arrival it is recommended that you take that option. Park your car when anticipating weather conditions that will be restricting to getting your car out of your driveway or street location; have chains that fit your vehicle on hand if needed.

The Emergency Gate will be open during school hours to facilitate the buses safely getting into and out of Clearwood. The Yelm bus barn will be issued a key to allow them to unlock it in the morning. Clearwood will have to close and lock the gate once the last bus has left in the evening. This will be the responsibility of the Maintenance Crew.


This Policy was developed to provide general guidelines for both staff and the public. This policy intends to cover most situations normally encountered in winter storm events. If certain situations arise that are not part of the above Policy, the Maintenance Manager will deal with them on a case-by-case basis. Each decision to mobilize the snow plow crews is a judgment call based on the weather conditions combined with experience along with the resources available at the time and therefore may not adhere strictly to this general policy.




Blue-Green Algae Advisory for Clear Lake

We received this communication from the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Environmental Health Division.

November 2, 2017

Dear Clear Lake Residents and Users,

The October 30th test results for Clear Lake contained algae toxin microcystin at a concentration below the recreational health advisory limit. The sample contained 0.3 μg/L. The limit is 6 μg/L.

The advisory has been lifted at this time. If any signs are posted, please remove the signs and store them in a safe, dry location.

The algae testing season has ended for 2017.

Please continue to avoid contact with the lake water in areas with visible algae. Keep pets and children out of the water during a bloom. When fishing, it is safest to catch and release any fish caught during an algae bloom. 

Please pass this information on to your neighbors. More information about blue-green algae can be found on our website.

Click below to be taken to the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services website.




  Burn Ban Info as of 09.19.2017

The Extreme Fire Danger signs have been removed from the front and back gate signs. 

Washington Department of Natural Resources has dropped Thurston County fire danger down to MODERATE.

ORCAA still has a partial recreational fire ban in effect.

Click the logos below to be taken to these websites.






Well 5 Update!

We have an update for you on the progress of Well 5.
Please click below to read this important update!







Wood For Sale!

Cut and split - you haul
Clearwood Residents ONLY
Small Pickup: $50 + tax = $53.95
Large Pickup: $80 + tax = $86.32
Large Pickup with side racks: $100 + tax = $107.90
Pay at the Clearwood Office & bring receipt to Clearwood wood lot
Contact: (360) 894-7259




Do You Have a Question?

Questions for members of the board or committees
may now be forwarded to our new email address:

We aim to answer your questions within 1 week and intend to publish frequently asked questions for other members to benefit.

Please refer to the FAQ page here


2017 Annual Elections

Click here to read about voting issues and board candidates.


2016 Financial Audit Report

The 2016 Financial Audit Report has been received.

Click here to read the report:

2016 Financial Audit Combined Letter & Report


2017 Water Conservation is Still in Effect
Until Further Notice

The aquifer levels have recovered, and are now back to normal levels.
However, if well #2 fails, then well #4 will need to go online and the boil water advisory will be implemented.

Thank You For Your Participation.