2000: Country Club members vote overwhelmingly to take
the club private and eliminate the link between club membership
and lot ownership, a founding sales principle of the development.
2000: The Yellow Bridge is a construction zone, as
it has been for much of the prime golf season this year --
filled with equipment and workers and sometimes closed altogether.
The century-old bridge is undergoing cosmetic and structural
reworking at a cost of about $450,000. It's expected to be
complete in the next month.
2000: The California Wind Orchestra inaugurates Lake Clementia
Amphitheater, constructed at modest cost by the Rancho
Murieta Association with help from the Operating Engineers'
2000: County voters overwhelmingly reject Measure O,
which would have redrawn the county's urban services boundary
and allowed development of Deer Creek Hills on land north
of Rancho Murieta.
2000: A standing-room-only crowd hears developers announce
plans to construct 1,500 homes in the final build-out of
Rancho Murieta over the next seven to 10 years. The developers,
Robert J. Cassano and Gerry N. Kamilos, are acting as agents
for the Pension Trust Fund of the Operating Engineers, owners
of the land. They say the first construction could begin as
soon as next year.
2001: Murieta Village replaces nearly a mile of wood fencing
-- maintained since the Village's opening 29 years before
-- with a low-maintenance, precast cement wall.
2001: The entrance to Murieta South gets a traffic light.
2002: A new entry system -- reading bar codes
affixed to resident cars -- starts opening the North and South
2004: Security Chief Jim Noller retires after
29 years with the department, 27 as chief.
2005: Ray Henderson, the man who transformed
a turkey ranch into the community of Rancho Murieta, dies
at age 88.
2006: Dale Marr, who helped Operating Engineers
Local 3 buy the ranch land that would become Rancho Murieta,
dies at age 88.
June 2007: A pedestrian bridge linking North and South Rancho Murieta opens across the Cosumnes. The bridge project, organized by the Rancho Murieta Association and the Community Services District, as well as Murietan Randy Jenco, whose business is building bridges, is financed with $1.5 million in developer money.
August 2010: After years of waiting, the area finally gets a new Cosumnes River Elementary school. It replaces the 60-year-old original CRES, built when the area was farmland.
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