CSD, RMA and SOLOS will meet Wednesday

The Community Services District directors will fill a vacancy on the board at a meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday at the CSD Building. The Rancho Murieta Association budget workshop is scheduled for the same time at the RMA Building. At 7:45 p.m., Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces (SOLOS), a community group formed in response to development plans, will meet at the RMA Building. Read more »

CSD approves switch to solar power

The Community Services District board voted unanimously last week to use solar power for its water and wastewater treatment plants. As expected, the board approved an agreement with SolarCity that will save the CSD money immediately and lock in the electricity rate for the 20-year life of the contract. Read more »

County will improve Stonehouse to allow gate


The hill north of the Escuela gate will be lowered seven feet.

Safety improvements are coming for Stonehouse Road, Sacramento County announced late Monday, which will enable the Rancho Murieta Association to open the Escuela gate without having to fund the expensive road improvements. Read more »

RMA, CSD boards will meet this week

The Rancho Murieta Association and Community Services District will hold their regular monthly meetings this week, the RMA at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the RMA Building and the CSD at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the CSD Building. Read more »

Questions about cameras for new development

Last week’s meeting of the Ad Hoc Security Committee was meant to wrap up the group’s work, but within 10 minutes it was clear the Community Services District and the development representative disagreed about a key point – whether the new developments are guaranteed a certain amount of surveillance-camera coverage in exchange for per-lot fees the developers will pay. Read more »

Revisiting development meeting, midge flies

Mary Brennan

Mary Brennan shows the board photos of midge flies on the walls of her home.

The Community Services District board talked about getting rid of midge flies and bringing on solar power, but the biggest share of last week’s meeting was spent in a postmortem on August’s development meeting, when dozens of Murietans couldn’t get in. Read more »

Deadline is now for RMA, CSD board seats

This week is the deadline to apply for a vacant position on the Community Services District board or become a candidate for the Rancho Murieta Association board. Read more »

CSD to begin twice-a-month meetings

[Corrected] The Community Services District board meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, part of its experiment to hold two board meetings a month instead of one board meeting and a string of committee meetings.  Among the agenda items are a look back at the Aug. 21 development meeting and a conversation about midge flies at Laguna Joaquin. The agenda is the attachment below.

CSD says goodbye to departing director

The Community Services District board had kind words for a departing director at its August meeting, discussed problems getting the community’s Parks Committee rolling again and backed away from spending $31,000 in hopes of getting grants to help develop recycled water infrastructure. Read more »

Retreats project map heads for final OK

Approval of the final map for the Retreats West project is on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors’ Tuesday meeting agenda. The item is one of 50 consent items that will be approved with a single vote of the board at its 9:30 a.m. meeting. Read more »

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