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 »

RM gets first meeting on new development

Development meeting

An overflow crowd – 80 people inside, dozens more outside – turned out for Friday evening's development meeting at the Community Services District Building.

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An overflow crowd turned out for Friday evening’s development meeting at the Community Services District Building, the first public meeting on the project in Rancho Murieta. Read more »

RMA, CSD, development meetings 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. In addition, the CSD will hold a special meeting on development at 6 p.m. Friday at the CSD Building. Read more »

Paul Gumbinger resigns CSD board seat

Paul Gumbinger has resigned his Community Services District board seat, effective Aug. 31. He and his wife, Louise, who are involved in multiple community activities, are moving to the Elk Grove area. Read more »

CSD enters negotiations to go solar

Solar array

The CSD is in talks with SolarCity to power its water and wastewater plants with solar arrays like this one, installed in McFarland, Kern County. (SolarCity photo)

The Community Services District board voted unanimously last week to enter into negotiations to use solar generation for the CSD’s electricity needs. The potential savings were pegged at $1.6 million over 20 years. Read more »

CSD monthly meeting is 5 p.m. Wednesday

The Community Services District holds its regular monthly meeting 5 p.m. Wednesday at the CSD Building. Among the items on the agenda is a proposal to acquire 90 percent of the CSD's electricity through a SolarCity power purchase agreement. Electricity through solar could save the CSD $1.8 million to $1.9 million over 20 years, according to the proposal. See the agenda and board packet, including the SolarCity proposal, here.

CSD proposes steps to control development

The Community Services District board directed staff last week to hire an expert in the California Environmental Quality Act to make the CSD’s case to Sacramento County about protecting our water facilities from development impacts. The directors also discussed creating a group, with Rancho Murieta Association and community membership, to explore how to improve development plans now before the county. Read more »

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