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Questions about cameras for new development

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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 » about Questions about cameras for new development

Revisiting development meeting, midge flies

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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 » about Revisiting development meeting, midge flies

Deadline is now for RMA, CSD board seats

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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.

The CSD is filling a vacancy on its five-member board that occurred when Paul Gumbinger resigned last month because he’s moving from the community. Gumbinger ran unopposed for a four-year term last fall. The deadline to apply is Thursday. Application information is available here.

The RMA has two seats on its seven-member board up for election in November. The directors whose three-year terms are expiring are Randy Jenco and Tom Landwehr. Read more » about Deadline is now for RMA, CSD board seats

CSD to begin twice-a-month meetings

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[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. Read more » about CSD to begin twice-a-month meetings

CSD says goodbye to departing director

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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 » about CSD says goodbye to departing director

Retreats project map heads for final OK

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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.

Material for the item states that the project has will-serve letters from the Rancho Murieta Community Services District and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.

If an item is taken off the consent calendar for discussion, that item will be heard at 2 p.m.

The tentative maps for the Retreats project and the Residences of Murieta Hills East and West, a total of 282 residential lots, were approved in 2007 over objections from development opponents, the Rancho Murieta Association and the Country Club. Read more » about Retreats project map heads for final OK

RM gets first meeting on new development

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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 » about RM gets first meeting on new development

RMA, CSD, development meetings this week

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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.

The RMA's meeting agenda includes a discussion of the Retreats development. The CSD's Wednesday agenda includes a farewell resolution for Director Paul Gumbinger, who has resigned. Read more » about RMA, CSD, development meetings this week

Paul Gumbinger resigns CSD board seat

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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 » about Paul Gumbinger resigns CSD board seat

CSD enters negotiations to go solar

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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 » about CSD enters negotiations to go solar

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