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It seemed like policy night at the Rancho Murieta Community Services District board meeting Wednesday, as directors voted to adopt four policies processed through various CSD committees. The board also approved two development-related agreements, and Security Chief Greg Remson responded to recent complaints about underage drinking and rowdiness at the river.

The board adopted a policy to reduce water demand in the district to comply with a state mandate to cut per capita water use 20 percent by 2020. Another policy authorizes and mandates the use of recycled water for landscape irrigation as the community grows.  The remaining policies dealt with employee recognition and with seeking reimbursement for damages caused by non-employees.

One the agreements the board approved obligates developers to  pay CSD legal fees for negotiating and preparing the financing and services agreement for the next phase of development, about 670 units. The agreement covers past legal fees as well as costs associated with resuming negotiations, which ended when the real estate market collapsed.

Pacific Coast Capital Partners,  owners of the Riverview and Residences East, will negotiate sewer and water services for the 670 group, which also includes the Retreats, Murieta Gardens, Lakeview and Residences West projects. PCCP representative Les Hock, who attended the board meeting, estimated the agreement could be completed in 90 days once negotiations begin.

The other agreement the board approved is between the CSD and Regency Centers, owner of Murieta Gardens, a  shopping center and residential development of 95 single-family homes planned for 53 acres across from the Plaza. The agreement allows passive recreation uses in the low-flow detention basin area for the project.

CSD General Manager Ed Crouse said recreational use of the basin is intended as a back-up if the developer is unable to reach agreement with the Rancho Murieta Association for the use of its recreational facilities and parks by Murieta Gardens residents. Supervisor Don Nottoli, who represents Rancho Murieta, wanted the recreational component to be in place when the project returns to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for final approval next week.

The policies and agreements are available in the July meeting packet at the CSD web site.

Remson said Security has stepped up patrols to deal with complaints about problems at the river. "What we have is a beach area on the South that's frequented by everyone, young and old. ... There's a small handful of teenagers and young adults that drink are too rowdy and are too profane, and disturb the people who want to go back there for peaceful enjoyment. So when we're notified of things like that, we'll increase our patrols in the area. The last couple of days we've gone there and found under-21 people with beer, and we'll either dump the beer or confiscate the beer. For enforcement purposes, we'll do what we can do on any section of the district. It is within the district boundaries, which is our responsibility."

While most young people and their parents are responsive, Remson said, there is a small group "who is not receptive to us and not too receptive to their parents, and if that group continues, then we'll have to look for some alternative education, which would probably mean bringing the Sheriff's Department in."

Security can be reached at 354-2273 (CARE).


Dick Cox's picture
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TEENAGE DRINKING AT THE RIVER

While most young people and their parents are responsive, Remson said, there is a small group "who is not receptive to us and not too receptive to their parents, and if that group continues, then we'll have to look for some alternative education, which would probably mean bringing the Sheriff's Department in."

  It might be a different group of young people each year  but it is a problem that comes up every year.  Perhaps if the SSD was brought in when it starts, it would point out our community isn't going to put up with this type of behavior.

We have a wonderrful group of young people and teenagers here and what a shame that a small group can ruin it for everyone.

Stop playing around and bring in the SSD now before someone get hurt.

Dick Cox

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The River Last Night

Last night my family went down for a swim after work and I happened to have my camera. I have pictures that are proof that not only are teenagers drinking, but they are not being responsible nor respectful of others. Please if you know how i am able to post pictures onto this forum let me know. I  did post a few on Rancho Murieta Facebook.

Thank you,

Liz Wilder

Thank you,

Liz Wilder

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email Karen

good pictures though it would be more helpful for security to take pictures ot those same teens while in the act. Just make sure you have a big strong man with you when you do it!! :-) I'd suggest that you send Karen an email and she will help you post pictures on this site. It is Editor@ranchomurieta.com Myrna Solomon

Myrna Solomon

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Chief's Response

I am pleased to hear Chief Remson responding to our concerns with stepped up patrols. I know two patrol cars just patrolled the river area  about an hour ago. Which is prime party time. I am pleased that the Chief has good information coming to him and he is responding. Thank You Chief!

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THE RIVER LAST NIGHT

Thank you Liz:  Hopefully when you get those pictures to rm.com they will  post  them and we can all  see just who these little darlings are and maybe then someone  somewhere will  do  something about them.  It's pretty clear their parents don't give a hoot what they are doing.  Interesting that children were seen leaving the area just about the time the fire broke out this afternoon. I have had great concerns about  just that happening for the past few years,  now it seems to have happened.  Thank god for the fast action by Metro Fire that saved the day or we could have had a disaster right here in RM.

Good job getting those pictures. 

Dick Cox

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approves Murieta Gardens

"The other agreement the board approved is between the CSD and Regency Centers, owner of Murieta Gardens, a shopping center and residential development of 95 single-family homes planned for 53 acres across from the Plaza. The agreement allows passive recreation uses in the low-flow detention basin area for the project.

CSD General Manager Ed Crouse said recreational use of the basin is intended as a back-up if the developer is unable to reach agreement with the Rancho Murieta Association for the use of its recreational facilities and parks by Murieta Gardens residents. Supervisor Don Nottoli, who represents Rancho Murieta, wanted the recreational component to be in place when the project returns to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for final approval next week."

Who does CSD Crouse work for? Developers or our community? The Murieta Gardens housing project is crap, which will cause us all to lose within the PUD. So why does he seem bent on satisfying those developers conditions at County to continue with this irresponsible sham?

Certaintly those developers have no entitlement to RMA common areas, parks, streets, etc with their scam, so why the CSD/Crouse appeasement to their County obstacle by allowing access within the Murieta PUD to "passive recreation uses in the low-flow detention basin area for the project"? Just why, Crouse and CSD Board, is that acceptable to all Murietans to allow such subtrafuge?

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 In regards to the drinking

 In regards to the drinking at the river, the fires at the river, and numerous other variables, why don't the parents watch their teens?  Needless to say, many of us are frustrated with the behavior that is present throughout the community (especially recently), so why are these parents not being held accountable for their childrens actions?  The teens seem to think they own the community and have shown nothing but disrespect to our beautiful river by leaving trash and water bottles to run down the river.  What will it take in this community for everyone to realize that we must be held accountable for our inappropriate actions and behaviors, including the parents and the teens?!  This does not even include the other illegal things that we see everyday, such as blowing through stop signs at all intersections and teens (under 16) driving golf carts.  I do believe that CSD should be able to address these issues, but they are extremely out numbered and cannot deal with every situation.  So, I ask again, WHERE ARE THE PARENTS AND WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO HOLD ONE ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS OR HER ACTIONS???????  I think that we should all just consider calling the Sheriff's Department directly in the future when seeing drinking and inappropriate behavior within the community and maybe some will start to get the hint that some of us are not playing around anymore and want this behavior to be stopped and under control immediately.  I'm sure these are the same parents who do not come on this website, so please pass the word and make it known to the teens that they do not own the community!  
 

Take care,

Jalaine Davis, MBA/HCM

 

 Jalaine Davis, MBA/HCM

 

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Kids conduct

Real problem today is that parents have legally had their arms tied behind their backs  thanks to the Liberal takeover of society. In the good old days, one was far more afraid of the reactions of our parents as corporal punishment was common and a good swift kick in the a.. with a steel toed work boot could be  frequent. Today that is a criminal offense and kids know that all one can do is ask them to kindly PLEASE STOP...with emphasis on please,  and that includes any security or police  contact. As a result, parents rely on someone else to keep their offspring out of trouble (generally the schools) or worse yet, they protect the poor "innocent kid" even if he/she admits the offense. Kids today are well versed in the laws and push their luck to the limit, especially those who already have little parental oversight or interest. It is time to wake up and shake up how society views actions deemed unacceptable.

Jerry Pasek

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Security was out in force

 I was at the river on Sunday.  I saw a few Security Patrol vehicles at the river and  all the people I saw were having a good time and behaving appropriately.   What a great place to live. 

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