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Holiday lights judging is under way

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Rancho Murieta Association Recreation Committee members are driving the streets of the community every evening in their quest to find the this year's holiday-lights winners.  So, have all your lights and decorations up and be sure the lights are on by 5 p.m. every evening through Monday. Prizes of a $50 VISA gift card and a yard sign declaring your house to be a winner this year will be awarded at the Dec 15 RMA board meeting. Read more » about Holiday lights judging is under way

Security discussion of new gate, data collection

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Opening the gate on Escuela Drive, collecting community contact information and creating a map of the community’s crime incidents were discussed at last week’s Joint Security Committee meeting. The committee, which meets several times a year, has representation from the community's major governing organizations. Read more » about Security discussion of new gate, data collection

Rancho Murieta goes on the road

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Bus trip

The Rancho Murieta Association's annual holiday bus trip to San Francisco got rolling early Wednesday at Stonehouse Park with a complimentary Bloody Mary eye-opener served by volunteer bartenders Mike Martel and his son, Mike. More than 160 people, their credit cards quivering, piled onto three buses for the day-long outing. Read more » about Rancho Murieta goes on the road

McElhany, Shelton win RMA board seats

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RMA winners

Randy JencoTwo new Rancho Murieta Association directors, Larry Shelton, left, and Cheryl McElhany, are congratulated by Richard Silvis, the inspector of elections, after being sworn in at Thursday night’s 20-minute RMA annual meeting. McElhany finished first in the election, with 595 votes, followed by Shelton with 547 and John Van Doren with 376. Silvis said the quorum – the required minimum of ballots – was only achieved late Thursday morning. Right, Jim Moore, board president, presents a desk set to outgoing Director Randy Jenco, who served two board terms. Also leaving the board because he has served the maximum two terms is Director Tom Landwehr, who was not present. Moore listed some of the RMA’s accomplishments in the last year, including construction of the North Gate, getting the county to commit to Stonehouse Road improvements, building a floating dock on Laguna Joaquin and rebuilding the tennis courts at Riverview Park (and striping them for pickle ball). Read more » about McElhany, Shelton win RMA board seats

Will RMA pay CSD to staff an Escuela gate?

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[Change made Nov. 19] The Rancho Murieta Association board at Tuesday night's meeting discussed the possibility of paying the Community Services District to staff a new entrance-exit gate on Stonehouse Road. The board also discussed new holiday lights at the gates and the need to get another 66 ballots in before Thursday night’s annual meeting. Read more » about Will RMA pay CSD to staff an Escuela gate?

RMA, CSD and RMA annual meeting this week

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The Rancho Murieta Association and Community Services District will hold regular meetings this week, the RMA 6:30 Tuesday at the RMA Building and the CSD 5 p.m. Wednesday at the CSD Building. In addition, the RMA will hold its annual members’ meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, where new directors will be elected. See the meeting agendas in the attached files below. Read more » about RMA, CSD and RMA annual meeting this week

RMA is asked: What's a production home?

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[News brief published Oct. 20] The Rancho Murieta Association devoted much of Tuesday night's meeting to the topic of development and the sub-topic of production homes. If you think it sounds like an RMA meeting rerun from a decade ago, there were even flashes of anger and raised voices. Read more » about RMA is asked: What's a production home?

RMA, CSD, Parks Committee meet 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 Parks Committee is scheduled to meet 4 p.m. Thursday at the RMA Building. The Parks Committee has CSD, RMA and developer members.

The RMA's meeting agenda includes board action on the 2016 budget, gate policy, a petition for a member vote on annexation, and a variance request letter for the Retreats development. Read more » about RMA, CSD, Parks Committee meet this week

Questions for the RMA board candidates

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Candidates Night

It was Candidates Night at the Rancho Murieta Association. Three people running for two board seats answered questions, many of them about the impacts of development.

[Story added Oct. 15] Three candidates for the Rancho Murieta Association fielded questions Wednesday night at the RMA's Candidates Night. Most of the questions dealt with development. Read more » about Questions for the RMA board candidates

SOLOS delivers signed petitions to RMA

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The Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces (SOLOS) group said Tuesday that it has given the Rancho Murieta Association petitions with 275 signatures of Murietans who want a simple yes-no vote on the question of whether to allow annexation of the first phase of the Retreats development.

John Merchant, a SOLOS leader, said he delivered the signatures, more than twice the number required by the community’s bylaws. The bylaws say 5 percent of households need to sign a petition to get an issue put out to a community vote. Read more » about SOLOS delivers signed petitions to RMA

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