Development

Trails, water violation discussed at CSD

How to approach development and community trails, and news of a violation of drinking-water standards, were among the topics discussed at February's Community Services District board meeting, held Feb. 15. Read more »

CSD continues push to extend its role

In two committee meetings last week, the Community Services District continued a push to broaden its role. At one session, it talked about the Rancho Murieta Association’s need to clean up RMA policy around the variety of homeowner associations that exist – or will soon – in Rancho Murieta. The second committee discussed working more closely with the RMA to get things done for the community’s benefit. Read more »

CSD discusses whether wider role is proper

In two meetings last week, the Community Services District handled routine monthly business and, at a goal-setting session, discussed whether it should expand its role to serve Murietans better. Read more »

RMA gets an invitation to talk development

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The Rancho Murieta Association’s board of directors heard a development progress report Tuesday night (including an invitation to help build a community center) and an update on the completion of the community's high-speed fiber network. The board also appointed committee members. Read more »

Greens Park on South wins final approval

Despite opposition by a development representative, the community’s Parks Committee voted last week to build a three-acre Greens Park on the South, with play equipment and Frisbee golf. The approved spending is $358,443. Read more »

Union plans to exit Rancho Murieta facilities

A community planning board heard a proposal last week for Operating Engineers Local 3 to move the last of its training campus from Rancho Murieta to land off Meiss Road in Sloughhouse. The OE trainees, who helped lay the foundation for Rancho Murieta in the 1970s, are already learning to use heavy equipment at the new site. Read more »

How will Security handle the future Murieta?

The question of how to re-engineer Security to handle the community’s future returned to the Community Services District board Wednesday, with new directors weighing in on the question. The board also elected new officers. Read more »

'Treasure hunt' yields development documents

Resource map

A yellowing, six-foot-long map was among the 40-year-old planning documents discovered last week in county files – documents that may push development back from the Cosumnes River in Rancho Murieta. Standing from left are development partner Tom deRegt, county facilitator Surinder Singh and Shelby Maples, the county project manager who found the documents. Click to see larger image.

The county wrapped up a series of Rancho Murieta development meetings last week by announcing the discovery of documents that support the Rancho Murieta Association’s claim that a “resource protection area” was drawn by the county in the 1970s to protect land along the Cosumnes River from development. Also at the meeting, the development group offered tentative revised plans that it says bring the planned Rancho North development down to 798 units – and within the limits of the Mutual Benefit Agreement. Read more »

CSD approves review of capital, water fees

At its meeting Wednesday, the Community Services District board authorized spending $56,700 to update the district’s capital improvement and water augmentation fees and rejected a developer’s claim for reimbursement.  Directors acknowledged the change in the board that will occur next month when two directors depart and newly elected directors take their seats. Read more »

Greens Park in South gets committee OK

Development of the Greens Park on the South will move forward despite higher-than-expected costs. The Parks Committee gave the go-ahead at its meeting this month to rebid the project after Rancho Murieta Association representatives outlined a plan to reduce costs and provide additional funding. The committee also discussed the trails system, parks funding, and lighting playing courts at Riverview Park. Read more »

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