RMA committee will urge board to make more repairs on cable system

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With the launch of new programming for the Rancho Murieta Association cable system finally happening, the Communications Committee has decided to send the board a message supporting the effort to repair and upgrade the system. Read more » about RMA committee will urge board to make more repairs on cable system

Full story: RMA will test caring for lawns of foreclosed homes

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[Updated May 21] The Rancho Murieta Association board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday night to try a month's experiment tending the front lawns of 10 homes that are being foreclosed. A board member also got into a heated discussion with members of the audience about the development agreement negotiated by a previous RMA board five years ago. Read more » about Full story: RMA will test caring for lawns of foreclosed homes

Committee told RMA budget will be tight, annexation challenge came to nothing

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The Rancho Murieta Association plans to start its budget process early this year and from the ground up. In addition, an RMA committee was told Wednesday that nothing came of the RMA's hopes of complicating development with questions about whether undeveloped land had been annexed into the RMA almost three decades ago. Read more » about Committee told RMA budget will be tight, annexation challenge came to nothing

Change in RMA channel lineup

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The Rancho Murieta Association announced a change in its cable TV lineup Friday with the Hallmark Channel moving from Channel 96 to Channel 17, according to General Manager David Stiffler. The change comes as the RMA prepares to launch new programming that will add a dozen high-definition channels to the basic TV service members receive as part of their dues and create a new tier of digital and high-definition programming for subscribers. Read more » about Change in RMA channel lineup

RMA says it cannot honor proxy effort on cable system

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Red square See the 11-page RMA legal opinion (900KB PDF)

A newly acquired legal opinion says the Rancho Murieta Association cannot on its own stop using member dues to support the cable system, the RMA announced Thursday morning. The opinion is in response to an effort to gather proxy votes to make the RMA stop assessing unwilling members for cable services. Read more » about RMA says it cannot honor proxy effort on cable system

RMA upbeat about cable improvements and launch of new services

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The Rancho Murieta Association Communications Committee received an upbeat report about recently completed cable system improvements and reviewed plans for a new channel line-up Wednesday. Read more » about RMA upbeat about cable improvements and launch of new services

Effort to make RMA cable voluntary hits the streets

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Members of the group that wants to make participation in the Rancho Murieta Association cable system voluntary set up shop to gather signatures at the Plaza Saturday. Read more » about Effort to make RMA cable voluntary hits the streets

RMA committee takes steps to find alternatives to running cable system

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A special meeting of the Rancho Murieta Association Communications Committee was held Tuesday to establish a committee to quickly study alternatives to having the RMA run the cable system. Meanwhile, plans to launch new programming on the upgraded cable system, completed recently at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars, are still on hold. Read more » about RMA committee takes steps to find alternatives to running cable system

RMA says cable problem has been fixed

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[Updated April 10] The Rancho Murieta Association reported Wednesday that a cable TV problem affecting eight channels has been fixed, though neighbors disagreed in posts here at midweek. By week's end, the problems seemed resolved.  RMA General Manager David Stiffler said Tuesday that there were problems with channels 4, 18, 31, 32, 33, 40, HBO and Cinemax because of a faulty wire in one of the satellite dishes that bring in programming. Read more » about RMA says cable problem has been fixed

Mood swing: Cable conversations go from improved service to shutdown

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[Edited April 4] In less than a month, the Rancho Murieta Association Communications Committee has gone from anticipating the relaunch of an improved cable system to contemplating shutting the system down at year's end if a proposed bylaws amendment passes. Committee members pushed back Wednesday, saying the community needs to hear the rest of the story -- that shutting down cable also means shutting down the RMA's broadband Internet service, which is used by almost a quarter of the community. Read more » about Mood swing: Cable conversations go from improved service to shutdown

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