RMA gives final OK to trails map

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Vorster trails

General Manager Greg Vorster details the trails changes. (Click for larger image.)

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A master plan for community trails, given initial OK by the Rancho Murieta Association board in August, won a final unanimous approval Tuesday night, en route ultimately to Sacramento County planners. Read more » Read more » about RMA gives final OK to trails map

Greens Park in South gets official opening

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Park dedication

Surrounded by Rancho Murieta Association, Community Services District and development representatives, Chloe Garcia, 12, wields the scissors and officially opens the Greens Park off Jigger Court on the South Tuesday afternoon. Not that the park needed an official opening. There were already three dozen parents and kids playing on equipment, sitting at tables and just running around. (See an aerial photo of the park.) After years of discussion, the three-acre park, surrounded by 18 acres of wetlands preserve, was finally funded and built this year. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Greens Park in South gets official opening

CSD takes another step toward buying land

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The Community Services District board took another step Wednesday night toward the possible purchase of open space and the Country Club, agreeing to involve other community organizations and craft a vision for the deal. Read more » Read more » about CSD takes another step toward buying land

CSD will continue talk about land purchase

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The Community Services District board will continue a discussion about acquiring the Country Club property and other land at its monthly meeting 5 p.m. Wednesday at the CSD Building. The land acquisition was proposed for consideration last month.  The meeting agenda is available here. Read more » about CSD will continue talk about land purchase

How should CSD handle land purchase?

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A Community Services District committee last week discussed the organization’s process to buy hundreds of acres of open space and Country Club land, a proposal that’s only weeks old. Already, the committee said, two questions about a possible deal have been answered positively. Read more » Read more » about How should CSD handle land purchase?

Acting Security chief steps down

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Steven MobleySteven Mobley, a longtime Murietan, former sheriff’s sergeant and past Community Services District director, stepped down as the interim chief of Rancho Murieta Security this week and withdrew his application for the permanent position due to family obligations. Read more » Read more » about Acting Security chief steps down

New CSD GM will address Kiwanis Thursday

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The Community Services District's new general manager, Mark Martin, will be the speaker at the Kiwanis Club's meeting Thursday morning. The meeting starts promptly at 7 a.m. at the Villas Clubhouse, at Murieta Parkway and Alameda Drive. A light breakfast buffet will be available. Guests are welcome. Read more » about New CSD GM will address Kiwanis Thursday

CSD adds 500 catfish to Laguna Joaquin

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Fish in Laguna Joaquin

Ten weeks after a fish kill left hundreds of fish dead in Laguna Joaquin, the Community Services District made good on the first half of its promise to restock the lake. Tuesday morning, with CSD and Rancho Murieta Association staffers on hand, Ryan Mahoney of Freshwater Fish of Elk Grove poured several barrels with 500 catfish into the lake. They'll be followed by bass, probably in several months, after the catfish have had a chance to grow. CSD paid Freshwater $2,000 for Tuesday's fish. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about CSD adds 500 catfish to Laguna Joaquin

CSD will explore buying lakeside, Club land

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The CSD board hears from residents during Wednesday's meeting. (Click photo for larger image.)

After 90 minutes of conversation, the Community Services District voted unanimously Wednesday night to pursue a proposal to try to buy open space around the community’s lakes and the land under the Country Club. Read more » Read more » about CSD will explore buying lakeside, Club land

RMA doesn't want new committee on trails

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The Rancho Murieta Association indicated its disinterest in creating a new committee to come up with a trails map for the community, as the Community Services District suggested last month. Also at Tuesday night's monthly meeting, the board approved a $4-per-month increase in RMA dues. Read more » Read more » about RMA doesn't want new committee on trails

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