CSD acts on personnel, but not trails and fees

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The Community Services District moved ahead on personnel matters at its September meeting but delayed action on a master trails map and updating developer fees. The board tabled agenda items related to drilling a well for emergency use. Read more » Read more » about CSD acts on personnel, but not trails and fees

October work at South's 'Lost Lake'

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The Community Services District will be lowering the water level in the South's "Lost Lake," formally known as Basin 5, from Monday through Oct. 27. Work, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., will at times include heavy equipment. You're asked to stay out of areas that are barricaded. The basin is between the fifth green, Reynosa Drive and Celebrar Street. Read more » about October work at South's 'Lost Lake'

Video: CSD is solar-powered (and saving money)

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The Community Services District has thrown the switch on its solar power system. In its first first month of operation, the wastewater-plant solar array, which also powers the CSD offices and warehouse, provided 95 percent of the power being consumed. A second CSD solar array, which will power the water treatment plant, is awaiting final SMUD approval. Read more » about Video: CSD is solar-powered (and saving money)

First step is set in Laguna Joaquin cleanup

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Laguna Joaquin

The RMA and CSD are planning a three-day effort to improve Laguna Joaquin – a prelude to a full study of the lake, involving the community, this fall. (Click photo for larger image.)

Community organizations are about to undertake the biggest cleanup in Laguna Joaquin’s 45-year history, though the work will fall short of the often-heard request to drain the lake, muck it out and start over again. Read more » Read more » about First step is set in Laguna Joaquin cleanup

Agendas for RMA and CSD monthly meetings

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The Rancho Murieta Association and Community Services District board hold their regular monthly meetings this week. Read more » Read more » about Agendas for RMA and CSD monthly meetings

CSD chooses Stockton official as new GM

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Mark Martin, Stockton’s assistant director of community development, will be the Rancho Murieta Community Services District’s new general manager, the CSD announced Monday. Read more » Read more » about CSD chooses Stockton official as new GM

Security sergeant says goodbye

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Mike Scarzella

Security Sgt. Mike Scarzella gets laughs with a gift T-shirt at his retirement lunch Thursday at the Community Services District. About 20 CSD people attended, including most of the organization's board. Scarzella had some parting thoughts for the community, which you can see here. Read more » Read more » about Security sergeant says goodbye

Happy 10th to the bridge that almost wasn't

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Bridge party

A plaque for the decade-old bridge is unveiled by, from center left, county Supervisors Don Nottoli and Sue Frost, Randy Jenco, a Murietan whose company built the bridge, and Bob Lucas, RMA president. (Click photo for larger image.)

→ Photo gallery from the party (27 photos)

The community took a few minutes Saturday morning to mark the 10th anniversary of the bridge that almost wasn’t, the wooden pedestrian bridge that crosses the Cosumnes River to link Rancho Murieta North and South.  Read more » Read more » about Happy 10th to the bridge that almost wasn't

River water is reaching Laguna Joaquin again

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There will be a formal announcement Monday, but the Community Services District confirms what a RanchoMurieta.com member posted Saturday: A ditch construction project is complete, and Cosumnes River water is flowing once again into Laguna Joaquin. Read more » Read more » about River water is reaching Laguna Joaquin again

Murieta listens and speaks out on fish kill

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Fish kill meeting

Neighbors spoke at the RMA about last week's fish kill on Laguna Joaquin. (Click photo for larger image.)

Murietans attended two community meetings this week, attempting to understand last week’s fish kill at Laguna Joaquin, to voice their concerns and to hear explanations by the community’s governing organizations. Read more » Read more » about Murieta listens and speaks out on fish kill

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