40 people at RMA over fish kill concerns

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See a video recording of the RMA meeting (1 hour, 55 minutes)

About 40 people attended Tuesday evening’s Rancho Murieta Association meeting to air concerns about last week’s Laguna Joaquin fish kill and how the Community Services District handled the situation and how it manages the lake. They heard a detailed explanation from Ed Crouse, the CSD’s interim general manager. The RMA’s Maintenance crew got applause for its long Saturday of picking up hundreds of dead fish. Full coverage of the meeting is upcoming at RanchoMurieta.com. Read more » about 40 people at RMA over fish kill concerns

Signs Laguna Joaquin is already on the mend

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The findings aren’t yet conclusive, but there are signs Laguna Joaquin may be starting to recover from the chemical application that killed hundreds of fish last week. Tests Monday and Tuesday found improving oxygen levels in the man-made lake. Read more » Read more » about Signs Laguna Joaquin is already on the mend

CSD answers questions about the fish kill

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Pontoon boat

An RMA crew worked from a pontoon boat Saturday morning, picking up dead fish on Laguna Joaquin.

The Community Services District, which has said nothing about the circumstances of this weekend’s fish kill in Laguna Joaquin, spoke Sunday afternoon.  Ed Crouse, the interim general manager, fielded questions. Read more » Read more » about CSD answers questions about the fish kill

RMA, CSD boards meet this week

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The Rancho Murieta Association and Community Services District boards hold their regular monthly meetings this week. Read more » Read more » about RMA, CSD boards meet this week

Laguna Joaquin littered with dead fish

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Fish in barrel

An RMA crew pulled barrels full of dead fish from the surface of Laguna Joaquin Saturday.

[Fourth update, 5:35 p.m. Saturday] Workers spent all day Saturday clearing Laguna Joaquin of hundreds of dead fish, possibly killed by an herbicide used to address a toxic algae bloom there. The Rancho Murieta Association said the crews, in two boats, finished clearing the lake surface at 5:30 p.m., and they weren't seeing more floating fish. Read more » Read more » about Laguna Joaquin littered with dead fish

CSD committee OKs bid to drill emergency well

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Improvements Committee

CSD Director Les Clark, left, discusses a point with Paul Siebensohn, director of field operations, right.

The Community Services District moved closer to adding to the community’s water supply options this week when the CSD Improvements Committee recommended approval of a bid to drill a well.  The project requires board approval and an access agreement for the well site to proceed. Read more » Read more » about CSD committee OKs bid to drill emergency well

CSD names interim Security chief

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Steve Mobley, a retired Sacramento County sheriff’s officer and a former Community Services District director, has been named interim chief of Rancho Murieta Security, the CSD announced Monday. Read more » Read more » about CSD names interim Security chief

CSD directors poke at Security study

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A study of Rancho Murieta Security operations, which is supposed to map the department’s future in a growing community, is months behind schedule, and Community Services District directors expressed growing frustration at last week’s board meeting. Read more » Read more » about CSD directors poke at Security study

RMA, CSD boards meet this week

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The Rancho Murieta Association and Community Services District boards hold their regular monthly meetings this week. Here are the agendas. Read more » Read more » about RMA, CSD boards meet this week

CSD says goodbye to its general manager

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Darlene Thiel

General Manager Darlene Thiel puts up with jokes from the gallery as Mark Pecotich, the CSD board president, reads a resolution in her honor.

After some fumbling and joking about the resolution honoring departing General Manager Darlene Thiel at last week’s Community Services District meeting, President Mark Pecotich said, “Do you want to know why it was hard? Because we’re not really ready to let go.” Read more » Read more » about CSD says goodbye to its general manager

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