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New labels aim to help Murietans do more recycling

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Coming soon to a can near you -- a label with the dos and don'ts of recycling.

It will be part of an effort by the Community Services District to improve the community's track record in recycling because less than half of what residents place out in cans at the curb is now being recycled.

Instead, residents sent 53.6 percent of it to Kiefer Landfill in 2006, according to the company that contracts with the CSD to haul away the community's garbage, green waste and recyclables. Read more » about New labels aim to help Murietans do more recycling

RMA, CSD board meetings this week

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The Rancho Murieta Association board of directors meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the RMA Building. The agenda is available here. The Community Services District board of directors meets 5 p.m. Wednesday at the CSD Building. The agenda and meeting packet are available here.
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Security Committee hears drug-use concerns

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Members of the Community Services District Security Committee heard residents' concerns about drug use at the community's parks and gathering places Tuesday as resident Jerry Smith asked the CSD to implement 13 measures that came out of the forum he held last week at the Rancho Murieta Community Church.

The measures include creating a police force for Rancho Murieta and adopting county ordinances for drug use and underage drinking.

 

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Jerry Smith and Joanne Macomber were among those who spoke.

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Community urged to organize to fight drugs

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Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith took audience suggestions on fighting drugs and had ideas of his own.

About 40 people attended a community meeting Monday evening to address what the organizer called the blatant use of illegal substances by young people in the community.

"Kids in Elk Grove refer to our community as Rancho Marijuana," organizer Jerry Smith said in his opening comments at Rancho Murieta Community Church. Read more » about Community urged to organize to fight drugs

Landowners urge CSD to help foster community-driven master plan

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A modest Community Services District staff proposal to participate in updating the community's master plan was eclipsed at Wednesday's board meeting by a development representative's 10-step plan for a full update controlled and driven by community interests.

The starting point for both proposals was the July 18 meeting of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, where the supervisors supported a planning staff recommendation for a minor update of the master plan. Read more » about Landowners urge CSD to help foster community-driven master plan

CSD finds almost 1 home in 10 isn't being billed enough for water

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When Community Services District Director Bobbi Belton recently asked friends and neighbors about their water bills, she wanted to see how actual water usage compared with figures used in CSD planning documents.   

Instead, the small sampling revealed an ongoing problem with the community's water meters that cost the district about $4,000 in lost revenue in June. It also raised questions about the reliability of water usage data in the Integrated Water Master Plan the CSD adopted last year.

What Belton found was several households were being charged just the base rate for their water use because their water meters weren't monitoring the amount of water they actually used. Read more » about CSD finds almost 1 home in 10 isn't being billed enough for water

CSD meets 5 p.m. Wednesday

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The Rancho Murieta Community Servies District board of directors meets Wednesday, Aug. 15, for its regular monthly meeting at the CSD Building. The public session begins at 5 p.m. Directors will discuss a policy for "purple pipe" landscape application of recycled wastewater and participation in the master plan update the county is now considering. The agenda is available here. Read more » about CSD meets 5 p.m. Wednesday

CSD maps a plan to handle wastewater and development

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After a half-dozen meetings over four months, the Community Services District board of directors has approved a plan for millions of dollars in options to deal with wastewater as the community grows.

CSD policy requires developers to pay their own way, but the realities of the highly regulated world of wastewater management mean everyone has a monetary stake in the decisions that are made now and 10 years from now. Read more » about CSD maps a plan to handle wastewater and development

Pump shutdown causes brief water pressure drop in North

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A pump shutdown at the Rio Oso water facility dropped water pressure in Units 3 and 4 of Murieta North, leaving some residents without water for a brief period Saturday morning. The pumps shut off after the water level in the 1.2-million-gallon Rio Oso tank fell to 10 feet, triggering a low-water alarm at about 9:30 a.m., according to Paul Siebensohn, Community Services District acting director of field services.

Siebensohn said CSD operation and utility crews restarted the pumps by 9:45 a.m. The pressurized system supplies about 30 percent of the community's potable water.

Siebensohn said a reduction in the water supply to the tank combined with high early morning water demand caused the problem. Read more » about Pump shutdown causes brief water pressure drop in North

Bridge traffic faces disruption

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The Community Services District says access to the pedestrian bridge from the levee road on the South may be disrupted Friday, Aug. 3, and Monday, Aug. 6, due to construction taking place near the third tee on the South Course. An underground diesel fuel tank is being removed and replaced with an above-ground one at the CSD sewer lift station located in that area. The tank supplies fuel for the lift station's emergency back-up generator in the event of an electrical power outage. The CSD says it apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Read more » about Bridge traffic faces disruption

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