CSD will examine new community government, more Security staffing

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The Community Services District will start looking at different ways the community can be governed in the future and consider adding another patrol officer to the Security force. Read more » about CSD will examine new community government, more Security staffing

RMA will keep $88,000 it took from parks funds to pay legal bills

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A tie vote in the Parks Committee means the Rancho Murieta Association will keep $88,000 in parks funds it took to reimburse itself for legal expenses for the pedestrian bridge. Read more » about RMA will keep $88,000 it took from parks funds to pay legal bills

Can Parks Committee exclude RMA members from its meetings?

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As part of a conversation at last week's Parks Committee meeting, Rancho Murieta Association Director Mike Martel, an RMA representative to the committee, asked whether the Parks Committee is required to let the public watch it in action. Read more » about Can Parks Committee exclude RMA members from its meetings?

RMA protests CSD's claims about $88,000 withdrawal

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[Updated Jan. 21] The president of the Rancho Murieta Association appeared at the Community Services District board meeting Wednesday night to protest remarks made by a CSD director the night before at the RMA meeting, but he ended up agreeing that the RMA owes the parks fund money. The board also addressed a resident's problems with vandalism. Read more » about RMA protests CSD's claims about $88,000 withdrawal

Text of CSD director's remarks to RMA about $88,000 fund withdrawal

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CSD Director Dick Taylor provided this text of his comments following Tuesday's RMA meeting:

My name is Dick Taylor and I am a director at the CSD. I come before you representing the CSD Board of Directors and as its representative member on the Rancho Murieta Parks Committee.

It is the wish of the CSD Board to encourage your discussion of a matter that has been on the table for months and months. The matter concerns what should be the appropriate procedure for the handling of finances in the name of the Rancho Murieta Parks Fund. Read more » about Text of CSD director's remarks to RMA about $88,000 fund withdrawal

Tests come up clean, so CSD lifts water order

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[Second update -- Jan. 19] Saying tests had found no contamination, the Community Services District early Saturday lifted its boiled-water order, which had been in effect since an eight-hour water outage hit Units 3 and 4 on the North Wednesday. Read more » about Tests come up clean, so CSD lifts water order

After 8 hours, water service returns for 700 North homes

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Water service was restored late Wednesday for nearly 700 North households that were without it for eight hours due to a broken water main. Officials cautioned that tap water in the affected homes shouldn't be consumed for at least 48 hours due to the outage. Read more » about After 8 hours, water service returns for 700 North homes

RMA and CSD directors trade criticisms at RMA session

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The Rancho Murieta Association board criticized Security services provided to the community and had a 10-minute exchange with a Community Services District director who said the RMA has improperly taken $88,000 from the community's parks funds. Read more » about RMA and CSD directors trade criticisms at RMA session

Planning group to consider church and irrigation plans

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Two projects of interest to Murietans come before a citizens' planning group Jan. 23. The Cosumnes River Community Planning Advisory Council will consider plans to construct facilities for the Rancho Murieta Community Church and a proposal for an irrigation project that would use reclaimed wastewater supplied by the Community Services District to water pasture land. Read more » about Planning group to consider church and irrigation plans

'Poison' boxes near dams are to control destructive rodents

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Green plastic bait boxes marked “poison” aren’t what residents expect to see on the slopes of the dams at Calero and Chesbro lakes. When people started asking questions about the rodent traps, the answers came from the Community Services District. Read more » about 'Poison' boxes near dams are to control destructive rodents

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