Committee looks at cutting Murieta's costs by using public money

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Red square See QuickPoll: Would we take down the gates and redirect the savings?

Can the community have access to public money and tax write-offs while still remaining private? Are residents willing to pay the cost of keeping the community gated?   The Rancho Murieta Community Services District Ad Hoc Governance Advisory Committee considered these and other questions during the course of a two-hour-plus meeting last week at the CSD Building. Read more » about Committee looks at cutting Murieta's costs by using public money

RMA, CSD boards meet this week

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The boards of the Rancho Murieta Association and the Community Services District hold their monthly meetings this week. Here are the meeting highlights and agendas.

The RMA board of directors meets Tuesday at the RMA Building. The open session of the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. According to the agenda, the board will take action on the eliminatation of warnings for RMA non-architectural and architectural rule violations, and select a replacement for Chris Pedersen on the board and as vice president. Pederson resigned last month. The agenda is available here. Read more » about RMA, CSD boards meet this week

Four will run for two CSD seats in November

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Four candidates will be on the ballot in the November election for two seats on the Rancho Murieta Community Services District board of directors. The candidates are Betty Ferraro, Steve Mobley and incumbents Wayne Kuntz and Jerry Pasek.

Friday was the deadline for candidates to file with the county for the November election.

Pasek was appointed to the board last year after Bill White resigned as director, and Kuntz is in his second four-year term.

Mobley ran for the board in 2006, losing to Director Dick Taylor in a close race. Ferraro, a member of the team of residents who produced the CSD survey on security last year, has spoken about security issues at board and committee meetings. This is her first run for the board. Read more » about Four will run for two CSD seats in November

Committee gets a look at the options being considered for Security

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The Community Services District Security Committee got a preview this week of options the CSD board will consider for the community’s security services. The options are part of the process that began in May when the district’s legal counsel said community services districts don't have police power and can't enact ordinances to regulate personal conduct of citizens. Read more » about Committee gets a look at the options being considered for Security

CSD cited -- but not fined -- for spilling treated wastewater

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The Rancho Murieta Community Services District has received a notice of violation from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board for spilling up to 150,000 gallons of treated wastewater in May. The July 16 notice advises the CSD that failure to comply with discharge requirements may result in further enforcement action, including a fine, but it does not impose a fine. The spill was the result of an operator error.

The recycled water overflowed from a lake located at the entrance to Murieta South May 27 after a plant operator mistakenly left an automatic valve open in the manual mode. This kept the valve from shutting off when the high-water level was reached. Read more » about CSD cited -- but not fined -- for spilling treated wastewater

New approaches to security dominate CSD meeting

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[News brief published July 17] Security issues dominated the Rancho Murieta Community Services District board meeting Wednesday, as the board began to consider new approaches to security and enforcement. The Rancho Murieta Association is looking into hiring a private firm to do the job. Read more » about New approaches to security dominate CSD meeting

Filing period begins for election to CSD board

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The filing period for candidates for two director positions on the Community Services District board begins today and runs through Aug. 8.

Registered voters who live within Rancho Murieta are eligible to become a candidate by completing forms available at the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections Office, 7000 65th St., Suite A.

The seats on the five-member board are currently held by Directors Jerry Pasek and Wayne Kuntz. Directors are elected for a four-year term.

The election takes place in November as part of the general election. Read more » about Filing period begins for election to CSD board

RMA, CSD board meetings this week

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The Rancho Murieta Association board of directors meets Tuesday at the RMA Building. The open session begins at 6:30 p.m. The agenda is available here. The Rancho Murieta Community Services District board of directors meets Wednesday at the CSD Building. The open session begins at 5 p.m. The agenda is available here.
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Rio Oso water tank is back in service

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The Rio Oso Tank is back online, the Community Services District announced this week. That's good news for the 700 households in Units 3 and 4, the area above the second Guadalupe Drive on the North. The 1.2-million-gallon tank supplies water for the pressurized system that serves the area.

After workers finished applying a protective coating to the interior of the tank, the refilling process began July 4 and was completed 48 hours later, the CSD said. Water samples were then collected on two consecutive days and tested for bacterialogical and organic compounds. According to the CSD, no compounds were detected and the tank was put back in service late Tuesday afternoon. Read more » about Rio Oso water tank is back in service

Public funds and a private community don't mix, committee is told

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Public money can’t be used to finance the private lifestyle Rancho Murieta enjoys, the Rancho Murieta Community Services District Ad Hoc Governance Committee was told at its meeting Wednesday. Read more » about Public funds and a private community don't mix, committee is told

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