Speakers urge CSD to consider having one governing body for Murieta

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Other topics: CSD board pursues RMA on legal expenses ... Security survey presented ... Rio Oso tank repair ... Recycled water disposal

It's time to consolidate Rancho Murieta's different governing bodies into one, speakers told the Community Services District board at Wednesday night's meeting. Read more » about Speakers urge CSD to consider having one governing body for Murieta

CSD survey finds community gives high grades to Security operation

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The community's Security force and its gate operations got high grades in a Community Services District survey, but the survey says Murietans aren't sure about higher taxes to pay for more officers and they don't support expanding Security's powers. Read more » about CSD survey finds community gives high grades to Security operation

Increase in CSD rates looks likely

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Director of administration resigns
Vote urged for new Security officer and tax increase

Residents can expect an increase in their monthly bill for water, sewer, drainage, security and garbage collection services as the Community Services District begins work on its 2008-2009 budget. Read more » about Increase in CSD rates looks likely

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

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