CSD and RMA board meetings this week

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The Community Services District and Rancho Murieta Association boards of directors will hold monthly meetings this week. The RMA's session will be its annual meeting, including the election of two directors.

The Community Services District board of directors meets a week early this month because of the Thanksgiving holiday. The public session is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at the CSD Building. The agenda and board packet are available here.

The Rancho Murieta Association's annual members meeting and election of directors takes place Thursday at the Country Club. The tabulation of ballots begins at 2 p.m. The business portion of the meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Read more » about CSD and RMA board meetings this week

What's holding up the school? In a word -- water

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A non-injury car accident outside Cosumnes River Elementary School last week triggered safety measures at the school and ended a summer of silence about what's delaying plans to build a new school.

The reason for the delays -- water.

"We are working hard to get a school built and keep getting obstacles thrown up one by one by one. ... Water is the main one right now," said Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education member Brian Myers. Read more » about What's holding up the school? In a word -- water

CSD tests may affect water for some in North

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The Community Services District is testing the controls for an alternative water supply system between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. As a result, residents in Units 3 and 4 on the the North -- the area above the second Guadalupe Drive -- may notice some fluctuation in water pressure, according to Paul Siebensohn, CSD director of field operations.

The alternative water supply will replace the Rio Oso tank when it's taken offline for repairs beginning next week. The tank will be kept filled as a backup until the alternative system has been in service for a few days. Read more » about CSD tests may affect water for some in North

Electric line fixed after it cut power to water plant

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[Updated 4:40 p.m.] The community's water treatment plant lost power Tuesday morning after a 12,000-volt power line snapped and fell into Lake Clementia near the plant, according to the Community Services District. The plant automatically switched to a diesel-powered back-up generator and water service for the community continued without interruption. Read more » about Electric line fixed after it cut power to water plant

CSD revises GM's contract, allowing for less costly termination

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[Corrected Oct. 23] The Community Services District board took the unusual step of discussing an employee's contract -- in this case, the general manager's -- in open session Wednesday.

The board also fielded a complaint about the taste of the community's drinking water, received a report that wastewater carryover storage is a thing of the past, and approved funding for a $100,000 environmental project that represents half of a penalty levied against the district by a regulatory agency. Read more » about CSD revises GM's contract, allowing for less costly termination

CSD looks at new price structures to conserve water

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The Community Services District board is looking into charging more for the water residents use during the summer months and establishing pricing tiers so big water users will either pay a premium or mend their water-wasting ways.

The goal is to conserve water.

The district held the second in a series of pricing workshops this week. At the first workshop, in late July, a consultant discussed factors to be considered in setting rates. Directors and staff responded by selecting their top priorities -- efficient water use, spreading costs fairly, predictability of rates and maintaining the district's revenues. Read more » about CSD looks at new price structures to conserve water

Part of North asked to reschedule landscape watering

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The rehabilitation of the 1.2-million-gallon Rio Oso water tank is scheduled to begin this week, and the Community Services District has asked residents in Units 3 and 4 -- the area above the second Guadalupe Drive -- to curtail or reschedule landscape irrigation so it won't occur between 5 and 10 a.m. This will ensure there'll be enough water to meet peak morning water demands.

The rehabilitation project was delayed until an alternative delivery system was developed to compensate for having the 30-year-old metal tank off-line. The tank will be online by next summer when the million-dollar-plus rehabilitation project is completed, according to the CSD. Read more » about Part of North asked to reschedule landscape watering

RMA, CSD meetings Tuesday and Wednesday

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The Community Services District and Rancho Murieta Association boards will hold their regular monthly meetings Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition, the CSD will hold a session on water rates to help promote conservation. Read more » about RMA, CSD meetings Tuesday and Wednesday

Drug enforcement suggestions wander between CSD and RMA

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Thirteen measures to address drug use in the community's public places were considered by committees of the Rancho Murieta Association and the Community Services District in the last week, with little to show for the effort. Read more » about Drug enforcement suggestions wander between CSD and RMA

Mountain lion 'too comfortable,' resident believes

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A resident shared her concerns about mountain lion sightings with the Community Services District Security Committee last week after Security Chief Greg Remson reported there were three sightings in September -- two in the vicinity of Laguna Joaquin and one on the 10th hole of the South Course. Read more » about Mountain lion 'too comfortable,' resident believes

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