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Approval of the final map for the Retreats West project is on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors’ Tuesday meeting agenda. The item is one of 50 consent items that will be approved with a single vote of the board at its 9:30 a.m. meeting.

Material for the item states that the project has will-serve letters from the Rancho Murieta Community Services District and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.

If an item is taken off the consent calendar for discussion, that item will be heard at 2 p.m.

The tentative maps for the Retreats project and the Residences of Murieta Hills East and West, a total of 282 residential lots, were approved in 2007 over objections from development opponents, the Rancho Murieta Association and the Country Club.

2007 county meeting

A decade ago, a majority of today's CSD board voiced opposition to the development plan that includes the piece heading for final county approval Tuesday. Above from left, Paul Gumbinger and Mike Martel, then on the Rancho Murieta Association board, spoke in opposition to the plan before the county in 2007. And CSD President Jerry Pasek, then president of the Country Club board, wrote this letter to oppose the Retreats project in 2005.

The Retreats is a three-part project with a total of 84 residential lots. Retreats West is planned for 22 residential lots along Alameda Drive by Rancho Murieta Country Club. Construction is already under way and a sales office has been open for a month.

Under terms of the Mutual Benefit Agreement, signed a decade ago, the present developers will owe $67,762.64 to the community's parks fund when the final map of 22 homes is recorded, the RMA says. There hasn't been a contribution to the fund in ... "a long time, yeah," RMA General Manager Greg Vorster said Monday.

The county agenda is available here.

Coverage of the 2007 approval process:


John Merchant's picture
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Also due with Final Maps

We are due road mitigation fees as well. These cover use and damage to our roads by construction vehicles. 

Jacque Villa's picture
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Pasik, Gumbinger and Martel

So....Pasik,at the time on the CC board...... Gumbinger and Martel were against the Retreats West  while on the RMA board but now on the CSD board they are suddenly for it......hummmmmmm, could someone explain what made them change their minds?????? 

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County approves final map

The board of supervisors approved this item Tuesday morning, with Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan, who represents Rancho Murieta, saying this before the vote: "I just wanted to note for the record that whenever a final subdivision map is found to be in substantial compliance with the tentative map, the board action on that is really not discretionary.”

Later, when asked why MacGlashan made this comment, what point was being made, her staff replied, "Supervisor MacGlashan was seeking to affirm, for the record, that when the planning director has determined that a final subdivision map is in substantial compliance with a tentative map that has already been approved by the board of supervisors, the board of supervisors is legally obligated to approve the final map."

Myrna Solomon's picture
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I'll take a wild guess Jacque!!

I will take a wild guess on why Martel and Pasek were against the previous development/developers, and why they are darn near speaking on the developers behaif at board meetings now.  Could it be because they are really good friends with some people in the Rancho Murieta Properties, Inc.??? I don't know, I'm just speculating, but still.....

Myrna Solomon

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Retreats Development

Let me clear the air a bit. When I was President of RMCC about a decade ago, there were concerns about the Retreats homes being located too close to the golf course (esp. the parcel  between holes 1 and 9). Hence, RMCC raised a concern.  Since that time revisions have been made.  CSD does not get involved in nor control, placement or density of proposed homes,  that issue rests strictly with the county.  With the present Retreats plan, there is no issue with water, wastewater or drainage and hence no reason for the CSD Board to have raised a concern.

Jerry Pasek

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