Cable TV petition presented to RMA

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John T. Weatherford unfurls the names on his cable TV petition with RMA Director Mel Standart.

Neighbor John T. Weatherford staged a dramatic presentation on the steps of the Rancho Murieta Association Building Wednesday morning for a petition requesting the RMA board to make basic cable TV service optional for members. Read more » about Cable TV petition presented to RMA

RMA planning session will be open to members

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Rancho Murieta Association President Jack Cooper said Wednesday that the board's all-day goal-setting session on Saturday will be open to members. "It's an open meeting. ... People will not be able to participate, but they will be able to observe," Cooper said.

There was no public announcement of the session until Cooper referred to it as a factor in deciding to release the preliminary budget to members Oct. 8, the following Monday.

After Cooper's mention of the meeting, Murietans questioned in story comments whether the session would be open.

Cooper said the planning session was always intended to be an open meeting, as required by law. "I was assuming we were following the same procedure as in the past," he said. Read more » about RMA planning session will be open to members

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

RMA president says budget will be released to members Oct. 8

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[Expanded Sept. 29] Rancho Murieta Association President Jack Cooper said Saturday that copies of the 2008 preliminary budget will be made available to members at the RMA Building starting Oct. 8. Read more » about RMA president says budget will be released to members Oct. 8

RMA appears headed for modest dues increase

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The Rancho Murieta Association Finance Committee met in special session Thursday for an overview of the 2008 budget before it goes to a public budget workshop scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the RMA Building.

The committee saw the document for the first time last week, according to RMA General Manager David Stiffler.

The committee's recommendations included increasing legal expenses by $30,000 and eliminating a projected $16,000 increase in cable TV revenue for new digital services. If adopted, the committee's recommendations would take the budget from a zero monthly dues increase to an increase of less than 2 percent, Financial Manager Colleen Hagyard said at the meeting. Read more » about RMA appears headed for modest dues increase

Murietans encouraged to share their views about the cable system

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 Cable petition

Damon Lykins talks with John Weatherford about the petition Weatherford is circulating outside Plaza Foods.  The petition asks that Murietans be free to choose whether to subscribe to RMA's cable system.

Controversy about the future of the cable system surfaced at the Rancho Murieta Association board meeting Tuesday, and the head of the Communications Committee urged residents to express their views to the board. Read more » about Murietans encouraged to share their views about the cable system

RMA, CSD board meetings this week

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The Rancho Murieta Association board of directors meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the RMA Building. The agenda is available here. The Community Services District board of directors meets 5 p.m. Wednesday at the CSD Building. The agenda and meeting packet are available here.
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Cooper and Cox will run unopposed for RMA board

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The candidates for two seats on the Rancho Murieta Association board of directors this fall will be incumbent Jack Cooper and former director Dick Cox. Read more » about Cooper and Cox will run unopposed for RMA board

RMA seeks candidates for two board seats

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The Rancho Murieta Association Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for two vacancies on the board of directors.  The terms run from Dec. 1 through November 2010.

The seats are now held by Jack Cooper and Anne Denker.

The RMA bylaws state that any member interested in being a candidate must be a resident, own property, and be a member of the association in good standing, which is defined as being current in the payment of all assessments, fees, charges and fines. Read more » about RMA seeks candidates for two board seats

RMA confirms what many know -- cable problems are back

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It's baaaack. The Rancho Murieta Association on Wednesday confirmed what many residents on the North already know -- the cable problem that was thought to be fixed last week is still with us.

Wednesday afternoon, RMA employees hand-delivered notices to residents in the area of Puerto and Venado drives saying the problem returned over the weekend and the association was continuing to work on it.

After RMA General Manager David Stiffler said Friday that a faulty piece of cable located on Venado Drive had been fixed to solve the problem, North residents responded with forum posts and story comments at RanchoMurieta.com saying they were still experiencing cable difficulties. Read more » about RMA confirms what many know -- cable problems are back

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