CSD will hold development workshop at 2 p.m.

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The Community Services District will hold a community workshop 2 p.m. today on a developer proposal that would change the way the CSD finances facilities needed for development.

The workshop will address developer John Sullivan’s proposal for rebuilding and expanding the water treatment facilities.  Sullivan, a Murietan, wants the plant for his Murieta Gardens hotel project.  His proposal would commit the CSD to funding about $4 million of the cost.

CSD directors are urging the community to attend the session.

Until recently, the CSD board has been united in support of a decades-old policy of having developers pay in advance for infrastructure needed for their development.  A majority of the board seems ready now to change. Read more » about CSD will hold development workshop at 2 p.m.

Is this De La Cruz or Yellowstone?

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Geyser

This geyser, photographed by Bill Gengler, erupted in mid-afternoon Wednesday on the 8th hole on the De La Cruz Drive entrance to the Fairways.  It's believed to have been a broken Country Club irrigation pipe. Read more » about Is this De La Cruz or Yellowstone?

CSD says it needs your input on water plant

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With only a scant quorum of directors on hand, the Community Services District board of directors on Wednesday covered a few topics and emphasized the financial significance of an upcoming workshop on the construction of a new water treatment plant. Read more » about CSD says it needs your input on water plant

CSD challenges developer's claims on water

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The Community Services District board let a proposed DUI enforcement policy die for lack of a second to a motion Wednesday, received the annual Security Department report and heard General Manager Ed Crouse deliver a history of the district's water treatment operations. Crouse provided perspective on negotiations for expanding the water treatment plant and challenged Murieta Gardens developer John Sullivan’s claims that his project is entitled to water. Read more » about CSD challenges developer's claims on water

Project has developer, CSD at odds over water

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A hotel proposal that has generated positive community reaction seems headed for disagreement as the developer faces off with the Rancho Murieta Community Services District over water availability. The CSD maintains water will become available for the 83-room hotel as part of a financing agreement for a $6 million expansion and rebuild of the existing water treatment plant. The developer claims the Murieta Gardens development is already entitled to water and sewer service, with the existing plant able to meet the project's needs. Read more » about Project has developer, CSD at odds over water

CSD plans work at Laguna Joaquin this week

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The Rancho Murieta Community Services District is lowering the level of Laguna Joaquin this week in preparation for resetting the basin's drain valve Friday. Once the valve work is complete, the CSD will begin refilling Laguna Joaquin.  If you have questions, contact Paul Siebensohn, the CSD's director of field operations, at 354-3700. Read more » about CSD plans work at Laguna Joaquin this week

CSD answers DUI concerns, advances water plan

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At its meeting Wednesday, the Rancho Murieta Community Services District responded to concerns the Rancho Murieta Association board expressed the night before about the CSD’s proposed DUI vehicle-stop policy. The board also took further steps on its water-shortage contingency plan. Read more » about CSD answers DUI concerns, advances water plan

CSD moves ahead on water, security issues

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[News brief and blog published July 18] At its meeting last week, the Rancho Murieta Community Services District board of directors moved forward on water issues that included plans for a well, and learned a policy allowing Security patrol officers to make vehicle stops may be in the works. The directors voted to initiate foreclosure proceedings on an undeveloped parcel on the South because the landowner is delinquent in paying Mello-Roos bond obligations. Read more » about CSD moves ahead on water, security issues

CSD says water pressure issue has been fixed

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An announcement from the Community Services District about a water pressure problem in the upper part of Murieta North: "This morning, the District experienced a water pressure drop in Units 3 and 4, due to a malfunction in the control system of the pump station. The issue has since been resolved and staff is working with the control system manufacturer on a long term solution. We thank you for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused." Read more » about CSD says water pressure issue has been fixed

Tests say there's no problem at Clementia

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The Community Services District announced Friday that the remaining tests conducted on Lake Clementia water found no evidence of the microscopic parasites Cryptosporidium and Giardia.  The CSD launched tests 10 days ago, after a Murieta child contracted Giardia.  The lake water was also tested for coliform and no problem was found.

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