CSD ponders buying Club and lakeside land

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[Story amended Oct. 16] The Community Services District’s meeting Wednesday will explore two large issues that have consumed the community in recent years. The board will discuss whether it should try to purchase the Country Club’s land as well as 500 acres of lakeside land on the North that is planned for development. Read more » Read more » about CSD ponders buying Club and lakeside land

Landlords challenge club on sale possibilities

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Carol Anderson Ward and John Sullivan – longtime Murietans, Country Club members and more recently North developers and owners of the club’s land – say club officials are promoting a fiction in this month’s election when they give the impression there are ongoing talks with Bob Husband about the possible purchase of the club. Further, Ward and Sullivan say they’re no longer interested in selling to Husband. Read more » Read more » about Landlords challenge club on sale possibilities

Is club buyer still in the game? He says yes

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At last week’s Country Club town hall meeting, the name of prospective buyer Bob Husband came up multiple times. The club claimed he’s still a potential buyer. The landlord called that a lie. So is Husband still interested? He says yes. Read more » Read more » about Is club buyer still in the game? He says yes

Happy 10th to the bridge that almost wasn't

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Bridge party

A plaque for the decade-old bridge is unveiled by, from center left, county Supervisors Don Nottoli and Sue Frost, Randy Jenco, a Murietan whose company built the bridge, and Bob Lucas, RMA president. (Click photo for larger image.)

→ Photo gallery from the party (27 photos)

The community took a few minutes Saturday morning to mark the 10th anniversary of the bridge that almost wasn’t, the wooden pedestrian bridge that crosses the Cosumnes River to link Rancho Murieta North and South.  Read more » Read more » about Happy 10th to the bridge that almost wasn't

RMA approves proposed North trails plan

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A resolute Rancho Murieta Association board unanimously approved a master parks trail plan to be funded by developers and directed its Parks Committee representatives to vote in favor of the plan after it was presented at Tuesday night’s RMA meeting. Read more » Read more » about RMA approves proposed North trails plan

Greens Park in South is moving ahead

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Greens Park work

Despite the heat, workers labored Tuesday on the Greens Park, off Jigger Court in Murieta South, preparing the site for concrete work scheduled for next week. The first phase of the three-acre park, which is surrounded by a wetlands preserve, features a playground. The Parks Committee approved a $360,000 plan to develop the park in January. About half the funding comes from the parks fund, which is built on developer and Rancho Murieta Association contributions. The RMA is paying the rest and will be credited for future parks fund contributions. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Greens Park in South is moving ahead

After decade-long wait, park is happening

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Greens Park start

After a decade of delay, the Greens Park project got its official kickoff Monday morning just off Jigger Court on the South. Representatives of the Rancho Murieta Association and Community Services District were on hand. (Representatives of the North developers were invited too.) Cutting the ribbon are, from left, Mark Pecotich, the CSD board president, and Bob Lucas, the RMA board president. In the background, from left, are Darlene Thiel, CSD general manager; Morrison Graf, CSD director; Larry Shelton, RMA director; Alex Bauer, RMA director; Danise Hetland, RMA assistant general manager, and Greg Vorster, RMA general manager. Even before the ribbon was cut, a work crew was running equipment over the three-acre park site, surrounded by 18 acres of wetlands that won't be touched. The park will have play equipment and Frisbee golf, and completion is expected this summer. (Click photo for larger image) Read more » about After decade-long wait, park is happening

Jackson Road traffic to be impacted Thursday

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The contractor working on the commercial project on Jackson Road near the Country Store says the eastbound lane of Jackson Road will be closed from the Country Store toward the Cosumnes River Bridge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. There will be one-way traffic controls in effect. Read more » about Jackson Road traffic to be impacted Thursday

Proposed CSD budget has 1.3% increase

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The Community Services District board received a budget at its May meeting that calls for a 1.3 percent increase in our bills starting in July. The board was also encouraged to call for more community meetings on development. Read more » Read more » about Proposed CSD budget has 1.3% increase

Trying to find a path on community trails

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CSD-RMA meeting

Starting their hike on a path that is mapped as a future home lot, the Community Services District and the Rancho Murieta Association boards held a joint meeting recently, walking around Lake Chesbro with community members to discuss different types of trails and what might be implemented as part of North development.  Click photo for larger image

What kind of trail system should connect post-development Rancho Murieta North: Paved trails? Dirt trails? A mix? That question sparked a walking-around joint meeting of the Rancho Murieta Association and the Community Services District boards one afternoon last month. Read more » Read more » about Trying to find a path on community trails

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