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Two projects of interest to Murietans come before a citizens' planning group Jan. 23. The Cosumnes River Community Planning Advisory Council will consider plans to construct facilities for the Rancho Murieta Community Church and a proposal for an irrigation project that would use reclaimed wastewater supplied by the Community Services District to water pasture land.

The advisory council will hear the projects and make recommendations to the county planning department.

The use permit for the church would allow the construction of a 500-seat church on a 20-acre Stonehouse Road property. The first building phase includes an 11,067-square-foot youth ministry building, a 4,435-square-foot administration building, 217 parking spaces, concrete walkways and access drives, according to the agenda.


The church site fronts on Jackson Road. See a larger version of this drawing here, at the church's web site.

Phase 2 calls for construction of a 500-seat worship hall and a small chapel.

The project also requests an exception to the zoning code's 40-foot height restriction in order to accommodate a church tower. Previous coverage of the church project is available here.

The use permit requested for a joint irrigation project by the CSD and neighboring rancher Stan Van Vleck would irrigate about 68 acres of pasture land. The project would sustain an existing herd of cattle at the Van Vleck Ranch and enable the CSD to dispose of excess treated wastewater. The permit would replace the temporary permit that expired last October.

The irrigation plan also requires a zoning ordinance amendment "to allow reclaimed wastewater to be discharged across Rancho Murieta boundaries," according to the agenda.

The meeting takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wilton Firehouse, Wilton and Dillard roads, Wilton.

The agenda is available here.

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