CSD outlines Security's roles, responsibilities

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In its September "Pipeline" newsletter, the Community Services District responds to community concerns and questions about Rancho Murieta Security by explaining the department's role and functions. In short: They protect the community by being visible; in the face of criminal conduct, they are expected to "observe and report," not act; their power to make an arrest is the same citizen's arrest power you hold. As the newsletter says, "The authority and functions of District Security Officers are similar to those provided by private security firms." Read more » Read more » about CSD outlines Security's roles, responsibilities

Unlocked cars burglarized on South

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Three unlocked vehicles on Abierto Drive were burglarized overnight Saturday/Sunday and a bicycle was taken from a garage on the same street, Security reports. Read more » Read more » about Unlocked cars burglarized on South

CSD questions traffic enforcement impacts

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Ticket enforcement

Here's a look at CSD enforcement in several categories in the last year. These numbers are taken from monthly reports to the CSD board and, when those were not available, from the daily Security Logs. “Parking” combines driveway and street parking violations. The August 2018 numbers are a projection based on the first 20 days of the month.

While the Rancho Murieta Association board has pushed for and welcomed stepped-up traffic enforcement, Community Services District directors took a critical view of its impact on patrol time at their meeting this month. The board also questioned an RMA proposal for a security committee meeting. Read more » Read more » about CSD questions traffic enforcement impacts

Security, pickleball are sore points at RMA

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RMA crowd

An overflow crowd showed up for the August RMA board meeting. Click for larger image.

Video of the RMA meeting (3 hours, 20 minutes)

A weighty agenda, focused on security issues and pickleball, was addressed at Tuesday night’s Rancho Murieta Association meeting. A crowd of 75 dwindled to a single person by the end of the nearly 3½-hour session. Here are some of the topics addressed by the board:

  • Asking more of Security
  • CHP traffic enforcement in the community
  • Pickleball or basketball?
  • RMA-Village talks on Village access
  • Proposed 2019 projects
  • Motorcycles on the North

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CSD starts to plan Security's future

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Security→ Security study and survey results

Four Community Services District directors tried Thursday to get their arms around the future of Security, finally employing a study that was started 18 months ago. The conversation at a special board meeting wandered for two hours, returning frequently to the need for greater communication, especially about Security’s observe-and-report limitations. Read more » Read more » about CSD starts to plan Security's future

CSD ready to address Security action plan

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→ Meeting agenda plus study and survey results

Taking its first steps to address a Security study started 18 months ago, the Community Services District board will hold a special meeting 4 p.m. Thursday at the CSD Building to discuss how to implement the study's action plan. The CSD expects a larger community meeting will follow. Read more » Read more » about CSD ready to address Security action plan

Neighbors push CSD for safer driving

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Residents brought their complaints about speeding cars and stop-sign runners to the Community Services District’s meeting this month. It was a smaller group than had appeared the night before at the Rancho Murieta Association board meeting. The CSD board also adjusted the salary ranges for its non-union employees. Read more » Read more » about Neighbors push CSD for safer driving

New gate: Open or not? Manned or not?

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Escuela gate

The Escuela gate is flanked by existing Stonehouse Park sports fields on the right and a new field, being watered to help just-planted grass, on the left. (Click photo for larger image)

When will the community open the gate at Escuela Drive and Stonehouse Road? Bigger question: Should the gate be staffed by Security personnel, like the North and South gates, or be a passive gate, with no officer on site? Neither the Community Services District nor the Rancho Murieta Association seems willing to bear the cost of staffing the gate with Security personnel. Read more » Read more » about New gate: Open or not? Manned or not?

Big turnout for Coffee With a Cop

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Coffee With a Cop

Rick TompkinsNo, there wasn't a major crime in progress at the Local Bean Cafe Thursday morning. It was one of the Sheriff's Department's occasional Coffee With a Cop events, in which people get to meet officers and chat. There was a sizable contingent of sheriff's officers along with Sue Frost, the county supervisor who represents Rancho Murieta. The event started strong at 9 a.m. and was still going past its planned 11 a.m. closing time. Also on hand were Rancho Murieta Security Chief Jeff Werblun and Security's new sergeant, Rick Tompkins, seen at right. Read more » about Big turnout for Coffee With a Cop

Country Club loses GM; CSD names sergeant

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The Country Club announced Tuesday afternoon that Rodney Muller, general manager for the last 10 months, has resigned effective June 29. At the same time, the Community Services District announced the promotion of Rick Tompkins from patrol officer to sergeant. Read more » Read more » about Country Club loses GM; CSD names sergeant

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