As voting is closed, RMA completes cable improvements

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Against a backdrop of controversy and criticism, efforts to improve the Rancho Murieta Association cable system have moved forward and are nearing completion. Read more » about As voting is closed, RMA completes cable improvements

RMA survey on cable operation is in the mail

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Check your mailbox: The Rancho Murieta Association has sent members a mailing for an advisory vote on making basic cable TV service voluntary.  It also includes reasons why the costs have to remain part of members' monthly dues.

The mailing is the result of a petition drive conducted last fall by critics of the RMA cable operation. The petition requested the board "to take whatever measures necessary" to make basic cable TV service voluntary, and it called for an advisory vote of the membership on the issue. Read more » about RMA survey on cable operation is in the mail

Moratorium on new exclusive uses is extended by RMA

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The moratorium on granting new exclusive uses will extend into the new year, the Rancho Murieta Association board of directors decided at this month's board meeting.  The board also discussed the status of the cable system and how to punish young vandals. Read more » about Moratorium on new exclusive uses is extended by RMA

RMA struggles with conflicting advice on exclusive use of common area land

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Most of the crowd of about two dozen who came to the Rancho Murieta Association monthly meeting last week were drawn by the issue of exclusive use of common area land. Read more » about RMA struggles with conflicting advice on exclusive use of common area land

CSD revises GM's contract, allowing for less costly termination

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[Corrected Oct. 23] The Community Services District board took the unusual step of discussing an employee's contract -- in this case, the general manager's -- in open session Wednesday.

The board also fielded a complaint about the taste of the community's drinking water, received a report that wastewater carryover storage is a thing of the past, and approved funding for a $100,000 environmental project that represents half of a penalty levied against the district by a regulatory agency. Read more » about CSD revises GM's contract, allowing for less costly termination

'Working With Graphics' computer class

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The Rancho Murieta Association hosts "Working with Graphics – Using Microsoft Word," a three-session computer class taught by resident Lynn Baugher at the RMA Building, starting Oct. 22, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

The second session is Oct. 25, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., and the third is Oct. 29 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. There is a $10 charge for the 75-page manual.

Contact Lynn Baugher at 354-2108 with questions about the class. Register by contacting the RMA in person or by calling 354-3500. Read more » about 'Working With Graphics' computer class

RM.com forced offline by spam

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A spammer's takeover of RanchoMurieta.com's e-mail forced the site offline for about three hours Friday afternoon. The site's hosting company, WingSix, said the server was being used to send a flood of spam, impacting service for the company's other customers. RM.com returned online about 4 p.m. Read more » about RM.com forced offline by spam

Cable TV petition presented to RMA

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Petition

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

Murietans encouraged to share their views about the cable system

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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 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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