Union plans to exit Rancho Murieta facilities

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A community planning board heard a proposal last week for Operating Engineers Local 3 to move the last of its training campus from Rancho Murieta to land off Meiss Road in Sloughhouse. The OE trainees, who helped lay the foundation for Rancho Murieta in the 1970s, are already learning to use heavy equipment at the new site. Read more » about Union plans to exit Rancho Murieta facilities

How will Security handle the future Murieta?

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The question of how to re-engineer Security to handle the community’s future returned to the Community Services District board Wednesday, with new directors weighing in on the question. The board also elected new officers. Read more » about How will Security handle the future Murieta?

'Treasure hunt' yields development documents

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Resource map

A yellowing, six-foot-long map was among the 40-year-old planning documents discovered last week in county files – documents that may push development back from the Cosumnes River in Rancho Murieta. Standing from left are development partner Tom deRegt, county facilitator Surinder Singh and Shelby Maples, the county project manager who found the documents. Click to see larger image.

The county wrapped up a series of Rancho Murieta development meetings last week by announcing the discovery of documents that support the Rancho Murieta Association’s claim that a “resource protection area” was drawn by the county in the 1970s to protect land along the Cosumnes River from development. Also at the meeting, the development group offered tentative revised plans that it says bring the planned Rancho North development down to 798 units – and within the limits of the Mutual Benefit Agreement. Read more » about 'Treasure hunt' yields development documents

CSD approves review of capital, water fees

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At its meeting Wednesday, the Community Services District board authorized spending $56,700 to update the district’s capital improvement and water augmentation fees and rejected a developer’s claim for reimbursement.  Directors acknowledged the change in the board that will occur next month when two directors depart and newly elected directors take their seats. Read more » about CSD approves review of capital, water fees

Greens Park in South gets committee OK

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Development of the Greens Park on the South will move forward despite higher-than-expected costs. The Parks Committee gave the go-ahead at its meeting this month to rebid the project after Rancho Murieta Association representatives outlined a plan to reduce costs and provide additional funding. The committee also discussed the trails system, parks funding, and lighting playing courts at Riverview Park. Read more » about Greens Park in South gets committee OK

CSD OK's plan to spend security impact fees

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At its September meeting, the Community Services District board weathered a disagreement about surveillance camera use to approve a policy for spending a one-time security impact fee paid by developers. Read more » about CSD OK's plan to spend security impact fees

CSD faces possible $150K water plant overrun

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The Community Services District recently celebrated the successful completion of its new water treatment plant, but it continues to grapple with additional costs for the $12.8 million project. At its meeting this month the board approved adding $150,243 to the maximum budget to cover 34 change orders. Still to be resolved is a request for an additional $111,000 from GE, manufacturer of the ultrafiltration membrane system. Read more » about CSD faces possible $150K water plant overrun

Raley's introduces itself to Rancho Murieta

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Raley's

Raley's representatives Chelsea Minor and Mark Henriott talked with the Kiwanis Club. Click photo for larger image.

Two representatives of Raley's visited Rancho Murieta Thursday night, fielding questions from nearly 100 people at the Kiwanis Club's meeting. Audience members asked about a wide range of topics: Will it be a Raley's? Will there be a pharmacy? What about the rumors of another supermarket opening in the Plaza Foods space? Read more » about Raley's introduces itself to Rancho Murieta

Developers get wish lists from community reps

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Stan Van Vleck

Rancher Stan Van Vleck asked that developers consider eliminating a chunk of their plans or building a large fence to help protect his property from trespassers.

Requests to eliminate almost half of the new homes proposed for Rancho Murieta North, or to build a sizable fence along the community’s eastern edge, were among the suggestions at the fourth county meeting on Rancho Murieta North development. This session focused on community stakeholders and their requests. Read more » about Developers get wish lists from community reps

Development session opens its doors to public

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Development meeting

The session was the second of five or six meetings for developers and stakeholders.

Stakeholders in the community’s development process met for three hours Thursday to go over resources and services in the proposed Murieta North development area. Read more » about Development session opens its doors to public

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