SOLOS delivers signed petitions to RMA

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The Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces (SOLOS) group said Tuesday that it has given the Rancho Murieta Association petitions with 275 signatures of Murietans who want a simple yes-no vote on the question of whether to allow annexation of the first phase of the Retreats development.

John Merchant, a SOLOS leader, said he delivered the signatures, more than twice the number required by the community’s bylaws. The bylaws say 5 percent of households need to sign a petition to get an issue put out to a community vote. Read more » about SOLOS delivers signed petitions to RMA

Development, RMA election meetings this week

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Rancho Murieta Properties developers will hold a public meeting at the Murieta Equestrian Center 7 p.m. Tuesday for a general discussion of their plans, and the session will break into smaller groups for people with particular interests. On Wednesday, three candidates running for two seats on the Rancho Murieta Association board of directors will discuss issues and answer questions at the RMA Building. The candidates are Cheryl McElhany, Larry Shelton and John Van Doren. Candidates Night begins at 7 p.m. Read more » about Development, RMA election meetings this week

RMA committee: 'No' vote on annexation

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The Rancho Murieta Association’s Governing Documents Committee is unanimously recommending the board reject a request by the North developers to annex the first phase of new homes into the RMA. Read more » about RMA committee: 'No' vote on annexation

CSD, RMA and SOLOS will meet Wednesday

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The Community Services District directors will fill a vacancy on the board at a meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday at the CSD Building. The Rancho Murieta Association budget workshop is scheduled for the same time at the RMA Building. At 7:45 p.m., Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces (SOLOS), a community group formed in response to development plans, will meet at the RMA Building. Read more » about CSD, RMA and SOLOS will meet Wednesday

Group launches petition to fight annexation

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A petition is being launched to force a yes-no vote on annexation of a new phase of North development, a Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces (SOLOS) leader said Friday. Read more » about Group launches petition to fight annexation

Developers plan community meeting Oct. 13

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The North developers shared thoughts about their project in an hour-long meeting Monday morning. They also announced details for the second community meeting on their plans, coming next month. Read more » about Developers plan community meeting Oct. 13

RMA fines trail-builder for unapproved work

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The Rancho Murieta Association levied a $1,000 fine Tuesday night against a folk-hero neighbor who has built a network of paths around the community, usually without the permission of property owners. Roger Brandt ignored multiple warnings and installed a picnic table and benches and did other work on common area near Lake Chesbro, the RMA said. His fine could more than triple if the table isn’t removed promptly. Read more » about RMA fines trail-builder for unapproved work

Questions about cameras for new development

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Last week’s meeting of the Ad Hoc Security Committee was meant to wrap up the group’s work, but within 10 minutes it was clear the Community Services District and the development representative disagreed about a key point – whether the new developments are guaranteed a certain amount of surveillance-camera coverage in exchange for per-lot fees the developers will pay.  Read more » about Questions about cameras for new development

Revisiting development meeting, midge flies

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Mary Brennan

Mary Brennan shows the board photos of midge flies on the walls of her home.

The Community Services District board talked about getting rid of midge flies and bringing on solar power, but the biggest share of last week’s meeting was spent in a postmortem on August’s development meeting, when dozens of Murietans couldn’t get in. Read more » about Revisiting development meeting, midge flies

Retreats project map heads for final OK

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Approval of the final map for the Retreats West project is on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors’ Tuesday meeting agenda. The item is one of 50 consent items that will be approved with a single vote of the board at its 9:30 a.m. meeting.

Material for the item states that the project has will-serve letters from the Rancho Murieta Community Services District and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.

If an item is taken off the consent calendar for discussion, that item will be heard at 2 p.m.

The tentative maps for the Retreats project and the Residences of Murieta Hills East and West, a total of 282 residential lots, were approved in 2007 over objections from development opponents, the Rancho Murieta Association and the Country Club. Read more » about Retreats project map heads for final OK

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