District News and Updates

UPDATE YOUR GUEST LIST

Great news! After much interest from the residents, the District has finally been able to put into place a means for residents to access and manage their own visitor lists without having to call the gates. One can now manage/register their visitors from anywhere they can connect to the internet. This will make it easier, more cost effective, and less time consuming for both Security Gate Officers and residents.

 Another exciting feature of this new system upgrade is that it can also be accessed via any Smartphone or WI-FI device. This makes it very convenient for those who are out of town or on the job. 

Residents can also assist the District in keeping their rates down, by personally updating their information online. Please review your email address, emergency contacts, telephone numbers, pet information and vehicle list etc… All of this can be accomplished in just a few minutes using the new gateaccess.net feature, and will save the District, and you, a substantial amount of money, as the system has not been updated in many years. Unfortunately, you will not be able to change your vehicle information online, so we ask that you review your vehicle list and let the CSD know of any vehicles no longer in your possession. Vehicles with bar codes that have not entered / exited our gates within the past year will be deactivated.

System security and privacy are paramount concerns so only those with valid PIN access will be able to use the new system.

Go directly to www.gateaccess.net in your web browser. This is our vendor’s direct access page.

Community Access Code is RMCA.

User Name: Your Phone Number (10 digits, no spaces, slashes, or hyphens)

Password: Your Pin Number.  (the same one you now use to call guests in to gate)

 

RANCHO MURIETA COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT ANNOUNCES NEW GENERAL MANAGER (September 11, 2017)

Rancho Murieta Community Services District (District) is happy to announce that Mark Martin has accepted the position of General Manager.  

Mr. Martin has a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning with an engineering emphasis and brings over 26 years of experience in the both the private and public sectors in public infrastructure management, urban planning, organizational improvement, and the implementation of technology and processes to improve service to citizens. He is transitioning from 14 years with the City of Stockton, Community Development Department, where he most recently served as Assistant Director of Community Development, overseeing departmental operations over building, planning, and development engineering.

Mr. Martin is excited about his new role and is expected to start on October 2, 2017. “The Rancho Murieta opportunity was one I could not pass on as I will have the opportunity to exercise every major skillset I have developed over my career. I look forward to serving the residents of Rancho Murieta!”

Mr. Martin will focus on District services, current and future, with an eye toward development, continually improving services, and efficiencies. “The Board appreciates the insights and experience that Mr. Martin is bringing to the District,” stated Mark Pecotich, District Board President. “What resonated for me was his private and public agency experience, ability to problem solve, and his use of technology to advance business process improvements. I look forward to his ideas.”

Mr. Martin will be working closely with Interim General Manager Edward R. Crouse to gain his knowledge of the District. Mr. Crouse will continue to work through mid-November assisting Mr. Martin and allowing time for a smooth transition.

The Drought Is Over – BUT PLEASE DON’T Waste!

Effective April 19, 2017, Rancho Murieta has gone back to a Stage Normal of the Water Shortage Contingency Plan. That means the District’s water supply or distribution system is able to meet all water demands of its customers in the immediate future. 

While Governor Brown has officially declared that California, for the most part, is no longer under the effect of extreme drought conditions, he and the State Water Resources Control Board continue to stress the importance of efficient water use. The District supports the continued effort to change consumer behavior from a “conservation focus” to an “efficient use” focus. 

 The District also remains under the mandates of SB X7-7, passed in 2009, which requires a 20% reduction in water usage by the year 2020. Our 20 by 2020 goal is to meet a 10 year moving average of gallons per person per day of 240 gpcd.  At the end of 2016, our 10 year moving average is 250 gpcd. We can meet the 20 by 2020 mandate with your continued support and focus on efficient water use.

Here are a few tips to help with efficient water use:

  1. Water your lawn only when necessary and consider landscaping with native plants adaptable to your climate's conditions. The District recommends watering no more than two (2) days a week.
  2. Hand water and focus on dry spots, pay attention to avoid runoff.  Always use a nozzle on your hose to prevent free flow of water from the garden hose.
  3. Irrigate your landscape only in the early morning hours.
  4. Use drips or bubblers to irrigate your flower and shrub beds.
  5. Be sure to adjust sprinklers to avoid unnecessary overspray. Driveways, sidewalks and streets do not need water.
  6. Fix leaky and broken sprinkler heads as soon as possible.
  7. Reduce irrigation cycles by 1 to 3 minutes. Irrigate on odd or even days, skipping Sundays. Most of us put twice as much water on our lawns than is actually needed.
  8. Use pool and spa covers. To assist in conservation and efficient water use, the District is offering several rebates, free conservation handouts, and Water Wise home water audits. Information is available at the District’s Administration Office and on our website www.rmcsd.com.

 A Conversation About Security

The District has contracted with Burns & McDonnell's Security Consulting Department to conduct an assessment and recommendation for the District's Security Department and future District wide CCTV video surveillance purchase/installation. Residents provided input at a meeting held on February 23, 2017. Below is a link to the audio of that meeting.

February 23, 2017 Conversation About SecurityFebruary 23, 2017 PowerPoint Presentation