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The ECIA News Brief is an email blast sent by the Board to HOA members when necessary. The newsletter contains items that are time-sensitive and that cannot be delayed until publication of the monthly Vistas Newsletter.
February 24 2016
Updated April 8 2016
The review of the Bylaws has been completed and the ECIA Board has approved it for distribution to the Eldorado Community. The "2016 PROPOSED Bylaws Revision" will be printed and sent to all Lot Owners along with the Annual Report in late March. If you wish to review it before that time, you can find it at this link.
May 4, 2016
The Conservation Committee wanted to let you know that we now have two upcoming trail work days planned and we would love to have join us for both, or either of these work days. If you can only help for part of the day, that is fine. Here are the planned dates:
May 4 2016
The ECIA Board will hold their Organizational Meeting at 3:00 pm on Monday, May 9, in the conference room at the community center. This meeting is open to all ECIA members.
April 28 2016
Please note that stable inspections will be conducted on May 10, 2016
April 18 2016
An advertising firm is considering filming an ad in the Eldorado area. If anyone approaches you about this project, he or she should have identificatiion and business cards. The project is completely tentative. No decisions have been made about where or when or even if the ad will be filmed here. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
Update April 29
the Subaru commercial unfortunately has been cancelled because Santa Fe Southern Railway and the BNSF Railroad were not able to procure the train cars prescribed for the scene.
April 12 2016
The County Clerk's Office informed us that anyone who turns 18 by General Election Day, November 8th, is eligible to vote at the NM Primary in June. Please have your 17 year olds register to vote. Thank you!
April 8, 2016
The ECIA Board of Directors has voted unanimously to accept the ruling of the New Mexico Court of Appeals in the hens as pets suit, ECIA v. Billings, et.al., and will not seek a review of the ruling by the New Mexico Supreme Court. The Board has made this decision despite serious concerns about the arguments presented by the appellate judges, not specifically on the hens issue, but on general procedures relating to the interpretation of restrictive covenants. A majority of the board feels that the ruling may have unintended consequences for all of us who own property in Eldorado and for other homeowners associations throughout the state. Nonetheless, the board feels that it would be unfair for ECIA members to bear the financial burden of seeking clarification of the full legal ramifications of the Court of Appeals decision.
The ECIA Board will now initiate a good faith process for developing guidelines for the keeping of hens in the Eldorado community with attention to issues such as reasonable numbers, architectural and environmental concerns, and response to potential nuisances. The Board will also engage with the community about the possibility of adopting an amendment to our covenants, allowing hens while averting similar conflicts in the future. We hope this will allow the community to come together again.
The ECIA Board of Directors
April 7, 2016
In the solar array case, Daigle v. ECIA, the appellant has filed a petition with the New Mexico Supreme Court asking for a review of lower court decisions in favor of the ECIA. The Supreme Court may at its own discretion decide whether or not to review the case. The Court’s decision can be expected within 60 days. All of ECIA’s legal expenses in this case are covered by our insurance.
April 4, 2016
Interested in serving on the ECIA Board or on a Committee? ECIA owners interested in a position on the Board should submit your letter of interest as well as a brief resume to email@example.com.