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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.
April 21, 2017Resident Claudia Daigle is seeking to continue her lawsuit against the ECIA relating to ground-based solar arrays and other permanent structures. She originally filed a motion requesting reconsideration of the District Court’s decision. But, on March 13, 2017, Judge Sandra M. Singleton, issued an order denying Ms. Daigle's request for Finding of Fact and Conclusions of Law. At the same time, Judge Singleton, ordered Ms. Daigle to pay attorney’s fees, calling her efforts a misuse of the judicial system. The judge also gave Ms. Daigle until March 24 to appeal her case to the New Mexico Court of Appeals. On that day, Ms. Daigle did file an appeal. According to ECIA legal council, Ms. Daigle will have to pay for court transcriptions of the record and will also have to file a docketing statement within 30 days of her notice of appeal. It appears likely that the appellate court would issue a notice of proposed disposition within about three to four months later, which would be sometime between late June and late July.
April 20, 2017
Eco Solutions LLC, is working to relocate Prairie Dogs within the ECIA property. Eco Solutions LLC, is a humane Prairie Dog relocation specialist. All of the Prairie Dogs are being relocated utilizing reliable time-tested techniques that result in very high survival rates. More information on Eco Solutions LLC, can be found at http://www.ecosolutionsnm.com/
January 31, 2017
Your Eldorado Webmaster is always on the lookout for great photos of community scenes and events to be used in the home page slideshow. Photos of activities at the Community Center, interiors/exteriors of typical architecture, and of course, our beautiful skies, are especially welcome!
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January 9, 2017
The New Mexico District Court has rejected yet another motion from ECIA resident Claudia Daigle regarding her suit on ground-based solar arrays and other structures. In a ruling denying motion to void judgment, Judge Sarah Singleton declared the motion frivolous and a misuse of the judicial system. Judge Singleton also requested information from ECIA’s attorneys regarding expenses in the case and indicated she would consider imposing sanctions on Ms. Daigle. This information has been provided to the court.
December 1 2016
The New Mexico District Court has thrown out the most recent lawsuit filed by Eldorado resident Claudia Daigle relating to ground-based solar arrays and other structures. The subject matter in the suit was essentially the same as that in a previous complaint brought by Ms. Daigle. In granting the ECIA’s motion for dismissal, Judge Sarah Singleton ruled that: "The interpretation urged by Plaintiff in the Amended Complaint was argued in the previous case.” Judge Singleton did not, however, award sanctions against Ms. Daigle as requested by the ECIA. All ECIA legal expenses in this litigation are covered by the association’s insurance policies.”
October 22, 2016
The 2016 Proposed Guidelines are now available for resident review. This document represents over 2 years work of hard work by the ECIA Architecture Committee and ECIA Board and Staff and is the most comprehensive update in many years.
Additionally, in an attempt to reduce inconsistencies in the formatting of the current guidelines, the new proposed Guidelines have been re-formatted to a more logical numbering system that will be easier for residents when reading or referencing the document.
Over the past few years the use of string and rope style lights for exterior accent lighting and for holiday displays has been on the increase. The most recent Eldorado Covenants and Guidelines do not address these types of lighting, but such lighting can be very bright and usually is not downward shielded. The ECIA Board feels that it is important to establish a formal policy concerning such lighting and passed a Board Resolution at the September 15, 2016 Board Meeting. This new policy reads as follows: