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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.
May 26 2016
At the May 2, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Membership, the Proposed Fourth Amended and Restated Bylaws were approved. The vote required 60% of the votes cast to be in favor of the amendment. There were a total of 407 votes cast and of them, 343 were in favor of the amendment and 64 were opposed.
MOTION ON CIRCULATING A PROPOSED INTERIM RESOLUTION ON THE KEEPING OF OUTDOOR ANIMALS
May 27 2016
Volunteers needed for Trail Maintenance
The Conservation Committee is responsible for maintaining the hiking walking trails in the greenbelts and preserve. While we have many projects, we usually do 2-3 major projects a year that depend on volunteers to complete. The next project is Saturday June 18th : Trail 301- Trail rerouting/water bar repair (etc.). Meet at ECIA - 8:30 AM for explanation of project goals. We will work for about 5 hours but you may stay as long as you like. Please bring work gloves, a good sun hat, water, lunch or snacks, sunscreen.
These workdays are also your chance to learn about erosion control, since the principles involved will be explained.
If you want to be on our emailing list alerting you to upcoming workdays notify Mark Young at email@example.com
Without volunteers important maintenance cannot be accomplished.
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
ECIA is accepting applications for summer lifeguards at our pool. You can pick up an application at the ECIA office. Certifications must be up to date.