Minutes - Architecture Committee

Eldorado Community Improvement Association, Inc.

Architectural Committee Meeting Minutes of January 22nd, 2019 DRAFT 1

 

TIME AND PLACE:

The bi-monthly meeting of the ECIA Architecture Committee was held on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 7 PM at the Community Center.

CALL TO ORDER:    The meeting was called to order at 7:03 PM.

DESIGNATION OF QUORUM:

Attending the meeting were members:  Chair, Katherine Mortimer, Casey Cronin, Larry Ward, Jolene Petrowski and Nina Harrison, Board Liaison, David McDonald, and Staff Representative, Mark Young.   A quorum was established for this meeting. 

Announcements:  

  1. 1. Mark Young announced that the meeting was being recorded.

RESIDENTS:

There were 4 residents attending the meeting and one guest.

Consent Agenda Approvals:

 

There were no consent approvals. 

 

 

 

 

 

         

NEW PLANS FOR REVIEW:

  1. UBL # 1-16-18, Lois Klezmer, 10 Lucero Road, with plans for enclosing existing portal to sunroom. There are an existing roof and slab and resident is adding windows and a slider to this area with windows and stucco to match the existing home. These plans were approved with no stipulations.
  1. UBL # 1-59-45, Jeff Haught, 18 Tetilla Road with plans and a variance request for an addition to exiting the garage and adding a new garage with Variance request for both the distance from the home being more than 15 feet and one for not having a connecting feature. The Committee after review of the site plans voted in support of the variance request for the distance from the home of 30 feet, but could not support the variance request to not have a connecting feature to the home, such as a wall or fence, as they feel that it is feasible and needed due to the lack of vegetation on the lot and the distance of 30 feet to the home. At this point they are letting the resident know that they can either move forward to the board and further explain why the connecting feature is not needed or feasible or to come back to the Committee at the February 12th AC meeting with revised plans that have a connecting feature, which could then still be heard by the Board at their February working session.
  1. UBL # 3-53-30, Kenneth and Isabel Earle, 17 Cagua Road, with plans for the addition of LG. accessory structure with Variance request due to a distance of greater than 15 feet from the home.  While variance approvals are out of the purview of this Committee, the Committee agreed that this was a justified variance due to the fact that this distance from the home will save mature trees.  The stipulation attached to this recommendation are as follows: Any exterior lights shall be downward shielded. The stucco shall match the color of the home.

This variance will be heard by the ECIA Board at their February 18th meeting.

              

  

  1. UBL # 2-20-01, James Chandler. 2 Demora Court, with plans for a Small accessory structure and coyote screening fence.   With no compliance issues, these plans were approved with the following stipulations: a. Stringers shall be on the inside of the fence. b.Shed color shall match the stucco color of the home.

Other Business:

  1. The Committee discussed the topic of the County’s Acceptance of Accessory Dwelling Units in their Sustainable Growth Plan and the need for similar recognition in Eldorado’s Governing Documents. The committee sees a benefit for such dwelling a resident is taking care of an elderly relative residing in an accessory dwelling unit on the lot. They agreed that this might be a very controversial issue in Eldorado but with an aging population in Eldorado and the need to look toward the future, dialogue around this subject should be started. Chair Katherine Mortimer pointed out that this will be a complex discussion due to the issues or increased water and usage, septic, increased traffic and road usage, etc. This matter will be brought up to the Board at a future meeting by Board Liaison Bernardo Monserrat.  

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.

FINAL ORDER OF BUSINESS:

There was no further business.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM

Submitted By:

Mark Young, Staff Representative 

   

  1.  There was no other business.

FINAL ORDER OF BUSINESS:

There was no further business.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM

Submitted By:

Mark Young, Staff Representative