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If you are encountering a problem with a barking or roaming dog, at night or during weekend, please call Santa Fe Animal Control at 428-3720 to report the problem. Please follow that up with a call to the ECIA offices at 466-4248. Should you have to leave a message for Mark Young, Covenant Compliance Representative, or the ECIA staff, please be sure to leave your name and telephone number with the message. The ECIA staff frequently receives incomplete messages, left by Eldorado residents, who fail to leave their name and telephone numbers, and without this important information, it makes it very hard, if not impossible at times, to initiate covenant enforcement actions. Keep in mind that all complainant’s names are kept confidential during the covenant enforcement process.
Residents are reminded that under the Dog Ownership Policies and Guidelines, all residents are now required to keep their dogs on leash when in any of the Eldorado Greenbelts.
Rental of Houses in Eldorado
With an increasing trend of Homeowners renting out their homes in Eldorado, the ECIA has also noticed an increase in tenant violations of the Covenants and Guidelines. These violations range from barking or roaming dogs to uncovered RV’s and trailers. This increase in tenant violations, we believe, is due in part to the many homeowners (who are often absentee landlords) who are not doing an adequate job of screening their tenants or informing them that Eldorado is a covenant controlled community and that they (like the homeowner) are required to respect and follow the Eldorado Covenants as well as the Eldorado Guidelines for Protective Covenants and Building Restrictions.
Both court cases in which ECIA is involved, the hens as pets issue (ECIA v. Billings et al.) and the ground-mounted solar array issue (Daigle v. ECIA) are in the hands of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. In both cases, the District Court judges ruled in ECIA’s favor. At the appeals level, each case will be handled by a three-judge panel, which can decide to rule based on documentation from the District Court proceedings, or can ask for additional hearings. Action at the Appeals Court level can take several months, although we would expect to hear something from the court on both cases later this year or early next year."