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February 1, 2017
On Tuesday February 7th, the dog park will be closed for new mulch distribution. On this day, ECIA office staff will set up tables at the entrance of the dog park to hold a re-register your dog event. The event will begin at 11am and will end at 2pm.
We kindly ask that you come in with current shot records including Distemper, Rabies, Bordetella and Parvovirus as well as having your dog spayed or neutered. Please bring a picture of your dog(s).
Dogs must be registered before March 31st. Dogs that are not wearing the new dog tags will not be permitted in the dog park, for the safety of all pet owners and their pets.
If you have any questions, please contact ECIA office at 505-466-4248. We will be giving away goodie bags and a toy for your dog(s) for your participation.
February 1, 2017
The Facilities and Ground Committee is looking for Eldorado residents who would like to volunteer in forming part of a Pool Sub-Committee. We are looking for volunteers who will advise and assist the F&G Committee with upcoming pool projects. For more information please contact Isabel Ugarte General Manager at 505-466-4248.
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!
Photos need to be in focus, preferably in 4 X 3 ratio, with good lighting. You need to be the photographer. Please, no stock photos! You will receive photo credit.
If people are present in the photo, you will need their permission to publish.
Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
January 3 2017
Happy New Year, Eldorado! The Election Committee wishes to alert you that the 2017 ECIA Board Election process is about to begin. There will be three positions open for election which expire May 4, 2020. As of January 5, 2017, the Nomination Petition and its accompanying Information and Instructions Sheet are available online at this link It will also be available at the ECIA Community Center office. The completed petition is to be submitted to the ECIA Community Center Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2017.
There are three requisites of which a Petitioner needs to be aware. First, the Petitioner must be a Member in Good Standing (has paid 2016 assessment); second, can certify she or he will be eligible to vote in the Election (requires the 2017 assessment to be paid by the deadline); and third, must be a full-time resident of Eldorado at Santa Fe.
Each petition must have a minimum of 25 signatures of Members in Good Standing. This means the signers must have paid their 2016 assessment as of the date they sign the petition. Remember: to be able to vote and support the candidate of your choice, your 2017 assessment must be paid by 5:00 p.m., March 1, 2017.
Take this opportunity to give serious thought about how you can serve your community and become an active participant in Eldorado.
The Election Committee
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:
January 7 2016
In an effort to make the submission of Architectural Plans and Variances requests easier, the ECIA Architecture Committee has worked to develop forms for these submissions and make them available on this site. The forms may be found under the menu Resident Resources>>Forms & Applications. Or at these links: