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July 15 2015
The Eldorado Community Improvement Association (ECIA), with the support of the ECIA Conservation Committee, will be mowing along the edges of the existing Greenbelt trail network in the Pueblo Canyon Greenbelt Areas the week of August 8th, 2016. This work is required because there is excessive weed growth on both sides of this trail and such mowing is part of the long term maintenance plan to keep this trail both functional and enjoyable to use. The goal is to mow no more than 24 inches on each side of the trail to allow ease of travel for walkers, bikers and equestrians.
July 14, 2016
Future meetings of the Eldorado Water district will be held every first & third Thursday of each month starting at 7:00 PM in the EAWSD Public Conference Room at 2 North Chamisa Drive in Eldorado.
These meetings used to be held in the ECIA Classroom.
June 23, 2016
Just a reminder, motorized vehicles such as dirt bikes, ATV’s or go carts are not allowed to ride in the Eldorado Greenbelts or Preserve. Please remind your kids!
June 17, 2016
Santa Fe County will start construction beginning in July on the Santa Fe Rail Trail from Avenida Vista Grande to Avenida Eldorado. The trail will be closed during construction to protect the safety of trail users, starting Tuesday July 5, 2016 through December 2016. Trail users should plan to use an alternate route during the trail construction and closure. For more information contact Colleen Baker, Project Manager, (505) 992-9868, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 17, 2016
Santa Fe County Adopts New Land Development Code and Building Setback Requirements
The 2015 Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC) was adopted unanimously by the Board of County Commissioners on December 8, 2015 via Ordinance 2015-11. The 2015 SLDC governs land use and development throughout the unincorporated areas of the County, including Eldorado. The 2015 Sustainable Land Development Code contains the regulations that a property owner must follow when building or remodeling a structure, including important information such as setback requirements for structures. It also explains the process by which land use and development can occur. The link to the new Ordinance is as follows:
Balsa Road has been in the top 5 of the Road Committee’s priority list for paving since at least as early as 2004. However, the surface of Balsa Road remains dirt due to limited funding for road improvements. In September 2014, several residents from Balsa Road attended a meeting of the Road Committee to present a letter and the results of a partial door-to-door survey of residents of Balsa and captive roads, requesting that Balsa Road be resurfaced.
Survey results and respondents' comments are contained in the following documents:
MOTION ON CIRCULATING A PROPOSED INTERIM RESOLUTION ON THE KEEPING OF OUTDOOR ANIMALS
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