At the regularly scheduled ECIA Board meeting on December 18, 2014, the Board voted to award a contract to HOAMCO (Homeowner Association Management Company) to supply a General Manager and to do the Association's bookkeeping. The contract start date is February 1, 2015. Please see the January 2015 Vistas for an article detailing the care taken to make this decision and some information about how it will work. As a homeowner, you should see little difference in the operation of the Association. After the initial startup learning curve, the Board hopes that efficiencies and cost savings will be identified. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL
December 23, 2014
December 18, 2014
Proposed Agreement to be considered at Regular Board Meeting, Thursday December 18th, 2014
THIS ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT, having an effective date of February 1, 2015, is made by and between Eldorado Community Improvement Association, Inc., a New Mexico nonprofit corporation (herein referred to as the “Association”), and Community Asset Management, L.L.C., d/b/a Homeowners Association Management Company, an Arizona limited liability company (herein referred to as “Manager”).
The Santa Fe County Growth Management Department (Land Use Division) is currently seeking interested members of the public, including a position from Commission District 5 that includes most of Eldorado and surrounding area, to serve on the County Development Review Committee (CDRC). The term is for two years beginning in January of 2015 and ending in December of 2016. Please visit www.santafecountynm.gov/county_commissioners to view a commission district map.
Satellite Dishes on Roofs- Updated 1/21/15
Over the past year the ECIA has noted an increase in the number of Eldorado homes that have more than 1 Satellite Dish on their roofs. Under Article II, Section 13, paragraph C of the Eldorado Covenants, it is noted that Eldorado homes shall have no more than 1 Satellite dish on a roof, unless they have received approval from the ECIA Board to have more than 1 dish. This covenant is detailed as follows:
Article II, Section 13:
c) No more than one satellite dish in excess of 24 inches shall be permitted on a lot without the prior written approval of the E.C.I.A. Board of Directors or its designees. All satellite dishes shall be located so as to minimize their visual impact on the surrounding neighborhood and roads, and shall be obscured by screening in some reasonable manner, for example by the dwelling house and/or with plantings or fencing.
However, under current FCC Over the Air Reception Devices Rules, (OTARD), residents are allowed to have the antennas necessary to receive the desired service. This is detailed in the following FCC document, http://www.fcc.gov/guides/over-air-reception-devices-rule#QA , as follows:
That being said, this rule only applies to satellite dishes or antennas that are actively receiving broadcast signals and not just located on the roof and no longer in use. This has been clarified with the FCC by ECIA staff. With this being the case, under current FCC Rules, residents can have more than 1 satellite dish on their roof, and up to one meter (39.27 inches) in diameter, so long as it is for a desired service and is being actively used. When residents have two TV satellite dishes on their roof and only one is in use, the second and non-functional dish should be removed from the roof.
The ECIA will be addressing the fact that the original wording in the covenants, (Article II, Section 13) is no longer valid with the next update of the ECIA Guidelines for Protective Covenants and Building Restrictions.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Mark Young, ECIA Covenant Compliance Representative
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