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April 4, 2016
ECIA is accepting applications for summer lifeguards at our pool. You can pick up an application at the ECIA office. Certifications must be up to date.
April 4, 2016
The New Mexico Court of Appeals has issued a ruling in the hens as pets suit, ECIA v. Billings et.al. In a unanimous decision, the appellate court found that the ECIA covenants do not prevent the keeping of hens as pets in the development. The ECIA Board is conferring with legal counsel to consider next steps. Options could include the drafting of guidelines for chickens or petitioning the New Mexico Supreme Court to review the ruling, but the Board has not yet made any decisions in this matter.
March 7, 2016
The New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the ECIA in the solar litigation brought by resident Claudia Daigle. In its unanimous decision, the three-judge panel granted summary judgement that the ECIA covenants do not prohibit the installation of ground-based solar arrays. The ruling, written by Judge M. Monica Zamora, states that the New Mexico"Legislature declared void any covenant that effectively prohibited the use of a solar collector.” The Court also dismissed various objections that the appellant had raised during court proceedings. The ruling affirms the summary judgement in favor of the ECIA issued by Judge Francis J. Matthew at the District Court level
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:
A private landowner has purchased an easement from the State Land Trust and has received a permit from Santa Fe County to construct an extension of Avenida Eldorado to connect to a ranch in the Galisteo Basin. The road will extend West from the State Trust Land boundary for several hundred yards, and then turn South for about a mile. The private property that the road will service is about 1,000 acres of undeveloped land. Under existing Santa Fe County zoning, this property could only be subdivided into individual lots of 160 acres. The current owner intends to sell the property either as a complete ranch or to a developer. The ECIA was not notified by the property owner, state land trust officials or county officials prior to the beginning of construction.
The ECIA Architecture Committee has an immediate opening for one new member. Ideal applicants should have some knowledge or experience in planning and/or zoning as well as at least a basic understanding of building concepts and architectural design. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the ECIA to the attention of the ECIA Architecture Committee, c/o Mark Young Staff Liaison.
THE NCRTD UNVEILS HI-TECH BUS LOCATOR, ANNOUNCES IMPROVED
ROUTES AND SCHEDULES ON ITS RTD “BLUE BUSES”
Española, NM –Beginning on March 16th, the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) will undergo a massive shift in services and offerings on its RTD “Blue Buses.” In addition to adding new routes, additional stops, and featuring more user-friendly pickup and drop-off times and connecting options, NCRTD will be unveiling an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), which will provide real-time bus location services accessible by smartphone, tablet or computer.
(posted March 5, 2015)
It is both a violation of the Santa Fe County Animal Control Ordinance, as well as a violation of the Eldorado Covenants, to allow dogs to defecate on roadways and public places, and not clean up after them. This requirement is detailed below in the Santa Fe County Animal Control Ordinances:
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.