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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.
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.
Eldorado/285 Recycles maintains a website that provides up-to-date information on existing recycling and composting opportunities. It develops/encourages new recycling options and waste reduction ideas through the periodic publication and distribution of Recyclopedia Tips, Reference Guides, and other materials. Eldorado/285 Recycles maintains containers for the collection of #5 plastics, batteries, athletic shoes, plastic writing instruments, bottle corks, and rubber bands at the La Tienda shopping center as well as containers for metal cans and plastic #1 and #2 bottles at both La Tienda and the Agora mall. Containers are also available for use at public events. Eldorado 285 Recycles actively promotes backyard composting of food and yard wastes and recycling by our local institutions and businesses.
INDEX OF RECYCLOPEDIA TIPS
Tip #1 Eldorado Area’s Best-Kept Recycling Secret!
INDEX OF REFERENCE GUIDES Free recycling at the Eldorado Transfer Station Recycling for Waste Management Customers Recycling for Agora Business Tenants >>Learn more about Eldorado 285 Recycles and read their recyclopedia tips