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Satellite Dishes on Roofs

Updated 1/21/15

 

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:

"Q:  Can a restriction limit the number of antennas that may be installed at a particular location?

"The Commission’s rule covers the antennas necessary to receive service.  Therefore, a local rule may not, for example, allow only one antenna if more than one antenna is necessary to receive the desired service."

 

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The ECIA will be addressing the fact that the original wording in the covenants, (Article II, Section 13) is no longer valid with the next update of the ECIA Guidelines for Protective Covenants and Building Restrictions.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

Tel: 466-4248

E-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 1/21/15

 

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:

"Q:  Can a restriction limit the number of antennas that may be installed at a particular location?

"The Commission’s rule covers the antennas necessary to receive service.  Therefore, a local rule may not, for example, allow only one antenna if more than one antenna is necessary to receive the desired service."

 

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

Tel: 466-4248

E-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 
Greenbelt Trail Work Notice

January 15,2015

 

Greenbelt Trail Work Notice

          

 

To:  Eldorado Residents Adjoining Los Alamos Park Greenbelt

From:   The ECIA Conservation Committee

 

 This notice is to advise you that the ECIA  Conservation Committee will soon start repairing the 1 km greenbelt trail starting from the Rail Trail trestle (between Monte Alto Way and Mariano Road on the west side) going east in Los Alamos Park green belt to the School, Library, and Senior Center complex at Torreon Road.

The current path has eroded significantly causing trail creep into two and three alternate paths expanding the trail width in some areas to four feet or more as users negotiate a more comfortable route. 

Our resident and Santa Fe County Rail Trail Steward, Steve Griego, will be doing the major work with members of the Conservation Committee. For best erosion control our goal is to rebuild a tread slope of three to five degrees with a small drainage outer edge and reduce the total tread width to 36 inches. This work will be starting soon and we will be working on this trail for month or two using hand tools only.

Please address any questions to the ECIA with attention to the Conservation Committee.

Thank you,

The ECIA Conservation Committee

 
Change to Guidelines for Fences

October 16, 2014

The architectural guidelines have been revised to allow for 8 foot fences, when being used for RV screening, and with proper ECIA approval. You may view the revised guidelines here.

 
New Management for ECIA

October 17, 2014

Following lengthy deliberations, the ECIA Board of Directors has decided to enter into negotiations with a management company, HOAMCO, to provide administrative services for the association.  After a brief fact-finding period, the board will meet with HOAMCO leadership to design a contract that will define the company’s role and responsibilities in the community.

Read more... [New Management for ECIA]
 
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