Minutes - Architecture Committee

Eldorado Community Improvement Association, Inc.

Architectural Committee Meeting Minutes of April 14, 2020 APPROVED



The bi-monthly meeting of the ECIA Architecture Committee was held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 3PM and was  electronically through a Zoom meeting format.

CALL TO ORDER:    The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM.


Attending the meeting were members:  Acting Chair Steve Taratula, Casey Cronin, Mark Hiatt, Board Liaison, Melicent D’Amore, and Staff Representative, Mark Young.   A quorum was established for this meeting. 


  1. 1. Mark Young announced that the meeting was being recorded.


There were 7 residents attending the meeting and one guest.   

Consent Agenda Approvals:


             Name                Address                    Project            Comments

  Alexis Dudley          88 Verano Loop                Restucco             Compliant color Pueblo

30708              Paul Marchand        17 Descanso Road               Restucco             Compliant color  

       1420         Elizabeth Seaborn     6 Jornada Loop                  Restucco             Compliant color

       3142          Chris Ortega             23 Valentia Loop              New Windows    Compliant style

       3221       Old Business:

1.                    1. UBL #15522, Amy Fredrick’s, 2 Bonito Road, with a revised plans for her ground based solar

2.                    Array that included a screening plan of an earth berm and shrub.   The Committee felt that this

3.                    Provided the needed screening from the west and these plans were approved with the

4.                    Stipulation that the resident shall plant a sizeable enough shrub to provide adequate screening

5.                    And the resident shall maintain this shrub over the life of the array.

New Business


2.     UBL #14924, Alvaro Erives, 13 Estambre Road, with plans for a new home.  These plans

Were tabled with a unanimous vote of the committee due to the fact that the applicant

Has not submitted the needed certified mailing receipts showing notification to the


3.UBL# 1-55-22, 2-18-42, Carl Lytle, 12 Gavilan Road, with plans for a Low profile roof mount PV  


These plans were approved with the stipulation that the resident shall contact the ECIA at the

Time of installation to ensure that the array is as approved.


4. UBL # 2-11-01. Michael Feldberg, 12 Baya Road, with plans for an existing shed that

Was built without ECIA approval. This structure was approved with the stipulation that the

Applicant shall plant the trees for screening, as detailed in the plans and ensure their survival. 



5.        5.  UBL # 2-21-40, Elyse Bleaman, 9 Herrada Court, with plans for an addition. These plans

For the accessory structure were approved with the stipulation that the lights shall be

downward shielded.  The variance request for the fence  with enclosure at a proposed total

of 5604 sq. ft. of enclosure is not being recommended by the Committee due to the fact that

the justifications provided were not adequate for such a large fenced area. 

6.    UBL#1-47-2, Anthony Ricketts, 40 Estambre Road, with plans for a new Garage.

These plans were approved with the stipulation that all exterior lights shall be

Downward shielded. and stucco to match the color of the home.



7.     UBL# 2-11-01, Michael Feldberg, 12 Baya Road with request for approval of

Existing small accessory structure on lot.  These plans were approved with the requirement

That the applicant plant and maintain the trees for screening, as shown on the plans.


8.     UBL#3-21-09, Elizabeth Stump / Lesley Whit, 58 Moya Road, with plans for a new

Fence/ pergola / Deck.  These plans were approved with the stipulation that resident shall

Measure and stake out the location of the proposed fence, and allow the ECIA

to measure this area before beginning the project. 


9.     UBL# 2-07-06, Caroline Bauer, 13 Dovela  Road, with a Variance request for  a

small shed more than 15 feet from home.   While the Committee was in agreement

to recommend approval of the 17 foot distance to the home to the Board, the Committee

voted to table the plans due to their being a 2nd required variance for the height of the shed

at 9 ft. 6 inches, and there was no required variance paperwork for this issue.


10.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UBL#3-42-03, Catherine and Thomas Greco, 12 Floresta Drive, with plans for a new

Rock wall.  These plans were approved with no stipulations. These plans were approved

With no stipulations.

11.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               UBL# 3-55-08, John and Valerie Barraza, 61 Condesa Road, with plans for an 8 foot

Tall coyote screening fence.  These plans were approved  with the stipulation that the stringers

Shall be on the inside of the fence.


12.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               UBL#1-60-09, Eric Saltmarsh, 18 Tarro Road, with plans for extension of  walls and a

Adding an outdoor fireplace.  These plans were approved  with the stipulation that the walls and

Fireplace stucco color shall match the color of the home.

13.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              # 3-49-07, Michelle Halloran, 7 Lauro Road, with plans for a new guest house. The

      committee  moved to table these plans for the following reasons:

·        There was inadequate details in the floorplans and elevations

·        Lack of details on the portal addition

·        The proposed structure is labeled as a “Guest House, and such structures are not allowed

Under the Eldorado Guidelines Governing Documents, Section

14.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               UBL# 2-21-33, Greg and Marilyn Wightman, 6 Herrada Place, with plans for new 

       Widow Awnings.   The plans were approved with the stipulation that the resident shall

        Provide the ECIA with a sample of the metal roofing materials to ensure that it is not

        Reflective.  This sample was acceptable and the plans were approved. 



Further Business:


1.The Committee discussed the status and urgency of the Eldorado Guideline revision process

And due to the Corona Virus pandemic, it was determined that we would not work on this project

Until this pandemic is over.

2. The Committee discussed the status of where we were with the status of Accessory Dwelling

Units in Eldorado.  Since Board Liaison, Melicent, was really involved with this issue last year,

Mark is to send her both our Attorney’s opinion on this matter as well as the County’s opinion

On whether we could allow for them in Eldorado or not.  She will bring this back to the Board

At their April Board Meeting.                                                                                                               




There was no further business.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:25 PM 


Submitted By:

Mark Young, Staff Representative 


















New Business



1.       UBL # 3-16-02, Margaret Brunn, 42 Monte Alto Road, with plans for a Roof Mount Solar Array          




  1. 2. UBL #3-23-05, Magdelyn Brennan, 65 Verano Loop. With plans for a Ground based solar array
  1. UBL#3-27-04, Jane Curtis, 1 Conchas Place, with plans for a 13.125 kW Roof mount solar array 
  1. UBL # 1-16-10, Nicolas Aranda, 8 Camerada Road, with plans for a Wood Ramada


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Further Business:





There was no further business.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM 

Submitted By:

Mark Young, Staff Representative