Minutes - Architecture Committee

Eldorado Community Improvement Association, Inc.

Architectural Committee Meeting Minutes of February 11th, 2020 DRAFT 1



The bi-monthly meeting of the ECIA Architecture Committee was held on Tuesday February 11th, 2020, at 7 PM at the Community Center.

CALL TO ORDER:    The meeting was called to order at 7:01 PM.


Attending the meeting were members:  Chair Katherine Mortimer, Co-Chair Gary Moran, Casey Cronin,  Larry Ward, 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 6 residents attending the meeting and one guest.

Consent Agenda Approvals:

   UBL#              Address:                  Resident              Nature of Project:              Details:

  31611         2 Monte Alto Circle      Chris Boyd             Restucco                           Compliant color

  30224         4 Eldorado Way           Jaques Faure           Restucco                           Compliant color

  33812          17 Chusco Road           David Pelligrini     Window Awnings             Compliant color

Old Business:


  1. UBL#2-21-07, Charles Waldron, 6 Gavilan Place, with plans for a new addition. These plans were approved with no stipulations.


  New Business: 

2.     UBL# 3-14-30, Heidi Hamlen, 5 Valencia Loop, with plans for a low profile and ballasted roof mount solar PV system.  These plans were approved with the stipulations that the applicant shall contact the ECIA at the time of panel installation to verify the height of the system is as approved. 




  1. UBL # 3-38-08, Tony Bonanno, 32 Chusco Road, with plans for a low profile Roof Mount solar PV System.  These plans were approved with no conditions.
  • UBL #2-10-06, Russell Winslow, 6 Enebro Place, with plans for a new wood portal and new door. These plans were approved with no conditions.
  1. UBL #Tract AA Parcel 2, Ruth Weick and Alfred Classen, 6 Prima Vista, with plans for a New Home. These plans were approved with the stipulations that all exterior lights shall be downward shielded and the yard walls shall not exceed 6 feet in height.


  1. UBL# 2-27-09, Merle Martell, 24 Monterey Road, with plans for a new Workshop addition.   These plans were approved with the following stipulations:   a. Resident shall call the ECIA to verify distance of structure to the property line.   B.  Any exterior lighting shall be downward shielded. 
  1. UBL# 1-23-21, Stewart Allison. 1 Encantado Place, with plans for a Coyote screening fence.  These plans were approved with the stipulation that the stringers shall be on the inside of the fence.  


  1. UBL#3-25-05, Amy Vigilente, 27 Verano Loop, with plans for a Large Accessory Studio Addition. These plans were approved with the stipulations that the stucco color shall match the color of the home and be a complaint Eldorado Color.

Other Business:

  1. The committee did an initial review of a window shade project at 27 Palacio Road and decided that this was not eligible for consent approval and should be warned to come back before the committee at the February 25th meeting.
  2. The Committee reviewed the neighbor notification requirements (of certified mailings) and agreed that sending them via certified mail and not return receipt was adequate.
  3. The Committee discussed the 2020 Guidelines review process and it was decided that Mark will forward the current working matrix of proposed changes to the committee for their review. Committee members will also continue to work on their review of the current Guidelines to ensure that they properly reference the relevant Covenants and to ensure that they do not outreach the intent of the Covenants. 
  4. The Committee reviewed a new version of the ECIA Plan Application Form and suggested some ways to make it more user friendly as well as the idea of having an application checklist for various types of projects to help simplify the process and ensure that all the needed information is provided for review by the committee.
  5. Lastly, the committee discussed the need to follow up with the issue of the County not responding on the matter of accessory dwelling units and they recommended that ECIA Board/County liaison, Joseph Gutierrez, speak with the county manager, Katherine Miller on this matter.


There was no further business.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 PM 

Submitted By:

Mark Young, Staff Representative