Minutes - ECIA Governing Board

Board Actions and Summary November 23, 2020

 

The November ECIA Board of Directors Meeting was held via ZOOM.  President Nancy Sulzberg, Vice-President Melicent D'Amore, Secretary Carol Sanguinetti, Director David Sorkin, and Sal Monaco, Treasurer were present and a quorum was met. HOAMCO staff including GM Julie Navarro, Assistant General Manager Jessica Collins, Operations Manager Mike Rogers, Compliance Officer Mark Young and Office Assistant Sarah Skagen attended.  The Board approved the Consent Agenda.

Treasurer Sal Monaco presented the 2021 Assessment Packet.  It is important to note the change in payment due date to February 15, 2021.  In order to vote in the 2021 ECIA election, assessment payments must be paid in full and posted no later than March 1, 2021.  If payment is not received by April 1, 2021, accounts will begin to accrue interest.  Please contact the ECIA office for details. 

Julie Navarro shared the ECIA holiday office hours:  ECIA will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.  Please look for eblasts and marquee messages as reminders.  Mike Rogers reported that the pool stucco project will be completed before Thanksgiving, pending weather disruptions.  He also reported that PNM is laying new cables along Avenida Vista Grande.  This is being done to minimize outages.  Michael Franciosi, HOAMCO VP presented an overview about HOA Insurance, recommending that the insurance procurement work group ensure that ECIA has ample coverage for general liability, Directors’ and Officers Coverage, Fidelity Coverage, Workers’ Compensation, Auto/Non-owned Coverage and Umbrella Coverage.  His slides are available on the website.

Joseph Gutierrez updated the members on County business.  Money from 2018 [$100,000] to complete trail work is still unencumbered, along with $200,000 from 2019 to work on the hike/bike trail on Torreon.  Fortunately, $150,000 has been designated to complete various road projects.  Joseph also discussed the upcoming legislative session and recommended that Eldorado submit requests for funding.  He will work with Board members to complete the necessary forms.  In addition, Joseph announced that Nolan Zisman has been appointed to the County’s Transportation Advisory Committee.

Pam Henline presented the Logo packaged as delivered by Think All Day, the graphic arts firm chosen from twenty-three proposals.  Reaction to the design options was mixed.  Moving forward, Pam will work with the artist to prepare additional designs which will be presented to the community. 

The Board approved the following variances:

  • To allow construction of two 24-foot long wood screening panels that encroach 10 feet onto the 20- foot side setbacks at 2 Mimosa Road. Motioned by the Board Vice President and seconded by the Board Secretary. All in favor.
  • To allow the addition of a gate area in an existing wall that will exceed the maximum allowed enclosure space by 617 square feet at 1 Domingo Place. Motioned by the Board Vice President and seconded by the Board Treasurer. All in favor.
  • To allow for a 10-foot-high garden shed to exceed the 9-foot-high maximum at 37 Estambre Road. Motioned by the Board Treasurer and seconded by the Board Vice President. All in favor.
  • To allow for the construction of an 8-foot-tall coyote fence to screen an RV that will encroach up to 7 feet into the 20-foot side setback at 44 Aventura Road. Motioned by the Board Vice President and seconded by the Board Secretary. All in favor.
  • To allow for the construction of an 8-foot-tall coyote fence to screen an RV that will exceed the 4000 square feet limit at 19 Verano Loop. Motioned by the Board Vice President and seconded by the Board Secretary. All in favor
  • To allow for 1 privacy fence to exceed the single length maximum of 50 feet, to allow for no separation between 2 fences and to allow for the fences to exceed the maximum length of 100 feet at 9 Duende Road. Motioned by the Board Secretary and seconded by the Board Director. All in favor.
  • To allow for an increase in the size of an existing RV screening fence that will further encroach in the 20-foot-side setback at 75 Encantado Loop. Motioned by the Board Vice President and seconded by the Board Secretary. All in favor.

 The Board passed the following motions:

  • To approve the 2021 ECIA Budget as presented. Motioned by the Board Treasurer and seconded by the Board Vice President. All in favor.
  • To approve the 2021 Nomination Petition for Board of Directors as presented. Motioned by the Board Treasurer and seconded by the Board Secretary. All in favor.
  • To appoint Sue Will to the Conservation Committee. Motioned by the Board Secretary and seconded by the Board Vice President. All in favor.
  • To approve the revised application for use of the ECIA Dog Park. Motioned by the Board President on behalf of the Board Director and seconded by the Board Vice President. All in favor.

The President’s Report and Treasurer’s Report, along with Task Group and Committee reports are on the website.  Approximately 15 members of the community signed into the meeting. Recordings of the meeting can be requested by calling the ECIA office at [505] 466-4248.  Complete minutes and agendas are available at the ECIA office or on the website: www.eldoradosf.org.

Thank you to all who participated and we hope to see you at the next meeting on:

 

 Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5 PM