Upcoming Events and Information
9.8.18 NO FIRE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT
Please still be careful as some areas of the Ranch have received less moisture than others and annual moisture remains below normal because of past winter.
LANDOWNERS: PLEASE DO NOT burn tree debris on your property without permit from Fire Dept. Take the debris to the burn pile at the Ranch House.
Timberlake Ranch has keys!!!Keys, many and they actually work. Just wanted to share.
Forms are on the website. Call Steve Wills 505-
Posting on Criminal Trespass posted August 2016 (from page 33 of the NM Hunting Rules
& Info Pamphlet for 2016-
Newly updated and more inclusive information on:
Emergency Evacuation & Neighborhood Watch topics
Please be diligent with your projects, your surroundings and your environment.
Remember: be safe and if you "See Something say Something"
If you see smoke call 911 and report its location.
Tuesday, September 18th was the last day for the Book Room at the Ranch House Community
Center. If you wish to borrow or return books after this date, call Barbara 505-
These properties are available to everyone to bid:
If interested, please contact Steve Wills at 505-
Timberlake Ranch is now on Facebook
Helpful Hints using the website: If you have trouble seeing or selecting an item
from one of the drop-
Updated webpages are sometimes not presented by your browser if you have “caching” selected in the browser options. To “refresh” the page’s changed content, click on your F5 key when viewing the page in question. This is not unique to the TRLA website.
The history of Timberlake Ranch
The New Equipment Building (7/10/2017)
Restoration and Renovation of the Ranch House (5/16/2017)
Current Fiscal year 2019-
TRLA Board Meeting Schedule
@TCC Ranch House 10:00 AM
(3RD Saturday of every month except where noted *)
February 16, 2019
April 20, 2019
May 25, 2019 –Annual Meeting
(Dates in June -
June 15, 2019
July 20, 2019
August 17, 2019
September 21, 2019
October 19, 2019
No Board meetings in: November, December and January
Special note to visitors of this web site: If you are having trouble viewing a link
or a changed link (true for any website) hit your “F5” key on your keyboard, which
“refreshes” the page you are viewing, that contains that link. Even better, clear
your browsing history -
Request to Landowners to send BIA-
TRLA landowners have an opportunity to send complaint letters into the BIA-
Please send your complaint letter to:
ATTN: ADAM A. PINO
HC61, BOX 14
RAMAH, NM 87321
Thank you for your participation,
BOARD MEMBER NEEDED:
Do you want to make a difference here in Timberlake? Do you have leadership skills that you would like to share? Do you have a desire to help make Timberlake a better place? If you said yes to any of these questions, then please think about joining the TRLA Board.
There are three (3) open Board positions that expire May 2019. If you are interested in being a part of the TRLA Board, please let any Board member know or call President, Steve Wills, at 505.783.2457.
If you are interested in being on the Nominating Committee, please notify Sharon Axtell at or Steve Wills at or 505.784.2457.
Forest Mitigation Sub-
Continental Divide will be out trimming trees along all power lines
in Timberlake, starting March 1st (weather permitting). They will be working all
summer. They will be creating neat piles of the trimmings along their right-
Proposed Second Amendments to the CC&R’s Update
The first vote tally of the Proposed Second Amended Covenants was performed on March 6th. A total of 179 ballots were counted. Five ballots were rejected for the following reasons: no unit block lot number, name illegible and no specification of yes or no.
There were 245 lots voting out of 743 lots. This means there isn’t a 51% yea or nay. Another mailing will be going out for those landowners who failed to vote in February and a new deadline near the end of April.
Three major “bones of contention” still remain sticky points for some landowners. The following clarification points are in response to comments received in the first voting period.
1) Allowing wind turbines in Timberlake. TRLA CANNOT “effectively prohibit” green energy as NM law promotes green energy. However, we can through covenants “restrict”. The research done by the Committee showed that windspeeds in Timberlake on average is far below optimal use of large wind turbines. We have specified 35’ as maximum height because it is lower than the height of a Ponderosa and not greater than the height of the 5 original windmills of the Cloh Chin Toh Ranch that still stand today.
2) Allowing 6 month recreational use. A 5 month limit was set in the 2009 Amended CC&Rs due to residency laws of NM. When a landowner is in NM for 185 days and/or have a NM Driver’s License, they are considered a NM resident and subject to NM Income Tax. After feedback over the years since then, recreational landowners have voiced their objections to this restriction. Recreational landowners represent the majority of ownership in TRLA and their HOA dues pay for the majority of road upkeep and maintenance. The Committee agreed to increase recreational use to 6 months as it is between the landowner and the NM Taxation and Revenue Dept. to argue residency.
3) Allowing Tiny Homes. Minimum square footage for a permanent residence on a foundation in Timberlake is 600 square feet. Tiny Homes are classified as Temporary Living Accommodations under Recreational Use Restrictions as are motor homes, campers, recreational vehicles, travel trailers, etc. and must be removed after 6 cumulative months. They cannot be considered as a permanent single family residence under the Residential Use Restrictions in Timberlake.