News & President's Corner

The PIPOA employee that monitors the boat ramps and orders the towing company to remove  vehicles was forced to call the police last Saturday. A couple of people (whose vehicle was NOT  being towed) became threatening and abusive to the employee and the tow truck driver. The  four-letter words uttered by the abuser literally turned the air blue. No arrests were made.  However, the driver and our employee had every right to swear out a complaint against this  person. The odd part of this is that it was not his vehicle being towed.


Towing- Last week, the PIPOA towed 13 vehicles and four trailers from the boat ramp parking lots. One interesting case occurred; the parking lot monitor spoke with someone launching a boat with no sticker on their vehicle or trailer. The person was advised not to park on the boat ramp parking lot because they had no sticker, and subsequently, they would be towed away. Despite this warning, the person parked the vehicle and trailer on the lot. This was done with the monitor standing there watching. That is, the person parked their vehicle, got in their boat, and went off into the canal, absolutely defying the warning. The vehicle and trailer were towed away. As Forrest Gump said, “stupid is as stupid does.” You can’t make this up, folks.


Towing- Excitement at the Fortuna Bay Boat ramp Saturday, July 16th. There were six tow  trucks loading up vehicles at one time. None of the vehicles had PIPOA stickers. It was quite a  sight. A stir was created on social media. The members of the PIPOA are entitled to park their  vehicles and trailers on the boat ramp parking lots. The members pay for this opportunity via the  yearly Common Area Maintenance (CAM) fees. The members have asked the PIPOA  administration to remove unauthorized vehicles from the parking lots. Authorized vehicles have  a PIPOA sticker on their vehicle and a sticker on their boat trailer. These stickers identify the  vehicles as owned by PIPOA members. 

There was a market in the park going on during this towing event. The organizers of the market  in the park have been instructed not to have their patrons park in the boat ramp parking lot. The  organizers have been very cooperative with this effort. The PIPOA parking lot monitor went to  the market in the park and announced that anyone with a car at the boat ramp parking lot must  


Boat Ramp- The Caravel Boat Ramp has been resurfaced and is open for use. The next boat ramp to be resurfaced is Cabo De Bara. The resurfacing will begin in September after Labor Day.

Theft- The flags at Billish Park have been stolen again. This is the third time the American and Texas flags have been stolen from the flagpole. It costs the PIPOA money to replace the flags and rope used to raise and lower the flags.



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