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  • News from the PIPOA - Marvin Jones, President

  • Date:

    December 07, 2022

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    Full Transparency and Disclosure
    News you can Use.

    As always, let me have your thoughts. You can reach me at or call me at 469-231-3485. You can also call the Padre Isles Property Owners Association (PIPOA) office with any questions you have at 361-949-7025.

    2023 Board of Directors Election- In March of 2023, two (2) Board of Directors seats are up for election. The seats are currently held by Marvin Jones and Sandy Graves, respectively. For Padre Isles POA owners wanting to run for the Board, the registration period will open on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 8:00 AM Central and will close on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 5:00 PM Central.

    Per the Bylaws, Board Members must be at least 18 years old and be members of the Association (own property in the PIPOA).

    Interested members are asked to please send a notice and a brief resume, along with a picture, to the Executive Director, Gary Klepperich, Resumes may also be mailed to the PIPOA office or dropped off at the office located at 14015 Fortuna Bay Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78418.

    Candidate-submitted resumes will be published in a newsletter; be placed on the PIPOA's Facebook page, and put on the PIPOA's website. The PIPOA will not proofread resumes prior to publication.

    For questions, please contact the Executive Director, Gary Klepperich, at the email address above, or call 361-949-7025.

    ISAC (Island Strategic Action Committee)- I attended the ISAC meeting on Tuesday, December 6. The Corpus Christi Fire Chief gave a presentation regarding combining the ESD #2 Fire Station, personnel, and equipment with the Corpus Christi Fire Department. In particular, he pointed out that the tax money paid for ESD #2 is redundant in that we pay tax money to the City for the Fire Department. We did not hear the ESD #2 side of the story. I will keep you posted on this.

    There was a great deal of discussion regarding Commodores Park. Commodores Park is on the North Side of the Island. It is about .8 of an acre. The City wishes to combine the park with another City land adjacent to the new beach storage facility. This would create about 11 acres. The City has approximately $1 Million to spend for a study on a community center and other amenities in the park. They plan to survey Island residents to determine what amenities or activities residents would like to see in the park. Furthermore, the City plans to utilize additional community outreach to assess the community’s needs. I asked that the Padre Isles Property Owners Association be included as a participant in their community outreach.

    Board Meeting- The next PIPOA Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 5:30 PM at the Padre Island Baptist Church located across from Whataburger. All PIPOA members are invited to attend.

    La Posada- December 9th will be the boat parade on the North canals, and December 10th will be the boat parade in the South canals. The parade is still in need of lighted boats. If you would like to be in the parade, contact Bob Corbett at For a full listing of dates and events, go to the La Posada Facebook page. In addition, La Posada invites those participating in the boat parade to a boat decorating party on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 10:00 AM. Padre Island Yacht club volunteers, along with the Marines, will be available to help you decorate your boat. Bring your lights and decorations, and they will all pitch in to help.

    Marvin Jones, PIPOA President