News From the PIPOA The next Padre Isles Property Owners…
News from the PIPOA - Marvin Jones, President
July 20, 2022
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As always, let me have your thoughts. You can reach me at email@example.com 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.
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
move it or risk being towed. This announcement was made multiple times.
The vehicles that were towed were nearly all vehicles without trailers. The story going around the parking lot was that a fishing tournament was going on, and people participating in the tournament had no PIPOA stickers (out-of-towners?). If this is true, the fishing guides should have known not to have their people park on the boat ramp parking lots.
Once again, the PIPOA nor any of its employees or volunteers receives any compensation from the towing. Only the towing company makes money. Stop posting on social media that the PIPOA and staff make money on the towing. It is just not true.
The weekend generated 22 towed vehicles and nine trailers. You can purchase your identification sticker at the PIPOA office located at 14015 Fortuna Bay Drive. The vehicle sticker is $5.00, and the trailer sticker is $10.00.
Housefire- A house on Hawksnest caught on fire and was more or less destroyed. The Corpus Christi Fire department responded, as did Nueces County ESD #2. Unfortunately, the owners of the property lost their pet cats to the fire. The PIPOA extends prayers and sympathy to the owners.
Audit- The 2021 audit of the PIPOA accounting records is nearly complete. It should be available by the end of August. The preliminary report from the CPA firm doing the audit indicates that the records are in excellent condition, with the PIPOA passing the audit with flying colors. When completed, the audit report will be placed on the PIPOA website. In addition, the CPA auditor will make a presentation and answer questions from members at a Board meeting.
Canals- The PIPOA is exploring the cost of contracting to put a small boat on the water. The purpose of the boat will be to look for decks and docks that are falling into the water, and notices will be mailed to property owners asking them to repair their property. Decks and docks that are falling down create a huge hazard for high winds and hurricanes. Furthermore, the boat will be looking for bulkheads that need repair. The boat would be on the water only a few hours a week.
Marvin Jones, PIPOA President