News & President's Corner - Archive

Second Bridge to the Island- Our State Representative, Todd Hunter, has reached out to the Texas Legislator to begin a dialog or study of a second bridge to the Island. Ted Mandel is organizing an advisory committee to present Islander views to Todd Hunter. This may be the first step in a long process. It appears the recent hurricane in Florida and, in particular, the damage to the Sanibel Island causeway will be the motivation to undertake a study of the need for a second way on and off our Island.

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  • Aug - Sep 2022

2022 PIPOA Board of Directors Appointment

  • Aug 23, 2022 - Sep 20, 2022

As of August 23, 2022, there is one (1) Board seat for appointment. The seat was held by Vicki McGinley, who resigned. The remaining term of this Board seat is until March of 2024.

For those wanting to be considered for the Board position, the registration period will open on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 8:00 AM Central, and will close on Friday, September 9, 2022, at 5:00 PM Central. Meet the candidate night will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, starting at 5:30 PM at the Padre Island Baptist Church 14253 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Towing- Last week, seven vehicles and three trailers were towed from the boat ramps. You must  have PIPOA stickers to identify you as a member of the PIPOA to park on the boat ramp parking  lots. Those that do not have a sticker will be towed. You can purchase your vehicle and boat  trailer stickers at the PIPOA office located at 14015 Fortuna Bay Drive. The vehicle sticker is  $5.00, and the trailer sticker is $10.00.  

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  • Aug 2022

Your safety and the safety of your neighbors are primary concerns of your PIPOA. It has been observed that your dock/deck is damaged and in need of repair. The PIPOA requests you make the necessary repairs at the earliest opportunity to ensure safety.

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.

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