News & President's Corner - Archive

Boat Ramp- The Caravel boat ramp will be closed for resurfacing beginning Tuesday, May 31,  2022. The resurfacing should take approximately three weeks. However, it should be open and  ready for use for the July 4th holiday.  

Towing- Last week, including the Memorial Day weekend, 24 trucks and boat trailers were  towed. This is a new record for towing in one week. Please get your sticker for your boat trailer.  You can purchase your sticker for $10 at the PIPOA Office located at 14015 Fortuna Bay Drive. 


It was another quiet week at the PIPOA.  Be careful what you wish for, the current rains will bring mosquitos and weeds.

Board Meeting- The Board meeting held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, was uneventful.  Bob Corbett, our ISAC (Island Strategic Action Committee) representative, gave his report from the last ISAC meeting.  He discussed short-term rentals (STRs) and Whitecap Development.



Short-term Rentals (STRs)- On Monday, May 16, 2022, the City’s stakeholder committee held  another meeting. The meeting was called on very short notice. The purpose of the meeting was  to preview and discuss the City’s staff presentation for the City Council on Tuesday, May 17.  The meeting degenerated into bashing the Island for opposing short-term rentals in the RS-6  zoning (single-family residential). The President and CEO of the Corpus Christi Board of  Realtors were especially vehement in pushing her agenda to have unfettered short-term rentals in  the RS-6 zoning. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is in contrast to what I have been told by local real  estate brokers and agencies. It is all about the money! 


Short-term Rentals (STRs)- On Friday, May 6, 2022, the City’s Short-term Rental Stakeholders  Committee met. The current thinking by the City is to create at least a two-tier system for the  RS-6 zoning throughout the City. Tier one would prohibit STRs in RS-6. Tier two would allow  STRs with registration in the RS-6 areas. The RS-6 zoning prohibits rentals of less than 30 days.  Therefore, it is unclear how the City will allow STRs in tier two without changing the RS-6  zoning designation. Said another way, if the City allows STRs in the RS-6 zoning, the City will  be violating its law. I don’t think the City has thought this through properly.  


It has been a routine and quiet week at the PIPOA.

Boat Ramp- The Fortuna Bay boat ramp has been resurfaced and is open for use. The next boat ramp to be resurfaced is the Caravel boat ramp parking lot. The PIPOA will announce when the ramp will be closed. The parking lot at Caravel is large. It is expected the construction project will take three to four weeks.



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