Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I feel it is important for clarification to be made once again on the responsibilities that the IPOIA have as apposed to the City responsibilities.  When Ivanhoe became a city two years ago the roads and dams were turned over to the city.  They are no longer the responsibility of the IPOIA.  Your maintenance fee's of $6 per lot and the sticker fee's are used for the parks and lakes and insurance costs for the buildings.  If you wish, you may come by the office and pick up a detailed list of where these fee's are spent.  We have heard several comments from residents that money is being spent to asphalt the park walking trail and in front of the community center and the roads are in such bad repair.  Your taxes which are paid to the city are what is used to do road and dam repair. If you have questions concerning the roads and the dams, please contact the city office.   

Friday, November 18, 2011


Work has begun at the walking trail at Helipad Park.  Many of the residents of Ivanhoe have asked that the walking track be refinished because it is a wonderful place to walk for health reasons.  In an overwhelming vote, the IPOIA board decided that it would be money well spent and beneficial to so many residents to refinish the track.  At the last IPOIA meeting John Paul Feeley requested that the board also consider adding a walkway to the helipad to make it easier to move people to the Life Flight helicopter in an emergency.  In co-operation between the City and the IPOIA, the City offered to split the cost of the walkway to the Helipad.  This is a project that greatly benefits all of the residents of Ivanhoe.  Work will also begin today on refinishing the walkway to the community center as well as adding handicap parking in front of the center (pics will be posted later).  Remember:  The funds that are used to improve your park areas are from maintenance and sticker fees that you pay to the IPOIA.

Monday, November 14, 2011

IPOIA Maintenance Fee Statements for 2012

YES, it is that time of year!  Pictured are volunteers handing out the 2012 Maintenance Fee Invoices that will be mailed out within the next week.  Many residents took this opportunity to pick up their statement and even pay Saturday to save the IPOIA the expense of mailing the statement out.  The new stickers for your vehicle, boat and golf cart are available to be purchased for a charge of $5 per sticker.  A reminder:  Since the office is staffed by all volunteer's, office hours are Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  After receiving your statement, if you would like to drop off your payment at a time when the IPOIA office is not open, you may enter the City Office door and immediately to your right on the wall will be a locked mail box where your payment can be deposited.  Please make sure that you identify your property by writing the property or county ID # in the memo section on your check.  We would really appreciate at this time that you do not place cash in the box.  If you would like to make a cash payment, please come by when the office is open.  NOTE:  In an effort to keep our database updated if you have a change in phone # or any other changes please make note of that and include with your payment.

IPOIA Board 2011-2012

From left to right:  Mollie Vieau-Member, Chuck Vonderlin-Treasurer, Connie Rudd-Secretary, Patsy Morris-President, Karen Hamilton-Member, Don Saenger-Member, Ron Sikora-Vice President.  Reminder:  Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.  at the Buck Priest Community Center.

Monday, November 7, 2011

IPOIA Regular Monthly Meeting

This Saturday at 10 a.m. is the monthly meeting of the IPOIA.  The City of Ivanhoe Meeting will be held following the IPOIA meeting.  All members are invited to attend.  Market Day's which was held on Nov. 5th was a great success and a great time was had by all who attended.  Thanks to the Ivanhoe Volunteer Fire Dept. for the excellent hamburgers.  A special thanks to Karen Hamilton and all the Friends of Ivanhoe who volunteered.