Sunday, September 15, 2013


On September 14, 2013 the IPOIA Annual Meeting was held. Three important items were on the ballot which included: changing the Annual Membership Meeting of the IPOIA from September to February. Item passed with 69 voting for the change and 7 against...... Approval of the budget. Item passed with 67 voting for and 11 against..... We also voted to replace three members of the board who rotated off - Patsy Morris, Ronald Sikora and Mollie Vieau. They will be replaced by Cathy Bennett, Chris Lindsey and Kay Timme. A BIG WELCOME TO THESE NEW BOARD MEMBERS.... Please make plans to attend the next monthly meeting which will be held on October 12th, 10 a.m. at the community center.


Last Week a Burn Ban was put into effect for Tyler County which includes the City of Ivanhoe. Notice was given to our community on Monday, September 9th and will stay in effect till further notice.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Update to the September 2013 IPOIA Newsletter

Because comments have been made in the past on this blog by people who refuse to post their name, I will not allow the option for comment here. If you wish more information or to leave a comment for the board please address it to

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Special Mtg. Results to discuss Lease Agreement between City and IPOIA

Below is a statement from the IPOIA President Patsy Morris Tonight I presented a petition with 369 signatures; 6 people spoke against moving city hall as opposed to 3 people in favor plus CD read 9 communications from people against moving city hall. The community center was full of people. I would say that at least 90% were against moving city hall. In spite of overwhelming odds, Dave Baier, Tom Welch and Mark Elliott voted to relocate city hall. At the last minute, Mark Elliott made a little speech about the council being divided and him being "Thrown under the Bus" presumably because it is his election year. He asked me from the council table if IPOIA would come off the $10,000 per year rental and I told him we wouldn't so he voted with Tom and Dave. The board had discussed this possibility and decided beforehand that we would stick with our original lease. This is government in action. The people paying the bills speak out and they are ignored. Bummer! I have presented the mayor with a letter saying the city will need to vacate the building by October 1 when their current lease expires. I would like to say in all this, Let not your hearts be troubled. All things work for good for those who love the Lord. I want to thank all who took time from their busy lives and worked to get names on the petitions. Statement from the IPOIA Vice President Ron Sikora As we move forward with the election of new board members on September 14th, I would remind all members that we will survive this "Bump in the Road". Someone made the suggestion that if 100 people gave $100 a year we would make up for the loss of the City renting our facility. I make a commitment right now to give my $100. Keeping our Parks and Lakes private is what makes our community special. Our people make this community special too. I have enjoyed serving you the residents of Ivanhoe and will still be around to help as needed. God Bless

September 2013 IPOIA Newsletter