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IPOIA Board - Summer Update

A new fishing area has been installed at the community center swim area.  Monies were donated to the IPOIA to be used in our parks in memory of Leon Todd one of our past presidents.  Leon loved Ivanhoe and he is greatly missed.   Please use the designated swim area for you safety and that of your children and invited guests.  We have had very little problems in our parks so far this year but one of the biggest complaints we are getting is the consumption of alcohol.  It has been a long standing rule that NO ALCOHOL be consumed while in our parks.  What you do on your private property is your business but we ask that you not bring it when you visit the parks or swim areas. 

There will be a 4th of July fireworks display put on by the Volunteer Fire Dept. on Saturday, June 30th at dark.  The IVFD will also be selling hamburgers and hotdogs on that Saturday as a fundraiser for the fire dept. starting at 3:30.

IPOIA Board – There will be three positions open for election at our February 2019 Annual Meeting.  You must be a member of the association in good standing (all maintenance fees paid) willing to work in the office when needed, dedicated to work for the members of the IPOIA, and available to attend monthly meetings.  There is a resume application located on this website or you can come by the office and pick up a copy.  All resumes must be submitted to the IPOIA office before the December 5th deadline and you will be given an opportunity at the January 2019 monthly meeting to speak with the membership. 

Ivanhoe Dam – The breaching of the dam is completed in accordance with the directive given by TCEQ to protect downstream concerns and our main entrance into the city.  At this time there are no plans to rebuild the dam due to the fact we don’t have the funds.  We are exploring options but nothing has been decided at this time.  Those folks living in the first 4 sections of Ivanhoe are invited by the IPOIA to utilize the lakes belonging to the membership of the association by paying the $6 per lot fee that members pay and by purchasing permits for vehicles and watercraft.

Have a enjoyable summer – remember to wear your life jackets when out on the lake....especially protect the kids on the lakes.  Accidents aren’t planned – they happen suddenly with sometime fatal results.  BE SAFE!   

IPOIA Office Hours – Office hours have been changed to 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays only!  The office is staffed by volunteers and board members.  We are in the process of providing a secure drop box so that your payments and requests for permits can be dropped off and we will then mail your permits back to you if you are unable to come by on Saturday.  Parks and lakes are for use by members and their invited guests who display the current permit on their vehicle or watercraft.  All questions about permits should be sent to our email address:  landoflakes880@gmail.com which is monitored daily or you can call 409-283-3653 and leave a message.  Returning you call will depend on when we are next in the office.  For ongoing activities in Ivanhoe, at the top of this page you will see a “Newsletter”.  Click it and the current newsletter will appear with lots of good stuff.  Thanks to Patsy Morris for doing a great job on the monthly newsletter.



Permission granted to fish by payment of maintenance fees and purchase of yearly IPOIA permit ONLY! ALL OTHERS ARE TRESPASSING

Texas Parks and Wildlife Code – Title 5. Subtitle B. Chapter 66. Subchapter A.

Sec. 66.002. – CONSENT TO TAKE FISH FROM PRIVATE WATER. (a) No person may catch, take, or attempt to catch or take any aquatic animal life by any means or method from any privately owned waters without the consent of the landowner or the landowner’s agent.

Our lakes have become very popular to those who do not own property within Ivanhoe.  The Board takes protecting the parks and lakes for use by members and their invited guests very seriously.  Trespassing charges will be brought against those who don’t belong in our parks and lakes.  As we have stopped those without permits this year, so many of them say, “My grandparents, uncle, parents, own property out here.”  If that is the case please purchase a permit or obtain a guest pass for them. 

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