Coast Property Owners Elect New Officers

Published December 1980 in the Big Sur Gazette.

BIG SUR - Howard Sitton was elected president of the Big Sur Coast Property Owners Association (CPOA) at their annual meeting held at the Grange Hall November 17.

The other elected officers who will accompany Sitton on the new board are Marion Narlan, vice-president; Charles Mohn, treasurer; and Jackie Pappas, secretary.

Nine CPOA members were elected to the Board of Directors: Bill Burleigh, Frank Trotter, John Harlan, Everett Makowski, Marge Adams, Claire Chappellet, Mary Fee, Hugh Rideout, and Steve Pappas.

The three alternate directors are Marty Hartman, Ray Sanborn, and Helen Morganrath.

Outgoing president Katherine Short announced that the board had voted to increase the dues for regular members from $3 to $5 and for associate members from $1 to $2.

While the votes were being counted, State Park Ranger Ralph Fairfield presented slides of old-time Big Sur to the delight of the audience.

Scenes included the first road (a mule trail) oxen logging redwood trees, a number of famous homestead families, Partington Cove Landing, and the restored Pelton wheel at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - to mention only a few.

Ray Sanborn reported on the Big Sur Health Clinic's first year of service.

The clinic served 460 people and had 85 patient visits.

The program was funded last year with a $10,000 grant from the county, but the clinic "made expenses", said Sanborn, emphasizing that people in the community were using the clinic.

Recently the county eliminated funding for 1981, but because of a barrage of letters from the Big Sur community, the county reversed itself and reinstated the funds.

Calling the clinic a "real medical bargain", Sanborn gave the following example of cost comparisons:

  Clinic Town  
Immunizations $2 $10  
Visit 10 15-25  
Revisit 4 12  
Physical 20 100  
Pelvic/Pap 15 36-65  

The Big Sur Health Clinic is open every Monday at the Grange Hall from 10 am to 5 pm. Residents are invited and encouraged to use the clinic services.


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