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Page 4A Hays Free Press * May 31, 2017 + PEC CEO Resigns: Members dismayed Continued from pg. 1A who publicly opposed racially charged comments made by director James Oakley in 2016 were targets of intimidation. Hewa did not go into detail regarding his allegations of intimi- dation. Hewa, who made the allegation during his CEO report May 16, was interrupted by PEC Board President Emily Pataki, who cited legal concerns. PEC customers, how- ever, hammered the PEC board during public com- ment May 25 regarding Hewa's resignation. Christa Breimaker said she was "dismayed" by the resignation of Hewa and pushed to discover which employees had been tar- geted by intimidation. "I'm a member and part "Mrs. Pataki, this is the most sophomoric attempt at board oversight I've seen in the 50 years I've been in business ... Anyone on this board that's complicit in allowing James Oakley to remain on the board should be ashamed of themselves." WALK INS WELCOME - Tom Mitchell, co-op member owner of the company; and if this is true, this is my business," Breimaker said. "I was assured this would not happen again and ap- parently it's happening." MaryAnn Raisner said during public comment she was horrified by the recent turn of events, and cited the progress she saw during Hewa's tenure. Ann Maflocklater added during her public comment she wanted to see a report on the retaliation allegations. John Watson protested what he perceived were actions by the board and Oakley in making a hostile work environment that "made it impossible" for Hewa to continue. "You have opted for James Oakley over John Hewa," Watson said. "That's a very poor bargain in this member's estima- tion." Tom Mitchell said the board owes it to the PEC membership to explain what is happening. He felt PEC was trading "an experienced, compentent and well known CEO in the industry" for Oakley. "Mrs. Pataki, this is the most sophomoric attempt at board oversight I've seen in the 50 years I've been in business," Mitchell said. ' nyone on this board that's complicit in allowing James Oakley to remain on the board should be ashamed of themselves." Tues-Fri: 9 am-5:30 p.m, Sat: 8 am-12 pm Barbers Fereando Rojas and Leticia Garcia 512-266-4141 112 Main Street in Buda z Two New Courts: Hays County' Continued from pg. 1A Center in San Marcos, where the district courts and county court-at-law are located. "When we built that facility, we built it with the idea that we would add judges sometime in the future so we have space available for those positions," Conley said. The hiring of two addi- tional judges will alleviate the backlog of cases as the county continues to rapidly grow. Currently, four district judges, three associate judges and two county court-at-law judges serve "We will work with our justice system, probably starting in this budget year, to develop a strategy on how to bring those courts sometime during the 2018 process." - Will Conley, Hays Co. Commissioner, Pct. 3 Hays County and its at Law No. 1 and No. 2. residents. Hays County Court- Hays County includes at-Law No. 2 was created the 22nd, 207th, 274th, in 1987and the 428th 428th Judicial District Judicial District Court was Courts and County Court created in 2005. Kyle Road Fixes: $1.2M for 2018 Continued from pg. 1A Hilsenbeck also said that in early 2016, the city com- pleted a street pavement assessment on every city owned and maintained roadway, excluding the 5 roadways already included m the 2013 bond. Projects within the bond are Goforth Road, expect- ed to be completed early summer 2017, Btmton Creek Road, Lehman Road, expected to be complete in late Summer or Fall 2017, and North Burleson Street, which is expected to be complete in August 2017. Bond projects that have already been completed are Marketplace Avenue and Philomena, previously called the Goforth con- necter. "The company used a camera installed outside a vehicle and captured basically every section of roadway in Kyle," Hilsen- beck said, "That assess- ment helped determine the need and priority for road resurfacing based on the condition of the roadway." Kyle residents Trish Wells and Frank Joy; however, both expressed concerns regarding the current state ofthe Kyle Crossing Road located behind the EVO entertainment complex. Both wondered whether the city had any plans to "When the new alternate striping is done on Kyle Crossing, we will install signs at each end that will detour truck traffic to Kohlers Crossing via the southbound 1-35 frontage road ... However, in the future, after that section of road is reconstructed, that route will again be open to truck traffic." -Kim Hilsenbeck, Kyle public information office repair that roadway in future. Wells described the road as "in terrible disrepair with numerous potholes/' in an emafled interview. She added drivers "must ride in the center lane to keep you from knocking your head on the roof of your car." Joy attributed the de- said in an emailed re- sponse. Hilsenbeck said the city currently has plans to re- stripe Kyle Crossing behind EVO as well as the section curving toward 1-35. How- ever, she said funding for a major improvement would most likely not be allocated until 2018. 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