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Hays Free Press June 8, 2011 NE'INS Page 3A BOGGS YORE THOMAS SCANION GRESS STAFF REPORT on this year's ballot are for www.esc-vote.com/pec201l seats representing the Cedar or by completing and mail- Pedernales Electric Cooper- Park, Leander and northwest- ing in their ballot by June 10. ative is encouraging members ern Austin area, any coopera- For information, call Election to vote in its 2011 election, in tive member can vote in the Services Corporation at (866) which eariyvotingendsFriday, election. 720-4357 or send an e-mail June 10. Members can also vote In District 2,William D. (Bill) to pechelp@electionservice- in the co-op's annual meeting Boggs of Leander and Alan scorp.com. on June 18 in Johnson City. Yore of Cedar Park are running. Events for the co-op's annu- In the election, members In District 3, Stephen Thomas al meeting will begin at noon are voting to select directors of Cedar Park, Kathy Scanion on June 18 at the PEC Training for PEC board districts 2 and 3, of Austin, Tom Gress of Cedar Center, located at 1506 U.S. and also to recommend to the Park and Matthew Weldon of Highway 281 North in Johnson board which system should be Austin are all running. City. Family-friendly activi- used for future director elec- Members unable to attendties are scheduled inside and tions, at-large or single-mem- the annual meeting can par- outside the facility prior to the ber districts, ticipate in the co-op election official annual meeting, which Although the two districts by voting online at https:// will begin at 2 p.m. Meeting Kyle Sewer Rates 1503 RIVER ROAD - SAN MARCOS, TX Continued from pg. 1A hike, Moheet said. The increase, flit is approved on second read- ing later this month, won't be reflected in utility bills until Au- gust, Moheet said. Council member Brad Pick- ett, who was joined by council member Jalme Sanchez in vot- ing against the increase, said the city should consider a steeper hike to make wastewater util- ity pay for itself. Balancing the fund's budget this year would require an 87 percent increase, Moheet said. "We have to start paying for what we're using. Councils in the past have hesitated to make these moves. We have to have the fortitude to do so," Hckett said. A council majority clearly had no interest in nearly dou- bling rates in one fell swoop, but several said the city should look at both the utility rates "We need to trans- fer the extra costs over to our prop- erty tax where it will not affect lower income resi- dents as much as raising [utility] rates would.... It's ridiculous and I think everybody agrees with that." -Russ Huebner, Kyle councilmember STAFF REPORT The City of Buda will host a free concert with two live bands this Friday night at City Park. RockStella, a girl band comprised of preteens and teens from Hays Count, will per- form pop music covers followed by country mu- sic group the Hayden Thomas Band. At 8 p.m., the concert will be- Hayden WB.ImU I YouI For All r gardingattendeestheWillco-op'shear reportSactivitiesre- [ Remodehng during the past year, and mem- bers registering at the meeting [ Needs! will have a chance to win door prizes that include a retired PEC pickup truck; energy-ef- ficient Energy Star appliances and electric bill gift cards. Meeting registration and voting will begin at noon, and voting will conclude at 2:30 p.m. Election results will be announced later in the pro- ceedings. Complete PEC elec- tion and annual meeting in- formation is available at www. pec.coop. 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Quartucci Senior Parttwr Terry H. and general fund transfers dur- ing the summer budgetmaking process for next fiscal year. The city's wastewater hind has run a deficit four of the last five years due in part to the siz- able transfer of money received from wastewater customers to the city's general fund where it essentially helps offset prop- erty tax This year, the city is on course to transfer $1,883,669 from wastewater revenue to the general fund - nearly 40 percent of the fund's revenue. Councilmember Russ Hueb- ner said using auxiliary funds as stop-gap in the general fund budget puts a disproportionate load on low- and fixed-income residents. "I would prefer that we get rid of the [general fund] transfer.We need to transfer the extra costs over to our property tax where it will not affect lower income res- idents as much as raising [util- ity] rates would.... It's ridiculous and I think everybody agrees with that," Huebner said. 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