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January 19th, 2009
PEC transfers former tower site to Wimberley


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Members of the Wimberley City Council and PEC commemorate the transfer of the land located in downtown Wimberley on Jan. 15, 2009, at the Wimberley City Council Chambers. Pictured in the front row (l to r) are: PEC General Manager Juan Garza, Mayor Tom Haley, Place Three Council Member Jeri Xiques and PEC District 7 Director Dr. Patrick Cox. Pictured in the back row (l to r) are: PEC Kyle District Manager Archie Lopez, Place One Council Member Charles Roccaforte, Place Five Council Member Dick Larson, Mayor Pro-tem Bob Flocke, Place Four Council Member Steve Thurber and PEC Assistant General Manager Jeanell Davis.


STAFF REPORT

Pedernales Electric has donated for public use a small tract in downtown Wimberley where the utility cooperative at one time planned construction of a transmission tower.

The city of Wimberley will instead landscape the 0.158-acre tract under conditions of the transfer. The transaction was approved Oct. 10 but had to wait for release of a lien because the cooperative’s property is used as collateral to secure bond debt.

“I am pleased that PEC could work in a positive way with the good people of Wimberley,” PEC General Manager Juan Garza said in a written statement. PEC bought the property in 1995.

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