All to protect Dana Martin from being held accountable
These files are the legal invoices received from Joe Gimenez/Windermere Oaks Water on 1/3/2023 for August through December. This may prove to be the most reckless spending witnessed since keeping track in March of 2019. They have spent roughly $260k however Gimenez seems to have left out all of the invoices for the November 14th through18th trial where they had multiple attorneys defending Dana Martin. This could easily take the spending for August through December well over $350k. They have not had a meeting in over four months yet are taking action that is required to be done at an open meeting per the Texas Open Meetings Act.
They have spent tens of thousands of dollars thus far to keep Jeff Walker off the board. It's notable that they sent a letter threatening D Flunker with a lawsuit. Joe Gimenez even had the law firm edit his October informational propaganda zoom meeting video.
In a bold move Ren Blevins has done what we should have done long ago. In an act of civil disobedience he stopped paying the extortion.
With the monies they have blown we could have had new infrastructure, pipes and a fire hydrant on every street corner instead we have decaying infrastructure with one fill plug.
The WOWSC insurance has gone up four fold in the last four years due to the boards violations of law. Its now over $30k per year.
Also, Joe Gimenez is pulling down $4,000 a year as a volunteer.
WOW! Three law firms! Nothing to see here, move along!Download PDF
Gimenez and Nelson spent $149,000 in 8 months
While the ratepayer reps spent $0!
As stated before, WOWSC VP Gerino sits on the airport board with Ms Martin and was installed to WOWSC board TWICE (never elected). She actually voted to raise our rates 71% while filing a PUC rate appeal for a 50% rate increase in her community with Corix.
why are the same cast of characters running all the boards
The answer seems obvious, power and control and then some. Attached you will find proxies from the WOPOA and the Spicewood Airport. Ms Martin routinely sends out pre-filled proxies with her name ready to go so she can seat her cronies to the various boards (airport, WOPOA). She has made sure a handful of people run almost everything in this little community. Ms Martin made sure Joe Gimenez was the president of both WOWSC and WOPOA at the same time. She made sure Mr Gimenez was seated to WOWSC just when the WOWSC board started taking action to hold her accountable on the insider land deal. Ms Martin also made sure Bill Earnest got back on, another insider land deal participant In order to get Mr. Gimenez re-elected to the WOPOA she made sure her own initiative as the governing documents committee, the road use fee increase was put on the ballot for the annual meeting. What better way to get the developer to hand over his proxies? That increase would be charged for all new homes being built. She then used that issue to garner the developers proxies to not only defeat her own initiative but to also get Joe Gimenez re-elected (he would have lost re-election by a handful of votes). Members spoke with the developer and confirmed their fears then sent correspondence to the membership explaining what they discovered. The WOPOA board, led by Gimenez and Jeff Hagar (another crony), sent letters to the POA members defending Ms Martin. He has been instrumental in fighting for her to keep the WOWSC insider land and at the same time costing the members over $200,000 in legal fees and nearly one million dollars via the insider land deal that she acquired for pennies on the dollar and in violation of state laws. Her defeat of the road use fee increase has cost the Windermere Oaks community roughly $50,000 while leaving the roads in shambles. Aside from Joe Gimenez serving on two boards, Ms Martin has her dear friend Patricia Gerino and Rich Schaefer on two boards and neither won via an election, both were installed by Gimenez. Mr Gimenez even tried to install Ms Martin to a vacancy to the WOPOA board. The members had had enough. Mr Gimenez has been the most duplicitous crony to date. The video is here.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrv1L41jnT4&t=2s
Ms. Martin working her magic in the airport with the some of the same cronies as WOWSC-Patricia Gerino and Rich Schaefer!
Gimenez (who was the president of WOWSC and WOPOA) thought it was a good idea to install Dana Martin after all that had transpired with the lawsuits over insider dealing, etc? The community spoke loud and clear.
This is the outcome of elections when Ms Martin does not show up with a truck load of developer proxies and the ballot is not manipulated with bogus initiatives.