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Update:  We've learned the General Manager of the Hideaway Lake Club has been fired .

Dennis Godoy was at the meeting last Thursday that stirred up a lot of emotion about an ongoing investigation in the community.

The investigation centers around a vendor who complained the Hideaway maintenance supervisor was requiring a 50% kickback to cut trees in Hideaway Lake.

When the board started investigating, the affidavit says the general manager stopped all access to the invoices and records.

We spoke to Mr. Godoy Monday evening. He said he had no comment at this time.

 


 

HIDEAWAY LAKE (KYTX) -  The Hideaway Lake Homeowners' Association meeting got off to an interesting start Thursday night.

It appeared to be a homeowners' board divided among a confused community.

"This community needs to come together, not be separated," said one board member.

The main issue at hand is an investigation that was opened into the Hideaway Lake community at the end of July by the Smith County Sheriff's office.

The affidavit states two board members met with investigators about concerns surrounding some Hideaway Lake employees.

"I'm going to use the word alleged, that he had to pay off or give a kickback to a Hideaway employee in order to do business in Hideaway," said Jerry Toon, board member.

The affidavit reveals a vendor complained that the maintenance supervisor was requiring a 50%  kickback from the vendor to cut trees in Hideaway Lake.

When the board started investigating, the affidavit says the general manager stopped all access to the invoices and records.

"Mr.Dennis Goodoy was hired to be a general manager of Hideaway. He has shown he knows how to do the job. Please let him do it," said one community member.

Some community members disagreed with the board getting involved.

"The image of Hideaway has been tarnished, by exposing petty harassment to the public," said another community member.

Many thought board members were overstepping their boundaries.

"I have no problem with you going to law enforcement if you felt you had no other recourse, but I do have problems with leaks and innuendos about highway employees. Anyone is innocent until proven guilty," said another community member.

The board's response? They were simply doing their job

"Fiduciary responsibility requires the board to do this," said a board member.

The Smith County Sheriff's office says they are still investigating the situation.

There are rumors that the FBI is investigating. However, board members said during the meeting, they were told the FBI was investigating a separate situation.

Board members declined comments after the meeting.

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