Former council member says Yale officials getting free services

Sunday, June 15th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

YALE, Okla. (AP) _ A former town commissioner says Yale leaders are receiving free services and allowing employees to avoid paying their bills.

Lee Lozier claims he has found 33 instances of no deposits being on record for customers and no penalties being applied to late employee bills. He also found nine instances of back-dated deposits.

Lozier said he plans to take his findings to the state attorney general.

Town officials said past audits have found no problems in finances or records.

Town Clerk Sharon Crisjohn said the city has an answer for every accusation.

Lozier said Crisjohn is one employee who has received special treatment. In March 2003, Crisjohn's bill was adjusted by $314 without permission from the town commission, he said.

Lozier was a town commission member for three years until he was defeated in May. He has been working for three years to get records regarding city-owned utilities.