MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. -- A lawsuit filed Thursday alleging a former board member of a housing subdivision sold land without the board’s approval has sparked a controversy in Marshall County. The lawsuit also claims the land was transferred to a developer that has been in the news lately. Teddy Safo has the details.
Oakridge Property Owners’ Association claims that Jan Stanley sold several lots without board approval. Stanley is the former president of the Oak Ridge Community Board. The lawsuit further states those properties ended up in the hands of Pointe Vista Developers.
Current director of Oakridge, Boyd Steele, filed the suit in Marshall County on Thursday morning. The lawsuit alleges between that 2004 and 2007 when Jan Stanley was the board president of Oakridge, Stanley had transferred several lots without paying any amount of consideration to the Oakridge board.
The suit also states that between March and June of 2007, Stanley sold some of those lots to Mickle Consulting, who then later transferred the lots to Pointe Vista. Now the Oakridge Property Owners’ Association is suing for damages, and they are also asking the immediate return of the property.
So far, there is no way to tell how or even if this will affect the progress on the Lake Texoma Lodge project. We tried to talk to both sides in this lawsuit. Steele was not available to speak on camera, and Stanley would not comment on camera until she retained an attorney.