A ten-year veteran of City Water Light and Power has been identified as the worker who lost his job for using city equipment, on city time, to clear a tree from a relative’s property.
The State Journal-Register obtained Matt Winters’ name through a Freedom of Information request. He was fired last month for misuse of city resources, and for allegedly trying to pressure a neighbor not to report the incident, and for misrepresenting the nature of the work to his supervisors.
Two other workers received suspensions for their part in the incident. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is appealing the discipline handed down to all three workers.