STILLWATER — An anonymous group calling itself Concerned Citizens of Stillwater has initiated procedures to recall Stillwater Mayor Nathan Bates on allegations ranging from corruption in office to public intoxication. "It’s a big shock to me,” said Bates, 27, who denied doing anything improper that would warrant recall. The concerned citizens group listed four justifications for recalling Bates: → Corruption in office by asking a young woman to expose her breasts while he was riding with her on a boat at Lake Carl Blackwell. →Corruption in office by repeatedly using his public office as a source for personal benefit and financial gain, through the solicitation of employment, free goods and services, and free transportation and event tickets for himself from the city, Oklahoma State University, the chamber of commerce, hospital, local retail businesses, restaurants, and entertainment establishments. →Willful failure to perform charter-mandated duties by repeatedly interfering with or trying to direct the activities of on-duty police officers and civilian city employees. →Being in a state of intoxication at various public places within the city. Bates said the first allegation apparently was based on a May incident at Lake Carl Blackwell where a man falsely accused him of asking his girlfriend to expose her breasts and demanded an apology. Oklahoma State University police filed a report and said Bates denied asking the woman to expose her breasts. Bates repeated that denial Thursday. Bates also denies soliciting freebies. The allegation of interfering with on-duty police officers is apparently based on police memos concerning an Oct. 27 fire in the 100 block of N Main. The reports indicate Bates approached an officer who was directing traffic around the fire and told the officer his police car was obstructing the view of motorists and could cause an accident. Bates said Thursday he thought he was polite and was just trying to prevent an accident. Bates said he has never been charged with public drunkenness so he’s not sure of the reason for the last allegation. There is an Aug. 2 Stillwater police report that says the mayor approached officers as they were responding to a call about a house party involving alcohol and demanded to know what was happening. One officer reported smelling alcohol on Bates’ breath as he arrived at the party. Bates, however, told The Oklahoman he had not been drinking and had just stopped by to meet a friend, who was the disc jockey. The police report indicates Bates left after an officer informed him the party involved numerous illegal activities involving alcohol and noise. Stillwater’s deputy city clerk, Clara Welch, said a request for a recall petition must contain signatures of 100 or more registered city voters and state the reasons for the proposed recall. The city then would verify the signatures and give the subject of the recall 10 days to write a statement justifying his conduct. A recall petition takes the signatures of 25 percent of the total number of voters who cast ballots in the city’s last general election. Welch estimated about 600 signatures would be required.