(11/19/2009)
By Bob Weaver

The West Virginia Public Service Commission officially requested records yesterday from the Mt. Zion Public Service District.

The state agency is requesting records be submitted to Executive Secretary Sandra Squire no later than December 8, 2009, according to staff attorney Leslie J. Anderson.

The request is to provide copies of all minutes of PSD Board meetings from January 2006 through the current month (November) 2009.

The request is also being made to provide copies of all audits done on the finances since 2006.

The official request indicates the action is a "first request for information," of an investigation being done by the commission.

The investigation of the PSD follows failed efforts by the Calhoun County Commission to obtain records, who then issued a request to the state for an investigation.

Mt. Zion PSD secretary-treasurer, Wilma Mace, following a Freedom of Information Request issued by the commission, did deliver a few cursory documents.

The board members of the Mt. Zion PSD also passed a motion supporting the commission's request for an investigation.

PSD board members have said at recent public meetings they have been unable to obtain key minutes from Mace, including information regarding the board's current financial status.


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