KEYSER - Just about a month ago, David Boden, newly appointed board member for the New Creek Public Service District, gave comments during the Mineral County Commission meeting concerning situations at the PSD.

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
KEYSER - Just about a month ago, David Boden, newly appointed board member for the New Creek Public Service District, gave comments during the Mineral County Commission meeting concerning situations at the PSD.
He said at that time, “I heard of problems there; I have seen the problems, and there are many.”
Boden also mentioned that an audit was underway for the PSD, with the results to be completed by the end of December, and results could be “ugly.”
That information seems to be a beginning of additional problems for the New Creek PSD, when a local citizen, who did not want to be named, spoke to the county commissioners on Thursday afternoon to say that the anticipated audit is completed.
The citizen said the completed 2017 audit could possibly show “a misappropriation of funds” for the New Creek PSD.
Further discussion on the PSD funds centered on the fact that the local state police may have to be involved to investigate this situation.
Boden had previously said that red flags were evident with the New Creek PSD because, “A budget for the PDS had not been in place for years.”
He added that at one time a surplus of money was held by the PSD, but now a small balance is showing on the books.
In addition, a letter of resignation was received by the county commissioners from Pete Pamepinto, who was also recently appointed as a board member for the New Creek PSD and was apparently unaware of the financial situation.
The letter from Pamepinto stated that he didn’t realize “the stress that goes with the board position.”
At the present, Boden is the only board member that remains, with two board positions now open.