A quick and quiet board meeting for the Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority. It was the first meeting of the board since police seized documents and items related to an investigation by the Ohio Ethics Commission.
Board members discussed applications for rental assistance during the regular board meeting that lasted less than five minutes. The investigation was not brought up.
Late last month the Lima Police Department was contacted by the Ohio Ethics Commission to assist them in an investigation that involves possible ethical and criminal conduct by some MHA employees.
Chief Kevin Martin said subpoenas were sent out as part of the investigation. Authorities then received information that documents were being destroyed. The board's attorney, Walter Lawson later denied that claim. He told Your News Now that the MHA was instead in the process of providing the requested documents when the LPD raid occurred.
After the meeting, board president LaMont Monford declined speaking about the investigation.
Board vice president Paige Townsend, however, says the housing authority has received no updates on the investigation and was told it could take several months.
During the meeting, board members were given financial reports from the state auditor's office.