Posted: Feb 21, 2013 1:49 PM by Tonya LaCoste
The Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs assisted with board elections at a recent St. Martin Council on Aging meeting. The former board president asked the governor's office to be present because of past complaints against the office and an ongoing state Inspector General's investigation over questionable audits. The state elderly affairs office was there to make sure everyting was transparent, the Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs General Counsel Paul Colomb said.
More than 85 St. Martin Council on Aging members showed up for elections. "Our people went out there. They conducted the election. Everybody seemed to be happy except perhaps a few disgruntled people who did not get elected," Colomb said. He said the past problems have already been resolved. "I think it had to with people taking over who didn't have experience." Colomb is talking about past administration Currently, an interim executive director is running the office in Breaux Bridge. The former director was fired in December.