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STATE AUTHORIZES TOWN 3RD PART TIME JUDGE
Release Date: June 24, 2004
I am pleased to report that the NY State Legislature has approved
legislation authorizing the Town of Greenburgh to create a 3rd part time
Judge. It is expected that the Governor will sign the legislation. There
has been a tremendous backlog of court cases in recent years. Last year
I indicated that the creation of a 3rd part time Judge would be a high
priority of mine. The additional Judge will assist in clearing the
court's backlog and in keeping the court's calendar current in the
future. The additional Judge was recommended by the NY State Office of
Court Administration. It is expected that the revenue generated from the
additional Judge and processing of fines will far exceed the costs.
There will be an election for the position this November. Candidates
interested in running must submit valid petitions to the Board of
Elections to qualify to get on the ballot.