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Hope wants to share town justice

Saturday, July 20, 2013 - Updated: 3:10 PM



HOPE - The Hope Town Board has unanimously decided the town should share a justice with the Town of Wells.

The New York State Uniform Justice Court Act allows contiguous towns to share a justice and court. The towns of Hope and Wells have agreed to prepare a plan to do so.

Each town will hold a public hearing on the matter.

The move was promoted by Hope Justice Robert Wilcox's decision not to seek another term in office. His term ends Dec. 31.

Superintendent of Highways Terry Robinson told the town board July 8 that a culvert that washed out on Maple Grove Road is being replaced. Also, the ceiling replacement in the town garage has started, and the cost is going to be lower than expected.

Town Clerk Marleen Webster told the board Hope Valley Farms donated a lot of flowers for the Town Park and she spent two days redoing the flowerbeds. She is trying to find someone who has pictures of the farm that used to be there. She would like to see a plaque with information on the farm put up at the park.

-- An old V plow will be painted and used as a sign for the town.

-- The final touches on the employee handbook will be done during a meeting Aug. 12 starting at 6 p.m.

Editor's Note: This article is based on minutes of the Hope Town Board meeting of July 8, 2013 as provided by Town Clerk Marleen Webster.


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