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Cost-Saving Ideas: Justice Court Consolidation Process

Town Board Adopts Resolution:

  • File Resolution/Petition with Town Clerks
  • Joint Public Hearing Held on Notice
    • Resolution/Petition Approved
    • Prepare Joint Resolution
    • Public Referendum
      • Joint Resolution Approved
      • Implement Plan to Establish Single Town Court

OR ...

Town Board Adopts Resolution:

  • File Resolution/Petition with Town Clerks
  • Joint Public Hearing Held on Notice
    • Resolution/Petition Approved
    • Prepare Joint Resolution
    • Public Referendum
      • Joint Resolution Disapproved
      • Current Justice Court Structure Continues

OR ...

Town Board Adopts Resolution:

  • File Resolution/Petition with Town Clerks
  • Joint Public Hearing Held on Notice
    • Resolution/Petition Disapproved
    • Current Justice Court Structure Continues

OR ...

Petition of Registered Voters:

  • File Resolution/Petition with Town Clerks
  • Joint Public Hearing Held on Notice
    • Resolution/Petition Approved
    • Prepare Joint Resolution
    • Public Referendum
      • Joint Resolution Approved
      • Implement Plan to Establish Single Town Court

OR ...

Petition of Registered Voters:

  • File Resolution/Petition with Town Clerks
  • Joint Public Hearing Held on Notice
    • Resolution/Petition Approved
    • Prepare Joint Resolution
    • Public Referendum
      • Joint Resolution Disapproved
      • Current Justice Court Structure Continues

OR ...

Petition of Registered Voters:

  • File Resolution/Petition with Town Clerks
  • Joint Public Hearing Held on Notice
    • Resolution/Petition Disapproved
    • Current Justice Court Structure Continues