continued Douglas said the council continues to look for ways to save taxpayers money. The elimination of one town justice position would allow the town to eliminate an extra position.
“Right now, they rotate weeks and they do a great job while they are working, so it is not a matter of work history,” Douglas said. “They are not doing two nights a week. Right now, they rotate Mondays in town court. It is a caseload that can be done by a single justice.”
Balzac feels two justices are still needed.
“Two judges double your chances of coming before a justice who will hear your case fairly and with less delay,” he said, citing a flier that he has been circulating while on the campaign trail. “It doubles the opportunity for town residents to participate in the judicial system, increasing the odds of a more open, transparent, and diverse approach to justice.”
The special election will be held from noon until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Town of Jay Community Center on (11 School Lane in Au Sable Forks) and the Amos and Julia Ward Theatre (12 Parkside Drive, Jay).