Wednesday, December 21, 2011

town board to appoint court administrator...swearing in tomorrow..statement by judges

The Greenburgh Town Board will meet tomorrow morning in executive session to interview three finalists for Court Administrator. We anticipate making a decision on before the swearing in ceremony.

Theodore Jones, an Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals (New York’s highest court—the equivalent of the US Supreme Court for New York State) will officiate at the swearing in ceremonies of the three new Town Judges—Arlene Gordon-Oliver, Walter Rivera and Delores Scott Brathwaite this Thursday at 5 PM at Greenburgh Town Hall.

Our goal: to make Greenburgh the best local court in New York State. Hope to see you at the ceremony.


Judge Arlene Gordon-Oliver, newly elected Judge Delores Brathwaite and newly elected Judge Walter Rivera have already begun working in a collaborative manner to address the issues facing the Greenburgh Town Court. They have issued this joint statement:

“We have met with the Hon. Charles Apotheker, Supervising Judge of the 9th Judicial District, to discuss the current state of affairs of the Greenburgh Town Court, court personnel and protocols going forward.

We have also met with Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, Town Council Members and Court Administrator Regina Hill to review and discuss the budget for 2012 insofar as it applies to the Greenburgh Town Court.

We agree that with the departure of Regina Hill our first joint task is to select a new Court Administrator and to that end we have already begun the interview process.

We have agreed to add additional night court sessions to tackle the backlog of Vehicle & Traffic Law cases.

The three Town Justices are looking forward to the new term of office commencing on January 1, 2012 and are honored to serve the Town of Greenburgh in this capacity.

We renew our pledge and commitment to work diligently and as a team to address the legal and administrative issues that are before us. ”