1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Highway
  4. Article 11: Miscellaneous Provisions


Section 304 List of jurors, and drawing jurors

Highway (HAY)

At such time and place, on due proof of the service of the notice, the town superintendent shall, in the presence of a justice of the peace of such town, to be designated by him and who shall be present at such time, openly draw thirty-six ballots from a box or other receptacle containing the names of the persons who are returned as jurors of the town to the courts of record of the county, upon the last list thereof, as certified by the county clerk, as jurors to attend and determine upon the necessity of such road and to assess the damages by reason of the opening thereof, on a day to which the proceeding shall then be adjourned by him, not more than fourteen days from the day on which such jurors are drawn, unless the parties consent to a longer adjournment. The ballots shall be of the same description as those prescribed to be used by justices of the peace, for the purpose of procuring a jury to try an action in justices' courts. Such ballots may be, or may previously have been prepared by such justice of the peace. If a person whose name is thus drawn is not a resident freeholder of the town, the town superintendent shall set aside such juror, and he may excuse any juror who comes within the provisions of section five hundred and forty-four of the judiciary law, and in either case, draw another ballot and continue to do so until thirty-six are drawn.