Bonacic: Local Courts To Receive Grants

John J. Bonacic

November 28, 2005

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) announced today that several Justice Courts in Delaware, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties have been awarded funding grants under the State's Justice Court Assistance Program.

"I am pleased to announce this funding as it will assist our localities while preventing increases in property taxes," stated Senator Bonacic. "These courts are funded by the towns and villages they serve and taxpayers cannot afford higher tax bills."

Justice courts in the towns of Colchester, Delhi, Meredith, Sidney, and Tompkins of Delaware County will each receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,700. In Sullivan County, the Town of Delaware will receive $1,900 and the Town of Fallsburg will receive $5,400. The Ulster County Town of Marbletown will receive $1,161.

Senator Bonacic said that the Justice Court Assistance Program grants are used to purchase critical computer and electronic equipment and to update the training and legal materials crucial for judges and clerks; all of which are essential to efficiently administer justice.

"The funding will help our local courts to effectively serve us all. Our courts must be up to date in order to ensure justice is administered fairly, crime victims are protected, traffic laws are enforced, as well as continued access by citizens to resolve small claims matters," concluded Senator Bonacic.

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