YORKTOWN, N.Y.-- Yorktowns judges Salvatore Lagonia and Ilan Gilbert donated their time to the town in order to end an enormous ticket backlog that ended last week.
The 5,000 traffic ticket backlog started prior to either judges beginning in Yorktown, but they ensured the problem would end and took big steps to do so.
The two judges put in a great deal of extra time and effort to adjudicate the entire 5,000 ticket backlog that dates back well before either of us took office, Gilbert said.
At no cost to the town, the judges donated their time for extra sessions to get rid of the tickets with full day court sessions.
We believed strongly that it was in the best interest of justice to rectify this problem as quickly as we could. But the judges alone could not have accomplished this onerous task, if it were not for the hard work of our entire court staff, said Lagonia.
Both judges said careful monitoring will assure the enormous backlog doesnt happen again.
It wasnt easy, but the satisfaction of completing a very serious promise that we made makes it all worth while, said Lagonia.
Both judges thanked the staff for their help in eliminating the problem.
The close working relationship between the two judges and their staff was a key factor in this success story, Gilbert said.
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