Norfolk town justice submits letter of resignation for purpose of retirement


Norfolk town justice submits letter of resignation for purpose of retirement

NORFOLK — A Norfolk town justice has submitted his resignation, and Town Board members will be looking to find a replacement to serve until the next election.In a Sept. 30 letter of resignation for retirement purposes to Town Supervisor Charles A. Pernice and members of the Town Board, Donald G. Lustyik said he wanted to enjoy some retirement time.“After many months of thought and the options I have been afforded recently, I will be resigning from my Elected Position of Norfolk Town Justice on October 31, 2018. After over 30 good years on the bench and 78 years old, I would like to enjoy a little retirement time,” Mr. Lustyik said.The town has two justices — Mr. Lustyik and George C. Grubee — and their positions are for four-year terms. Mr. Lustyik was last elected in 2017 and took office this year. His term would have expired in 2021.Unlike other elected positions, any candidate who is elected as town justice in November 2019 will serve a full four-term as opposed to filling out the remainder of Mr. Lustyik’s term, according to Jennie H. Bacon, St. Lawrence County Democratic commissioner.She said Norfolk Town Board members could decide if they wanted to appoint someone to handle Mr. Lustyik’s duties until November 2019.“They have two justices there. They really have an option. They can appoint someone or not. It’s really up to the Town Board. If they want to appoint somebody, they would go on the ballot next year. It will be a full term next year,” she said.Mr. Pernice said Town Board members have already had some discussion, and they plan to seek an individual who can be appointed to the position until the next election.“We will have a vacancy that will need to be filled as soon as we find a viable candidate. It’s just a matter of finding someone to appoint. I’m in no hurry simply because we have alternatives,” he said.
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Norfolk town justice submits letter of resignation for purpose of retirement

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