Just who will succeed outgoing Town Justice Mark Montour, who has been elected to a state judicial post, remains a mystery.
The Town Board last week tabled a resolution supported by the board’s Democratic majority to appoint Nicholas LoCicero, the deputy town attorney and town prosecutor. The resolution had even noted that effective Jan. 1, LoCicero had resigned his deputy town attorney and prosecutor posts.
It looks like the matter will remain unresolved early into the new year.
Councilman Mark Aquino, who sponsored the resolution to appoint LoCicero to the bench, later said that a personal matter was holding up the appointment. Aquino said it’s uncertain whether LoCicero can accept the appointment. “We won’t rush,” Aquino said, noting it likely won’t be dealt with until after Jan. 1.
In a separate interview, Republican Supervisor Dino J. Fudoli said he had not been given an opportunity for input with the Democratic councilmen about the appointment. “I would have looked at village attorneys for experience, instead of just political connections,” Fudoli said.
Aquino said the appointment is done by the board majority, which rests with the Democrats and they should have the right to appoint the new justice to serve until the next election.
Also this week:
• The Lancaster Village Board meets in a public work session at 6 p.m. Monday, followed by a regular business meeting at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway.