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Scotia says no to court merger

Kastberg says consolidation wouldn’t increase efficiency

Village of Scotia Mayor, Kris Kastberg in the village courtroom on Friday afternoon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Village of Scotia Mayor, Kris Kastberg in the village courtroom on Friday afternoon.
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The village of Scotia is no longer interested in consolidating courts with the town of Glenville and the decision has cast a spotlight on how local municipalities are dealing with pressure from the state to provide shared government services wherever possible. Scotia Mayor Kris Kastberg said the village trustees decided Tuesday they would no longer pursue a merger of the village and town justice courts. While it was originally thought that consolidation would increase the ...


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