JAMESTOWN – The state court that deals with appeals out of State Supreme court along with other matters will hold a special hearing in Jamestown in October.
The New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department will hear oral arguments on Thursday, Oct. 25 during a regular session at the Robert H. Jackson Center.
The specific case or cases haven’t yet been announced.
Jamestown city officials and those in Falconer and the Town of Ellicott are waiting for a date to be set regarding the annexation case involving the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities substation property in Falconer. That property is adjacent to the city border and, as a result, city officials have said it is eligible for annexation.
Jamestown city council last year voted in favor of annexing the property, while both the Town and Village boards voted against it. The matter was then sent to the Appellate Court for consideration, though a date for arguments in the case has yet to be set.
The Jamestown Post-Journal is reporting that BPU General Manager David Leathers has said the annexation is not on the docket of cases that will be heard by the court at the Jackson Center.
While no date has been set for when the annexation case will be heard, the court’s October calendar has not yet been released and will be announced toward the end of this month.
Oral arguments at the Jackson Center will begin at 10 a.m., and will be followed by a continuing legal education program featuring Fourth Department Justices and staff members from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Fourth Department, which covers 22 counties in Central and Western New York, is honored by the Jackson Center’s hospitality and the opportunity to hear oral arguments in Chautauqua County.