Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Town Justice: Cyril Grant


Cyril Grant
Town Justice

Cyril Grant seeks your support for re-election as Town Justice. Cyril is lifelong resident of Stephentown and a graduate of both Berlin Central School and Hudson Valley Community College. He has been the Superintendent of Grounds & Buildings at Berlin Central School since 2005. He lives on Garfield Road with his wife, Mary, and their two daughters.

Cyril has a sincere commitment to public service. He served 10 years as a member of the Town Council and is now completing his 10th year as Town Justice. He has been a member of the Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department for 28 years, serving 7 years as Assistant Chief and 5 years as Chief. He currently serves as Deputy Fire Coordinator for the Rensselaer County Bureau of Public Safety, providing service to Battalion 5, which comprises Stephentown, Berlin, Petersburgh and Hoosick.

Cyril is a proven, bipartisan government official who works diligently alongside his Democratic and Republican colleagues to improve the services and quality of life for all residents of Stephentown. As a member of the Town Council, he was directly responsible for the oversight and successful completion of the Town Hall expansion and renovation project. He was also significantly involved with the successful closure of the former Town Dump, the creation of the current Transfer Station, the construction of the Salt Shed at the Town Highway Garage, and the purchase of several new Town Highway vehicles and equipment.

As Town Justice, he has presided over hundreds of cases during his 10 years as a judge, including some of the most serious misdemeanor charges that one could face. He is an experienced Town Justice who has successfully completed all Basic and Advanced Level Training as required by the Office of Court Administration, as well as extra curricular education and training as sponsored by the OCA, DCJS, New York State Magistrates Association, and Rensselaer County Magistrates Association. Cyril, along with his co-Judge and Court Clerk, was able to retain the services of a renown Prosecuting Attorney to handle all pre-trial conferences in conjunction with vehicle and traffic matters dealing with the New York State Police, most of which were previously being dismissed. This has significantly increased net Town Court revenue in Stephentown while simultaneously providing fair justice for all.

If re-elected as Town Justice, Cyril will continue to be a dedicated public servant who works hard and remains current with the many changes that continue to occur in the New York State Court System. He will remain a judge that is fair yet firm, and who treats everyone who comes before him with dignity and respect.

“I would be honored to continue to serve the residents of Stephentown as your Town Justice for the next 4 years, and I humbly ask for your support”

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