Inquiry 19-158

April 9, 2020

Dear :


         This responds to your inquiry (19-158) asking if, after assuming the position of town justice, you may attend public town board meetings as an observer.

         We cannot see any appearance of impropriety in your choosing to attend public town board meetings simply as an observer, as any other interested citizen of the town may do, to learn about issues affecting the town. Accordingly, you may do so.

         As your remaining question is now moot, we decline to address it.

                                                           Very truly yours,

                                                           George D. Marlow, Assoc Justice

                                                           Appellate Div., First Dept. (Ret)

                                                           Committee Co-Chair


                                                           Hon. Margaret T. Walsh

                                                           Supreme Court Justice

                                                           Committee Co-Chair