Former Hornell Assistant Judge Candidate Issues Statement About the Process of Choosing The New Assistant Judge For Hornell
March 4, 2014
HORNELL, NY – Attorney Tim Rosell has issued a Tim Rosell Statement about how he believes that the process the Hornell Common Council used to appoint the new assistant Hornell City Judge David Coddington, was a seriously flawed process.
Rosell’s statement asserts that there were at two violations of the Hornell City Charter in appointing Coddington: A the mayor recommending the assistant judge candidate to the Common Council.
B, Coddington was not a Hornell resident at the time of the appointment, but a North Hornell resident.
Hornell City Hall Attorney Joe Pelych says that the Board of Elections showed that Coddington was a Hornell resident, and Pelych just got the information about Coddington’s being a Hornell elector, from the Board of Elections. Mayor Shawn Hogan says this is just a case of sour grapes. “They (the Common Council) did do what they were supposed to do, and the fact that he wasn’t selected is all-telling. So I don’t know why he continues to make statements, when the Common Council stood by a a vote, majority vote, (and) selected somebody other than him.”