Cortland judge has another month in alternate digs

CORTLAND — Central District Court Judge Thomas Campbell and his staff have been operating the Cortland court at temporary quarters for the last month because of a furnace problem in the court’s normal 180 N. Mecca St. location.

“It’s been difficult, but we have been muddling through,” said the judge as he sipped a coffee last week in his makeshift chambers, which actually is the side patio with picnic table at the Cortland Agriculture Center on West Main Street.

Campbell said he credits Edgar Agler, the county’s director of agriculture, plus the county’s maintenance and IT crews for getting he and his staff of about eight or nine moved and getting the court back into operation. The docket was resumed within a week last month after the North Mecca Street facility’s furnace system malfunctioned ä blowing soot over the interior rooms, including the judge’s chambers.

“We met and put a plan into motion,” Agler said.



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