On August 12, 2009, Judge John Donohue proceeded over the Mount Kisco Justice Court. The listing of cases on the calendar included 33 cases. Of the 33 cases, over half of the cases were from charges that originated in 2008. Two of the cases were three years old, including one that involved the dumping of PCBs on a property next to a residential neighborhood.
If violations are not efficiently resolved and if fines are not appropriately levied against violators, it lessens the impact of the charges and the chance for compliance by other property owners. Both the Mount Kisco prosecutor and the Mount Kisco judges need to work more efficiently to resolve these cases. Cases that are in court for three years, especially those involving toxic substances, need to be resolved. Mount Kisco’s public safety requires more attention to these matters.