Slow down and enjoy the weather this summer

By Judge Zack Dolyk As summer arrives in Vermilion, I would like to remind you when driving please use patience and follow the posted speed limit signs. Children are biking, skateboarding and walking around town. Many drivers fail to obey the speed limit signs which can result in the issuance of a citation for speeding.Continue reading “Slow down and enjoy the weather this summer”

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Municipal court and police department thankful for new transport van

By Judge Zack Dolyk The Vermilion Municipal Court and the Vermilion Police Department have acquired a transport van.  We want to thank the Erie County Commissioners, William Monaghan, Mathew Old, Patrick Shenigo as well as Sheriff Paul Sigsworth. Chief Christopher Hartung had attended a meeting of area police chiefs and learned the Erie County SheriffContinue reading “Municipal court and police department thankful for new transport van”

Understanding the collections system for municipal court fees

By Judge Zack Dolyk Courts are established to provide justice they are not created for the purpose of generating revenue.  However, we understand our responsibility to collect the fines and costs imposed at sentencing. The Clerk’s office of the Vermilion Municipal Court attempts to collect all fine and costs in a timely manner.  When theContinue reading “Understanding the collections system for municipal court fees”

Protect yourself and loved ones against financial elder abuse scams

By Judge Zack Dolyk We have had reports of residents receiving letters from companies offering to obtain a Deed and Property Assessment Profiles for them.  The letters look official and offers this service to you along with a large “processing fee.”  In one case the fee is $86.00.  This information can be obtained at theContinue reading “Protect yourself and loved ones against financial elder abuse scams”