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Tusayan Court Getting It Done

December 27, 2016

Since justice court proceedings came to Tusayan about 18 months ago, FTA’s or failures to appear have gone down dramatically. That’s the assessment from Judge Robert Krombeen. In addition to formal court sessions, there is also an open court every Tuesday at 10am. Those are held via a video link. All Tusayan court sessions are held at Tusayan Town Hall which was constructed to accommodate court proceedings in addition to town government.

Judge Krombeen delivered an update on the court at a December 14th town council meeting. Williams Justice Court operates under an intergovernmental agreement with Tusayan and Judge Krombeen would like to know what the council would like to see happen with the court at the end of the five year IGA. 

Councilman Al Montoya said, “I don’t know where you could improve.”

In addition to a court update, Judge Krombeen also swore in Mayor Craig Sanderson and Councilman Al Montoya. Sanderson is the town's first directly elected mayor after having been appointed to the post from the council. Montoya was re-elected.

Becky Wirth, who was also elected to the council, could not attend the meeting due to a death in the family. She was re-appointed to the Vice Mayor's post. 

The council also approved continued funding for the Kaibab Learning Center, The Center will get $40,000  a year from the Town. $10,000 of that money will be used to offer discounts for Tusayan residents. The rest will be used for operating expenses and teacher pay. Councilman John Rueter told the center director, "You've earned our trust."