Schuylkill County President Judge William Baldwin has proposed several changes to District Courts in the area.
Last week, Baldwin proposed these changes in a Public Notice and the public has until Dec. 8 to comment on the changes he’s proposing.
Changes Proposed for Schuylkill County District Courts
These changes are considered after the conclusion of each US Census held every 10 years. The number of courts and which cases each of those courts accept comes under question. Answers to those questions are based on population changes and the types of cases taken at each court.
Right now, Schuylkill County has 7 District Courts:
- Port Carbon
Baldwin says the number of courts, 7, is fine. However, some courts will begin seeing cases from new municipalities under the judge’s recommendations. He’s proposed the following changes:
- Cases from McAdoo and Kline Township would be heard in Frackville. They’re currently heard in Tamaqua.
- Cases from Delano Township would move from Shenandoah to Frackville.
- Cases from Wayne Township would be heard in Tremont, not Orwigsburg.
Public comments on the proposed changes can be mailed to the following address:
Schuylkill County Court Administrator
401 N. 2nd St.
Pottsville, PA 17901