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Council hears of progress on court issue

At last week’s regular meeting, the Sundance City Council heard that progress has been made on the municipal court issue. The city has not had a municipal court judge for the last couple of years after opting, as a cost-saving measure, to instead request permission for municipal cases to be heard in circuit court.

However, due to switch-ups in the court and the pandemic, progress stalled.

Since the issue was raised last month, Sheriff Jeff Hodge and City Attorney Mark Hughes reported that things are moving along.

“There have been some ideas flowing,” said Hodge.

Judge Matthew F.G. Castano has...