Save the Courthouse. Keep the petition circulating. Thank you for support
Jan 25, 2013 — There is so much more to having a courthouse than just being able to appear in court for criminal matters. Obtaining and filing paperwork, jury duty, taking care of tickets, civil matters such as evictions, and even small claims cases, which may amount to less than it would cost to handle on the mainland, but require the justice system to resolve and avoid escalation are only some of the reasons we need the courthouse. It is simply not the right thing to do to deny Avalon court access. We can not simply drive a little farther to a different courthouse. Boats, hotels, and multiple trips can be required for even a simple legal matter. We must fight to save our courthouse access.