The Wheatfield Town Board intends to interview applicants for a vacant town justice position in the next two weeks, according to Town Clerk Kathleen Harrington-McDonell.
She said letters of interest began to arrive soon after the Dec. 14 death of Justice John J. Mattio, 73, who had served for 17 years.
In late December, the Town Board chose Pendleton Town Justice Kevin D. Mack to handle Mattio's caseload until a replacement is named.
Harrington-McDonell said the board has not established a timeline for making its choice. The board's appointee will serve until the end of 2018. An election to fill the seat for a full four-year term will be held in November.