Sno Kone Joe owner to appear in court

GLOVERSVILLE – One of the operators of the Sno Kone Joe ice cream trucks who was charged last week with harassing competitor Mr. Ding-A-Ling will be in court later today fighting the city’s decision to not renew her permit.

Amanda C. Scott, 21, appeared in court Tuesday before state Supreme Court Justice Joseph Sise, who scheduled a hearing for this afternoon.

Scott and Joshua V. Malatino, 34, both of 62 East Blvd., last week were charged with second-degree harassment, a violation, and fourth-degree stalking, a misdemeanor. Police said the two were trying to keep Mr. Ding-A-Ling from selling ice cream in the city.

Sno Kone Joe’s permit was up for renewal Saturday, but Police Chief Donald VanDeusen recommended Mayor Dayton King not reissue the permit, and King told the city clerk not to renew it.

Scott, whom court documents list as the owner and operator of the business, filed a lawsuit against city officials through her attorney, Bill Lorman of Amsterdam.

In the lawsuit, she asked for the city to be ordered to renew the permit until the dispute was resolved in court.

However, Sise declined to issue that request and decided to set a hearing that was adjourned until 2 p.m. today so the attorney representing the city, Michael Albanese, could have more time to draft a legal response to Scott’s complaint.