Township of Riverside, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Riverside 7-26-1967 by Ord. No. 1967-13 as Section 11:1 of the 1967 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 21-1
Establishment of Court and applicability of statutory provisions. 

§ 21-2
Seal. 

§ 21-3
Salary of Magistrate. 

§ 21-4
Qualification, term and appointment of Magistrate. 

§ 21-5
Appointment of initial Magistrate. 

§ 21-6
Compensation to be in lieu of other fees. 

§ 21-7
Application fee for Public Defender. 

§ 21-1 Establishment of Court and applicability of statutory provisions.

There is hereby created, established and incorporated the Municipal Court of the Township of Riverside, in the County of Burlington; and the provisions of an Act entitled "AN ACT relating to local County district courts and municipal courts and the jurisdiction, functions, powers and duties of such courts and of the judges and the magistrates thereof; establishing County district courts in certain counties; providing for the establishment of municipal courts in certain municipalities and for municipal courts for two or more municipalities in certain cases; providing for the transfer of certain existing courts to such municipal courts; providing for the abolition of the office and terms of justices of the peace and providing for the abolition of the small cause courts," approved July 27, 1948, as far as the same may be applicable, shall apply to the Court hereby established.

Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 2A:8-1 et seq. was repealed by P.L. 1993, c. 293. For current provisions, see now N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq.

§ 21-2 Seal.

Said Municipal Court shall have a seal which shall bear the impress of the name of the Court.

§ 21-3 Salary of Magistrate.

The Municipal Court Magistrate shall receive an annual salary of $1,900.

§ 21-4 Qualification, term and appointment of Magistrate.

Said Municipal Court shall have a magistrate having the qualifications set forth in the Act referred to in § 21-1 hereof. He shall serve for a term of three years from the date of his appointment and until his successor is appointed and qualified. Such Magistrate shall be appointed by the Township Committee of the Township of Riverside, in the County of Burlington.

§ 21-5 Appointment of initial Magistrate.

The Recorder of the Township of Riverside, who shall be in office at the effect of the date of this chapter, shall become the Magistrate of the Municipal Court of the Township of Riverside, in the County of Burlington, and shall continue to be the Magistrate thereof for a term equal to the balance of his then-existing term.

§ 21-6 Compensation to be in lieu of other fees.

The compensation paid to the Magistrate shall be in lieu of any and all other fees.

§ 21-7 Application fee for Public Defender.

[Added 3-25-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-3; amended 4-27-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-2]

Any person applying for representation by a Municipal Public Defender shall pay an application fee of not more than $200. Furthermore, the Municipal court may waive any required application fee, in whole or in part, if the Court determines, in its discretion, that the application fee represents an unreasonable burden on the person seeking representation,