Borough of Rockaway, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Rockaway 3-12-2009 by Ord. No. 03-09.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Defense and indemnification — See Ch. 23.
Officers and employees — See Ch. 55.
Personnel policies — See Ch. 61.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 17, Municipal Court, adopted 10-4-1971 by Ord. No. 5-71 as Ch. 11, Art. II, of the 1971 Code of Ordinances, as amended.

§ 17-1 Court established; name.

A Municipal Court is hereby established under the authority of N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq. The name of the Court shall be the "Joint Municipal Court of Dover," and the operations of the Court shall be governed by the said statutes and by a certain shared services agreement among the Borough of Rockaway, Town of Dover, Township of Mine Hill, Borough of Mount Arlington and Borough of Wharton for joint municipal court facilities, personnel and resources (referred to in this chapter as the "Municipal Court Shared Services Agreement"), as may be amended from time to time.

§ 17-2 Jurisdiction.

The Municipal Court established in this chapter shall have and exercise the limited civil and criminal jurisdiction prescribed by N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq.

§ 17-3 Clerk; other assistants.

The parties to the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreement may provide for a clerk and other necessary clerical and other assistants for the Joint Municipal Court of Dover pursuant to the terms of the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreement.

§ 17-4 Judge.

The Joint Municipal Court of Dover shall have a Judge who shall be known as the "Judge of the Joint Municipal Court of Dover." The Judge shall be appointed pursuant to the terms of the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreement.

§ 17-5 Compensation of Judge and assistants.

A. 
The compensation of the Judge of the Joint Municipal Court of Dover shall be governed by the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreement.
B. 
The compensation of the clerk, clerical and other assistants of the Joint Municipal Court of Dover shall be governed by the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreement.

§ 17-6 Prosecutor.

A. 
The Joint Municipal Court of Dover shall have a prosecutor who shall be known as the "Prosecutor of the Joint Municipal Court of Dover." He shall be appointed pursuant to the terms of the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreement and shall be an attorney at law pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2B:12-27.
B. 
The Clerk of the Joint Municipal Court of Dover shall advise the Chief of the Prosecutors and Police Bureau, Division of Criminal Justice, Department of Law and Public Safety of the State of New Jersey on an annual basis of:
(1) 
The name of the individual appointed as Prosecutor of the Joint Municipal Court of Dover;
(2) 
The name of any other individual appointed to serve as an assistant or deputy to the Prosecutor of the Joint Municipal Court of Dover;
(3) 
A copy of the resolution making the appointment; and
(4) 
A complete mailing address of the Prosecutor of the Joint Municipal Court of Dover, including a telephone number and facsimile transmission number.

§ 17-7 Public Defender; appointment, duties and compensation.

A. 
The Joint Municipal Court of Dover shall have a Public Defender of the Joint Municipal Court of Dover. The Public Defender of the Joint Municipal Court of Dover shall be appointed pursuant to the terms of the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreement.
B. 
The Public Defender of the Joint Municipal Court of Dover shall be compensated pursuant to the terms of the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreement.
C. 
The Public Defender of the Joint Municipal Court of Dover appointed hereunder shall perform the duties set forth at N.J.S.A. 2B:24-6, as well as any other duties now or hereafter required by law.

§ 17-8 Application for representation; fee.

Any person applying for representation by a Public Defender before the Joint Municipal Court of Dover or for court-approved counsel shall pay an application fee as established by the Judge of the Joint Municipal Court of Dover, provided that such amount shall not exceed the amount necessary to pay the cost of the Public Defender's services.