There shall be an Administrator of the Joint Municipal Court appointed by the governing body of Hamilton, in its sole and exclusive discretion, who shall perform the functions and duties prescribed for Municipal Court Administrators by law, by the Court Rules applicable to Municipal Courts and by the Municipal Court Judge. The Administrator shall be appointed by Hamilton for a term of one (1) year, subject, however, to the tenure provisions as set forth in N.J.S.A. 2A:8-13.1. The Administrator's duties shall include, but are not limited to:
Carrying out the rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to the operation of the Court, inclusive of supervision of the Deputy Municipal Court Administrator(s).
Maintaining the financial records of the Court, including overseeing the receipt and accounting for fines and costs.
Attending all court sessions; recording pleas; judgments and dispositions; arranging trial calendars; signing court documents; preparing and issuing warrants and commitments and other court related documents.
Maintaining and classifying records and files of the Court.
Maintaining, forwarding, receiving and reporting such records, reports and files as required by appropriate agencies.
Consulting and meeting with the Administrative Office of the Courts on an "as needed" basis and making daily decisions regarding the closing of Court, personnel coverage for the Court, and work assignments/scheduling of Court personnel.
Carrying out such additional duties as may be required in order to fulfill the duties of the Court Administrator, including, without limitation, those duties falling within the parameters of N.J.S.A. 2B:12-13.
Deputy Municipal Court Administrators. There shall be up to two (2) Deputy Municipal Court Administrators of the Joint Municipal Court, both of whom shall be appointed by Hamilton, in its sole and exclusive discretion. The Deputy Court Administrators shall perform the functions assigned to them by the Municipal Court Judge and Municipal Court Administrator. The compensation of the Deputy Court Administrators shall be determined by Hamilton.
There may be appointed such other clerical and other personnel, full or part-time, for the Joint Municipal Court as is necessary for the efficient operation of the Court. Hamilton shall appoint such clerical or other personnel as it deems necessary, in its sole and exclusive discretion.
The Auditor for the Joint Municipal Court shall be same as that utilized by Hamilton. The Auditor shall perform a yearly audit of the Joint Municipal Court in accordance with the requirements of the Local Fiscal Affairs Law, N.J.S.A. 4A:5-1, et seq.