Under the powers and authority granted to the Borough by N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq., a Municipal Court is hereby established for the Borough of Hampton, in the County of Hunterdon, to be known as "Municipal Court of the Borough of Hampton."
The Borough is authorized to enter into and execute one or more shared services agreements with other municipalities for the creation of a shared municipal court through the appointment of the same persons to serve as the court staff of the Municipal Court of the Borough of Hampton and the municipal courts of such other municipalities, as well as the maintenance of shared court facilities, equipment, supplies and employees. The salary of the court staff and the other costs of operating the shared municipal court shall be shared between any municipalities with which the Borough has executed a shared agreement, as provided for in such agreement(s). Any costs and fines collected from defendants and any other costs or amounts collected or received by the Court operated pursuant to the shared services agreement shall be divided between such municipalities as provided for in the agreement, unless otherwise provided by law.
This Municipal Court shall have a Municipal Court Judge. The Municipal Court Judge shall have such qualifications, be appointed and serve such term as is provided by law. The salary of the Municipal Judge shall be determined by a separate salary ordinance of the Borough from time to time adopted or as set forth in a shared services agreement establishing a shared municipal court.
The Municipal Court shall have an Administrator appointed by the governing body who shall perform the functions and duties prescribed for the Administrator by law, by the rules applicable to municipal courts and by the Municipal Court Judge. The Administrator shall be appointed for a term of one year or as provided in a shared services agreement. The salary of the Municipal Court Administrator shall be determined by a separate salary ordinance of the Town from time to time adopted or as set forth in a shared services agreement establishing a shared municipal court.
There may be one or more Deputy Court Administrators of the Municipal Court who shall be appointed by the governing body. Deputy Municipal Court Administrators shall perform the functions assigned to them by the Municipal Court Judge and the Municipal Court Administrator.
The Borough may appoint such other clerical or other assistance for the Municipal Court as is necessary for the Court's efficient operation.