[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hewlett Neck 7-31-2017 by L.L. No. 3-2017. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor’s Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 3, Village Justice Court, adopted 12-6-2016 by L.L. No. 1-2016. The adoption of L.L. No. 3-2017 was subject to permissive referendum; no referendum petition was filed by the deadline of September 5, 2017, and on September 6, 2017, the Board voted to commence Village Court operations effective January 1, 2018.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Hewlett Neck hereby finds and determines that the best interests of the Village would be served by the establishment of a Village Court, pursuant to Village Law § 3-301, having the powers and duties prescribed in the Uniform Justice Court Act.
The Village Justice Court of the Village of Hewlett Neck is hereby established.
There shall be one elected Village Justice for the Village of Hewlett Neck for a term as prescribed in Village Law § 3-302. The Mayor may appoint an initial Village Justice who may serve until a Village Justice has been elected and qualified.
The Mayor may appoint, subject to approval of the Board of Trustees, one Associate Village Justice, who shall serve when requested by the Village Justice or in the absence or inability of the Village Justice to serve. The term of the Associate Village Justice shall be as prescribed in Village Law § 3-302.
The Village Justice and Associate Village Justice shall serve without compensation.
The Village Justice Court of the Village of Hewlett Neck shall have such jurisdiction as is permitted by the New York State Uniform Justice Court Act and other laws of New York State and Nassau County.
The Board of Trustees may appoint by resolution such nonjudicial employees or officers as may be required to discharge its duties as a Village Justice Court in accordance with the procedures provided by law and to provide for the compensation of such employees or officers. The Board of Trustees is empowered to secure such systems and services as may be required for the operation and conduct of the Village Justice Court and to provide for the payment thereof in accordance with law.