[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Oxford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Establishment of Municipal Court
Article II Municipal Court Discovery
[Adopted 6-2-1975 (Ch. 8 of the 1974 Township Code)]
Under and by virtue of the power and authority granted to the Township Committee of the Township of Oxford by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq., as amended and supplemented, a Municipal Court is hereby established in the Township of Oxford, to be known as the “Municipal Court of Oxford Township.”
The said Court shall have an Official Seal, which shall bear the impress of the name of the Court.
There shall be a Judge of the Municipal Court of the Township of Oxford, who shall hold office for the term and who shall be appointed in the manner provided by N.J.S.A. 2B:12-4 and who shall have the qualifications prescribed by N.J.S.A. 2B:12-7.
There shall be a Clerk of the Municipal Court of the Township of Oxford and such other clerical assistants as, from time to time hereafter, may be determined necessary by resolution or ordinance.
The compensation of the Judge and the Clerk of the Municipal Court and such other personnel as may be required and appointed by the Township Committee of the Township of Oxford shall be by annual salaries fixed by the Township Committee by ordinance; provided, however, that the Township Committee may, by ordinance or resolution, designate any officer or employee of the Township of Oxford to serve as Clerk and/or Violations Clerk of the Municipal Court of the Township of Oxford, with or without additional compensation.
Editor's Note: The current salary provisions are on file in the office of the Township Clerk.
Before entering upon the execution of his office, the Judge of the Municipal Court of the Township of Oxford shall take and subscribe the oath prescribed in N.J.S.A. 41:2A-6.
Before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, the Judge of the Municipal Court of the Township of Oxford and the Clerk and Violations Clerk thereof shall enter into a bond to the Township of Oxford, in the County of Warren and the State of New Jersey, in such amount and with such surety as the Township Committee may fix, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the respective duties of such officers.
All administrative matters, fees, costs and all procedural rules and regulations shall be governed and controlled by the provisions of appropriate statutes in such case made and provided by the rules prescribed by the New Jersey Supreme Court governing the courts of the State of New Jersey and the regulations and directives of the Administrative Office of the Courts of New Jersey regarding procedure in Municipal Courts.
The territorial jurisdiction of the Municipal Court of the Township of Oxford shall be that territory embraced within the municipal boundaries of the Township of Oxford and any premises or property situated or located partly within and partly without such municipality, as provided in N.J.S.A. 2B:12-16, as amended.
The Judge of the Municipal Court of the Township of Oxford shall have and exercise all of the authority of a Committing Judge or Magistrate; provided, however, that where a person is charged with an indictable offense, the Judge of the Municipal Court of the Township of Oxford, sitting as a Committing Judge, shall not discharge the person so charged without having first given the Warren County Prosecutor notice of the charge and an opportunity to be heard in the case.
The Municipal Court of the Township of Oxford and the Judge thereof shall have jurisdiction over all of the offenses set forth in N.J.S.A. 2B:12-17 and 2B:12-18, as amended from time to time, together with any other matter concerning which jurisdiction shall, by statute, be conferred upon Municipal Courts of this state.
[Adopted 12-15-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-16]
All requests for discovery in matters pending in the Oxford Township Municipal Court shall be submitted through the Municipal Prosecutor.
The following fees shall be payable by the requestor to the Township of Oxford for the discovery provided:
For each of the first 10 pages photocopied: $0.75 per page.
For each of the next 10 pages photocopied: $0.50 per page.
For each of the pages photocopied thereafter: $0.25 per page.
Actual postage for any discovery sent by mail.
For the envelope for any discovery sent by mail: $0.25.
Photographs will be photographed at the rates established herein. If requests are made for duplicate photographs, the actual cost of making the photographs shall be charged.
Duplication of videotapes constitutes an extraordinary duplication process and will be charged at the rate of $5 per videotape.
On any item that cannot be photocopied on the Township copy machine or which is not otherwise provided for in this schedule, the actual cost incurred in making the copy shall be charged.
Where the discovery must be obtained from an entity other than the Township of Oxford, e.g., another police department, the actual costs paid to the other entity shall be paid by the requestor.