Borough of Rockaway, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Rockaway 4-25-2019 by Ord. No. 04-19.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 17, Joint Municipal Court, adopted 3-12-2009 by Ord. No. 03-09.
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 "Shared Courts of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, Town of Boonton, and Borough of Rockaway" ("Shared Courts"), and the operations of the Shared Courts shall be governed by the said statutes and by a certain Shared Services Agreement between the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills and the Borough of Rockaway and by a certain Shared Services Agreement between the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills and Town of Boonton for shared Municipal Court facilities, personnel and resources (referred to in this Chapter as the "Municipal Court Shared Services Agreements"), as may be amended from time to time.
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.
The parties to the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreements may provide for a clerk and other necessary clerical and other assistants for the Shared Courts pursuant to the terms of the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreements.
The Shared Courts shall have a Judge who shall be known as the "Judge of the Shared Courts of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, Town of Boonton, and Borough of Rockaway." The Judge shall be appointed pursuant to the terms of the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreements.
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The compensation of the Judge of the Shared Courts shall be governed by the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreements.
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The compensation of the clerk, clerical and other assistants of the Shared Courts shall be governed by the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreements.
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The Shared Courts shall have a prosecutor who shall be known as the "Prosecutor of the Shared Courts of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, Town of Boonton, and Borough of Rockaway." He shall be appointed pursuant to the terms of the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreements and shall be an attorney at law pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2B:12-27.
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The Clerk of the Shared Courts 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:
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The name of the individual appointed as Prosecutor of the Shared Courts;
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The name of any other individual appointed to serve as an assistant or deputy to the Prosecutor of the Shared Courts;
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A copy of the resolution making the appointment; and
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A complete mailing address of the Prosecutor of the Shared Courts, including a telephone number, facsimile transmission number, and e-mail address if applicable.
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The Shared Courts shall have a Public Defender of the Shared Courts of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, Town of Boonton, and Borough of Rockaway. The Public Defender shall be appointed pursuant to the terms of the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreements.
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The Public Defender shall be compensated pursuant to the terms of the Municipal Court Shared Services Agreements.
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The Public Defender 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.
Any person applying for representation by a Public Defender before the Shared Courts or for court-approved counsel shall pay an application fee as established by the Judge of the Shared Courts, provided that such amount shall not exceed the amount necessary to pay the cost of the Public Defender's services.