[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Alpine as § 2-18 (Ord. No. 105) of the 1970 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be a Municipal Court in the borough, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2A:8-1 et seq., as amended and supplemented, to be known as the "Municipal Court of the Borough of Alpine, Bergen County." The Municipal Court shall have a Seal bearing the impress of the name of the court. The court shall be held in the Borough Hall, or such other place as the Council shall designate from time to time, and shall exercise all functions, powers, duties and jurisdiction conferred upon municipal courts by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2A:8-1 et seq., as amended and supplemented, or any other law.
[Amended by Ord. No. 515]
There shall be a Judge of the Municipal Court appointed by the Council. The Judge of the Municipal Court shall serve for a term of three years from the date of the appointment and until a successor shall be appointed and qualified. The Judge of the Municipal Court shall have and possess the qualifications, and shall have, possess and exercise all the functions, duties, powers and jurisdiction conferred by N.J.S.A. 2A:8-1 et seq., as amended and supplemented, or by general law or ordinance.
[Amended by Ord. No. 515]
There shall be a Court Administrator appointed by the Council who shall perform such functions and duties prescribed for him by law, the rules applicable to municipal courts, and by the Municipal Judge. His duties shall include, but not be limited to:
Carrying out the rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to the operation of the court.
Interviewing and speaking to prospective complainants, receiving complaints and dispensing information relating to court matters.
Maintaining the financial records of the court.
Attending court, taking minutes of the trials and entering them in the docket, arranging trial calendars, signing court documents, and preparing and issuing warrants and commitments.
Taking and preparing bail bonds, making inquiry as to their sufficiency and equity, and receiving and accounting for fines and costs.
Interviewing persons on informal police court matters to determine if there is a basis for formal action and, if necessary, issuing summonses, subpoenas or orders requiring court appearances in this regard, and maintaining and classifying records and files.
[Amended by Ord. No. 493; 2-25-1998 by Ord. No. 539]
Any person applying for representation by the Municipal Public Defender shall pay an application fee of not more than $200. The Municipal Court may waive any required application fee, in whole or in part, if the court determines, in its discretion, that the application fee represents an unreasonable burden on the person seeking representation.