Borough of Palisades Park, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palisades Park 7-8-1976 as Section 2-6 of the Revised General Ordinances of 1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 66.
A Municipal Court for the borough is hereby established, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 264 of the Laws of 1948, as amended and supplemented.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 2A:8-1 et seq. was repealed by the Laws of 1993, Chapter 293, Section 6, effective 2-15-1994. See now N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq.
The name of the Court shall be the "Municipal Court of the Borough of Palisades Park."
There shall be a Violations Clerk of the Municipal Court, who shall be appointed by the Municipal Judge and who shall receive a salary as established in the Annual Salary Ordinance,[1] to be paid in the same manner as the salaries of other municipal officers and which shall be in lieu of all fees and costs and any other allowances whatsoever. He shall perform such functions and duties as shall be prescribed for him by law, by the rules applicable to Municipal Courts and by the Municipal Judge.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 66, Salaries and Compensation.
There shall be a Judge of the Municipal Court, who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council and who shall serve for a term of three years from the date of his appointment and until his successor is appointed and qualified.
The Municipal Judge shall receive a salary as established in the Annual Salary Ordinance, to be paid in the same manner as the salaries of other municipal officers are paid and which shall be in lieu of all fees and costs and any other allowances whatsoever.
The Municipal Court and the Judge thereof shall have, possess and exercise all the functions, powers, duties and jurisdiction conferred by the provisions of Chapter 264 of the Laws of 1948, as amended and supplemented,[1] or by any other law.
[1]
Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 2A:8-1 et seq. was repealed by the Laws of 1993, Chapter 293, Section 6, effective 2-15-1994. See now N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq.
There shall be a Clerk of the Municipal Court, who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council and who shall serve for a term of one year from the date of his appointment and until his successor is appointed and qualified. The Clerk of the Municipal Court shall receive a salary as established in the Annual Salary Ordinance, to be paid in the same manner as the salaries of other municipal officers are paid and which shall be in lieu of all fees and costs and any other allowances whatsoever. He shall perform such functions and duties as shall be prescribed for him by law, by the rules applicable to Municipal Courts and by the Municipal Judge.
[Added 6-28-1984 by Ord. No. 998]
There shall be a Deputy Clerk of the Municipal Court, who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council and who shall serve for a term of one year, from January 1 to December 31. The term of the first person appointed under this section shall expire on December 31 of the year of appointment. The Deputy Clerk of the Municipal Court shall receive a salary as established in the Annual Salary Ordinance, to be paid in the same manner as the salaries of other municipal officers are paid and which shall be in lieu of all fees and costs and any other allowances whatsoever. He shall perform such functions and duties as shall be prescribed for him by law and the rules of the Court and shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe an oath in accordance with law.
The Municipal Court shall be held in the Municipal Building. The Judge shall sit at such times as the business of the Court may require, subject to the rules applicable to Municipal Courts.
[Added 3-18-1997 by Ord. No. 1265]
A. 
In the event that a person appearing before the Municipal Court of the Borough of Palisades Park applies for representation by a Municipal Public Defender, it shall be a requirement for such appointment that any such person applying for representation by a Municipal Public Defender shall pay an application fee of $200 to the Municipal Court of the Borough of Palisades Park. 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 constitutes an unreasonable burden to the person seeking representation.
[Amended 2-15-2011 by Ord. No. 1565]
B. 
The Municipal Court shall have the authority to prepare all application forms and establish all procedures for the processing of the application called for under this section.