Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights 12-1-1948 by Ord. No. 597. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 67.

§ 20-1 Establishment; jurisdiction, powers and duties.

A Municipal Court, to be known as the "Municipal Court of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights," be and the same is hereby established in and for the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, Bergen County, New Jersey, with the jurisdiction, powers and duties conferred by the statute and the rules of the Supreme Court of this state.

§ 20-2 Appointment of Judge; term; salary.

[Amended 5-29-1990 by Ord. No. 1538]
Said Municipal Court shall have a Judge, to be known as the "Judge of the Municipal Court," who shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Borough Council, for a term of three years and until a successor shall have been appointed and qualified. Said Judge shall receive such compensation as set forth in the Borough Salary Ordinance.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 67, Salaries and Compensation.

§ 20-3 Location.

Said Municipal Court shall be held at the Municipal Building of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights and at such other places in said Borough as the Judge may, from time to time, order.

§ 20-4 Clerk and other officials.

[Added 5-29-1990 by Ord. No. 1538]
There shall be a Clerk and such other officials of the Municipal Court as shall be appointed from time to time by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council. Said Clerk and other officials shall serve for a term of one year from the date of their appointments and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Said Clerk and other officials shall perform the functions and duties as shall be prescribed for said Clerks by law, the rules applicable to municipal courts and by the Municipal Judge and shall receive such compensation as set forth in the Borough Salary Ordinance.

§ 20-5 Fee for services of Public Defender.

[Added 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1679]
Any defendant appearing before the Municipal Court who seeks the representation of the Public Defender of this Borough as otherwise provided for by law and in § 45-9 of this Code shall be required to pay to the Borough through the Municipal Court Administrator a fee in the sum as set forth in Chapter 133, Fees, for such services unless the Judge of the Municipal Court shall reduce or waive entirely the imposition of the said fee upon a showing by the applicant of good cause for such reduction or waiver.

§ 20-6 Office of Borough Prosecutor.

[Added 2-11-2003 by Ord. No. 2000; amended 3-23-2004 by Ord. No. 2036]
A. 
There is hereby established the office of Borough Prosecutor which shall be composed of a Prosecutor and Alternate Prosecutors, each of whom shall be an attorney at law of the State of New Jersey in good standing and qualified to serve in such office under the Rules of Court, each of whom shall be appointed by the governing body and each of whom shall serve for a term commencing on the date of appointment and ending on the 31st day of December of each year.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the Borough Prosecutor to represent the State of New Jersey, the County of Bergen or the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights in the prosecution of all offenses within the statutory jurisdiction of the Municipal Court of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, all as is more specifically set forth in N.J.S.A. 2B:25-5 and the Rules of Court.
C. 
The said Borough Prosecutor shall be compensated by the payment of such amount and in such manner as may be more specifically provided in the annual Salary Ordinance of the Borough.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 67, Salaries and Compensation.
D. 
The governing body shall appoint so many Alternate Borough Prosecutors as from time to time it deems necessary. It shall be the duty of any Alternate Borough Prosecutor when assigned to do so by the Borough Prosecutor to serve in the absence of a Borough Prosecutor as he or she would have been required to do.
E. 
Any Alternate Borough Prosecutor so appointed shall be compensated for such services rendered on an hourly basis in an amount and in the manner as may be provided in the annual Borough Salary Ordinance.