Township of Carneys Point, NJ
Salem County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Carneys Point 2-3-1960 by Ord. No. 139; amended in its entirety 3-16-2011 by Ord. No. 854. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 6-1 Establishment.

Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq., a Municipal Court is hereby established for the Township of Carneys Point. The jurisdiction of the Carneys Point Township Municipal Court shall be coextensive with the territory of Carneys Point Township.

§ 6-2 Name.

The name of the Municipal Court shall be "Carneys Point Township Municipal Court."

§ 6-3 Seal.

The Carneys Point Township Municipal Court shall adopt and maintain a seal, which shall bear the impress of the name of the Court.

§ 6-4 Appointment of Judge.

The Judge of the Carneys Point Township Municipal Court shall be appointed by the Carneys Point Township Committee. The Judge of the Carneys Point Township Municipal Court shall serve for a term of three years from the date of appointment and until a successor is appointed and qualified.

§ 6-5 Employees.

The Carneys Point Township Committee shall appoint a Municipal Court Administrator and such Deputy Municipal Court Administrators and other personnel as shall be required to efficiently operate the Carneys Point Township Municipal Court.

§ 6-6 Powers and duties.

The Carneys Point Township Municipal Court shall possess and exercise all of the functions, powers, duties and jurisdiction conferred upon it by the statutes of the State of New Jersey.

§ 6-7 Facilities and equipment.

Carneys Point Township shall furnish all facilities which shall be required for the proper administration of justice by the Carneys Point Township Municipal Court.

§ 6-8 (Reserved)

§ 6-9 Compensation.

The Carneys Point Township Committee shall establish and fix the salaries and other compensation to be paid to the Judge, Municipal Court Administrator, Deputy Municipal Court Administrators and all other personnel employed in connection with the Carneys Point Township Municipal Court.

§ 6-10 Fines and costs.

All fines, costs, fees, penalties and forfeitures, including forfeitures of bail, imposed by the Carneys Point Township Municipal Court, and any other funds which are distributable to a local municipality, shall be paid over and forwarded to the Chief Financial Officer for Carneys Point Township.

§ 6-11 Effective date.

The Carneys Point Township Municipal Court shall be effective and commence on April 1, 2011. On April 1, 2011, the Carneys Point Joint Municipal Court shall be abolished and its functions, powers and duties, records and pending cases shall be transferred to the Carneys Point Township Municipal Court, except as hereinafter set forth. All functions, powers and duties, records and matters filed with the Oldmans Township Municipal Court prior to its merger with the Carneys Point Township Court shall be transferred to the Mid-Salem County Municipal Court for resolution and/or appropriate disposition.

§ 6-12 (Reserved)

§ 6-13 Application fee; Municipal Public Defender.

Any person who shall apply for appointment of the Municipal Public Defender shall pay a fee of $200. The Municipal Judge may waive a portion of the application fee or the application fee in its entirety upon good cause shown. All application fees collected pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited into a dedicated fund to be administered by the Chief Financial Officer of Carneys Point Township. Said funds shall be used exclusively to meet the costs incurred in providing the services of the Public Defender and, when required, expert and lay investigation and testimony pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2B:24-17.