[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Holland 9-15-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-12. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 22, Municipal Court, adopted 2-1-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-3.
The Municipal Court is hereby created and established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq., and by Rule 7:1 et seq. The Municipal Court shall be presided over by the Judge of the Municipal Court.
The name of the Municipal Court shall be the "Municipal Court of the Township of Holland in the County of Hunterdon."
The Municipal Court shall have an official seal which shall bear the impress of the name of the Court.
There shall be one Judge of the Municipal Court, who shall be appointed by the Township Committee for a term of three years from the date of their appointment and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
In the event that the Judge of the Municipal Court is unable to perform his/her duties, due to either illness, absence, or physical and/or mental disability, the Court Administrator shall select a Municipal Court Judge from a list established by the Assignment Judge to serve as a Temporary Acting Judge of the Municipal Court during the period of incapacity of the Judge.
The Judge of the Municipal Court shall receive compensation as determined and adopted by ordinance of the Township Committee upon recommendation of the Township Manager. The salary shall be paid in the same manner as the salaries of other municipal officers are paid and shall be in lieu of all fees, costs and any other allowances whatsoever.
The Judge and Prosecutor who are assigned to an additional Court session for the handling of driving while intoxicated matters shall receive compensation for the additional Court session from funds to be paid out of the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund of the State of New Jersey:
All requests for disbursement of Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund monies shall be approved by the Assignment Judge.
The Municipal Court and the Municipal Judges thereof shall have, possess, and exercise all the functions, powers, duties and jurisdiction which are or may be conferred by general law and the applicable rules of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
There shall be a Municipal Court Administrator who shall be appointed by the Township Committee. They shall perform such functions and duties as shall be prescribed by law, the rules applicable to Municipal Courts of the State of New Jersey and by the Judge of the Municipal Court (N.J.S.A. 2B:12-10).
The Municipal Court shall be held in the location designated in the applicable shared service agreement. The Municipal Judges shall sit at such times as the business of the Court may require, subject to the rules of the New Jersey Supreme Court applicable to municipal courts.