Township of Long Beach, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Long Beach 8-2-1974 as § 2-9 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Administration of government — See Ch. 5.
[Amended 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C]
There shall be a Municipal Court of the Township pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq., as amended and supplemented, to be known as the "Municipal Court of the Township of Long Beach." The Court shall have a seal which shall bear the impress of the name of the Court.
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There shall be a Municipal Judge of the Municipal Court, who shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The term of the Municipal Judge shall be for a period of three years from the date of appointment and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified.
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The Municipal Court and the Municipal Judge thereof shall have, possess and exercise all the functions, powers, duties and jurisdiction confirmed by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq., as amended and supplemented, or by any other general law or ordinance.
[Amended 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C]
[Amended 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C; 3-7-2016 by Ord. No. 16-02C]
There shall be an Administrator of the Municipal Court, who shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners for a term of three years and who shall perform the functions and duties prescribed for him or her by law, by the rules applicable to municipal courts and by the Municipal Judge. His or her duties shall include but shall not be limited to:
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Carrying out the rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to the operation of the Court.
B. 
Interviewing and speaking to prospective complainants, receiving complaints and dispensing information relating to Court matters.
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Maintaining the financial records of the Court.
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Attending Court, taking minutes of trials and entering them in the docket; arranging trial calendars; signing Court documents; preparing and issuing warrants and commitments.
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Taking and preparing bail bonds and making inquiry as to their sufficiency and equity; receiving and accounting for fines and costs.
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Interviewing persons on informal Municipal Court matters to determine whether there is a basis for formal action and, if necessary, issuing summonses requiring Court appearances in this regard; maintaining and classify records and files.
[Added 2-4-1994 by Ord. No. 94-5C; amended 1-2-1998 by Ord. No. 97-36C]
Any person applying for representation by the Municipal Public Defender shall pay an application fee for said representation of $200. The Municipal Judge, upon considering the application, may waive any portion of this application fee if, in his or her discretion, he or she finds the same to be an unreasonable burden on the person seeking representation.