There is hereby established in this City a Municipal Court, to be known as the "Grain Valley Municipal Court, a Division of the 16th Judicial Circuit of the State of Missouri." This Court is a continuation of the Police Court of the City as previously established, and is termed herein "the Municipal Court."
[Ord. No. 853 §1, 5-24-1993; Ord. No. 1065 §§1 — 2, 12-23-1996; Ord. No. 1172 §§1 — 2, 3-23-1998; Ord. No. 1438, 10-8-2001; Ord. No. 2309 §1, 9-9-2013]
In addition to any and all other Court costs and fines set forth, the Clerk of the Municipal Court of the City of Grain Valley, Missouri, shall assess the following Court costs in all cases:
Costs of Court in the amount of twelve dollars ($12.00).
Police Officer training.
Locally. In all cases for the training of Police Officers in the amount of two dollars ($2.00). This fee shall be transmitted monthly to the Treasurer of the City.
Imposition of one dollar ($1.00) Court costs. There is hereby imposed, in addition to other Court costs as previously authorized, the sum of one dollar ($1.00) for each violation of municipal ordinances in this City.
Remittance to Stale fund. The Municipal Court Clerk shall send all Court costs collected pursuant to this Subsection directly to the State Treasury to the credit of the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission Fund created pursuant to Section 590.178, RSMo., as amended, 1993. The check should be payable to the Treasurer, State of Missouri, and mailed before the 15th of each month to:
Other costs such as for the issuance of a warrant, a commitment or a summons, as assessed by the Judge, Municipal Division, Jackson County Circuit Court, including seven dollars fifty cents ($7.50) per charge for the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund on all cases. The Municipal Court Clerk shall remit seven dollars thirteen cents ($7.13) to the State Department of Revenue and thirty-seven cents ($0.37) to the City Treasury.
Actual costs assessed against the City for apprehension or confinement in the County Jail or other suitable place of confinement.
Sheriffs' Retirement Fund. There is hereby imposed, in addition to other Court costs, the sum of three dollars ($3.00) for each violation of all municipal ordinances in this City. This amount is to be remitted to:
[Ord. No. 853 §2, 5-24-1993; Ord. No. 1306 §1, 12-27-1999; Ord. No. 1438, 10-8-2001; Ord. No. 2011 §1, 1-26-2009; Ord. No. 2348 §1, 12-8-2014]
In addition to any and all other Court costs and fines set forth, the Clerk of the Municipal Court of the City of Grain Valley, Missouri shall assess the court costs, when applicable:
Shelters for victims of domestic violence. Four dollars ($4.00) in addition to Court costs for each Court proceeding filed for any violation of the ordinances of the City of Grain Valley. No such costs shall be collected in any proceeding in such Court when the proceedings have been dismissed or the defendant has been discharged. Such costs collected shall be transmitted to the City Clerk and the City's General Fund to be used solely for the purpose of providing operating expenses for shelters for victims of domestic violence that are qualified under State law to receive these funds.
[Ord. No. 853 §3, 5-24-1993]
The Judge may waive assessment of the Court costs set forth herein in those cases where the defendant is found by the Judge to be indigent and unable to pay the cost or in cases where circumstances demand.
[Ord. No. 876 §1, 10-25-1993]
Any person who has been duly served with a summons issued by the Court or by any officer authorized to issue a summons and who shall fail or refuse to obey any of its terms and conditions, or who shall fail to appear at the place and at the time fixed therein, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
[Code 1985, §21.600; CC 1990 §15-26]
The Board of Aldermen shall select a Clerk of the Municipal Court who shall hold office and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
[Code 1985, §21.610; CC 1990 §15-27]
The Court Clerk shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age and shall possess all qualifications as required by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
[Code 1985, §21.620; CC 1990 §15-28]
The Municipal Court Clerk shall perform all duties as set forth by the Judge of the Grain Valley Municipal Division of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri; and shall collect Municipal Court fines and monies and issue receipts therefor. The Clerk shall assist the Municipal Court in preparing records when requested insofar as it does not infringe on the confidentiality of the Police Department. The Clerk also shall maintain a bank account in the name of the Municipal Court; shall make timely deposits of all monies collected; shall remit to the City Clerk the monthly collection on or before the last day of each month; shall maintain accurate receipt and court transaction records; and shall present them to an auditing firm so designated by the Board of Aldermen at the time of the annual audit of all other City records.
[Code 1985, §21.630; CC 1990 §15-29]
The Municipal Court Clerk shall be on duty at the City Hall forty (40) hours per week during regular business hours. The Clerk shall also attend all Court sessions and shall perform such duties as required by the Court.
[Code 1985, §21.640; CC 1990 §15-30]
The salary of the Court Clerk shall be such sum as may be from time-to-time set by the Board of Aldermen by ordinance.
[Code 1985, §21.650; CC 1990 §15-31]
The bond of the Court Clerk shall be fixed by ordinance of the Board of Aldermen based upon recommendations of the auditor employed by the City. Such bond shall be furnished by the City.
[Code 1985, §21.660; CC 1990 §15-32]
The Court Clerk shall be allotted a vacation as provided in the City's personnel regulations.