[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the Town (now Township) of Irvington 1-13-1981 by Ord. No. MC 2622 as Ch. 33 of the 1981 Revised Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created and established in the Town a Municipal Court, to be known as the "Municipal Court of the Town of Irvington."
The Municipal Court established by § 26-1 shall have a seal which shall bear the impress of the name of the Court.
[Amended 9-26-1978 by Ord. No. MC 2543; 5-16-2000 by Ord. No. MC 3149]
The Municipal Judges of the Municipal Court shall be appointed according to law and shall serve for terms of three years from the date of their appointment and until their successors are appointed and qualified. They shall possess the qualifications provided by law and receive an annual salary in such amount according to law, which shall be in lieu of all fees, costs and any other allowances whatsoever.
[Amended 9-26-1978 by Ord. No. MC 2543]
The Municipal Court and the Municipal Judges thereof shall have, possess and exercise all the functions, powers, duties and jurisdictions conferred by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq., as amended and supplemented, or by any other law.
[Amended 9-26-1978 by Ord. No. MC 2543]
The Municipal Court shall be held at such times as in the reasonable opinion of the Judges thereof the business of the Court may require, subject to rules of court applicable to municipal courts.
[Added 9-29-1992 by Ord. No. MC 2956]
Office created. There is hereby created the office of Municipal Court Director. The Municipal Court Director shall be appointed by the Mayor and serve a term coterminous with the Mayor.
Duties. Subject to the provisions of the laws of the State of New Jersey and the rules and regulations of the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts, the duties of the Municipal Court Director are as follows under the direction of the Presiding Judge:
To supervise and have charge of office procedures and administrative functions of the court.
To supervise the work performed by the nonjudicial staff.
To plan and oversee the in-service training of staff members.
To supervise the collection of fines and disbursement of funds.
To direct the preparation of or prepare a variety of statistical, financial and progress reports related to the work of the court.
To give suitable assignments and instructions to subordinate employees.
To prepare the budget for court operations.
To direct the establishment and maintenance of records and files.
To study and develop effective and improved methods of court functioning, especially the mechanization and computerization of court operations.
To procure supplies and services for the court.
To perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications. The qualifications for the position of Municipal Court Director are as follows:
Graduation from a four-year course at an accredited college or university or additional work experience as described in Subsection B on a year-for-year basis.
Two years of responsible supervisory and/or administrative experience in varied phases of business, industrial, governmental or military service which shall have involved the organization, direction, planning, coordination or control of significant programs or activities.
Thorough knowledge of court procedures and modern office methods and practices; knowledge of the problems involved in the formulation of effective policies and procedures; knowledge of the problems involved in preparing and supervising the preparation of statistical and other reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations; and knowledge of supervising the establishment and maintenance of records and files.
Ability to analyze and interpret the laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and procedures relating to the operation of a municipal court; to give suitable assignments and instructions to others and supervise their work; to prepare and supervise the preparation of correspondence; to dispense information relating to court matters; to prepare correspondence and other documents relevant to the work of a court; to maintain financial records; to obtain, store, record, distribute and supervise the use of needed equipment, materials and supplies; to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative reports to establish and maintain pertinent records and files.