Town of Guttenberg, NJ
Hudson County
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[Ord. 10/18/48 § I]
A Municipal Court to be named "Municipal Court of the Town of Guttenberg in the County of Hudson" is hereby established in the Town pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2A:8 et seq.
[Ord. 10/18/48 § II]
The Judge of the Municipal Court shall have the qualifications, possess such tenure of office and have, possess and exercise all the functions, powers, duties and jurisdiction as is conferred upon such Judge by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2A:8-1 et seq. and as may be conferred upon him by law. The Judge shall be appointed in the manner provided by law.
[Ord. 1/1/62 § 1]
The Administrator of the Municipal Court of the Town of Guttenberg shall, under the direction and supervision of the Judge of the Municipal Court, perform all the duties required of him by law and the Revised Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Supreme Court of New Jersey and all orders and directives issued pursuant thereto. He shall keep accurate records and accounts pertaining to the operation of the Municipal Court and make appropriate accounting of all moneys passing through his hands and render such reports as are required by law and by the directives of appropriate authorities. He shall, under the direction and supervision of the Judge of the Municipal Court, exercise all the powers and perform all the duties incumbent upon him by law in the efficient operation of the Municipal Court of Guttenberg, New Jersey. He shall, when so designated by the Judge, act as Violations Clerk of the Court and his salary for such combined services shall be as established in the Salary Ordinance.
[Ord. 1/14/74 § 1]
a. 
The appointment of a Deputy Court Administrator for the Municipal Court is hereby authorized, under the direction and supervision of the Judge of the Municipal Court at an annual salary as shall be fixed by ordinance.
b. 
Duties. The Deputy Court Administrator shall perform the duties of the Administrator of Municipal Court whenever necessary, and in the absence or disability of the Court Administrator.
The Deputy Court Administrator shall supervise, operate and maintain the sound and recording system of the Municipal Court, under the supervision and direction of the Judge of the Municipal Court and the Administrator of the Municipal Court of Guttenberg, New Jersey and shall perform such other duties as may be authorized or required by the Judge of the Municipal Court and subject to law.
c. 
Terms. The term of the Deputy Court Administrator shall be for one year.
[Ord. 9/17/62 § 1]
The Violations Clerk of the Municipal Court of Guttenberg, New Jersey, shall, under the direction and supervision of the Judge, perform such duties as are prescribed by law and the Revised Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and all orders and directives issued pursuant thereto.
He shall keep accurate records and accounts pertaining to the position of Violations Clerk, and account fully as to all moneys passing into his hands, and render such reports as are required by law and by the directives of appropriate authorities, as to all matters pertaining to his duties as such Violations Clerk.
The Court Administrator and the Violations Clerk shall be appointed annually for one-year terms, respectively, by the joint appointment and consent of the Municipal Judge and Mayor and Board of Council at respective salaries to be established by the Salary Ordinance.
[Ord. #1995-03 §§ 1, 2; Ord. #033/97 §§ 1
4]
a. 
Any person applying for representation by the Municipal Public Defender of the Town of Guttenberg shall pay an application fee of $200 or the amount necessary to pay the costs of the Municipal Public Defender's services, whichever is less.
b. 
The Municipal Court may waive the above application fee only if the applicant demonstrates, by clear and convincing proof, that the application fee represents an unreasonable burden on the applicant.
c. 
The Municipal Court may permit the applicant to pay the application fee over a specific period of time not to exceed four months.
d. 
Funds collected pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited in a dedicated fund administered by the Chief Financial Officer of the Town of Guttenberg and used exclusively to meet the costs incurred in providing the services of a Municipal Public Defender including, when required, expert and lay investigation and testimony.