Borough of Woodbury Heights, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Woodbury Heights 3-11-63 as Ord. No. 63-2, Ch. 2. Amendments noted where applicable. The Municipal Court of the Borough of Woodbury Heights was abolished by Ord. No. 4-2015 and the Mantua Joint Municipal Court was established.]
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Under and pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1, et seq., a Joint Municipal Court to be known as the "Mantua Joint Municipal Court" is hereby established.
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The Mantua Joint Municipal Court shall have an official seal bearing the impression of the name of the Court.
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The jurisdiction of the Mantua Joint Municipal Court shall be coextensive with the Municipal territory of the Participating Municipalities.
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In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2B:12-4, as amended, the Judge of the Mantua Joint Municipal Court shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall have such qualifications as is now or may be required by law and shall serve for a term of three years from the date of appointment until a qualified successor has been appointed. Compensation of the Judge shall be at an annual salary and other compensation as is now or hereinafter may be provided by Ordinance and in accordance with the terms of the aforesaid Shared Service Agreement.
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The appointment of a Joint Municipal Court Administrator and such number of deputy court administrators shall be appointed as provided consistent with this chapter and in accordance with the terms of the aforesaid Shared Service Agreement between the Participating Municipalities.
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The Mantua Joint Municipal Court Staff shall be appointed in a manner consistent with this chapter and in accordance with the terms of the aforesaid Shared Service Agreement.
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Such number of Joint Municipal Court Prosecutors shall be appointed in the manner provided by this chapter and in accordance with the terms of the aforesaid Shared Service Agreement with a Joint Municipal Court Prosecutor to have such jurisdiction, powers and duties as prescribed by N.J.S.A. 2B:25-1, et seq.
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Appointment. The Joint Municipal Court Public Defender shall be appointed in a manner consistent with the terms of this chapter and in accordance with the terms of the aforesaid Shared Service Agreement, and shall have such jurisdiction, powers and duties as prescribed by N.J.S.A. 2B:24.1, et seq.
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Representation. Any person applying to the Mantua Joint Municipal Court for representation by a Municipal Public Defender shall, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2B:24-17, pay an Application Fee of not more than $200, but only in such amount determined by the Joint Municipal Court Judge which is necessary to pay the necessary costs of Municipal Public Defender's services. The Joint Municipal Court Judge may waive the application of such fee in whole, or in part, if the Court determines, in its discretion, that the application fee represents an unreasonable burden on the person seeking representation. Said determination shall be made in accordance with applicable law and the Rules of Court.
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Alternate method of collection. If payment of Municipal Public Defender fees is deferred by the Joint Municipal Court Judge, or if the fee is otherwise unpaid, then each of the Participating Municipalities may endeavor to collect the fee in a manner authorized by N.J.S.A. 40:6A-1 and N.J.S.A. 2A:158A-19.
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 3, subsections 3-29 and 3-30 for additional provisions regarding the Public Defender.