[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Cresskill 1-1-1981 by Ord. No. 80-23-780 as Ch. 6 of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Municipal Court to be known as the "Municipal Court of the Borough of Cresskill."
The Court shall have an Official Seal bearing the impress of the name of the Court.
The Judge of the Court shall be known as the "Municipal Judge," who shall be nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the Borough Council. In cases of a tie vote among the Borough Council upon such nomination, the Mayor shall cast the deciding vote. If the Mayor fails to make a nomination within 30 days after the expiration date of the incumbent Judge's term of office, or if the Borough Council fails to appoint the person or persons so nominated within 30 days after the nomination is submitted to it, or if the Borough Council shall fail to appoint any person or persons nominated by the Mayor within 60 days after the expiration date of the incumbent Judge's term of office, then, in any of these events, the Mayor's power to nominate shall thereupon be at an end, and the President of the Council shall then make the nomination in the same manner as the Mayor might have done.
No person shall be appointed as Municipal Judge who does not possess the qualifications provided in N.J.S.A. 2A:8-7.
Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 2A:8-7 was repealed L. 1993, c. 293 §6, effective 2-15-1994. For current provisions regarding the qualifications of judges see N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq.
The Municipal Judge shall serve for a term of three years from the date of his appointment and until his successor is appointed and qualified.
The Court shall have an Administrator and a Deputy Court Administrator, who shall serve for a term of one year from the date of their appointment and until their successors are appointed and qualified. They shall be appointed in the same manner as herein provided for the appointment of the Judge. They shall, before entering upon the duties of their office, take and subscribe an oath in accordance with law.
The Court shall sit in the Borough Hall or at such other place as the Municipal Judge may designate and at such times as he may designate.
The Mayor and Council shall provide for the necessary supplies of the Court upon requisition of the Administrator thereof.
All documents and papers signed and sealed by the Administrator or Judge of the Court shall be given full faith, credit and obedience as provided by law.
The functions, duties, jurisdiction and powers of the Court shall be those now or hereafter provided by law.
[Added 5-4-1994 by Ord. No. 94-9-1109]
An additional fine of $10 shall be imposed over the present charges for violations of all local ordinances.
The fee for use of the services of the Municipal Public Defender shall be as assessed by the Judge, up to a maximum allowable assessment of $200.
[Amended 8-9-2006 by Ord. No. 06-17-1319]