There shall be a Municipal Court of the Township, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq., as amended and supplemented, to be known as the "Municipal Court of the Township of Robbinsville, Mercer County." The Municipal Court shall have a Seal which shall bear the impress of the name of the Court. The Court shall exercise all the functions, powers, duties and jurisdiction conferred by law upon municipal courts.
There shall be a Municipal Judge of the Municipal Court, appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council, who shall serve for a term of three years from the date of appointment and until a successor shall be qualified and appointed. The Municipal Judge shall have the functions, duties, powers and jurisdiction conferred by N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq. or by general law or ordinance. The Judge shall sit at least once a week until the calendar is completed and at such other times as the business of the Court may require, subject to the rules applicable to municipal courts. In lieu of any other fees, the salary of the Municipal Judge shall be set by ordinance.
There shall be a Municipal Court Administrator who shall be appointed by the Business Administrator in consultation with the Mayor and shall perform the functions and duties prescribed by law. Said duties shall include, but not be limited to:
Carrying out the rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to the operation of the Court.
Interviewing and speaking to prospective complainants; receiving complaints and dispensing information relating to Court matters.
Maintaining the financial records of the Court.
Attending Court, taking minutes of the trials and entering them in the docket; arranging trial calendars; signing Court documents; preparing and issuing warrants and commitments.
Taking and preparing bail bonds and making inquiry as to their sufficiency and equity; receiving and accounting fines and costs.
Interviewing persons on informal police court matters to determine if there is a basis for formal action and, if necessary, issuing summonses or warrants requiring court appearances in this regard; maintaining and classifying records and files.
There may be additional employees employed in the Municipal Court appointed by the Municipal Court Administrator, including but not limited to Violations Clerk, who shall be designated pursuant to the New Jersey Rules of Court and shall have the powers and duties prescribed thereunder.