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Borough of Franklin Lakes, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Franklin Lakes 2-14-1990 by Ord. No. 893 as Ch. II, Art. IV (Sec. 2-25) of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 4-21-2015 by Ord. No. 1623]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq., as amended and supplemented, there is established within the Borough a Municipal Court.
The name of the Municipal Court so established shall be "Municipal Court of the Borough."
The Municipal Court shall have a Seal, which shall bear the impress of the name of the Court.
There shall be a Judge of the Municipal Court, who shall be known as the "Judge of the Municipal Court." He shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Borough Council. He shall serve for a term of three years from the date of his appointment and until his successor is appointed and qualified.
The Municipal Judge shall receive such annual salary or compensation as the Mayor and Council may fix and determine.
[Amended 4-21-2015 by Ord. No. 1623]
The Mayor and Council may, pursuant to law, provide for and appoint an Administrator and any other necessary clerical or other assistants for the Municipal Court, and provide for their compensation.
[Added by Ord. No. 1000; amended by Ord. No. 1075]
Any and all applications in the Franklin Lakes Municipal Court for the assignment of a Public Defender shall be processed only upon the payment of a two-hundred-dollar fee by the applicant. In accordance with the guidelines promulgated by the Supreme Court, the Municipal Court may waive any required application fee, in whole or in part, only if the Court determines, in its discretion, upon a clear and convincing showing by the applicant that the application fee represents an unreasonable burden on the person seeking representation. The Municipal Court may permit a person to pay the application fee over a specific period of time not to exceed four months.