[HISTORY: 1988 Code §§ 9-1—9-8 adopted as amended through December 31, 2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Municipal Court is hereby established for the Township and presided over by the Municipal Judges.
The name of the Municipal Court shall be the "Municipal Court of the Township of Wayne in the County of Passaic."
The Municipal Court shall have an official seal which shall bear the impress of the name of the Court.
There shall be two Judges of the Municipal Court who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Township Council for a term of three years from the date of their appointment and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
In the event that a Judge of the Municipal Court is unable to perform his/her duties, due to either illness, absence, or physical and/or mental disability, the Chief Judge of the Municipal Court or the Court Administrator shall select a Municipal Court Judge from a list established by the Assignment Judge to serve as a Temporary Acting Judge of the Municipal Court during the period of incapacity of the Judge.
A Judge of the Municipal Court, shall receive the salary of $37,000 per annum. The salary shall be paid in the same manner as the salaries of other municipal officers are paid and shall be in lieu of all fees, costs and any other allowances whatsoever.
The Chief Judge of the Municipal Court shall receive the salary of $42,000 per annum. The salary shall be paid in the same manner as the salaries of other municipal officers are paid and shall be in lieu of all fees, costs and any other allowances whatsoever.
Commencing January 1, 2007, all Municipal Court Judges shall receive the highest salary increase that is negotiated with any collective bargaining unit with the exceptions of PBA Local 136 and 136(a).
The Judge, Prosecutor and Public Defender who are assigned to an additional Court session for the handling of driving while intoxicated matters shall receive compensation for the additional Court session from funds to be paid out of the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund of the State of New Jersey:
The Municipal Court and the Municipal Judges thereof shall have, possess and exercise all the functions, powers, duties and jurisdiction which are or may be conferred by general law and the applicable rules of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
The Court Administrator of the Municipal Court shall be appointed by the Township Council for a term of three years. The person duly appointed shall be certified in accordance with the provisions of the rules governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey.
The Municipal Court shall be held in the Municipal Building. The Municipal Judges shall sit at such times as the business of the Court may require, subject to the rules of the New Jersey Supreme Court applicable to municipal courts.