Township of Union, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union 12-28-1948 by Ord. No. 1196 (Ch. 26 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Department of Law — See Ch. 82.
Prosecutor — See Ch. 93, Art. II.
Public Defender — See Ch. 93, Art. IV.

§ 28-1 Establishment.

[Amended 10-26-2004 by Ord. No. 4842]
A Municipal Court for the Township of Union in the County of Union is established as of January 1, 1949, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 293 of the Laws of 1993 (N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq.), as amended and supplemented.

§ 28-2 Title.

The name of the Municipal Court shall be the "Municipal Court of Township of Union in the County of Union."

§ 28-3 Seal.

The Municipal Court shall have a seal which shall bear the impress of the name of the court.

§ 28-4 Judges; appointment; term.

[Amended 6-13-1989 by Ord. No. 4028; 1-27-2009 by Ord. No. 5081]
There shall be three Municipal Judges of said Municipal Court, one of whom shall be named Municipal Judge (supervising), who shall be appointed by the Township Committee of the Township of Union in the County of Union and who shall serve for a term of three years from the date of his appointment and until his successor is appointed and qualified; provided, however, that the recorder who shall be in office upon adoption of this section shall be a Municipal Judge and shall continue to be Municipal Judge for a term equal to the balance of the term for which he was originally appointed.

§ 28-5 Compensation and benefits of Municipal Judge.

[Amended 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 3879; 12-23-1991 by Ord. No. 4174]
The salary and compensation of the Municipal Judge shall be provided by ordinance of the Township of Union. The sum shall be paid in equal installments as other salaries in the Township are paid.[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 130, Salaries and Compensation
The Municipal Judge shall not receive sick, vacation or personal leave.
The Municipal Judge shall be entitled to the medical benefits package plan. Effective January 1, 1992, any municipal judge shall pay via payroll deduction 25% of the medical package increase, if any, for the current year, not to exceed $100.

§ 28-6 Authority conferred.

[Amended 10-26-2004 by Ord. No. 4842]
Said Municipal Court and the Municipal Judge thereof shall have, possess and exercise all the functions, powers, duties and jurisdiction conferred by the provisions of Chapter 293 of the Laws of 1993 (N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq.), as amended and supplemented, or by any other law.[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 26-7, Clerk, as amended, which previously followed this section, was repealed 6-13-1989 by Ord. No. 4028.

§ 28-7 Location of Court.

[Amended 6-13-1989 by Ord. No. 4028]
The Municipal Court shall be held at police headquarters in the Township of Union in the County of Union, or in the District Courtroom, located at 981 Caldwell Avenue, Union, New Jersey, as the Judges may determine and in such other locations as may be announced by them, as the business of the Court may require, subject to the rules applicable to Municipal Courts.