Friday, December 19, 2014

Rockaway Mayor laments that Municipal Court not making the Borough enough money.


At a December 11, 2014 closed session of the Rockaway Borough (Morris County) Council, Mayor Russell Greuter advised Council members that he had met with Gerald Smith, Chief Judge of the Dover Joint Municipal Court to "explain that the Borough is not making enough revenue to cover the cost of the court." A copy of the closed session minutes are on-line here.

The paragraph immediately following Mayor Greuter's comment, which presumably explains what the Judge Smith is going to do about this problem, is redacted.  Borough Clerk Sheila Seifert justified the redaction by explaining that it "regard[s] anticipated litigation and ongoing contract negotiation."

The Joint Municipal Court handles cases from Dover, Mine Hill, Mount Arlington, Rockaway, Victory Gardens and Wharton.