CHAPTER IX. MUNICIPAL COURTCHAPTER IX. MUNICIPAL COURT\ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

There is hereby established a municipal court for the City of Deerfield, Kansas. The municipal court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine cases involving violations of the ordinances of the city.

(Ord. 154, Sec. 2; Code 1985)

The Kansas code of procedure for municipal courts, as set forth in K.S.A. 12-4101 et seq. and all acts amendatory or supplemental thereto shall govern the practice and procedure in all cases in the municipal court.

(Ord. 154; Code 1985)

The officers of the municipal court shall be the municipal judge, the city attorney, and all law enforcement officers of the city.

(Ord. 154, Sec. 3)

The municipal court shall hold sessions on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, except on legal holidays, as the business thereof may require at the hour of 5:00 p.m., unless the municipal judge shall appoint a different time and hour.

(Code 2008)

The municipal court shall be presided over by a municipal judge. The mayor, with the consent of the council, shall appoint the judge of the municipal court. The person so appointed shall be a citizen of the United States and at least 18 years of age.

(Ord. 154, Sec. 4; Code 1985)

The municipal judge shall have such powers and duties as set forth in the Kansas code of procedure for municipal courts (K.S.A. 12-4101 et seq.) and all acts amendatory or supplemental thereto.

(Code 1985)

The municipal judge shall receive a salary as shall be established by the governing body.

(Code 1985)

(a)   In the event the municipal judge is temporarily unable to preside due to absence, illness or disqualification, the municipal judge shall designate an attorney or other qualified person to act as judge pro tempore. In the event the municipal judge fails to appoint a judge pro tempore, the judge pro tempore shall be appointed in the-same manner as the municipal judge is selected. The judge pro tempore shall receive compensation as shall be provided by ordinance, payable in the same manner as the compensation of the regular municipal judge.

(b)   In the event a vacancy shall occur in the office of municipal judge, a successor shall be appointed to fill the unexpired term in the same manner as the municipal judge was appointed.

(Ord. 154, Sec. 5; Code 1985)

The chief law enforcement officer, or an officer designated by him or her, shall attend all sessions of the court, and shall be present at the opening of each session. Other law enforcement officers shall attend the sessions when the business of the court requires such attendance.

(Ord. 154, Sec. 9)