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Municipal Judge - 2.26

2.26.010 Appointment

The Town council, following each biennial election and within thirty (30) days of the taking of an oath or affirmation by each member of the Town council elected, shall appoint a municipal judge for a specified term of not less than two (2) years and who may be reappointed for subsequent terms. The Town council may also appoint assistant judges or substitute judges as it deems appropriate. In case a vacancy should occur in the office of municipal judge or such other judges as it may appoint, the Town council shall appoint a person to fill any unexpired term. The Town council shall provide for the salary of the municipal judge, such salary to be a fixed annual compensation and payable on a monthly or other periodic basis. Payments to assistant or substitute judges shall be based on the number of court sessions served by each judge. Any requirement for a surety bond is waived.

2.26.020 Duties generally

The municipal judge shall preside over the municipal court and shall be governed by C.R.S. rules of procedure and other provisions of the State statutes and this Code applicable to the municipal court. The municipal judge may appoint a court clerk provided that it determines the business of the court is sufficient to warrant a full- or part-time court clerk, who shall have such duties as are delegated to him by law, court rule, or the municipal judge. The Town council shall provide for the salary of the court clerk payable on a basis that it shall determine.