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(A) (1) The City Council may appoint a Special Municipal Judge to serve in addition to the Municipal Judge. The Special Municipal Judge shall serve as a Municipal Judge during the times as the Municipal Judge is temporarily absent or temporarily unable to perform the duties of his or her office. The Special Municipal Judge may also sit as Municipal Judge to handle the Court dockets as may be necessary to avoid delays in Court dockets by reason of the volume of Court cases. The Municipal Judge may assign specific dockets to the Special Municipal Judge in order to expedite the handling of Court dockets and avoid overcrowding of the Court.
(2) While sitting as Municipal Judge, the Special Municipal Judge will have the authority provided by law to the Municipal Judge. The Special Municipal Judge, created under this section, shall not be required to be a resident of the city.
(3) The Special Municipal Judge will be compensated, as provided from time to time, by the City Council.
(B) In the event of absence or inability to serve of both the Municipal Judge and the Special Municipal Judge, a Temporary Judge shall be appointed by the City Manager from a list furnished by the Municipal Judge.
(Prior Code, § 7-105) (Ord. 1475, passed 8-6-91; Am. Ord. 1651, passed 4-17-01)