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250 N Main, Canyonville, OR 97417
                               
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CANYONVILLE CITY
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Chapter V

POWERS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 21. Mayor and Council.

The mayor and council shall perform their duties as established by council rules. 

Section 22. Municipal Court and Judge.

1. If the council creates the office of municipal judge and fills it by appointment, the appointee shall hold, within the city at a place and times that the council specifies, a court known as the Municipal Court for the City of Canyonville, Douglas County, Oregon

2. Except as this charter or city ordinance prescribes to the contrary, proceedings of the court shall conform to general laws of this state governing justices of the peace and justice courts.

3. All area within the city and, to the extent provided by state law, area outside the city is within the territorial jurisdiction of the court.

4. The municipal court has original jurisdiction over every offense that an ordinance of the city makes punishable. The court may enforce forfeitures and other penalties that such ordinances prescribe.

5. The municipal judge may:

(a) Render judgments and, for enforcing them, impose sanctions on persons and property within the court’s territorial jurisdiction;

(b) Order the arrest of anyone accused of an offense against the city;

(c) Commit to jail or admit to bail anyone accused of such an offense;

(d) Issue and compel obedience to subpoenas;

(e) Compel witnesses to appear and testify and jurors to serve in the trial of matters before the court;

(f) Penalize contempt of court;

(g) Issue process necessary to effectuate judgments and orders of the court;

(h) Issue search warrants; and

(i) Perform other judicial and quasi-judicial functions prescribed by ordinance.

6. The council may authorize the municipal judge to appoint municipal judges pro tern for terms of office set by the judge or the council.

7. Notwithstanding this section, the council may transfer some or all of the functions of the municipal court to an appropriate state court.

 

 

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