PART VII. MARKSVILLE
§2488.51. City Court of Marksville; officials and employees; provisions governing
A. The offices of the justice of the peace and constable in Ward 2 of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, the Mayor's Court of the Town of Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, are abolished, and there is hereby created and established a court, to be styled the City Court of the Town of Marksville, Louisiana, the territorial jurisdiction of which shall extend throughout the town of Marksville, Louisiana and throughout the whole of Ward 2, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. The court shall be composed of a city judge, a marshal and a clerk of said court. The offices of city judge and marshal shall be filled initially by appointment by the governor. The court shall be domiciled in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.
B. The offices of the justice of the peace and constable of Ward 2 of Avoyelles Parish are hereby abolished upon the expiration of the terms of office of the incumbent justices of the peace and constables thereof. Until the expiration of the terms of office of the incumbent justices of the peace and constables, the jurisdiction of the justice of the peace court shall be exclusive jurisdiction to the extent of the jurisdiction presently vested in the justice of the peace court by the constitution and the laws of this state.
C. The city judge and marshal appointed by the governor shall serve until their successors are elected by the qualified electors of Ward 2 of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, at the general election for Representatives in Congress, to be held in Louisiana on the first Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 1974, and their successors shall be elected thereafter in conformity with the provisions of Article VII of Section 51 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1921 and other applicable provisions of the law.
D. Unless inconsistent herewith and except as otherwise specifically provided herein, the general provisions of Title 13, Chapter 7, Part 1, Sub-Part A, Revised Statutes of Louisiana (R.S. 13:1871, et seq.), shall be applicable to and shall govern and regulate the city court of the town of Marksville, Louisiana, and its officers.
Added by Acts 1971, No. 16, §1.