2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:1C-52 - Powers Of Board.

NJ Rev Stat § 4:1C-52 (2016) What's This?

4:1C-52 Powers of board.

4.The board shall have the following powers:

a.To purchase, or to provide matching funds for the purchase of 80% of, the value of development potential and to otherwise facilitate development transfers, from the owner of record of the property from which the development potential is to be transferred or from any person, or entity, public or private, holding the interest in development potential that is subject to development transfer; provided that, in the case of providing matching funds for the purchase of 80% of the value of development potential, the remaining 20% of that value is contributed by the affected municipality or county, or both, after public notice thereof in the New Jersey Register and in one newspaper of general circulation in the area affected by the purchase. The remaining 20% of the value of the development potential to be contributed by the affected municipality or county, or both, to match funds provided by the board, may be obtained by purchase from, or donation by, the owner of record of the property from which the development potential is to be transferred or from any person, or entity, public or private, holding the interest in development potential that is subject to development transfer. The value of development potential may be determined by either appraisal, municipal averaging based upon appraisal data, or by a formula supported by appraisal data. The board may also engage in development transfer by sale, exchange, or other method of conveyance, provided that in doing so, the board shall not substantially impair the private sale, exchange or other method of conveyance of development potential. The board may not, nor shall anything in this act be construed as permitting the board to, engage in development transfer from one municipality to another, which transfer is not in accordance with the ordinances of both municipalities;

b.To adopt and, from time to time, amend or repeal suitable bylaws for the management of its affairs;

c.To adopt and use an official seal and alter that seal at its pleasure;

d.To apply for, receive, and accept, from any federal, State, or other public or private source, grants or loans for, or in aid of, the board's authorized purposes;

e.To enter into any agreement or contract, execute any legal document, and perform any act or thing necessary, convenient, or desirable for the purposes of the board or to carry out any power expressly given in this act;

f.To adopt, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act;

g.To call to its assistance and avail itself of the services of the employees of any State, county, or municipal department, board, commission, or agency as may be required and made available for these purposes;

h.To retain such staff as may be necessary in the career service and to appoint an executive director thereof. The executive director shall serve as a member of the senior executive or unclassified service and may be appointed without regard to the provisions of Title 11A of the New Jersey Statutes;

i.To review and analyze innovative techniques that may be employed to maximize the total acreage reserved through the use of perpetual easements;

j.To provide, through the State TDR Bank, a financial guarantee with respect to any loan to be extended to any person that is secured using development potential as collateral for the loan. Financial guarantees provided under this act shall be in accordance with procedures, terms and conditions, and requirements, including rights and obligations of the parties in the event of default on any loan secured in whole or in part using development potential as collateral, to be established by rule or regulation adopted by the board pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act";

k.To enter into agreement with the State Agriculture Development Committee for the purpose of acquiring development potential through the acquisition of development easements on farmland so that the board may utilize the existing processes, procedures, and capabilities of the State Agriculture Development Committee as necessary and appropriate to accomplish the goals and objectives of the board as provided for pursuant to this act;

l.To enter into agreements with other State agencies or entities providing services and programs authorized by law so that the board may utilize the existing processes, procedures, and capabilities of those other agencies or entities as necessary and appropriate to accomplish the goals and objectives of the board as provided for pursuant to this act;

m.To provide planning assistance grants to municipalities for up to 50% of the cost of preparing, for development potential transfer purposes, a utility service plan element or a development transfer plan element of a master plan pursuant to section 19 of P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-28), a real estate market analysis required pursuant to section 12 of P.L.2004, c.2 (C.40:55D-148), and a capital improvement program pursuant to section 20 of P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-29) and incurred by a municipality, or $40,000, whichever is less, which grants shall be made utilizing moneys deposited into the bank pursuant to section 8 of P.L.1993, c.339 , as amended by section 31 of P.L.2004, c.2;

n.To provide funding in the form of grants or loans for the purchase of development potential to development transfer banks established by a municipality or county pursuant to P.L.1989, c.86 (C.40:55D-113 et seq.) or section 22 of P.L.2004, c.2 (C.40:55D-158);

o.To serve as a development transfer bank designated by the governing body of a municipality or county pursuant to section 22 of P.L.2004, c.2 (C. 40:55D-158);

p.To provide funding to (1) any development transfer bank that may be established by the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council pursuant to section 13 of P.L.2004, c.120 (C.13:20-13), for the purchase of development potential by the Highlands development transfer bank, and (2) the council to provide planning assistance grants to municipalities in the Highlands Region that are participating in a transfer of development rights program implemented by the council pursuant to section 13 of P.L.2004, c.120 (C.13:20-13) in such amounts as the council deems appropriate to the municipalities notwithstanding any provision of subsection m. of this section or of section 8 of P.L.1993, c.339, as amended by section 31 of P.L.2004, c.2, to the contrary; and

q.To serve as a development transfer bank for the Highlands Region if requested to do so by the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council pursuant to section 13 of P.L.2004, c.120 (C.13:20-13).

Amended 2004, c.2, s.30 (Section 8 of 1993, c.339 amended 2004, c.2, s.31); 2004, c.120, s.46.


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