2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:14-85 - Acquisition of property, equipment by fire district.
40A:14-85 Acquisition of property, equipment by fire district.
40A:14-85. The board of commissioners of a fire district may purchase a firehouse, fire engines, apparatus, or other appliances for the extinguishment of fires and acquire lands or buildings or erect buildings for the housing of such equipment, or other buildings, including but not limited to, administrative, communications, or training buildings, or buildings for the maintenance of fire apparatus, at a cost not exceeding $60,000.00 or 2% of the assessed valuation of the taxable property in the district, whichever amount is larger. The money may be raised by a bond issue, or through the creation of any other debt or liability, including, but not limited to, through a lease-purchase agreement. Any such bond issue, debt, or liability shall be authorized by a resolution of the commissioners specifying the amount and the purpose thereof. The resolution shall be inoperative unless and until it shall have been submitted to and approved by the legal voters within said fire district at the annual election held for the election of commissioners and appropriation of money for fire extinguishing purposes, or at a special election for such purpose.
The resolution shall be written or printed and the election shall be upon notice stating the time and place. If said election is to be the annual one, the notices shall be posted by the clerk of the board of fire commissioners in 10 public places, at least 10 days prior to the date of the election. The board of commissioners and the clerk, in their or his discretion, may advertise the election in a newspaper, published in the fire district, if any, otherwise in a newspaper published in the county of said district and circulating in such district. When a special election is specified notices shall be posted in 10 public places, at least 21 days prior to the date of election, and the clerk of said board shall advertise said notice in such a newspaper at least twice prior to the election date.
amended 2017, c.206, s.21.