2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:14-94 - Formation of new municipalities; abolition of fire district; apportionment of assets and liabilities

40A:14-94. Formation of new municipalities; abolition of fire district; apportionment of assets and liabilities

A fire district shall be deemed abolished when the municipality in which it is located shall be divided and formed into or become part of 2 or more new municipalities.

Upon such abolition the governing bodies of the new municipalities and the treasurer or custodian of the funds of said fire district shall meet at a time and place to be designated by the clerk of the new municipality wherein the fire district or greater part thereof is located. The notice of the meeting shall be served personally or by certified mail upon each member of the board of said fire district, not less than 10 days prior to the meeting. At the meeting the property of the fire district shall be apportioned between or among said new municipalities in proportion to the aggregate value of the buildings and contents of such fire district located respectively therein as ascertained from the last assessment for said fire district.

A written report of such apportionment, signed by the members of the governing bodies present at said meeting, shall be made. The report shall set forth the current assets and liabilities and the division of the money and property of the fire district. The taxpayers of the respective new municipalities shall be liable to pay their proportion of the debts, if any, of said fire district.

Upon the ascertainment of the amount of money to be paid and the property to be distributed and the manner of such payment and distribution to each municipality, the treasurer or custodian of funds of said fire district shall pay and transfer said moneys and property accordingly.

L.1971, c. 197, s. 1, eff. July 1, 1971.

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