2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 40A:5A-4 - Local authorities; creation; application for approval

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 40A:5A-4 (2017)

40A:5A-4. Local authorities; creation; application for approval

On and after the effective date of this act, no authority shall be created by any local unit or units without the prior approval of the Local Finance Board. Prior to the introduction of an ordinance or the adoption of a resolution to create an authority, the local unit or units proposing this creation shall make application to the Local Finance Board for its approval. The application shall contain:

a. A copy of the proposed ordinance or resolution creating the authority;

b. A statement, in brief and general terms, of the project or projects to be undertaken, the estimated project cost, the manner of project financing, and the area to be served by the project;

c. A proposed budget for the first year of authority operation, including a table of organization, personnel requirements, the level of staff required for supervision of the operation of the authority and the proposed source or sources of the authority's funding; and

d. A statement, in the form prescribed by the Local Finance Board, indicating that the local unit or units have considered alternative means of undertaking and financing the proposed project or projects and have determined that the creation of an authority is the most efficient and feasible means of providing and financing the project or projects.

The Local Finance Board may consider estimates, computations or calculations made in connection with an application, may require the production of papers, documents, witnesses or information, may make or cause to be made an audit or investigation, and may take any other appropriate action necessary to its consideration of whether or not to approve the creation of an authority.

L.1983, c. 313, s. 4.

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