2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 40A:5A-7 - Hearings; findings

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 40A:5A-7 (2017)

40A:5A-7. Hearings; findings

At the time of submission of the proposed project financing to the Local Finance Board, the authority shall notify each participating local unit of that submission. The Local Finance Board shall, within 31 days of its receipt of the proposed project financing, hold a hearing at which any interested party may furnish additional information regarding the proposal. Within 10 days after the hearing, the board shall issue its findings on the proposed financing including therein its findings as to whether: (a) the project cost has been determined by reasonable and accepted methods; (b) the method proposed for the funding of the project cost, proposed or maximum terms and provisions of the financing and of a proposed service contract are not unreasonable nor impracticable, and would not impose an undue and unnecessary financial burden on the inhabitants of the local unit or units, which have created or have joined in the creation of the authority or which may enter into a service contract with the authority, or would not materially impair the ability of the local unit or units or the authority to pay promptly the principal of and interest on the outstanding indebtedness thereof or to provide essential public services to the inhabitants thereof; and (c) in the case of a negotiated offering, the proposed or maximum terms and conditions of sale are, in light of current market conditions for obligations of similar quality, reasonable. The findings shall be in writing and shall be filed with the clerk or clerks of the local unit or units and with the secretary of the authority.

The times set forth in this section may be extended by mutual agreement of the authority and the Local Finance Board.

The members of the governing body of the authority shall, within 45 days of receipt of the Local Finance Board's findings and recommendations on the proposed project financing, certify, by resolution to the Local Finance Board that each member thereof has personally reviewed the findings and recommendations and has evidenced same by group affidavit signed by a majority of the full membership of the authority in the form prescribed by the Local Finance Board.

Failure to comply with this paragraph may subject the members of the authority to the penalty provisions of section 52 of P.L.1947, c. 151 (C. 52:27BB-52).

L. 1983,c.313, s.7; amended by L. 1987,c.319,s.3.

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