2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 40A:66-5 - Provision of inter-municipal agreement.

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 40A:66-5 (2017)

40A:66-5 Provision of inter-municipal agreement.

5. The inter-municipal agreement establishing the municipal shared services energy authority pursuant to P.L.2015, c.129 (C.40A:66-1 et al.) shall provide:

a. The name and purpose of the authority and the functions or services to be provided by the authority;

b. The establishment and organization of a governing board for the authority which shall be a board of commissioners in which the powers of the authority are vested. The inter-municipal agreement may provide for the creation by the board of commissioners of an executive committee to which the power and duties may be delegated as the board shall specify;

c. The number of commissioners, the manner of their appointment, the terms of office, if any, and the procedure for filling vacancies on the board. Commissioners shall receive no compensation for their service on the board. Each member shall have the power to appoint one member to the board of commissioners and shall be entitled to remove that member at will;

d. The manner of selection of the executive director and staff of the authority and their duties;

e. The voting requirements for action by the board; but, unless specifically provided otherwise, a majority of commissioners shall constitute a quorum and a majority of the quorum shall be necessary for any action taken by the board;

f. The duties of the board, which shall include the obligation to comply with the "Local Authorities Fiscal Control Law," P.L.1983, c.313 (C.40A:5A-1 et seq.) except as otherwise provided in P.L.2015, c.129 (C.40A:66-1 et al.), and the laws of this State and, in addition, with every provision in the inter-municipal agreement creating the authority on its part to be kept or performed;

g. The manner in which additional municipalities and rural electric cooperatives as authorized pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2015, c.129 (C.40A:66-4) may become parties to the inter-municipal agreement by amendment;

h. The manner in which members may withdraw from participation in the inter-municipal agreement, which shall include a defeasance of the member's pro-rata share of any bonds issued by the authority;

i. Provisions for the disposition, division, or distribution of any property or assets of the authority on dissolution;

j. The term of the inter-municipal agreement, which may be a definite period or until rescinded or terminated, and the method, if any, by which the inter-municipal agreement may be rescinded or terminated, but the inter-municipal agreement may not be rescinded or terminated so long as the authority has bonds outstanding, unless provision for full payment of the bonds, by escrow or otherwise, has been made pursuant to the terms of the bonds or the resolution, trust indenture, or security instrument securing the bonds; and

k. The terms for payment to the authority of funds for commodities to be procured and services to be rendered by the authority, including the authority to enter into purchase agreements between the members and the authority for the purchase of wholesale electric power and energy whereby the member is obligated to make payments or provide collateral in amounts which shall be sufficient to enable the authority to meet its expenses, interest, and principal payments, whether at maturity or upon sinking fund redemption, for its bonds, reasonable reserves for debt service, operation, and maintenance and renewals and replacements and the requirements of any rate covenant with respect to debt service coverage contained in any resolution, trust indenture, or other security instrument. The purchase agreements between the members and the authority may contain other terms and conditions as the authority and the members may determine, including provisions whereby a member is obligated to pay for electric power and energy irrespective of whether electric power and energy is produced or delivered to the member or whether any electric supply project contemplated by the agreement is completed, operable or operating, and notwithstanding suspension, interruption, interference, reduction, or curtailment of the output of the electric supply project. The inter-municipal agreement may further provide that, if one or more of the members defaults in the payment of its obligations under a purchase agreement, the remaining members, which also have purchase agreements, shall be required to accept and pay for, and shall be entitled proportionately to use or otherwise dispose of, the power and energy to be purchased by the defaulting purchaser. For the purposes of this section, "purchase of electric power and energy" includes the purchase of any right to capacity, or interest in, any electric supply project.

L.2015, c.129, s.5.

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