New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:64g-16 - Acquisition Of University Site By Municipality; Sale To University; Municipal Bond Ordinance; Gross Debt Reduction

18A:64G-16. Acquisition of university site by municipality; sale to university; municipal bond ordinance; gross debt reduction
(a) A municipality in which a site has been selected, under this act for the university is hereby authorized to acquire such site and the governing body thereof is hereby empowered to incur indebtedness, borrow, appropriate and expend money and issue negotiable bonds for such purpose.

(b) The governing body of such municipality is hereby empowered to enter into an agreement, or declaration of intention, with the board of trustees of the university, for the sale of such site to the university without compliance with the laws relating to the sale of public property.

(c) Any bonds of the municipality authorized under this section for the acquisition of such a site (including land, clearance and relocation) shall be authorized by a bond ordinance in form and adopted by the governing body in the manner or mode of procedure prescribed by the local bond law, constituting chapter 2 of Title 40A of the New Jersey Statutes and shall be issued in the manner or mode of procedure prescribed by said law, except that said bond ordinance may be adopted notwithstanding (1) the provisions of section 40A:2-6 of said law or debt or other limit prescribed by any other law, and (2) the provisions of section 40A:2-11 of said law and no down payment shall be required, and (3) the provisions of section 40A:2-8 of said law, may authorize the issuance of bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance of the bonds authorized by the bond ordinance which may mature in not exceeding 1 year and may be renewed from time to time for periods not exceeding 1 year and all such notes, including renewals, shall mature and be payable not later than the third anniversary of the date of the original note, and (4) the provisions of section 40A:2-22 subdivision (d) and the governing body may determine that the period of usefulness for which bonds are authorized pursuant to this section, according to their reasonable life, computed from the date of the bonds, is a period not greater than 40 years.

(d) Any bonds or notes authorized by the municipality pursuant to this section shall constitute a deduction from its gross debt and shall not be considered in determining its net debt for debt incurring purposes.

L.1970, c. 102, s. 16. Amended by L.1981, c. 325, s. 12, eff. Dec. 10, 1981.

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