14. Miscellaneous. Each highway project when constructed and opened to traffic shall be maintained and kept in good condition and repair by the Authority. Each such project shall also be policed and operated by such force of police, toll-takers and other operating employees as the Authority may in its discretion employ, unless the Authority provides otherwise by agreement with any federal, state or local entity. The expenses for this maintenance and operation shall be paid by the authority from its own funds or from funds made available to the authority, unless the authority provides otherwise by agreement with any federal, state or local entity.
All counties, cities, boroughs, towns, townships, villages, and other political subdivisions and all public departments, agencies and commissions of the State of New Jersey, notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, are hereby authorized and empowered to sell, lease, lend, grant or otherwise convey to the Authority at its request upon such terms and conditions as the proper authorities of such counties, cities, boroughs, towns, townships, villages, and political subdivisions and departments, agencies or commissions of the State may deem reasonable and fair and without the necessity for any advertisement, order of court or other action or formality, other than the regular and formal action of the authorities concerned, any real property which may be necessary or convenient to the effectuation of the authorized purposes of the Authority, including public roads and other real property already devoted to public use.
The Authority shall cause an audit of its books and accounts to be made at least once in each year by certified public accountants and the cost thereof may be treated as a part of the cost of construction or of operation of the project.
Any member, agent or employee of the Authority who is interested, either directly or indirectly, in any contract of another with the Authority, or in the sale of any property, either real or personal, to the Authority shall be guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.
L.1948,c.454,s.14; amended 1991, c.183, s.16; 2003,c.79,s.24.
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