27:7-21.6. Option to prior owner or person in possession; lease to public body or agency; competitive public bidding; publication of notice
If pursuant to this act the Commissioner of Transportation determines to permit the temporary lease of property, he shall give the first option to acquire the lease to the prior owner or person in possession at the time of acquisition or taking of said property. If the property is leased to an owner or person in possession at the time of acquisition or taking of said property, to a public body or agency for public use, to persons in need of temporary relocation facilities as a result of being displaced by any public action, or to persons or for uses exempted pursuant to article 2 of Title 54 of the Revised Statutes, the commissioner may lease such property by private negotiation upon such terms and conditions as he shall determine to be in the best interests of the State. Where property is leased to a public body or agency for public purposes, said lease may be without cost or at a nominal rental.
Except as provided by this section all property leased pursuant to this act shall be leased by competitive public bidding procedures to the highest responsible bidder. Where property is leased pursuant to competitive bids, a notice of intention to receive bids, briefly describing the property to be leased and summarizing the terms and conditions of the proposed lease, including any minimum rental established for the property, shall be published in at least one newspaper in the municipality in which the property is located at least 10 days prior to receipt of bids.
L.1967, c. 268, s. 3, eff. Jan. 8, 1968.
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