The following terms, wherever used or referred to in this act, shall have the following respective meanings, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
(a) "Authority" or "parking authority" or "authorities" or "parking authorities" shall mean any of the public corporations created pursuant to this act.
(b) "Municipality" shall mean any city of any class, any town, township, village, borough or any other municipality of this State other than a county or a school district. "County" shall mean any county of any class of this State. "The municipality" shall mean the particular municipality for which a particular parking authority is created. "The county" shall mean the particular county for which a particular parking authority is created.
(c) "Governing body" shall mean in the case of a municipality the commission, council, board or body, by whatever name it may be known, having charge of the finances of the municipality, and in the case of a county the board of chosen freeholders.
(d) "Clerk" shall mean the clerk of the municipality or the clerk of the board of chosen freeholders of the county, as the case may be, or the officer charged with the duties customarily imposed on such clerk.
(e) "Area of operation" in the case of a parking authority of a municipality, shall mean the area of such municipality, and in the case of a parking authority of a county, shall mean the area of each municipality in the county (1) the governing body of which by ordinance, has consented to inclusion of the territory of the municipality within such area of operation, and (2) for which no parking authority was created prior to such consent or for which the parking authority previously created shall have ceased to exist prior to such consent.
(f) "Federal agency" shall mean and include the United States of America, the President of the United States of America and any department or corporation, agency or instrumentality heretofore or hereafter created, designated or established by the United States of America.
(g) "Public body" shall mean the State, or any county, city, town, township, borough, village, school district, authority or any other political subdivision of the State.
(h) "Bonds" shall mean any bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures, or other obligations issued by an authority pursuant to this act.
(i) "Construct" and "construction" shall mean and include acts of planning, designing, construction, reconstruction, replacement, enlargement, improvement and betterment, also demolition or removal of buildings or structures on land acquired, held, leased or used for or with respect to a project.
(j) "Person" shall mean any person, association, corporation, nation, State or any agency or subdivision thereof, other than a county or municipality of this State or a parking authority.
(k) "Project" or "parking project" shall mean any area or place, garage, building, or other improvement or structure for the parking or storage of motor or other vehicles including, without limiting the foregoing, all real and personal property, approaches, meters, mechanical equipment, appurtenances and facilities either on, above or under the ground necessary or useful and convenient for or in connection with such parking or storage, together with such additional structures, buildings, space or accommodations as may be provided in accordance with paragraph (5) of section 6 hereof.
(l) "Approach" shall mean any driveway, road or other structure or area necessary or useful or convenient for access to a project from a public street, road or highway.
L.1948, c. 198, p. 976, s. 3. Amended by L.1954, c. 138, p. 622, s. 2; L.1958, c. 22, p. 56, s. 1, eff. April 22, 1958.
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