New Jersey Revised Statutes § 40:37b-2 - Definitions

40:37B-2. Definitions
The following terms whenever used or referred to in this act shall have the following respective meanings unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context.

(a) "Authority" shall mean a public body created pursuant to this act.

(b) "Bond resolution" shall have the meaning ascribed thereto in section 15 of this act.

(c) "Bonds" shall mean any bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures or other obligations issued by an authority or any other political subdivision of the State.

(d) "Clerk" shall mean the clerk of a municipality or the clerk of the board of chosen freeholders as the case may be or the officer charged with the duties customarily imposed on such clerk.

(e) "Construct" and "construction" shall connote and include, acts of clearance, demolition, planning, designing, construction, development and redevelopment, reconstruction, replacement, enlargement, extension, improvement and betterment.

(f) "Cost" shall mean, in addition to the usual connotations thereof, the cost of planning, acquisition or construction of all or any part of any public facility or facilities of an authority and of all or any property, rights, easements, privileges, agreements and franchises deemed by the authority to be necessary or useful and convenient therefor or in connection therewith, including interest or discount on bonds, cost of issuance of bonds, architectural, engineering and inspection costs and legal expenses, cost of financial, professional and other estimates and advice, organization, administrative, operating and other expenses of the authority prior to and during such acquisition or construction, and all such other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the financing, acquisition, construction and completion of such public facility or facilities or part thereof and the placing of the same fully in operation or the disposition of the same, and also such provision or reserves for working capital, operating, maintenance or replacement expenses or for payment or security of principal of or interest on bonds during or after such acquisition or construction as the authority may determine, and also reimbursements to the authority or any governmental unit or person of any money theretofore expended for the purposes of the authority.

(g) "County" shall mean any county of the first class of this State. "The county" shall mean the particular county of the first class for which a particular authority is created.

(h) "Facility charges" shall mean tolls, rents, rates, fees or other charges in connection with or for the use of services of the public facility or other property owned or controlled by the authority.

(i) "Facility revenue" shall mean money derived or to be derived from the operation of all or any part of the facilities of the authority including any parts thereof, theretofore constructed or acquired and any parts, extensions, replacements or improvements thereof thereafter constructed or acquired.

(j) "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.

(k) "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.

(l) "Person" shall mean any person, association, corporation, Nation, State or agency or subdivision thereof other than a county or a municipality of this State or an authority.

(m) "Project" shall have the meaning ascribed to said term in section 15 of this act.

(n) "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.

(o) "Public facility" shall mean any lands, structures or other properties or facilities, acquired or constructed or to be acquired or constructed by an authority for its purposes and operated or to be operated by the authority or by any governmental unit or person under a lease or other agreement by or with the authority.

(p) "Real property" shall mean lands within or without the State, above or below water, and improvements thereof or thereon or any riparian or other rights or interests therein.

(q) "Resolution" shall mean a written act of the governing body of a county adopted and otherwise approved in the manner or mode of procedure prescribed for resolutions tending to obligate such county pecuniarily.

L.1967, c. 136, s. 2, eff. June 28, 1967.

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