40:48-2.5b. Designation of "Emergency Demolition Fund", acceptance of funds therefor
5. a. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, in any municipality where the governing body has appointed a public officer pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1942, c.112 (C.40:48-2.3 et seq.), the public officer, to finance the costs of accomplishing the purpose of this act, shall have the power to accept gifts or grants from private or public agencies, or to accept donations from or enter into loan agreements with any casino licensee or the authority under any legal terms and conditions, including agreements which obligate such municipality to repay any such loan over a period in excess of one year, which the public officer determines will be beneficial to the purposes of P.L.1942, c.112 (C.40:48-2.3 et seq.). In the event that the public officer accepts or borrows any funds from any casino licensee or the authority for which funds the casino licensee seeks authorization for an investment tax credit in accordance with section 3 of P.L.1984, c.218 (C.5:12-144.1), the authority is authorized to approve an investment tax credit in accordance with the provisions of section 3 of P.L.1984, c.218 (C.5:12-144.1), and the authority's rules.
b. All funds received pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall be placed in a separate municipal fund designated as the "Emergency Demolition Fund" to be used solely for demolition related activities. The public officer shall have the sole discretion in determining which funds will be accepted and the time and manner of all expenditures necessary to carry out the purposes of this act; except that, the public officer shall not accept or use any funds provided by a casino licensee or the authority for the purpose of demolishing any structure owned by a casino licensee. All payments made pursuant to this section shall be made under the direction of the public officer.
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