New Jersey Revised Statutes § 40:55d-53c - Acceptance Of Performance Guarantee From Successor Developer.

40:55D-53c Acceptance of performance guarantee from successor developer.

4. a. The governing body or an approving authority may accept a performance guarantee in favor of the municipality from a successor developer as a replacement for a performance guarantee that was previously furnished, pursuant to section 41 of P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-53), for the purpose of assuring the installation of improvements. Except as otherwise provided by an ordinance requiring a successor developer to furnish a replacement performance guarantee, the governing body or approving authority shall not accept a replacement performance guarantee without securing:

(1)written confirmation from the new obligor that the intent of the new obligor is to furnish a replacement performance guarantee, relieving the predecessor obligor and surety, if any, of any obligation to install improvements, and

(2)written verification from the municipal engineer that the replacement performance guarantee is of an amount sufficient to cover the cost of the installation of improvements, but not to exceed 120% of the cost of the installation, which verification shall be determined consistent with section 41 of P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-53).

b.An approving authority shall notify the governing body whenever it accepts a replacement performance guarantee. Notice shall contain a copy of the written confirmation of the new obligor's intent to furnish a replacement performance guarantee and the municipal engineer's written verification of the sufficiency of the amount of that replacement performance guarantee.

c.Within 30 days after receiving notice from the approving authority of its acceptance of a replacement performance guarantee, the governing body, by resolution, shall release the predecessor obligor from liability pursuant to its performance guarantee.

L.2013, c.123, s.4.

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