40:60-25.60. Payments to displaced persons, business concern or nonprofit organization
Any municipality which acquires, or seeks to acquire, real property pursuant to the provisions of this act for the purposes authorized herein shall provide for:
(a) the payment by the municipality to any displaced business concern or nonprofit organization--
(1) of its reasonable and necessary moving expenses and any actual direct loss of property except goodwill or profit for which reimbursement or compensation is not otherwise made; provided, that such payment shall not exceed $3,000.00 (or if greater, the total certified moving expenses); and
(2) an additional $2,500.00 in the case of a private business concern with average annual net earnings of less than $10,000.00 per year which (a) was doing business within the location sought to be acquired pursuant to provisions of this act, (b) is displaced by reason of proceedings pursuant to this act, and (c) is not part of an enterprise having establishments outside the area sought to be acquired pursuant to the provisions of this act. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a business concern which is not being displaced from an area sought to be acquired pursuant to the provisions of this act shall be eligible for payments of its certified actual moving expenses with respect to its outdoor advertising displays being removed from the area sought to be acquired pursuant to this act in the same manner as though such business concern were being displaced; and
(b) the payment to any displaced individual or family of his or its reasonable moving expenses and any actual direct loss of property for which reimbursement or compensation is not otherwise made; provided, that such payment shall not exceed $200.00 and provided further that the municipality may make payments to individuals and families of fixed amounts, but not in excess of $200.00 in any case, in lieu of their respective and reasonable moving expenses and actual direct loss of property.
In addition to the payments required by this section, a municipality which acquires, or seeks to acquire land pursuant to the provisions of this act for the purposes authorized herein may pay (in addition to any amount provided under subsection (b) of this section) on behalf of any displaced family, or any displaced individual 62 years of age or over, during the first 5 months after displacement, a relocation adjustment payment, not to exceed $500.00, to assist such displaced individual or family to acquire a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling. The relocation adjustment payment shall be an amount which, when added to 20% of the annual income of the displaced individual or family at the time of displacement, equals the average rental required, for a 12-month period, for such a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling of modest standards adequate in size to accommodate the displaced individual or family (in the area sought to be acquired or in other areas not generally less desirable in regard to public utilities and public and commercial facilities): Provided, that such payment shall be made only to an individual or family who is unable to secure a dwelling unit in a low-rent housing project assisted under the United States Housing Act of 1937, or under a State or local program found by the public officer designated or appointed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 3 of this act to have the same general purposes.
L.1967, c. 11, s. 4, eff. March 13, 1967.
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