40:68-27. Establishment of district; ordinance; special election
Whenever any section or portion of a municipality which borders on tidal waters is threatened by flooding, the governing body of such municipality may provide by ordinance for the creation and establishment in the municipality, within designated boundaries, of a beach erosion control district (herein referred to as the district), which district shall consist of such lands which are or may be threatened by flooding as the governing body in its discretion shall determine to be practical or convenient to include within such district.
In addition to the notice required to be published pursuant to the provisions of 40:49-2 of the Revised Statutes of any such ordinance, notices shall also be posted at not less than 2 public places within the district proposed to be created by said ordinance setting forth the date of the hearing and designating the boundaries of the proposed district.
The ordinance shall provide that it shall not be effective until approved by a majority vote at a special election to be held in the proposed district, which election shall be held on a day designated in the ordinance.
A. Ballots for said special election pursuant to this section shall be ordered to be printed by the clerk of the municipality wherein the district is located and shall contain a heading "Beach Erosion Control District Election Ballot," followed by the name of the municipality and county in which the district is located and shall have printed thereon the question, "Should a special district be formed for the purpose of combating beach erosion which district shall encompass the following described area," followed by description of the districts to be formed. The ballot shall contain appropriate squares marked "yes" or "no" to be marked by the voters at the said special election pursuant to this section.
B. The special election pursuant to this section shall be conducted in the manner as prescribed in sections 9, 10, 11 and 12. The clerk of the municipality in which the district is located shall cause the election to be advertised at least 1 week before the holding thereof in some newspaper circulating in said district and shall further cause the notice of said special election to be posted in at least 2 public places within the district at least 1 week prior to said special election.
L.1967, c. 184, s. 1, eff. July 27, 1967. Amended by L.1968, c. 219, s. 1, eff. July 24, 1968.
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