New Jersey Revised Statutes § 40:68a-40 - Municipal Port Authority As Political Subdivision; Powers

40:68A-40. Municipal port authority as political subdivision; powers
Every municipal port authority shall be a public body politic and corporate constituting a political subdivision of the State established as an instrumentality exercising public and essential governmental functions to provide for the public health and welfare and shall have perpetual succession and have the following additional powers:

(1) To adopt and have a common seal and to alter the same at pleasure;

(2) To sue and be sued;

(3) In its own name to acquire, hold, use and dispose of its charges and other revenues and other moneys;

(4) In its own name but for the local unit, to acquire, rent, hold, use and dispose of other personal property for the purposes of the municipal port authority, and to acquire by purchase, gift, condemnation or otherwise, or lease as lessee, real property and easements therein, necessary or useful and convenient for the purposes of the municipal port authority, whether subject to mortgages, deeds of trust or other liens, or otherwise, and to hold and to use the same, and is dispose of property so acquired no longer necessary for the purposes of the municipal port authority;

(5) To grant by franchise, lease or otherwise, the use of any project, facilities or property owned and controlled by it to any person for such consideration and for such period or periods of time and upon such other terms and conditions as it may fix and agree upon. Any such grant may be upon condition that the user shall or may construct or provide any buildings or structures or improvements on such project, facilities or property, or portions thereof, all upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon;

(6) To provide for and secure the payment of any bonds and the rights of the holders thereof, and to purchase, hold and dispose of any bonds;

(7) To apply for and to accept gifts or grants of real personal property, money, material, labor or supplies for the purposes of the municipal port authority, from any person, county or municipality, including the United States or any agency thereof, and to make and perform such agreements and contracts and to do any and all things necessary or desirable in connection with the procuring, acceptance or disposition of such gifts or grants;

(8) To determine the exact location, type and character of and all matters in connection with all or any part of the port system which it is authorized to own, construct, establish, effectuate or control and to enter on any lands, waters or premises for the purpose of making such surveys, diagrams, maps or plans or for the purpose of making such soundings or borings as it deems necessary or convenient;

(9) To make and enforce bylaws or rules and regulations for the management and regulation of its business and affairs and for the use, maintenance and operation of the port system and any other of its properties, and to amend the same;

(10) To do and perform any acts and things authorized by this act under, through or by means of its own officers, agents and employees, or by contracts with any person;

(11) To acquire, purchase, construct, lease, operate, maintain and undertake any project and to make service charges for the use thereof; and

(12) To enter into any and all contracts, execute any and all instruments, and do and perform any and all acts or things necessary, convenient or desirable for the purposes of the municipal port authority or to carry out any power expressly given in this act subject to P.L.1971, c. 198 "Local Public Contracts Law" (C. 40A:11-1 et seq.).

L.1960, c. 192, p. 815, s. 12, eff. Feb. 15, 1961. Amended by L.1975, c. 96, s. 15, eff. May 16, 1975.

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