Township of Chester, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Chester as indicated in text. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ A207-1 Purchase/Acceptance of property.

Ordinance adopted 10-15-1996 (Mill House property)
Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A., 40A:12-4 and 40A:12-5, the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign a contract in the form presented to the Mayor and council at its September 17, 1996 meeting, for the purchase of the property for a purchase price of $2,137,000.00.
Section 2. Any provisions of an ordinance of the Township of Chester which is inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 2-3-1998 (Knight property)
Section 1. N.J.S.A. 40A:12-5(a) provides that a municipality may provide for the acquisition of real property by gift by the adoption of an ordinance.
Section 2. The New Jersey Conservation Foundation is the fee owner of real property located in the Township of Chester identified on the attached legal description.[1]
Section 3. The New Jersey Conservation Foundation has taken all appropriate action to convey said real property to the Township of Chester as a gift without any consideration being paid by the Township of Chester.
Section 4. The Township of Chester hereby accepts the proposed conveyance.
Section 5. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 12-15-1998 (Allen property)
Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-4 and 40A:12-5, the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign a contract in the form presented to the Mayor and Council for the purchase of the property for a purchase price of $1,833,000.00 and to do all necessary acts to consummate the purchase.
Section 2. Any provisions of an ordinance of the Township of Chester which is inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 8-8-1999
Section 1. N.J.S.A. 4OA:12-5(a) provides that a municipality may provide for the acquisition of real property by gift by the adoption of an ordinance.
Section 2. Group 206 North Associates, L.L.C., is the fee owner of real property located in the township of Chester identified on a survey dated May 7, 1999 by John Cilo, Jr. Associates. The property is identified on the survey and Tax Map as Block 20, Lot 4.
Section 3. Group 206 North Associates, L.L.C., has taken all appropriate action to convey said real property to the Township of Chester as a gift without any consideration being paid by the Township of Chester.
Section 4. The Township of Chester hereby accepts the proposed conveyance.
Section 5. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 8-17-1999 (Evans property)
Section 1. N.J.S.A. 40A:12-5(a) provides that a municipality may provide for the acquisition of real property by purchase by the adoption of an ordinance.
Section 2. John R. Evans, Jr. and the estate of Jean S. Evans are the fee owners of real property located in the Township of Chester identified on the attached legal description.[2] The property consists of approximately 107.6 acres and is identified on the Tax Map of Chester Township as Block 26, Lots 70, 71, 72, 73, and 74.
Section 3. The consideration to be paid for the real property is $660,000.
Section 4. The Township of Chester hereby accepts the proposed offer to sell the property and authorizes the Mayor and/or his representatives to take all necessary action to consummate the purchase.
Section 5. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 5-7-2002 (Schmitz property)
Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A: 12-4 and 5, the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign a letter of intent and contract for the purchase of the property for a purchase price of $8,000,000.00 and to do all necessary acts to consummate the purchase, including, but not limited to, obtaining a survey, title searches and policy, and environmental reports.
Section 2. Any provisions of an ordinance of the Township of Chester which is inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not effect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 11-5-2003
Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-4 and 5, the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign a letter of intent and contract for the purchase price of $4,500,000 and to do all necessary acts to consummate the purchase, including, but not limited to, obtaining a survey, title searches and policy, and environmental reports.
Section 2. Any provisions of an ordinance of the Township of Chester which is inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not effect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 5-18-2004
Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-4 and 5, the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign a contract for the purchase of the property for a purchase price of $6,330,000.00, and to do all necessary acts to consummate the purchase including, but not limited to, obtaining a survey, title searches and policy, and environmental reports.
Section 2. Any provision of an ordinance of the Township of Chester which is inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not effect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 3-1-2005 (Luce property)
Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-4 and 5, the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign a contract for the purchase of the property[3] for a purchase price of $6,000,000, and to do all necessary acts to consummate the purchase including, but not limited to, obtaining a survey, title searches and policy, and environmental reports. Any previous actions taken by the Mayor in connection with the purchase of the property are hereby ratified and approved.
Section 2. Any provision of an ordinance of the Township of Chester which is inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not effect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 10-4-2005
Section 1. The Mayor and/or his designee is hereby authorized pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-15, to take all necessary actions to purchase the property in the name of the Township for the purchase price of $3,000,000.00.
Section 2. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 and 40A:12-14, the Mayor and/or his designee is hereby authorized to take all necessary actions by the Township to lease the property to UCP for a nominal consideration.
Section 3. At all times during the term of the lease the property shall be used only for permitted purposes. Section 4. During the term of the lease, UCP shall comply with the reporting provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:12-14(c).
Section 5. Pursuant to N.J.S.A.40A:12-14, the Mayor and his successors as mayor shall be the officer responsible for the enforcement of the conditions of the lease.
Section 6. The purpose of the lease must provide for integrated health care or health services by UCP in both the clinic and residential home setting.
Section 7. Any sale of the property shall comply with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 et seq. or, alternatively, N.J.S.A. 40A:12-21.
Section 8. This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage.
Ord. No. 2006-8, adopted 11-8-2006
Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-4 and 5, the Mayor is hereby authorized to take all action necessary for the purchase of the property for a purchase price of $2,500,000 and to do all necessary acts to consummate the purchase, including, but not limited to, obtaining a survey, title searches and policy, and environmental reports.
Section 2. Any provisions of an ordinance of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law
Ord. No. 2007-16, adopted 7-3-2007 (Storms property/Tanners Brook Road)
Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-4 and 5, the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign a contract for the purchase of the property for a purchase price of $2,500,000 and to do all necessary acts to consummate the purchase, including, but not limited to, obtaining a survey, title searches and policy, and environmental reports, and authorize payment of all reasonable related expenses.
Section 2. The contract for the purchase of the property is to contain a contingency that the purchase is contingent upon receipt of an open space grant in an amount not less than $2,000,000 and further contingent upon Washington Township paying the sum of $136,250 towards the purchase price of the property.
Section 3. Any provision of an ordinance of the Township of Chester which is inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 4. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ord. No. 2007-18, adopted 8-7-2007 (amends Ord. No. 2007-16) (Storms property/Tanners Brook Road)
Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-4 and 5, the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign a contract for the purchase of the property for a purchase price of $2,500,000 and to do all necessary acts to consummate the purchase, including, but not limited to, obtaining a survey, title searches and policy, and environmental reports, and authorize payment of all reasonable related expenses.
Section 2. The contract for the purchase of the property is to contain a contingency that the purchase is contingent upon receipt of an open space grant in an amount not less than $2,000,000 and further contingent upon Washington Township paying the sum of $136,250 towards the purchase price of the property.
Section 3. Any provision of an ordinance of the Township of Chester which is inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 4. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
[1]
Editor's Note: The legal description is on file in the township offices.
[2]
Editor's Note: The legal description is on file in the township offices.
[3]
Editor's Note: Said property consists of Lot 1 in Block 13, consisting of approximately 203.6 acres.

§ A207-2 Farmland Preservation.

Ordinance adopted 10-16-1998
Section 1. The Township Council of the Township of Chester does hereby recommend to the Morris County Agricultural Development Board that the petition for the creation of the municipally approved program be hereby approved for the reasons set forth below:
1. The Township of Chester believes that the development of agriculture and the retention of farmlands are important to the economy of the Township, the County, and the State, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:1C-11 and N.J.A.C. 2:76-4.
2. The creation of a municipally approved Farmland Preservation Program will not adversely affect the policies and objectives of the municipality and are supportive of the policies described in N.J.S.A. 4:1c-21(c).
3. The landowner agrees to deed restrict said premises for agricultural use and production for a minimum period of eight years.
4. The Township of Chester understands that the landowner, Maria Young, is eligible for the following:
(a) Protection for 11 years from the effective date of the municipally approved program against a municipality altering its zoning ordinance as it pertains to the subject property in any way so as to provide for exclusive agricultural zoning or zoning which has the practical effect of exclusive agricultural zoning except with written consent of the landowner.
(b) Protection against a public body acquiring lands through the power of eminent domain or by advancing grant, loan or other funds for construction of nonfarm structures without the approval of the Governor.
(c) The landowner may apply, or have a farm operator as an agent apply, for a grant for a soil and water conservation project.
(d) Agricultural activities of the landowner are exempt from any emergency restrictions placed on water or energy uses unless the governor declares that the public safety and welfare require otherwise.
(e) The landowners may enter into an agreement to convey development easements as defined in N.J.S.A. 4:1 C-11 et seq. on the land to the Board.
(f) The landowner must use farm structure designs based on criteria developed by a land grant college or a recognized organization of agricultural engineers and approved by the State Agricultural Committee as an accepted minimum construction standard to build farm structures. The use of the approved design shall exempt the owner or operator from any requirement concerning the seal of approval or fee of an architect or professional engineer.
5. The Township of Chester understands that death or incapacitating illness permits the landowner to withdraw from the program.
Section 2. All ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance for any reason is found to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining potions of this ordinance.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect as prescribed by law.
Ordinance adopted 4-6-1999
Section 1. The Township Council of the Township of Chester does hereby recommend to the Morris County Agricultural Development Board that the petition for the creation of the municipally approved program be hereby approved for the reasons set forth below.
1. The Township of Chester believes that the development of agriculture and the retention of farmlands are important to the economy of the township, the county and the state pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:1C-11 and N.J.A.C. 2:76-4.
2. The creation of a municipally approved Farmland Preservation Program will not adversely affect the policies and objectives of the municipality and are supportive of the policies described in N.J.S.A. 4:1C-21c.
3. The landowner agrees to deed and restrict said premises for agricultural use and production for a minimum period of eight years.
4. The Township of Chester understands that the landowner, Emily Tuckerman Allen, is eligible for the following:
(a) Protection for 11 years from the effective date of the municipally approved program against a municipality altering its zoning ordinance as it pertains to the subject property in any way so as to provide for exclusive agricultural zoning or zoning which has the practical effect of exclusive agricultural zoning except with written consent of the landowner.
(b) Protection against a public body acquiring lands through the power of eminent domain or by advancing grant, loan, or other funds for construction of nonfarm structures without the approval of the governor.
(c) The landowner may apply, or have a farm operator as an agent apply, for a grant for a soil and water conservation project.
(d) Agricultural activities of the landowner are exempt from any emergency restrictions placed on water or energy uses unless the governor declares that the public safety and welfare require otherwise.
(e) The landowners may enter into an agreement to convey development easements as defined in N.J.S.A. 4:1C-11 et seq. on the land to the Board.
(f) The landowner must use farm structure designs based on criteria developed by a land grant college or a recognized organization of agricultural engineers and approved by the State Agricultural Committee as an accepted minimum construction standard to build farm structures. The use of the approved design shall exempt the owner or operator from any requirement concerning the seal of approval or fee of an architect or professional engineer.
5. The Township of Chester understands that death or incapacitating illness permits the landowner to withdraw from the program.
Section 2. All ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance for any reason is found to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect as prescribed by law.

§ A207-3 Sale of development rights; development easements.

A. Sale of development rights. (Reserved)
B. Sale of development easements.
Ordinance adopted 1-18-2005 (Schmitz property)
Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 et seq., the Mayor of the Township, or his duly authorized representative, is hereby authorized to take all action necessary and to sign all necessary documents in order to consummate the sale of the Development Easement[1] to the County for a purchase price of $6,116,481.97.
Section 2. Any provision of an ordinance of the Township of Chester which is inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not effect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Ordinance adopted 5-17-2005 (Farro property)
Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 et seq., the Mayor of the Township, or his duly authorized representative, is hereby authorized to take all action necessary and to sign all necessary documents in order to consummate the sale of the Development Easement[2] to the County for a purchase price of $1,620,000.
Section 2. Any provision of an ordinance of the Township of Chester which is inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not effect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ord. No. 2008-15, adopted 12-16-2008 (Maria Young property)
Section 1. The Township Council of the Township of Chester does hereby recommend to the Morris County Agricultural Development Board that the petition for the creation of the municipally approved program be hereby approved for the reasons set forth below:
1. The Township of Chester believes that the development of agriculture and the retention of farmlands are important to the economy of the Township, the County, and the State, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:1C-11 and N.J.A.C. 2:76-4.
2. The creation of a municipally approved Farmland Preservation Program will not adversely affect the policies and objectives of the municipality and is supportive of the policies described in N.J.S.A. 4:1c-27(c).
3. The landowner agrees to deed restrict said premises for agricultural use and production for a minimum period of eight years.
4. The Township of Chester understands that the landowner, Maria Young, is eligible for the following:
a. Protection for 11 years from the effective date of the municipally approved program against a municipality altering its zoning ordinance as it pertains to the subject property in any way so as to provide for exclusive agricultural zoning, or zoning which has the practical effect of exclusive agricultural zoning except with written consent of the landowner.
b. Protection against a public body acquiring lands through the power of eminent domain or by advancing grant, loan, or other funds for construction of non-farm structures without the approval of the Governor.
c. The landowner may apply, or have a farm operator as an agent apply, for a grant for a soil and water conservation project.
d. Agricultural activities of landowner are except from any emergency restrictions placed on water or energy uses unless the Governor declares that the public safety and welfare require otherwise.
e. The landowners may enter into an agreement to convey development easements as defined in N.J.S.A. 4:1C-11 et seq. on the land to the Board.
f. The landowner must use farm structure designs based on criteria developed by a land grant college or a recognized organization of agricultural engineers and approved by the State Agricultural Committee as an accepted minimum construction standard to build farm structures. The use of the approved design shall exempt the owner or operator from any requirement concerning the seal of approval or fee of an architect or professional engineer.
5. The Township of Chester understands that death or incapacitating illness permits the landowner to withdraw from the program.
Section 2. All Ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance for any reason found to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining potions of this Ordinance.
Section 4. This Ordinance shall take effect as prescribed by law.
[1]
Editor's Note: Said Development Easement consists of easement pertaining to Lot 14, Block 40 and Lot 19, Block 46, which did not include the "exception area" in Lot 19, Block 46.
[2]
Editor's Note: Said Development Easement pertains to Lot 15, Block 42.

§ A207-4 Property acquisitions.

Ordinance adopted 7-15-1997
Section 1. N.J.S.A. 40A:12-5(a) provides that a municipality may provide for the acquisition of real property by gift by the adoption of an ordinance.
Section 2. Auburn Meadows at Chester, L.L.C., is the fee owner of Block 14, Lot 1 and Block 20, Lot 16 as identified on the official Tax Map of the Township of Chester.
Section 3. Auburn Meadows at Chester, L.L.C., has taken all appropriate action to convey Block 14, Lot 1 and Block 20, Lot 16 to the Township of Chester as a gift without any consideration being paid by the Township of Chester.
Section 4. The Township of Chester hereby accepts the proposed Conveyance of Block 14, Lot 1 and Block 20, Lot 16.
Section 5. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 12-2-1997
Section 1. N.J.S.A.40A:12-5(a) provides that a municipality may provide for the acquisition of real property by gift by the adoption of an ordinance.
Section 2. Tri Farms, Inc., is the fee owner of Block 10, Lots 120, 121, 122 and 123 as identified on the official Tax Map of the Township of Chester.
Section 3. Tri Farms, Inc., has taken all appropriate action to convey Block 10, Lots 120, 121, 122 and 123 to the Township of Chester as a gift without any consideration being paid by the Township of Chester.
Section 4. The Township of Chester hereby accepts the proposed conveyance of Block 10, Lots 120, 121, 122 and 123.
Section 5. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 2-3-1998
Section 1. N.J.S.A. 40A:12-5(a) provides that a municipality may provide for the acquisition of real property by gift by the adoption of an ordinance.
Section 2. Allen Dines, Trustee, of 110 16th Street, Room 740, Denver, Colorado holds title to Block 13, Lot 6 as identified on the official Tax Map of the Township of Chester. Section 3. Allen Dines has taken all appropriate action to convey Block 13, Lot 6 to the Township of Chester as a gift, without any consideration being paid by the Township of Chester.
Section 4. The Township of Chester hereby accepts the proposed conveyance of Block 13, Lot 6 and waives all real estate taxes due on the property, i.e., $238.35 for 1997 and $232.05 for the first and second quarters of 1998.
Section 5. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 9-1-1998
Section 1. N.J.S.A. 40A:12-5(a) provides that a municipality may provide for the acquisition of real property by purchase by the adoption of an ordinance.
Section 2. A. Paul Edwards is the fee owner of real property located in the Township of Chester identified on the attached legal description.[1]
Section 3. A. Paul Edwards has taken all appropriate action to convey said real property to the Township of Chester as a sale for the purpose of a road right-of-way along Hillside Road in the Township of Chester.
Section 4. The Township of Chester hereby authorized the purchase.
Section 5. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 6-15-1999
Section 1. N.J.S.A. 40A: 12-5 (a) provides that a municipality may provide for the acquisition of real property by gift by the adoption of an ordinance.
Section 2. T.L.F. Land, Inc., is the fee owner of real property located in the Township of Chester identified on the attached legal description (Block 25, Lot 6).[2]
Section 3. T.L.F. Land, Inc., and K. Hovnanian North Central Acquisitions has taken all appropriate action to convey said real property to the Township of Chester as a gift, without any consideration being paid by the Township of Chester.
Section 4. The Township of Chester hereby accepts the proposed conveyance.
Section 5. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 2-15-2000
Section 1. N.J.S.A. 40A:12-5(a) provides that a municipality may provide for the acquisition of real property by purchase by the adoption of an ordinance.
Section 2. Corrine A. Chubb, deceased, is the fee owner of real property located in the Township of Chester identified on the attached legal description.[3] The property consists of approximately 185 acres and is identified on the Tax Map of Chester Township as Block 13, Lots 7 and 8 and Block 15, Lot 45.
Section 3. The consideration to be paid for the real property is $3,800,000. The proceeds are being paid as follows: $1,850,000 from the State Agricultural Development Committee and $1,950,000 from the County of Morris.
Section 4. The Township of Chester hereby accepts the proposed offer to sell the property and authorizes the Mayor and/or his representatives to take all necessary action to consummate the purchase.
Section 5. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 10-4-2005
Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-4 and 5, the Mayor is hereby authorized to take all necessary steps to acquire the property[4] and to do all necessary acts to consummate the donation including, but not limited to, obtaining a survey, title searches and policy, and environmental reports.
Section 2. Any provision of an ordinance of the Township of Chester which is inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
[1]
Editor's Note: The legal description is on file in the township offices.
[2]
Editor's Note: The legal description is on file in the township offices.
[3]
Editor's Note: The legal description is on file in the township offices.
[4]
Editor's Note: The property referred to herein is Lot 33 in Block 16 (2 State Park).

§ A207-5 Sale of property.

Ordinance adopted 6-15-1999
Section 1. The Mayor is hereby authorized to enter an agreement with Larken Associates, a New Jersey partnership, for the sale of Lot 4 in Block 40 for the sum of $350,000 subject to the terms and conditions of the proposed contract.
Section 2. A copy of the proposed contract is on file in the Office of the Administrator of the Township of Chester and may be examined by any interested party at said office at the Chester Township Municipal Building, 1 Parker Road, Chester, New Jersey during regular business hours.
Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect upon final adoption as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 10-19-1999
Section 1. N.J.S.A. 40:12-21 provides that a municipality may sell for nominal consideration municipally owned land to certain nonprofit organizations, such as Morris Habitat for Humanity.
Section 2. The Township of Chester is the fee owner of real property located in the Township of Chester identified on the attached legal description.[1] The property consists of approximately 2.10 acres and is identified on the Tax Map of Chester Township as Block 25, Lot 16.01.
Section 3. The consideration to be paid for the real property is nominal, namely $1.00.
Section 4. The Township of Chester hereby authorizes the sale of said real property to Morris Habitat for Humanity pursuant to and in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:12-21 and authorizes the Mayor and/or his representatives to take all necessary actions to consummate the sale.
Section 5. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 4-4-2000
Section 1. N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 provides that a municipality may provide for the sale of municipally owned real property by open public sale at auction.
Section 2. Lots 7 and 8 in Block 13 and Lot 45 in Block 15 are owned by the Township of Chester and are not needed for public use.
Section 3. Said lots shall be offered for sale at an open public sale at auction. The open public sale at auction and compliance with N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 will be conducted on behalf of the Township of Chester by the State Agriculture Development Committee and the Morris County Agriculture Development Board.
Section 4. The sale shall be for a minimum sales price of $1,350,000, with a $50,000 deposit. The auction shall take place on April 14, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. at the Municipal Building.
Section 5. The Mayor and/or his duly authorized representative is hereby authorized to take all necessary action to consummate the sale, if such sale is in the best interests of the Township of Chester.
Section 6. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 7. All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 8. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 5-6-2003
Section 1. N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 provides that a municipality may provide for the sale of municipally owned real property by open public sale at auction.
Section 2. Block 40, Lot 14, and Block 46, Lots 19, 19.01, 19.02 and 19.03, are owned by the Township of Chester and are not needed for public use and can no longer be used advantageously for the purposes for which they were acquired.
Section 3. The said lots shall be offered for sale at an open public sale at auction. The open public sale at auction and compliance with N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 will be conducted on by the Township of Chester.
Section 4. The sale shall be for a minimum sales price of $1,750,000, with a required $50,000 deposit. The auction shall take place on June 20, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. at the Municipal Building.
Section 5. The Mayor and/or his duly authorized representative is hereby authorized to take all necessary action to consummate the sale, if such sale is in the best interests of the Township of Chester.
Section 6. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 7. All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 8. This chapter shall take effect as provided by law.
Ordinance adopted 10-5-2004
Section 1. N.J.S.A. 40A:12-l3 provides that a municipality may provide for the sale of municipally owned real property by open public sale at auction.
Section 2. Block 15 Lot 42 is owned by the Township of Chester and is not needed for public use and can no longer be used advantageously for the purposes for which it was acquired.
Section 3. Said lot shall be offered for sale at an open public sale at auction. The open public sale at auction in compliance with N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 will be conducted by the Township of Chester.
Section 4. The sale shall be for a minimum sales price of $1,500,000, with a required $50,000.00 deposit. The auction shall take place on October 22, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. at the Municipal Building.
Section 5. The Mayor and/or his duly authorized representative is hereby authorized to take all necessary action to consummate the sale, if such sale is in the best interests of the Township of Chester.
Section 6. If any article. section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 7. All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Township of Chester which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 8. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ord. No. 2007-12, adopted 4-17-2007.
Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13(b)(1), the Mayor is hereby directed, authorized and empowered to execute, acknowledge and deliver such documents, instruments and papers and perform such acts as may be legally, properly and reasonably required or necessary for the purpose of conveying title to the premises identified as Lot 1.02, Block 13 to the County of Morris, in accordance with the terms and provisions of the agreement between the parties. Any previous actions taken by the Mayor in connection with the sale of the property are hereby ratified and approved.
Section 2. Any provision of an ordinance of the Township of Chester which is inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not impact the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
Ord. No. 2007-21, adopted 11-7-2007.
Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13(b)(1), the Mayor is hereby directed, authorized and empowered to execute, acknowledge and deliver such documents, instruments and papers and perform such acts as may be legally, properly and reasonably required or necessary for the purpose of conveying title to the premises identified as Lot 1.01, Block 13 to the Morris County Park Commission, the New Jersey Water Supply Authority, the New Jersey Conservation Foundation and the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Agreement between the parties. Any previous actions taken by the Mayor in connection with the sale of the property are hereby ratified and approved.
Section 2. Any provision of an ordinance of the Township of Chester which is inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not impact the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.
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Editor's Note: The legal description is on file in the township offices.