City of Paterson, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Paterson as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-20-1994 by Ord. No. 94-078]

§ 92-1 Establishment of District.

The Bunker Hill Industrial Park Special Improvement District ("district") is hereby established consisting of the properties designated and listed on Schedule A annexed hereto[1] by tax block and lot numbers and street addresses.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Said Schedule A is on file in the City Clerk's office.

§ 92-2 Assessments.

All costs of development, construction and acquisition relating to the provision of improvements shall be financed by and assessed to properties especially benefitted thereby. All costs of improvements and maintenance, other than the costs of improvements and maintenance ordinarily incurred by the city out of general funds, shall be determined and approved pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:56-80 or N.J.S.A. 40:56-85 as determined by the district management corporation. The foregoing costs shall be collected as a special assessment against properties which are benefitted thereby within the district.

§ 92-3 Annual report; budgets; fiscal year; audit.

A. 
The Mayor, with the assistance and concurrence of the district management corporation, shall submit an annual report to the Municipal Council pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:56-80. Such reports shall consist of an estimate of the cost of operating and maintaining and annually improving the special improvement district.
B. 
The district management corporation shall submit a detailed annual budget for approval by resolution of the Municipal Council, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:56-84. The budget shall be submitted with a report which explains how the budget contributes to the goals and objectives for the special improvement district.
C. 
The fiscal year of the district and of the management corporation shall be January 1 to December 31. Within 30 days after the close of each fiscal year, the district management corporation shall make an annual report of its activities for the preceding fiscal year to the Municipal Council.
D. 
The district management corporation shall cause an annual audit of its books, accounts and financial transactions to be made and filed with the Municipal Council. This audit shall be completed and filed with the Municipal Council within four months after the close of the fiscal year of the corporation. A certified duplicate copy of the audit shall be filed with the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs within five days of the filing of the audit with the Municipal Council.

§ 92-4 District management corporation designated; membership; powers.

A. 
The Municipal Council of the City of Paterson hereby designates the Bunker Hill Industrial Park Special Improvement District Management Corporation ("district management corporation"), a nonprofit corporation, as the district management corporation for the district.
B. 
The corporation shall be composed of the following members: one nonvoting Council representative to be appointed by the Municipal Council; one nonvoting municipal agency head or designee, appointed by the Mayor; and 11 Bunker Hill area business and/or property owners to be appointed according to the bylaws of the district management corporation.
C. 
This district management corporation, in addition to acting as an advisory board to the Mayor and Council, shall have all powers necessary and requisite to effectuate the purposes of this article and the district, including but not limited to:
(1) 
Adopt bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business and prescribe rules, regulations and policies for the performance of its functions and duties.
(2) 
Employ such persons as may be required and fix and pay their compensation from funds available to the corporation.
(3) 
Apply for, accept, administer and comply with the requirements respecting an appropriation of funds or a gift, grant or donation of property or money.
(4) 
Make and execute agreements which may be necessary or convenient to the exercise of the powers and functions of the corporation, including contract with any person, firm, corporation, governmental agency or other entity.
(5) 
Administer and manage its own funds and accounts and pay its own obligations.
(6) 
Borrow money from private lenders or governmental entities for periods not to exceed 180 days.
(7) 
Fund the improvement of the exterior appearance of properties in the district through grants or loans.
(8) 
Fund the rehabilitation of properties within the district.
(9) 
Accept, purchase, rehabilitate, sell, lease or manage property in the district.
(10) 
Enforce the conditions of any loan, grant, sale or lease made by the corporation; provided, however, that if the properties within the district petition to dissolve the district, the city shall have the right to amend the current year's budget and schedule fees and/or taxes in order to liquidate outstanding claims against the district management corporation.
(11) 
Provide security, sanitation and other services in the district, supplemental to those provided normally by the city.
(12) 
Undertake improvements designed to increase the safety or attractiveness of the district to businesses which may wish to locate there or to visitors to the district, including but not limited to litter cleanup and control, landscaping, parking areas and facilities, recreational and rest areas and facilities and those improvements generally permitted for pedestrian malls under N.J.S.A. 40:56-66 pursuant to pertinent regulations of the governing body.
(13) 
Publicize the district and the businesses included within the district boundaries.
(14) 
Recruit new businesses to fill vacancies in and to balance the business mix of the district.
(15) 
Organize special events in the district.
(16) 
Provide special parking arrangements for the district.
(17) 
Provide temporary decorative lighting in the district.

§ 92-5 Municipal powers retained.

Notwithstanding the creation of the special improvement district, the City of Paterson expressly retains all its powers and authority over the area designated as within the special improvement district.

§ 92-6 Debt obligations.

This Article obligates the Bunker Hill Special Improvement District to satisfy all debts, loans and financial liabilities incurred by the corporation. The district management corporation may not borrow an amount that exceeds the approved budget for that fiscal year. The Charter of the Bunker Hill Special Improvement District shall include a clause incorporating the aforementioned.
[Adopted 7-8-1997 by Ord. No. 97-036]

§ 92-7 Establishment of District.

The Downtown Paterson Special Improvement District ("district") is hereby established consisting of the properties designated and listed on Schedule A annexed hereto[1] by tax block and lot numbers and street addresses.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Said Schedule A is on file in the City Clerk's office.

§ 92-8 Assessments.

All costs of development, construction and acquisition relating to the provision of improvements shall be financed by and assessed to properties especially benefitted thereby. All costs of improvements and maintenance, other than the costs of improvements and maintenance ordinarily incurred by the city out of general funds, shall be determined and approved pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:56-80 or N.J.S.A. 40:36-85 as determined by the district management corporation. The foregoing costs shall be collected as a special assessment against properties who are benefitted thereby within the district.

§ 92-9 Annual report; budgets; fiscal year; audit.

A. 
The Mayor, with the assistance and concurrence of the district management corporation, shall submit an annual report to the Municipal Council pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:56-80. Such reports shall consist of an estimate of the cost of operating and maintaining and annually improving the special improvement district.
B. 
The district management corporation shall submit a detailed annual budget for approval by resolution of the Municipal Council, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:56-84. The budget shall be submitted with a report which explains how the budget contributes to the goals and objectives for the special improvement district.
C. 
The fiscal year of the District and of the management corporation shall be January 1 to December 31. Within 30 days after the close of each fiscal year, the district management corporation shall make an annual report of its activities for the preceding fiscal year to the Municipal Council.
D. 
The district management corporation shall cause an annual audit of its books, accounts and financial transactions to be made and filed with the Municipal Council. This audit shall be completed and filed with the Municipal Council within four months after the close of the fiscal year of the corporation. A certified duplicate copy of the audit shall be filed with the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs within five days of the filing of the audit with the Municipal Council.

§ 92-10 District management corporation designated; membership; powers.

A. 
The Municipal Council of the City of Paterson hereby designates the Downtown Paterson Special Improvement District Management Corporation ("district management corporation"), a nonprofit corporation, as the district management corporation for the district.
B. 
The corporation shall be composed of the following members; one nonvoting Council representative to be appointed by the Municipal Council; one nonvoting municipal agency head or designee, appointed by the Mayor; and eleven downtown Paterson area business and/or property owners to be appointed according to the bylaws of the district management corporation.
C. 
This district management corporation, in addition to acting as an advisory board to the Mayor and Council, shall have all powers necessary and requisite to effectuate the purposes of this article and the district, including but not limited to:
(1) 
Adopt bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business and prescribe rules, regulations and policies for the performance of its functions and duties.
(2) 
Employ such persons as may be required and fix and pay their compensation from funds available to the corporation.
(3) 
Apply for, accept, administer and comply with the requirements respecting an appropriation of funds or a gift, grant or donation of property or money.
(4) 
Make and execute agreements which may be necessary or convenient to the exercise of the powers and functions of the corporation, including contract with any person, firm, corporation, governmental agency or other entity.
(5) 
Administer and manage its own funds and accounts and pay its own obligations.
(6) 
Borrow money from private lenders or governmental entities for periods not to exceed 180 days.
(7) 
Fund the improvement of the exterior appearance of properties in the district through grants or loans.
(8) 
Fund the rehabilitation of properties within the district.
(9) 
Accept, purchase, rehabilitate, sell, lease or manage property in the district.
(10) 
Enforce the conditions of any loan, grant, sale or lease made by the corporation; provided, however, that if the properties within the district petition to dissolve the district, the city shall have the right to amend the current year's budget and schedule fees and/or taxes in order to liquidate outstanding claims against the district management corporation.
(11) 
Provide security, sanitation and other services in the districts supplemental to those provided normally by the city.
(12) 
Undertake improvements designed to increase the safety or attractiveness of the district to businesses which may wish to locate there or to visitors to the district, including but not limited to litter cleanup and control, landscaping, parking areas and facilities, recreational and rest areas and facilities and those improvements generally permitted for pedestrian malls under N.J.S.A. 40:56-66 pursuant to pertinent regulations of the governing body.
(13) 
Publicize the district and the businesses included within the district boundaries.
(14) 
Recruit new businesses to fill vacancies in and to balance the business mix of the district.
(15) 
Organize special events in the district.
(16) 
Provide special parking arrangements for the district.
(17) 
Provide temporary decorative lighting in the district.

§ 92-11 Municipal powers retained.

Notwithstanding the creation of the special improvement district, the City of Paterson expressly retains all its powers and authority over the area designated as within the special improvement district.

§ 92-12 Debt obligations.

This article obligates the Downtown Paterson Special improvement district to satisfy all debts, loans and financial liabilities incurred by the corporation. The district management corporation may not borrow an amount that exceeds the approved budget for that fiscal year. The Charter of the Downtown Paterson Special Improvement District shall include a clause incorporating the aforementioned.