[Added 9-20-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-19]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq., a local redevelopment agency is hereby created and shall be known as the "Seaside Heights Redevelopment Agency."
The Redevelopment Agency shall consist of seven Commissioners and shall be appointed by the governing body by resolution.
All original appointments to the Redevelopment Agency and all subsequent appointments shall be made in accordance with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-11. All future appointments shall be for terms of five years.
No more than two Commissioners shall be officers or employees of the Borough.
No more than two of the Commissioners shall be members of the governing body. A Commissioner who is a member of the governing body shall serve for a term of one year. The terms of the other Commissioners shall then be appointed to staggered terms in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-11.
Any vacancy occurring in the office of Commissioner, from any cause, shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, but for the unexpired term.
A certificate of the appointment or reappointment of each Commissioner shall be filed with the Borough Clerk.
A Commissioner shall receive no compensation for his services, but shall be entitled, upon receipt of prior approval of the governing body, to reimbursement for actual expenses necessarily incurred in the discharge of the duties of Commissioner, including traveling expenses.
The Redevelopment Agency shall select a Chairman and a Vice Chairman among the Commissioners and may, with the prior approval of the governing body, employ an Executive Director who shall be its Secretary.
No Commissioner or employee of the Redevelopment Agency shall acquire an interest, direct or indirect, in a redevelopment project or in any property included or planned to be included in a project. No Commissioner or employee of the Redevelopment Agency shall have an interest, direct or indirect, in any contract or proposed contract for materials and services to be furnished or used in connection with the project.
If any Commissioner or employee of the Redevelopment Agency owns or controls an interest, direct or indirect, in any property included or planned to be included in a project, that individual shall immediately disclose the same in writing to the Redevelopment Agency. The disclosure shall be entered upon the minutes of the Agency.
Failure to disclose such an interest shall constitute misconduct in office.
A Commissioner or employee required by this section to make a disclosure shall not participate in any action by the Agency affecting the property with respect to which the disclosure is required.
For inefficiency or neglect of duty or misconduct in office, a Commissioner may be removed by the Borough. A Commissioner may be removed only after he has been given a copy of the charges at least 10 days prior to a hearing and has had the opportunity to be heard in person or by counsel. In the event of the removal of a Commissioner, a record of the proceedings, together with the charges and findings thereon, shall be filed in the office of the Borough Clerk.
The Redevelopment Agency may employ an Executive Director who shall have attained a degree from an accredited four-year college or university in public administration, social science or other appropriate program and shall have at least five years' experience in public administration, public finance, realty or similar professional employment. A master's degree in an appropriate program may substitute for two years of that experience.
The Executive Director shall serve at the pleasure of the Commissioners and may be relieved of his duties only after 120 days' notice. The Executive Director shall assign and supervise employees in the performance of their duties. The Executive Director shall be in the unclassified service of civil service and all other employees shall be in the classified service of civil service, except as may be otherwise provided by Title 11A.
Upon the adoption of a redevelopment plan, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-7, the Redevelopment Agency may proceed with the clearance, replanning, development and redevelopment of the area designated in that plan.
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 2002-28, adopted 12-18-2002, provided for the adoption of a redevelopment plan prepared pursuant to the direction of the governing body in Res. No. 99-337 as recommended by the Planning Board and Redevelopment Agency.
In order to carry out and effectuate the purposes of N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq. and the terms of the redevelopment plan, the Redevelopment Agency may:
As authorized by resolution of the governing body, undertake redevelopment projects and, for this purpose, issue bonds in accordance with the provision of N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-29.
As authorized by resolution of the governing body, acquire property pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-22i.
As authorized by resolution of the governing body, acquire by condemnation any land or building which is necessary for the redevelopment project pursuant to the provisions of the Eminent Domain Act of 1971 (N.J.S.A. 20:3-1 et seq.).
Clear any area owned or acquired and install, construct or reconstruct streets, facilities, utilities and site improvements essential to the preparation of sites for use in accordance with the redevelopment plan.
As authorized by resolution of the governing body, prepare or arrange by contract for the provision of professional services and the preparation of plans by registered architects, licensed professional engineers or planners or other consultants for the carrying out of the redevelopment projects.
As authorized by resolution of the governing body, arrange or contract with public agencies or redevelopers for the planning, replanning, construction or undertaking of any project or redevelopment work or any part thereof; negotiate and collect revenue from a redeveloper to defray the costs of the Redevelopment Agency, including, where applicable, the costs incurred in conjunction with bonds, notes or other obligations issued by the Redevelopment Agency and to secure payment of such revenue; as part of any such arrangement or contract, provide for extension of credit or making of loans to redevelopers to finance any project or redevelopment work, or upon a finding that the project or redevelopment work would not be undertaken but for the provision of financial assistance, or would not be undertaken in its intended scope without the provision of financial assistance, provided as part of an arrangement or contract for capital grants to redevelopers; and arrange or contract with public agencies or redevelopers for the opening, grading or closing of streets, roads, roadways, alleys or other places or for the furnishing of facilities or for the acquisition by such Agency of property options or property rights or for the furnishing of property or services in connection with a redevelopment area.
As authorized by resolution of the governing body, lease or convey property or improvements to any other party pursuant to this article, without public bidding and at such prices and upon such terms as it deems reasonable, provided that the lease or conveyance is made in conjunction with a redevelopment plan, notwithstanding the provisions of any law, rule or regulation to the contrary.
Enter upon any building or property in any redevelopment area in order to conduct investigations or make surveys, sounding or test borings necessary to carry out the purposes of this article.
As authorized by resolution of the governing body, arrange or contract with a public agency for the relocation of residents, industry or commerce displaced from a redevelopment area.
Make, consistent with the development plan:
Plans for carrying out a program of voluntary repair and rehabilitation of buildings and improvements.
Plans for the enforcement of laws, codes and regulations relating to the use and occupancy of buildings and improvements and to the compulsory repair, rehabilitation, demolition or removal of buildings and improvements.
Request that the Land Use Board recommend and the governing body designate particular areas as being in need of redevelopment or rehabilitation and make recommendations for the redevelopment or rehabilitation of such areas.
Study the recommendations of the Land Use Board or governing body for the redevelopment of the area.
Publish and disseminate information concerning any redevelopment area plan or project.
Do all things necessary or convenient to carry out its powers, except that any activity requiring the expenditure of public funds must receive prior approval of the governing body.