[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Hillside 6-22-1999. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The township has reacquired property located at 1435 Liberty Avenue, in the Township of Hillside, State of New Jersey (Block 1102, Lot 13 on the Tax Map of the Township of Hillside) (the property) which it had previously conveyed in fee simple determinable to the United States War Veterans Memorial Building Association of Hillside, New Jersey (the Veterans Association), a not-for-profit corporation of the State of New Jersey. The Association is comprised of the following organizations: the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 151; the American Legion, Post No. 50; the Disabled American Veterans, Post No. 55; the Jewish War Veterans, Post No. 78; and the Ladies Auxiliaries of the foregoing organizations.
In order to effectuate the township's reacquisition of the property, a bargain and sale deed with covenants as to grantor's acts was made between the Veterans Association and the Township of Hillside on December 9, 1998.
The Veterans Association shall be permitted to utilize the property in the following manner, subject to the prior approval of either the Mayor or the Business Administrator of the township: to conduct an annual memorial service (and related activities); to conduct occasional fund-raising activities; to conduct monthly meetings of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Jewish War Veterans; and to store patriotic items of the organizations, as well as records and related items.
The Mayor or Business Administrator of the township may, at their option, designate alternate locations, dates and times for the monthly meetings of the veterans organizations which comprise the Veterans Association.
The Veterans Association shall be permitted to maintain two plaques on the wall. In the event that the township determines to demolish the building, the plaques shall be removed and installed in the Municipal Building of the Township of Hillside, in a location to be determined by the Mayor or Business Administrator of the township.
The township has determined that the Veterans Association's occasional use of the property would further an important public purpose, in that it would promote patriotism and contribute to the continued viability of the Association itself.
The Veterans Association has represented to the township that any funds raised through the Veterans Association's occasional use of the property will be utilized solely for the proper purposes of the Veterans Association or the organizations which comprise same.
The consideration for the Veterans Association's use of the property shall be $1 and other good and valuable consideration.
The township is hereby authorized by law to take the foregoing actions.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith accordingly repealed to the extent of any such inconsistency.
This ordinance shall take effect 20 days after final passage by the Township Council and approval by the Mayor and according to law.