New Jersey Statutes Title 40. Municipalities and Counties 40 § 60-25.15
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As incidental to the purpose for which the tax exempt property is acquired, if any part of the tax exempt property to be acquired by a municipality pursuant to this act is used or is susceptible of use for furnishing a utility service, such as water or electric light or power, for public or private use, such property may be acquired by the municipality, without being subject to referendum or other conditions under any other law.
Any municipality may:
(a) Itself operate and make use of such property and rights, and sell or furnish water, use of water, electric current, power, steam, other services, output, products, or any part thereof, to any public utility company of this State, or to any other person or persons who are or shall be tenants or licensees of the municipality, or are or shall be located in the immediate vicinity of, or within reasonable proximity to, such property so acquired by the municipality; provided, nothing herein contained shall require such municipality generally to supply or furnish any of such services as a matter of right to any person or persons, nor to authorize such municipality to operate the same in competition with any existing public utility as the same is defined in Revised Statutes, section 48:2-13, except to the extent aforesaid;
(b) Enter into contracts with any such public utility company or any such other person or persons for the use and operation of such rights and property, or any part thereof, or for the sale of said water, use of water, electric current, power, steam, other services, output, products, or any part thereof, to such company or such other person or persons;
(c) Lease such rights and property, or the use of same, or any part thereof, to any such public utility company or to any such other person or persons;
(d) Sell so much of such rights and property, or any part thereof, that the municipality may find or determine at any time are not needed by such municipality for a public purpose;
(e) Exercise in whole or in part any and all of the alternative powers and privileges herein specified with respect to the said property and rights or any part thereof.
Any such contract or lease may contain such terms, conditions and reservations as the governing body of the municipality deems proper and in the public interest, and shall run for a period not exceeding fifty years, subject to renewal for a further period of not exceeding fifty years. Such contract or lease may also include a provision for the payment to the municipality annually, or otherwise, during the term of such contract or lease, of a gross amount for the use, occupation and enjoyment of the said rights and property, or the water, use of water, electric current, power, steam, other services, output, products, or any part thereof, included in or covered by such contract or lease. Any such contract or lease shall not be subject to any other law of the State requiring a public referendum or the advertising for bids as a condition precedent to the making of any such contract or lease.
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