a. Any interested party may submit in writing a request to the public officer that
a property be included on the abandoned property list prepared pursuant to section
36 of P.L.1996, c. 62 (C.55:19-55), specifying the street address and block and lot number of the property to be included,
and the grounds for its inclusion. Within 30 days of receipt of any such request, the public officer shall provide
a written response to the party, either indicating that the property will be added
to the list of abandoned properties or, if not, the reasons for not adding the property
to the list. For the purposes of this section, “interested party” shall include any resident of the municipality, any owner or operator of a business
within the municipality or any organization representing the interests of residents
or engaged in furthering the revitalization and improvement of the neighborhood in
which the property is located.
b. Any interested party may participate in any redetermination hearing held by the
public officer pursuant to subsection e. of section 36 of P.L.1996, c. 62 (C.55:19-55). Upon written request by any interested party, the public officer shall provide the
party with at least 20 days' notice of any such hearing. The party shall provide the public officer with notice at least 10 days before the
hearing of its intention to participate, and the nature of the testimony or other
information that is proposes to submit at the hearing.
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