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Section: Notice of public hearing

Statute: 13:1E-161

a. A contracting unit shall hold a public hearing on a proposed contract submitted to the department, the Board of Public Utilities and the Division of Local Government Services for review and approval pursuant to the provisions of this amendatory and supplementary act no sooner than 30 days nor later than 45 days following submission of the proposed contract for review and approvaL. This public hearing shall be held in the area to be served under the terms of the proposed contract. b. The contracting unit shall provide at least 20 days' advance written notice of a public hearing to be held on a proposed contract pursuant to the provisions of this section to the department, the Board of Public Utilities, the Division of Local Government Services, the Division of Rate Counsel, the clerk of each municipality within the area to be served under the terms of the proposed contract, and to the county clerk of each county in whole or in part within the area to be served under the terms of the proposed contract. c. A contracting unit shall provide advance notice to the public of a public hearing to be held on a proposed contract pursuant to the provisions of this section. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the area to be served under the terms of the proposed contract. The second notice shall be published at least 10 days prior to the date of the public hearing. These notices shall include the date, time and location of the public hearing, a general description of the proposed contract, and shall inform the public of the availability of copies of the proposed contract for inspection by any interested party at the offices of the contracting unit. Upon request, the contracting unit shall provide any interested party with a copy of the proposed contract at a cost not to exceed the actual cost of reproducing the proposed contract and any supporting documentation. L. 1985, c. 38, s. 26, eff. Feb. 4, 1985.

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