Section: Establishment of districts
14. The governing body of any municipality may by ordinance establish a district or districts. In the case of a municipality whose redevelopment powers are assigned by law to a regional planning commission, the commission may, by resolution, establish a district or districts in the area within which the commission has jurisdiction.
A revenue allocation district shall consist of all lots and streets within the borders of an area within a municipality or within areas of the municipality designated in the plan. The lots and streets shall be contiguous unless the municipality determines that non-contiguous areas of the municipality should comprise one district because those areas are part of a common development project or plan. The total taxable value in all districts designated shall not exceed 15 percent of the total taxable property assessed within the municipality, as determined by the municipal assessor, except that, upon a request by the governing body, the board may approve for inclusion in the district up to 20 percent of the total taxable property assessed in the municipality, as determined by the municipal assessor. The lots and streets to be designated as part of the plan shall be designated as a revenue allocation district as part of a duly adopted redevelopment plan approved by the governing body.
The ordinance or resolution, as appropriate, shall be adopted as provided in section 17 of P.L.2001, c.310 (C.52:27D-465), and shall include or incorporate:
a. a map designating the area or areas within the municipality as a district or districts;
b. a certification by the municipal assessor that, upon the basis of property assessments as of October 1 of the year preceding the certification, the total taxable property value in all districts designated by the municipality, including the district being proposed in the ordinance, does not exceed 15 or 20 percent, as the case may be, of the total taxable property assessed in the municipality, as provided in the ordinance adopted in accordance with the provisions of this section;
c. the designation of a district agent, which may be a county, a county improvement authority, the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority or a municipality; provided, however, that if a district is created in an area under the jurisdiction of a regional planning commission which has been assigned redevelopment powers pursuant to law, that commission shall serve as the district agent in connection with that district;
d. a designation of all or any percentage of any eligible revenue or revenues as pledged revenues;
e. a statement of whether or not the municipality intends that any of the bonds issued by the district agent, if other than a municipality, be guaranteed by the municipality, or be issued as qualified bonds pursuant to the "Municipal Qualified Bond Act," P.L.1976, c.38 (C.40A:3-1 et seq.), or both;
f. a proposed preliminary revenue allocation plan, as set forth in section 15 of the P.L.2001, c.310 (C.52:27D-463);
g. documentation that the district has been identified in the appropriate redevelopment plan; and
h. Such other conditions or limitations as shall be imposed on the district agent by the governing body.
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