Section: Construction as continuation of heretofore existing laws
4. a. The Historic New Bridge Landing Park Commission has the specific power to contract for the construction, reconstruction, restoration, or maintenance of all lands, buildings, landscaping, bridges, docks, and facilities under its jurisdiction including the maintenance, restoration, and reconstruction of the Steuben House, the Demarest House, the Campbell-Christie House, the Westervelt-Thomas Barn and the construction and operation of a visitor center, library, mill site, curator's residence, parking area, and other appropriate structures. The Historic New Bridge Landing Park Commission also has the specific power to agree to indemnify and hold harmless any local government unit against claims arising from the use of property leased from that local government unit by the commission.
b. Upon an annual determination by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection that the Historic New Bridge Landing Park Commission has fulfilled all conditions required pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1995, c.260 (C.13:15B-1) and following the commissioner's approval of the master plan required pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2009, c.45 (C.13:15B-5): (1) the commission shall administer the Historic New Bridge Landing State Park, including but not limited to the Steuben House; and (2) any State funds appropriated to the Department of Environmental Protection or the Division of Parks and Forestry in the department specifically for, or related to the administration of, the Steuben House or the Historic New Bridge Landing State Park shall be reallocated to the Historic New Bridge Landing Park Commission for the purposes of the administration of the Historic New Bridge Landing State Park.
c. In addition to any other powers pursuant to P.L.1995, c.260 (C.13:15B-1 et seq.), the commission shall review and approve all proposed changes, developments or improvements to publicly-owned lands, buildings, and structures within its jurisdiction to prevent or mitigate any adverse impact upon pre-historic or historic resources that have a significant potential to add to the knowledge and appreciation of the story of Historic New Bridge Landing and its vicinity or to enhance its preservation as a Revolutionary War site.
L.1995, c.260, s.4; amended 2000, c.158, s.2; 2009, c.45, s.3.
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