[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hamilton 10-6-1986 by Ord. No. 923-86. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall permit the Township of Hamilton to accept voluntary contributions from developers for the improvement of public safety and/or recreation programs within said township. "Public safety" is herewith defined as related to the operation of the Municipal Police Department, fire companies formally recognized by the Township of Hamilton or rescue/ambulance squads formally recognized by the Township of Hamilton. "Recreation" is herewith defined as programs administered by the Hamilton Township Recreation Commission under the auspices of the Township Committee.
All developer contributions hereunder shall be deposited in a municipal account known as "Reserve for Contributions Towards Costs of Improvements for Public Safety and Recreation." No expenditures may be made from that account unless the acquisition for which said expenditures are to be committed is of a purpose which qualified the acquisition under the Local Bond Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:2-1 et seq.
The final determination as to the expenditure of funds for the capital purposes aforesaid shall be made by the Township Committee. The decision shall be by majority vote of a quorum of the Committee, except when the voting requirement may be otherwise in the event that the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:2-17 are applicable.
Nothing contained herein shall in any manner be construed as requiring or mandating a developer to make any financial contribution to the Township of Hamilton.