Section: Tenure, seniority rights
Whenever the board of chosen freeholders of any of the several counties of the State by resolution chooses to exercise the powers granted by this act it shall submit such resolution to the State Commissioner of Environmental Protection, and it shall make or cause to be made such surveys, investigations, studies, borings, maps, plans, drawings, and estimates of costs and of revenues as the commissioner may deem necessary relating to the type of disposal and treatment and estimate or cost of such solid waste disposal facilities, the purchase of construction of which shall be deemed by the board to be desirable and also relating to the solid waste disposal facilities, if any, or part thereof the board deems necessary to purchase or construct, to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants of the county.
The obtaining of such surveys, investigations, studies, borings, maps, plans, drawings and estimates is hereby declared to be a county purpose and the costs thereof may be paid out of the general funds of the county, but shall be reimbursed to the county from the proceeds of any bonds issued pursuant to this act, or the proceeds of any grants for this purpose from the State, Federal Government or any agency thereof.
The results of such surveys, investigations, studies, borings, maps, plans, drawings and estimates required by the commissioner shall be submitted to the commissioner for approval. No county may proceed to exercise any of the powers granted by this act without first having obtained the approval of the commissioner.
All public or private property damaged or destroyed in carrying out the powers granted by this act shall be restored or repaired and placed in its original condition as nearly as practicable or adequate compensation made therefor out of the funds provided by this act.
L.1970, c. 242, s. 5, eff. Oct. 28, 1970.
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