Woodwild Park, Metuchen, NJ

Act for the Incorporation of Park Trustees

Following is a transcription of the Act for the incorporation of park trustees, enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, and approved March 14, 1895.

The original published text begins at the bottom of the third page (page number 321) in this PDF Scanned Document.


An Act for the incorporation of park trustees.

1. Be it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That whenever a tract of land has heretofore been or may hereafter be conveyed to any persons in trust for use as a public park, and such park has been opened and established, it shall and may be lawful for such persons to become incorporated as hereinafter provided, and have, possess and enjoy all the powers and privileges which now are or may hereafter be granted to corporations as such by law; such persons so desiring to become incorporated shall make a certificate in writing under their hands and seals, which shall be filed and recorded with the clerk of the county wherein said park is situate; said certificate shall recite that the persons making the same are trustees, maintaining a public park, and the municipality, township or other place where the same is situated and maintained, and that they desire to become incorporated under a name to be therein stated, which shall thereafter be the corporate name of the said corporation, and upon the filing and recording of said certificate, said trustees shall be and become a body politic and corporate in the law as aforesaid, and thereafter shall have and hold any property, real and personal, belonging to said trustees, as the property of said corporation; provided, however, that said corporation shall be subject to the same limitations and restrictions as the trustees are subjected to, as to the management of the trust, in and by virtue of the instrument creating them such trustees; membership in such corporation shall be created as provided by the by-laws of such corporations.

2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 14, 1895.