Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The deputy commissioner of the division of capital planning and operations is hereby authorized, subject to the provisions of sections forty E to forty J, inclusive, of chapter seven of the General Laws, to sell and convey by deed approved as to form by the attorney general, a parcel of land located in the town of Wendell, subject to the requirements of sections two through five, inclusive, and to such additional terms and conditions as the deputy commissioner may prescribe, in consultation with the department of environmental management.
Said parcel of land is as follows: A certain parcel of land in conformity with the Wendell zoning by-laws adjacent to a parcel of land owned now or formerly by Dennis Harris and described in a deed recorded at Page 224 of Book 2012 in the Franklin county registry of deeds.
Said parcel is now or formerly being a portion of the Commonwealth's property known as the Wendell State Forest, identified as tract no. 1 of a plan of the Frank Kent place, Wendell, Massachusetts surveyed for Mary Emma Thompson, dated July 1952, scale 1 inch = 50 feet, referred to book 808, page 238.
Section 2. In consideration of such conveyance, the recipient shall convey to the commonwealth in fee simple, by title free and clear of all liens and encumbrances, land of equal or greater value, which shall be capable of providing the commonwealth with a wildlife and public access trail corridor to Wendell State Forest.
Section 3. No deed conveying by or on behalf of the commonwealth the property described in section one shall be valid unless such deed provides that said property shall be used only for single family residential use in conformity with the zoning by-laws of the town of Wendell.
Section 4. In the event that the property described in section one is not used for the purposes described in section three or if the aforementioned purpose ceases or is altered at any time, said parcel shall revert to the commonwealth under such terms and conditions as the deputy commissioner may prescribe.
Section 5. The recipient of said conveyance shall assume the costs of appraisals, surveys, and other expenses as deemed necessary by the deputy commissioner for the conveyance of such property.