Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 86 of the acts of 1994 is hereby amended by inserting after section 15 the following section:-
Section 15A. The division of capital planning and operations is hereby authorized and directed to convey by deed, approved as to form by the attorney general a parcel of land at Northampton state hospital, containing approximately twelve acres of land, to the city of Northampton, for municipal purposes, including but not limited to, a school, a public safety facility or an athletic field complex. Said parcel is known as "Parcel C", and the precise configuration of said parcel shall be established in a land survey accompanying the memorandum of agreement. The city of Northampton may, prior to the capital improvement of said site, use said parcel for temporary municipal services, including but not limited to athletic fields. Any athletic fields on said parcel shall be used in the following order of priority: for the Northampton soccer club; senior league baseball; little league baseball; farm league baseball; T-ball league baseball; Lassie league softball; Lassiette league softball and youth football.
The consideration for the conveyance of said parcel shall be the acceptance by the city of Northampton that said conveyance is the full and complete compensation or discharge of any obligation, whether said obligation be monetary, moral or of any kind or nature, that the city of Northampton may be owed by the commonwealth for the closure of the Northampton state hospital. In the event said parcel of land ceases to be used at any time for the municipal purposes contained herein said parcel of land shall revert to the care and control of the division of capital planning and operations and any further disposition of said parcel of land shall be subject to the provisions of section forty E to forty J, inclusive of chapter seven of the General Laws.
The city of Northampton shall be responsible for any costs for appraisals, surveys, and other expenses relating to the transfer of said parcel or any costs or expenses of any nature and kind for its development or for its maintenance and liabilities.