Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. The commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance, notwithstanding the provisions of sections 40E to 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws may release, to the town of Reading, portions of two easements in land located in the town of Reading which were acquired by the department of public works under section 3 of chapter 458 of the acts of 1939 and chapter 79 of theGeneral Laws which are currently under the care and control of the department of environmental management. The easements are recorded in the Middlesex south district registry of deeds in book 6695, pages 502 to 504 and book 6666, pages 123 to 129. The easements are referred to in the plans of the takings as parcel 51 and parcel 47. The portions of the easements to be released are described as follows:
Easement A, Parcel 51, so-called, as described on six plan sheets of Plan #290(A-F of 15) of 1943; Station 74+15+ to station 85+93.4 (sheets A, B, and C); Station 276+00 to station 280+38+ (sheets C and F);
Easement B, Parcel 47, so-called, as described on one plan sheet of Plan #76(C of 6) of 1943; Station 72+33+ to station 74+15+.
SECTION 2. The town of Reading shall pay all expenses associated with the release of the easements authorized by this act, including the cost of any appraisals, survey and title examination. The commonwealth shall have no further responsibilities or liability in connection with the release of the easements.