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 is hereby authorized, notwithstanding the provisions of sections 40F>, 40H and 40I of chapter 7 of the General Laws, to lease a certain parcel of land located in the town of Lancaster to said town to be used for public recreational purposes. Said parcel is shown as "Proposed Lease Area A" on a plan of land entitled "Land in Lancaster, Mass. Prepared for town of Lancaster" dated September 2000 drawn by David E. Ross Associates, Inc., which is on file with said town.
SECTION 2. The consideration for the lease authorized by section 1 shall be the full and fair market value of the lease based upon an independent appraisal.
The commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance shall, 30 days prior to the conveyance authorized by this act, submit the appraisal and a report thereon to the inspector general for his review and comment. The review and comment shall include an examination of the methodology utilized for the appraisal. Said inspector general shall prepare a report of his review of the appraisal and file the report with said commissioner, and copies of the same shall be filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means and the chairmen of the joint committees on state administration. The town of Lancaster shall be responsible for any costs for appraisals, surveys and other expenses relating to the lease of the land, and for any costs and liabilities of the development, maintenance and operation of the parcel.
SECTION 3. If the property ceases to be used at any time for the purposes contained in this act, the property, upon notice by the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance, shall revert to the commonwealth and any further disposition of the property shall be subject to sections 40E to 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws.