HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3892        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3124

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John H. Rogers

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act authorizing the Department of Highways to acquire a certain dam in the town of Norwood.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Daniel J. Hunt

13th Suffolk

Paul R. Feeney

Bristol and Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3892        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3124

By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3124) of John H. Rogers and others for legislation to require the Department of Highways to acquire a certain portion of Brook Street and Willet Pond Dam in the town of Norwood by eminent domain.  Transportation.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1886 OF 2017-2018.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act authorizing the Department of Highways to acquire a certain dam in the town of Norwood.

 

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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of highways shall immediately take by eminent domain under chapter 79 of the General Laws that portion of Brook street as laid out in Norfolk county in the town of Norwood which comprises the public way which traverses Willett Pond, including the fee interest in and to the earthen dam, spillway and attendant structures known as the Willet Pond Dam, and the permanent easement interest in and to the abutments to the extent necessary to properly complete construction, for all purposes consistent with the emergency rehabilitation and repair of same for the safety of the public.

SECTION 2. The department of highways shall undertake and fund all necessary and immediate repairs required to rehabilitate Brook street and dam on behalf of the county.

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no permit shall be required from any state or local agency or body in order to effectuate the necessary and immediate repairs contemplated by this act.

SECTION 4. Notwithstanding said chapter 79, no appraisal of damages shall be required before any taking by eminent domain for the purposes of this act. Any appraisals required for the purposes of this act shall be undertaken and funded by the department of highways.

SECTION 5. The bridge referred to and described within section 1 shall be named the Honorable Gregory W. Sullivan Dam in honor of his distinguished service to the commonwealth as a representative and inspector general.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage.