SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Town of Scituate, acting by or through its Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to use approximately 7 acres of the Ellis Estate land known as the Public Safety Complex, for general municipal purposes without any restrictions imposed on such use by Article 97 of the Amendments to the Massachusetts Constitution in exchange for subjecting the parcels of land in Scituate referenced in a.- d. below to the protections of Article 97 of the Amendments to the Massachusetts Constitution:
a. 3 parcels on Clapp Road identified as O Clapp Road, Parcel ID 25-5-3-A, recorded in the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds, Book 5266, Page 496, Parcel ID 25-5-3-0, recorded in the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds, Book 5270, Page 249 and Parcel ID 25-5-2-R, all as shown on a plan of land by Horsley Whitten Group dated October 24, 2018, a copy of which is available at the Town Clerk’s Office;
b. an approximate 7.13 acre parcel identified on the Assessors Map as 26-1-32, 0 Rear Captain Pierce Road;
c. an approximate 9.380 acre parcel identified on the Assessors Map as 33-8-1, Woodland Road; and
d. a portion of a parcel identified on the Assessors Map as 23-1-6, excluding approximately 6.6 acres as shown on a plan by Horsley Whitten Group dated January 15, 2019 a copy of which is available at the Town Clerk’s Office.
SECTION 2. The authorization contained in Section 1 shall be contingent upon the transfer of the care, custody and control of the property identified in Section 1(a) –(d) from the Board of Selectmen to the Conservation Commission, for conservation purposes and the grant of a conservation restriction complying with Article 97 of the Amendments to the Massachusetts Constitution, in perpetuity.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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