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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


     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 section 8C of chapter 40 of the General Laws or any other general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the conservation commission of the town of Chatham may acquire by option, purchase, lease or otherwise the fee in such land or water rights, conservation restrictions, easements or other contractual rights including conveyances on conditions or with limitations or reversions, as may be necessary to acquire, maintain, improve, protect, limit the future use of or otherwise conserve and properly utilize open spaces in land and water areas outside of town, allowing it to manage and control the same, as associated with the purchase of abutting land within the town of Harwich, consisting of 18.69 acres, more or less, and being all of the land identified on town of Harwich Assessor’s Map 64 as parcels C-4, C-5, and C-7.  The parcels are more particularly shown on plans recorded in the Barnstable county registry of deeds in, Plan Book 588 Page 86, Plan Book 588 Page 70, and Plan Book 628 Page 84.  Including a right of way in Haskell lane and a 50’ wide right of way from Haskell lane as shown on Plan Book 432 Page 33 and described in the deed recorded in Book 15225 Page 266.  Further including a strip of land, varying from 10 to 20 feet wide, more or less, located between said Plan Book 628 Page 84 and the Town Line between the towns of Harwich and Chatham.
     SECTION 2.  The town of Chatham shall be exempt from section 5F of chapter 59, of the General Laws and shall not be obligated to make any payment in lieu of taxes to the town of Harwich associated with the purchase of the abutting land described in section 1.

Approved, August 8, 2014.