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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF CARE AND CONTROL OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF MIDDLEBOROUGH FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to forthwith authorize the transfer of the care and control of certain parcels of land in the town of Middleborough from the department of correction to the department of fish and game, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

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 commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the commissioner of correction and the commissioner of fish and game, may transfer the care and control of certain parcels of land in the town of Middleborough identified in section 2 from the department of correction to the department of fish and game for fish and wildlife conservation, natural habitat protection and associated public recreation purposes. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the commissioner of fish and game, shall determine the exact boundaries of the parcels, which may, after consultation, require the completion of a survey.

SECTION 2. The parcels of land to be transferred pursuant to section 1 total approximately 34.3 acres in size, more or less, and are identified as Lots 2, 3, 4 and 5 on a plan entitled “Acquisition Plan of Land in Middleborough, Massachusetts,” dated August 25, 1971, on file with the department of fish and game and recorded in the Plymouth county registry of deeds in plan book 17, page 488. 

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of fish and game shall be responsible for all costs and expenses of the transaction authorized in this act as determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the commissioner of fish and game which shall include, but not limited to, the costs of any engineering, surveys, appraisals, recording fees and deed preparation related to the conveyance of the parcels pursuant to this act.

 

Approved, August 3, 2018.