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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF FALMOUTH TO SELL A PARCEL OF LAND KNOWN AS THE FARLEY BOG.

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 board of selectmen of the town of Falmouth may sell a parcel of land, currently held for conservation, known as the Farley bog and adjacent upland parcels located in East Falmouth section of the town of Falmouth including, but not limited to, the following parcels of land described as follows: (i) the land commonly referred to as the Farley bog, identified on the assessors’ map as parcel 20 06 063 000, containing 12.5 acres more or less, lying north of the road formerly known as the Meetinghouse road in the Waquoit section of the town of Falmouth, together with the dike or dam at the south end of the bog; (ii) a strip of land 15 feet in width adjacent to the bog on the south, adjoining the dike and running westerly to the southwest corner of the bog; (iii) a strip of land 200 feet in width, insofar as the ownership of the town of Falmouth extends, on the west side of the bog; (iv) a strip of land 100 feet in width on the north and east sides of the bog insofar as the ownership of the town of Falmouth extends; (v) any right, title or interest which the town may have in and to the stream known as Childs river extending northerly from the Farley bog to certain bogs lying north of the same and known as the Garner bogs; (vi) all right, title or interest of the town of Falmouth in and to a strip of land 50 feet in width along each side of the stream; and (vii) any swamp or bog owned by the town of Falmouth through which the stream runs and a strip of upland 50 feet in width adjacent to any swamp or bog through which the stream runs, all as further described in and as may be limited as to title within the deed dated April 29, 1981 and recorded with Barnstable county registry of deeds in book 3292, page 22, to the care, custody, management and control of the Falmouth Rod & Gun Club, Inc. for conservation, habitat improvement and recreation purposes; provided, however, that a conservation restriction shall be held by the town of Falmouth acting through the Falmouth conservation commission preserving the parcels described in this section in perpetuity for conservation and recreation uses in accordance with sections 31 to 33, inclusive, of chapter 184 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the conservation restriction shall be subject to and dedicated to the purposes of Article XCVII of the amendments to the constitution.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved, August 3, 2018.