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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF SHREWSBURY.

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 sections 32 to 37, inclusive, of chapter 7C of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may convey approximately 13.48 acres of land located along the westerly side of Lake street in the town of Shrewsbury, shown as Parcel A on a plan on file at the Worcester district registry of deeds in plan book 905, plan 90, to Shrewsbury Youth Soccer Association, Inc., for consideration of $1; provided, however, that the use of the property shall be restricted to public recreational uses. Any instrument conveying the property pursuant to this section shall include such use restriction and shall state that if the property is no longer used by the Shrewsbury Youth Soccer Association, Inc. for public recreational purposes or if Shrewsbury Youth Soccer Association, Inc. ceases to exist, the town of Shrewsbury shall have an enforceable option to purchase the property for $1; provided, however, that the use of the property shall be restricted to public recreational uses; and provided further, that any instrument conveying the property to the town shall include such restriction.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding sections 32 to 37, inclusive, of chapter 7C of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may convey approximately 49.6 acres of land located on the easterly side of Lake street in the town of Shrewsbury, shown as Parcel B on the plan referenced in section 1, to the town of Shrewsbury for consideration of $1; provided, however, that the use of the property shall be restricted to agricultural and recreational uses. Any instrument conveying the property pursuant to this section shall include such use restriction.

SECTION 3. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance shall establish the value of the property described in sections 1 and 2 for both the highest and best use of the property as currently encumbered and for the purposes described in said sections 1 and 2. If the consideration for the parcels conveyed in said sections 1 and 2 shall be less than the fair market value, the commissioner shall place notice in the central register of the conveyances, the amount of the transaction and the difference between the calculated value and the price received.

SECTION 4. Notwithstanding sections 32 to 37, inclusive, of chapter 7C of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may convey 2 parcels of land, being formerly known as the Irving A. Glavin Regional Center, located at 214 Lake street in the town of Shrewsbury to the town of Shrewsbury; provided, however, that the use of the parcels shall be restricted to general municipal purposes. The first parcel contains approximately 18 acres located on the westerly side of Lake street and is shown on an exhibit plan entitled “Land Owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to be Conveyed to the Town of Shrewsbury and Shrewsbury Youth Soccer” dated December 12, 2017. The second parcel contains approximately 2.38 acres located on the easterly side of Lake street and is shown as “Parcel 2” on a plan on file at the Worcester district registry of deeds in plan book 917, plan 63. The consideration for the conveyance of the parcels shall be the fair market value of the parcels as determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance based upon an independent professional appraisal report, taking into consideration the restriction on the use of the parcels. The inspector general shall review and approve the appraisal. The inspector general shall prepare a report of such review of the methodology utilized for the appraisal and shall file the report with the commissioner, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight. 

SECTION 5. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may retain or grant right of ways or easements for access, egress, utilities and drainage across the properties described in this act as the commissioner deems necessary and appropriate.

SECTION 6. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, Shrewsbury Youth Soccer Association, Inc. shall be responsible for all costs and expenses relating to the conveyance of property pursuant to section 1 including, but not limited to, costs associated with any engineering, surveys, historical reviews, appraisals and deed preparation related to the conveyances as such costs may be determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance.

SECTION 7. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Shrewsbury shall be responsible for all costs and expenses relating to the conveyance of property pursuant to sections 2 and 4 including, but not limited to, costs associated with any engineering, surveys, historical reviews, appraisals and deed preparation related to the conveyances as such costs may be determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance.

 

Approved, August 3, 2018.