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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SHARON TO CHANGE THE USE OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND ACQUIRED FOR OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES TO A USE FOR GENERAL MUNICIPAL PURPOSES.

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. (a) The board of selectmen of the town of Sharon may use a certain portion of the property known as the Sacred Heart site, which is dedicated for outdoor recreational purposes, for general municipal purposes or for the construction of a municipal building and related facilities, including parking. The land was acquired by the town by deed of The Order of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart of New England, Inc. dated December 26, 1974 and recorded in the Norfolk county registry of deeds in book 5099, page 169 and is shown as “Parcel B” on a plan entitled “Plot Plan of Sacred Heart Property, Sharon, Mass.” dated June, 1973 prepared by the Sharon Engineering Department, recorded in the Norfolk County registry of deeds as plan number 1102 of 1974. The portion of “Parcel B” to be used for general municipal purposes or for the construction of a municipal building and related facilities, including parking, contains approximately 0.86 acres of land and is shown as “Parcel ‘T’” on a plan entitled “Proposed Park Land Conversion” prepared by the Sharon Engineering Department, which is on file with the clerk of the town of Sharon. 

(b) In exchange for the use of “Parcel ‘T’” for general municipal purposes or the construction of a municipal building and related facilities, including parking, the board of selectmen or the conservation commission shall dedicate replacement land to public outdoor recreational use. The land to be dedicated is identified as “Parcel F” on the plan referenced in subsection (a) and described in the deed to the town referenced in said subsection (a). The parcel contains approximately 2.2 acres of land. As a further condition of the change of use of Parcel T, the board of selectmen shall require that best practices be used to protect the health of trees on said Parcel T that are not required to be removed for the construction of a municipal building and related facilities, including parking.

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

 

Approved, August 9, 2018.