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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES TO RELEASE AN AGRICULTURAL COVENANT ON A CERTAIN PORTION OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF LANCASTER.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to release forthwith an agricultural covenant on a certain parcel of land in the town of Lancaster, 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:

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of agricultural resources may execute a release of a certain portion of land in the town of Lancaster owned by David Chandler and Katherine R. Chandler from an agricultural covenant held by the commonwealth, more particularly described in an instrument recorded with the Worcester district registry of deeds in book 53876, page 322. The portion of land is more particularly described below and was originally included in Exhibit A to the agricultural covenant erroneously and by inadvertence.

The land to be released from the agricultural covenant is described as follows: (i) lot 17 on a plan recorded with the Worcester district registry of deeds in plan book 819, page 65 and entitled “‘Runaway Brook’ Definitive Subdivision Plan of Land in Sterling and Lancaster, Mass. drawn for Fitch Pond Realty Trust II R. Gary Griffin, Trustee”, dated February 24, 2003 and prepared by Whitman & Bingham Associates, LLC; (ii) lot 18A on a plan recorded with the Worcester district registry of deeds in plan book 921, page 54, entitled “Plan of Land in Lancaster, Mass. Owned by David & Katherine R. Chandler”, dated May, 2016 and prepared by David E. Ross Associates, Inc.; and (iii) parcel A on the plan described in clause (ii).

Approved, August 9, 2018.