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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF BARNSTABLE TO GRANT AN EASEMENT TO VINEYARD WIND LLC

 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 town council of the city known as the town of Barnstable may grant an easement to Vineyard Wind LLC, or its successors and assigns, in a parcel of land that is a portion of Covell’s Beach and shown on assessors’ map 225 as parcel 006, for the purpose of constructing, installing, inspecting, operating, maintaining, repairing and replacing subsurface high voltage electric power transmission lines and associated subsurface appurtenances including, but not limited to, subsurface telecommunications lines, conduits, duct banks, bays and vaults, together with surface appurtenances for access, in connection with the wind generating facility to be developed by Vineyard Wind LLC in federal waters south of Martha’s Vineyard; provided, however, that Vineyard Wind LLC shall provide mitigation for the granting of such an easement pursuant to the Host Community Agreement entered into between the city known as the town of Barnstable and Vineyard Wind LLC.

(b)  The town manager of the city known as the town of Barnstable may execute and record any instruments necessary on behalf of the city known as the town of Barnstable to effectuate this section.

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

Approved, July 31, 2019.