SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the City of Cambridge may grant a permanent easement on and over certain strips of land owned by the City of Cambridge in Watertown, Massachusetts and acquired by the City of Cambridge in order to pipe water into the City of Cambridge for water treatment and distribution, to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acting by and through the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, said easement to be granted for the purposes of constructing, installing, maintaining, managing, operating, repairing, replacing, reconstructing, and/or removing a bicycle/pedestrian path as part of a Department of Conservation and Recreation and Massachusetts Department of Transportation project to develop a bicycle/pedestrian corridor between the Charles River Reservation in Watertown and Fresh Pond Parkway in the City of Cambridge for recreational use by members of the public. This easement area is shown as PARCEL BPE-1 on a plan entitled “Plan of Land in the Town of Watertown, Middlesex County, showing location of easement to be granted to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Department of Conservation and Recreation),” dated September 11, 2009, prepared by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., and contains an area of about 16,293 square feet. This plan is on file with the Department of Conservation and Recreation and shall be recorded with the Middlesex county registry of deeds.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect immediately upon its passage.
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