Section 1. The Town of Needham, acting by its Board of Selectmen, may take easements in land owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation located adjacent to South Street and the Charles River in Needham for the purposes of accommodating Mass Highway Department’s reconstruction of the bridge over the Charles River that connects South Street in the Town of Needham to Willow Street in the Town of Dover and for installing utilities to accommodate the reconstruction of the bridge.
Section 2. There shall be no damages paid to the Department of Conservation and Recreation for such takings.
Section 3. Under the provisions of Article of Amendment XLIX of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Town of Needham is authorized to change the use of the land in which it takes easements from the Department of Recreation and Conservation adjacent to South Street and the Charles River in the Town of Needham from open space to highway purposes and utility purposes and may grant easements to utility companies and cable companies to install equipment necessary for them to provide their services.
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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