SECTION 1: Notwithstanding chapter 30B of the General Laws and sections 32 to 38, inclusive, of chapter 7C of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acting through the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife within the Department of Fish and Game, may grant to the Town of Barnstable, and the Town of Barnstable may acquire from the Commonwealth, a permanent exclusive easement for the right to enter, use, improve, operate, maintain, manage and assign the easement area as a shared use pedestrian and bicycle path as the easement area is more particularly defined in section 2. The parcel of land upon which the easement is to be granted was acquired by the Commonwealth for the purposes of protection of endangered species and habitat, natural habitat protection, fish and wildlife conservation and associated public recreation. The exact boundaries of the easement shall be determined by the Town and Commonwealth after completion of a survey in accordance with registry of deeds recording standards.
SECTION 2: In consideration of and as a condition of the grant of the easement authorized in section 1, and to ensure a no net loss of lands protected for the purposes for which the commonwealth acquired the land upon which the easement is to be granted, the Town of Barnstable is authorized to grant or assign, as the case may be, and the commonwealth acting through the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife within the Department of Fish and Game is authorized to acquire, conservation restrictions on the following parcels of land further described as follows.
a. Lot 1 described on plan entitled “PLAN OF LAND IN BARNSTABLE, MA PREPARED FOR: BARNSTABLE WATER COMPANY” A. M. Wilson Associates, Inc. Scale: 1” = 200’ date 11-15-1990 Job No: 2.0487.4, Sheet 1 of 1, and recorded in the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 477, Page 66 and also shown as Parcel 009 on Town of Barnstable Assessors Map 332 and containing 1.5 acres, more or less, with a street address of 844 Mary Dunn Road, Hyannis;
b. A lot shown as Parcel 005 on Town of Barnstable Assessors Map 332 and containing 0.6 acres, more or less, shown on plan recorded in said registry of deeds in Plan Book 340, Page 26 having a street address of 864 Mary Dunn Road, Hyannis formerly owned by the Cobb Trust, now owned by the Town by deed recorded in said registry in Book 26130 Page 73;
c. A lot shown as Parcel 036 on Town of Barnstable Assessors Map 348 and containing 1.2 acres, more or less, located on the south side of the Mid-Cape Highway with a street address of 0 Mid Cape Highway (Route 6) formerly owned by the Cobb Trust, now owned by the Town by deed recorded in said registry in Book 25130, Page 73, Parcel 2;
d. A parcel containing 133 acres more or less being the eastern portion of Lot 2 on Plan 34248A with Certificate of Title No. 60006 starting from land now or formerly of Michael Burke and Lillian M. Atwood and Nyes Lane a/k/a Hinckley’s Lane shown on Assessors Map 177 as Parcel 1 having a street address of 0 Hinckley’s Lane, West Barnstable, formerly owned by Trustees of Meetinghouse Investment Fund, now owned by the Town of Barnstable for conservation purposes under Certificate of Title No. 76207; and further
e. Grant or assign a conservation restriction on a 9.86 acre, more or less, portion of the land owned by the Cobb Trust having a street address of 755 Independence Drive, Hyannis shown on Assessors Map 332 as Parcel 010002, after completion of a survey of the restricted portion in accordance with registry of deeds recording standards.”
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