SECTION 1. Notwithstanding sections 32 to 37, inclusive, of chapter 7C of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance shall, within 90 days of the effective date of this act, convey by deed, a certain parcel of land in the city of Waltham, without the buildings thereon, to the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, a corporation sole, otherwise known as the Archdiocese of Boston. The parcel, located at 939 Trapelo road and containing approximately 1.426 acres of land, is identified in the “Atlas, City of Waltham, Massachusetts 1988” as Map 15, Block 1, Lot 1, and further as “Lot 2” on a plan entitled “Plan of Land in Waltham & Lexington (Middlesex Co.) Mass.”, surveyed for Geraghty & Miller, dated December 2, 1996, recorded with the Middlesex south district registry of deeds as Plan No. 379 of 1997 in book 27228, page 430, being the same premises conveyed to the County of Middlesex by deed of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston dated December 8, 1959 recorded with the Middlesex south district registry of deeds in book 9512, page 539.
SECTION 2. The consideration for the conveyance authorized in section 1 shall be the full and fair market value of the parcel, as determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance based upon an independent professional appraisal.
SECTION 3. The inspector general shall review and approve the appraisal conducted pursuant to section 2. The review shall include an examination of the methodology utilized for the appraisal. Within 30 days of receiving the appraisal, the inspector general shall prepare a report of such review and file the report with the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance. Within 15 days of receiving the inspector general's report and not later than 15 days before the execution of any agreement or other document relating to the conveyance, the commissioner shall submit it to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on state administration.
SECTION 4. The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston shall be responsible for all costs and expenses, including, but not limited to, costs associated with any engineering, surveys, appraisals, and deed preparation related to the conveyance authorized in this act as such costs may be determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance.
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