SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of highways shall immediately take by eminent domain under chapter 79 of the General Laws that portion of Brook street as laid out in Norfolk county in the town of Norwood which comprises the public way which traverses Willett Pond, including the fee interest in and to the earthen dam, spillway and attendant structures known as the Willet Pond Dam, and the permanent easement interest in and to the abutments to the extent necessary to properly complete construction, for all purposes consistent with the emergency rehabilitation and repair of same for the safety of the public.
SECTION 2. The department of highways shall undertake and fund all necessary and immediate repairs required to rehabilitate Brook street and dam on behalf of the county.
SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no permit shall be required from any state or local agency or body in order to effectuate the necessary and immediate repairs contemplated by this act.
SECTION 4. Notwithstanding said chapter 79, no appraisal of damages shall be required before any taking by eminent domain for the purposes of this act. Any appraisals required for the purposes of this act shall be undertaken and funded by the department of highways.
SECTION 5. The bridge referred to and described within section 1 shall be named the Honorable Gregory W. Sullivan Dam in honor of his distinguished service to the commonwealth as a representative and inspector general.
SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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