SECTION 1. Notwithstanding Sections 32 to 37, inclusive, of Chapter 7C of the General Laws, the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the executive director of the Massachusetts water resources authority, may release by deed or other instrument for the benefit of James C. Jones and Gerald B. O’Grady, Trustees of the James E. Clair Sr. Trust, owner of the premises located at 1515 VFW Parkway in the West Roxbury district of the city of Boston, its successors or assigns, a portion of a sewer easement located on real property owned by said trust. The easement was the subject of an order of taking by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, office of metropolitan sewage commissioners, dated June 5, 1897, recorded with the Suffolk county registry of deeds in book 2448, page 6, and confirmed by a grant of easement dated November 18, 1901, recorded with said Suffolk deeds in book 2790, page 538, and the portion of the easement to be released is shown on a plan on file with the Massachusetts water resources authority and the division of capital asset management and maintenance. The exact boundaries of the easement to be released shall be determined by the division in consultation with the authority based upon a survey.
SECTION 2. The release of the portion of the easement described in section 1 shall be in accordance with such terms and conditions as the commissioner of the division, in consultation with the executive director of the authority, shall prescribe.
SECTION 3. The consideration for the release of the easement pursuant to this act shall be the full and fair market value thereof as determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance based on an independent professional appraisal. The commissioner shall submit the appraisal to the inspector general for review and comment. The inspector general shall review such appraisal and the review shall include an examination of the methodology utilized for the appraisal. The inspector general shall prepare a report of such review and file the report with the commissioner. The commissioner shall submit copies of the appraisal and the inspector general’s review and approval and comments, if any, to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight prior to the execution of documents effecting the release of the easement authorized by this act.
SECTION 4. The owner of the land benefiting from the release of the easement pursuant to this act shall be responsible for any costs for surveys, appraisals, recording fees and other expenses relating to the release.
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