SECTION 1. (a) Notwithstanding sections 3 and 20 of chapter 6C of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation may release its interest in or grant an easement to a parcel of land in the city of Fall River, currently owned by the department and held by the city of Fall River by an easement and license, to Eric J. Lepage and Carol A. Lepage, their heirs, successors and assigns for purposes of continuing to use the land and improvements within the conveyed area.
(b) The parcel of land which the release deed or easement shall apply is located on the south side of 439 Martine Street in the City of Fall River, shown approximately on a plan of land entitled “Sketch Plan”, 439 Martine Street, Fall River, Massachusetts dated June 3, 2020, described in Exhibit A.
(c) The parcel shall be conveyed by release deed or easement without warranties or representations by the department upon such terms and conditions as the department deems necessary or advisable. The grantee agrees to assume the cost of any appraisals, surveys and other expenses deemed necessary by the department to execute the release or easement pursuant to this act. As consideration for the release deed or easement authorized in this act, the grantees shall pay to the commonwealth an amount equal to the fair market value of the department’s interest in the parcel of land authorized to be released or granted under this act, as determined by an independent appraisal prepared in accordance with the usual and customary professional appraisal practices by a qualified appraiser commissioned by the department.
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