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, in consultation with the commissioner of correction and the state fire marshal, may transfer the care and control of certain parcels of land in the town of Bridgewater identified in section 2 from the department of correction to the department of fire services for training, education and administrative purposes. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the state fire marshal, shall determine the exact boundaries of the parcels, which may, after consultation, require the completion of a survey.
SECTION 2. The parcels of land to be transferred pursuant to section 1 total approximately 18 acres in size, more or less, and are identified as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts property on Sheet 113 and Sheet 121 dated December 9, 1971 on file in the office of the Town of Bridgewater Assessor.
SECTION 3. The department of fire services shall not be required to pay any consideration for the parcels of land to be transferred to the department of fire services pursuant to this act. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of fire services shall be responsible for all costs and expenses of the transaction authorized in this act as determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the state fire marshal which shall include, but not be limited to, the costs of any engineering, surveys, recording fees and deed preparation related to the conveyance of the parcels pursuant to this act.
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