SECTION 1. (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the highway division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall immediately take by eminent domain pursuant to chapter 79 of the General Laws a fee interest in the portion of Main street in the town of Norfolk which traverses City Mills Pond, including the earthen dam, spillway and attendant structures known as the City Mills Dam, and a 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 the same for the safety of the public.
(b) The highway division shall undertake and fund all necessary and immediate repairs required to rehabilitate the portion of Main street taken pursuant to subsection (a) and the City Mills Dam.
(c) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no permit shall be required from any state or local agency or body for the necessary and immediate repairs contemplated by this act.
(d) 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 highway division.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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