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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 807         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 574

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Todd M. Smola and Stephen M. Brewer

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act authorizing the town of Sturbridge to convey a certain parcel of land.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Stephen M. Brewer

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 807        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 574

By Mr. Smola of Palmer and Senator Brewer,  a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 574) of Todd  M. Smola and Stephen Brewer relative to the town of Sturbridge conveying a certain parcel of land.  [Local Approval Received.] [Municipalities and Regional Government].


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act authorizing the town of Sturbridge to convey a certain parcel of land.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.   The board of selectmen of the town of Sturbridge may transfer the care, custody and control of a certain parcel of land owned by the town and held for educational purposes to said board for the purpose of conveyance to an abutting property owner. The property is a certain L-shaped portion of town-owned land located at 45 Burgess School road in the town of Sturbridge and is described in an order of taking recorded with the Worcester south district registry of deeds in book 4350 at page 324.  The parcel, shown on a sketch entitled “Land Swap Study” dated December 16, 2009 and on file in the office of the town clerk, contains 22,340 square feet, more or less, is no longer needed by the town for educational purposes or any other public purposes and is surplus property. The parcel shall be conveyed subject to a drainage easement for the benefit of the town of Sturbridge.

              SECTION 2.  The conveyance authorized in section 1 shall be on such terms and conditions, and for such consideration, as the selectmen deem appropriate; provided, however, that in consideration of the conveyance set forth in section 1, the grantees as abutters shall convey to the board of selectmen of the town of Sturbridge a square-shaped parcel of land, approximately 11,157 square feet, lying to the north of their hotel at 408 Main street near the southwest corner of land of the town of Sturbridge for the purpose of completing the Burgess Elementary School project. The parcel is also shown on the sketch described in section 1 entitled “Land Swap Study” on file in the office of the town clerk and is a portion of a 2.38 acre parcel identified in the town of Sturbridge assessor database as ID# 415-02446-408.

              SECTION 3.  The board of selectmen of the town of Sturbridge and the grantees shall take all actions they deem necessary or advisable in their sole discretion to carry out the conveyances and the grant of the drainage easement as set forth in sections 1 and 2, including, without limitation, the execution of any and all documents relative thereto.

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