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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4599        FILED ON: 9/9/2009

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4316

[LOCAL APPROVAL RECEIVED.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Brian M. Ashe

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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 passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act EXEMPTING THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL LAWS.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampde n


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

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An Act EXEMPTING THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL LAWS.


 

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

Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter thirty B of the General Laws or any other general law or special law to the contrary, the city of Springfield is hereby authorized to enter to a lease agreement with the Forest Park Zoological Society, Inc. (herein after “ Society ”) to lease and operate the "Forest Park Zoo" located within Forest Park, in S pringfield Massachusetts , including the land and building s, as described below, for a term not to exceed twenty-five years, u nder such terms and conditions as the c ity of Springfield and the Society may agree from time to time.   The Forest Park Zoo property is described as follows:

              Beginning at a point at the northwesterly corner of a parcel of land described on a plan on file in the Springfield Engineering Divisio n Office entitled J AMES P. HEADY - KIDDIELAND ZOO 1"= 40', December , 1968 , from said northwesterly corner a tie course, running S 60 ° 31'28" W along land of the City of Springfield a distance of 465.98 feet to the point of beginning of the parcel to be des cribed.

                Beginning at this point; thence, S18 ° 11'19" E along land of the City of Springfield a distance of 400.00 feet to an angle point; thence, S 2 ° 57'43" E along land of the City of Springfield a distance of 130.00 feet to a n angle point; thence, N 86 ° 54'57" W along land of the City of Springfield a distance of 18 5 .00 feet to an angle point; thence, N 52 ° 59'11" W along land of the City of Springfield a distance of 455 .00 feet to an angle point; thence, N 1° 03' 00" E along land of the City of Sprin gfield a distance of 175.00 feet to an angle point; thence, N 46 ° 21"18"E along land of the City of Springfield a distance of 175 .00 feet to an angle point; thence, S 76°19' 04" E along land of the City of Springfield a distance of 295.00 feet to the point of beginning.

                The above described p remises contains about 4.802 acres of land, more or less, and is shown on a plan entitled “Plan of Land in Springfield, Massachusetts, Surveyed for the Forest Park Zoological Society, Scale 1"= 40', dated June 1, 1984, Heritage Surveys, Bruce A. Coombs, R.I.S.” Said Plan is on file in the Engineering Division of the Springfield Department of Public Works.  

SECTION 2.                The Society may set and charge, subject to the approval of the board of park commissioners of said cit y, reasonable fees for admission to any facilities or improvements made upon said parcel of land. 

SECTION 3.                             This act shall take effect upon its passage.              

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