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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 92489        FILED ON: 10/20/2009

HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4289

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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By Mr. Murphy of Burlington, for the committee on Ways and Means, on House, No. 4186, authorizing the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance to convey land in Agawam to United Veterans of America, Inc. for the purpose of veterans' housing . (House, No. 4289).   October 20, 2009

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An Act AUTHORIZING THE COMMI SSIONER OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF AGAWAM.

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FOR THE COMMITTEE :

 

Name:

District/Address:

Charles Murphy

21st Middlesex


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

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An Act AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF AGAWAM.


 

              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.   Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 40E through 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may convey in fee simple a certain parcel of land and any improvements and structures located thereon formerly known as the Western Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Center located at 702 South Westfield Street in the town of Agawam, consisting of approximately 6.9 acres of land, to United Veterans of America, Inc. d/b/a Soldier On, or its affiliate(s), for the purpose of constructing limited equity cooperative housing for homeless veterans and providing services related thereto; provided, however, that prior to said conveyance, United Veterans of America, Inc. d/b/a Soldier On, or its affiliate(s) shall enter into a historical covenant agreement with the Massachusetts historical commission which shall be filed with the registry of deeds and run with the land in perpetuity.  Use and maintenance of the parcel shall be subject to the restrictions and provisions of the historical covenant. The exact boundaries of the parcel shall be determined by the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance after the completion of a land survey. The consideration for the conveyance shall be $1.  This parcel shall be conveyed by deed without warranties or representations by the commonwealth.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, United Veterans of America, Inc. d/b/a Solider On, or its affiliate(s), shall be responsible for all costs and expenses, including , but not limited to, costs associated with any engineering, appraisals, surveys, and deed preparation related to the conveyance authorized pursuant to this act as such costs may be determined by the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance .

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