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SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2384

[Senate, April 15, 2010 – Recommended new draft (Bonding Capital Expenditures and State Assets ) for House , No. 4289 ]

 

 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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IN THE YEAR OF TWO THOUSAND AND TEN

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A N A CT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF AGAWAM


 

              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 p arcel 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 Un ited 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, if deem ed necessary by the Massachusetts historical commission, 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 regi stry 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. Notwithstand ing 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, surve ys, 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.

              SECTION 3. The deed or other instrument conveying the prope rty described in section 1 to United Veterans of America, Inc. d/b/a Soldier On, or its affiliate(s), shall, without limitation, provide that if for any reason the property ceases to be used solely for the purposes described in section 1, then, following t he giving of written notice and an opportunity to cure in accordance with a procedure to be specified in the deed conveying the property, and upon the recording of a notice by the commissioner with the Hampden registry of deeds, title to the property shall revert to the commonwealth under the care and control of the division of capital asset management and maintenance and any further disposition shall be subject to sections 40E to 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws and to the prior approval of the general court.

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