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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 458         FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 846

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Theodore C. Speliotis

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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 discontinuing that portion of Gravelly Brook Road lying in the town of Topsfield as a county highway, and authorizing and directing the Division of Capital Asset Management to convey and grant all right, title, and interest in said discontinued portion to abutters.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Frederick E. Berry

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 458        FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 846

By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 846) of Theodore C. Speliotis and Frederick E. Berry relative to discontinuing that portion of Gravelly Brook Road lying in the town of Topsfield as a county highway, and authorizing and directing the Division of Capital Asset Management to convey and grant all right, title, and interest in said discontinued portion to abutters.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3041 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act discontinuing that portion of Gravelly Brook Road lying in the town of Topsfield as a county highway, and authorizing and directing the Division of Capital Asset Management to convey and grant all right, title, and interest in said discontinued portion to abutters.
 

              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 chapter eighty-two of the general laws, the portion of Gravelly Brook Road in the town of Topsfield described in section 3 of this act is hereby discontinued as a county highway, and the commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management, hereinafter referred to as the commissioner, is directed to file in the office of the Topsfield Town Clerk notice of such discontinuance.

              SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections forty E through forty J of chapter seven of the general laws, or section 16 of chapter thirty B of the general laws, or of any other general or special law to the contrary, the aforesaid commissioner is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to grant to each abutter of said portion of Gravelly Brook Road, respectively, by recordable deed and for no monetary consideration, all the Commonwealth’s right, title, and interest to the land described in section 3 of this act, such that each abutter shall receive a deed conveying the Commonwealth’s interest in that portion of Gravelly Brook Road bounded by the center line of the Road, the abutter’s present, shared boundary line with the Road, and the extensions to the center line of the Road of the abutter’s side boundary lines from the point where they intersect with said shared boundary line, to be held for all lawful purposes without restriction.

              SECTION 3. The portion of Gravelly Brook Road to be discontinued, and the parcel of land to be conveyed to the abutters of said Road, is all that portion of said road lying in the town of Topsfield and described in Layout Plan Number 1052, voted on December 19, 1854, by the Essex County Commissioners, having approximately 6.12 acres

              SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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