AN ACT TRANSFERRING CERTAIN COMMONWEALTH LAND IN THE CITY OF BOSTON TO THE MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The deputy commissioner of the division of capital
planning and operations, acting for and on behalf of the commonwealth, is
hereby authorized, subject to the provisions of sections forty E to
forty J, inclusive, of chapter seven of the General Laws, to grant all
right, title and interest to a certain parcel of land located in the city of Boston and
permanent and temporary construction easements in a certain parcel of land
in said city of Boston
to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority for purposes of
constructing, maintaining and operating a combined sewer overflow facility
and related sewer pipes and improvements.
The grant of property rights
pursuant to this act shall be upon such terms and conditions as determined by
the division of capital planning and operations, in
consultation with the armory commission and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.
SECTION 2. Said parcel of land and said easements are shown
on a plan entitled "Plan of
Land for Commercial Point, CSO Facility; Easement and Land Acquisition",
scale 1" = 40', dated September, 1987, prepared by ASEC Corporation,
Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors which is on file with the
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.
SECTION 3. The land transferred to the Massachusetts Water
Resources Authority pursuant to this act is presently used by the
commonwealth through its armory commission for uses related to the
Dorchester armory. The present public uses of the land are surrendered, as
of the effective date of this act, and thereafter, notwithstanding any
general or special law to the contrary, the land shall be used by the
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority for the public purpose of
construction, operating and maintaining a combined sewer overflow facility
and related sewer pipes and improvements. All right, title and interest to
the land referred to in this act shall revert to the commonwealth in the
event that the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and its corporate
existence is terminated by law, or in the event that the land is not used
by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority for the purposes specified
in this act. The land transferred in fee pursuant to this act shall be
subject to any existing easements. The temporary construction easements
transferred pursuant to this act shall terminate upon completion of the
combined sewer overflow facility.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.