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, in consultation with the metropolitan district commission, is hereby authorized subject to the provisions of section forty F> of chapter seven of the General Laws to execute and deliver in the name and on behalf of the commonwealth one or more instruments to lease a portion of Hormel Stadium in the city of Medford to the Wellington-Glenwood Little League Association for Little League baseball and baseball related purposes.
The original lease or leases of such state-owned real property to the Wellington-Glenwood Little League Association shall be for a period not to exceed twenty-five years and shall be for a nominal consideration to be determined by the deputy commissioner and to such other terms and conditions as said deputy commissioner may determine and which are consistent with the provisions of this act. Any additional renewals or extensions of the original lease or leases authorized by this act shall require the approval of the general court.
The deputy commissioner shall take into account when determining what nominal consideration for the lease or leases authorized by this act shall be that the lessee or lessees shall be responsible for the construction of backstops, fences, and dugouts, the costs of all maintenance and repairs, payment of all utilities, and the securing of any insurance associated with the land and facilities of that portion of Hormel Stadium in the city of Medford. The lessee or lessees shall carry, in an amount approved in writing by said deputy commissioner, comprehensive general liability insurance protecting the lessee or lessees and the commonwealth against personal injuries and property damage occurring on or within or associated with any activity related to the use of said portion of said Hormel Stadium, and such fire and extended risk insurance as said deputy commissioner may deem appropriate.
Said deputy commissioner shall provide to the joint committee on state administration and the inspector general of the commonwealth copies of said lease or leases at least twenty business days prior to the execution thereof by said deputy commissioner. The inspector general shall review and comment within fifteen business days of the receipt of such lease or leases. A copy of said review and comment, and any recommendations thereon, by the inspector general shall thereupon be forwarded to said joint committee on state administration. Said lease or leases, when executed by said deputy commissioner, shall be deemed conclusively authorized hereby; provided, however, that all provisions therein are consistent with the provisions of this act. Said deputy commissioner from time to time is hereby authorized to execute and deliver, in the name of and on behalf of the commonwealth, a notice of such lease or leases for recording and any and all other agreements and instruments related to the lease or leases authorized hereby which the deputy commissioner may determine appropriate from time to time. Any such notice of lease, leases, lease instrument, or instruments, when executed by said deputy commissioner shall be deemed conclusively authorized hereby; provided, however, that all provisions therein are consistent with this act.
No sublease or subleases of said land and facilities, or any portion thereof shall be executed without the prior approval of the general court.
No privately owned, occupied or financed building of any kind may be erected upon said land without the prior written approval of said deputy commissioner, and a copy thereof shall be forwarded to the joint committee on state administration, provided however, any privately owned, occupied or financed building shall revert to the commonwealth upon the expiration of said lease or leases. Plans for any such building shall be submitted to said deputy commissioner for approval prior to any construction thereon. In like manner any alteration, addition, destruction or demolition thereof shall also require the prior written approval of said deputy commissioner. Copies of any and all such plans, together with all written approvals by said deputy commissioner shall be sent by said deputy commissioner to the joint committee on state administration to be kept on file.
The lease or leases authorized by this act shall provide that the commonwealth may repossess the leased premises together with any buildings erected thereon if payment of the rent or any other required sum is not timely paid, or if the lessee or lessees otherwise default, and notwithstanding such default, the lessee or lessees will continue to owe the rent or any other required sums due the commonwealth under the provisions of said lease or leases.
No lease or leases shall allow for the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverage of any kind on the land leased under the provisions of this act.
No lease or leases, other than that provided for by the first paragraph, nor any sale, transfer, conveyance, or any other disposition of said land, may be made without the prior approval of the general court.
SECTION 2. In the event the parcel described in section one is not used for the purposes as described in said section one within five years of the effective date of this act, or if the Wellington-Glenwood Little League Association of Medford ceases to use said parcel for such purposes thereafter, said parcel shall revert to the commonwealth upon terms and conditions as determined by said deputy commissioner.