AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO LEASE CERTAIN PREMISES IN NICKERSON STATE PARK IN THE TOWN OF BREWSTER, TO THE CAPE COD REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY, INC.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
The commissioner of the division of capital planning and operations, in
consultation with the commissioner of the department of environmental
management, is hereby authorized to lease certain structures and
adjacent lands within Nickerson state park in the town of Brewster, to the Cape
Repertory Theatre Company, Incorporated, a nonprofit corporation, for an
initial term of twenty-five years together with an option for renewal for an
additional term of thirty years.
The structures and land to be leased are known as "The Cape House", "The
Livery Building", and adjacent grounds which shall not exceed five acres.
In addition, at the option of the lessee, the commissioner
shall include in said lease the structures in Nickerson state park known as
"The Amphitheatre" and "The Meetinghouse". The lessee shall use the property
solely for the purposes of a regional theatre of the visual and performing
arts, to provide plays, exhibits, and instructional and other programs of music
and fine arts, and for such other purposes not inconsistent with the provisions
of this section. The department of environmental management may retain some
use of the structures and land so long as such use does not prevent the lessee
from enjoying the benefits of the lease. The Livery Building, The Cape House,
and surrounding grounds may be known as "The Isaac F. and Sarah E. Crosby
Historical Site" and are delineated on a plan to be filed with the department
of environmental management entitled "Land and buildings in Nickerson state
park to be leased to the Cape Cod Repertory Theatre Company, Incorporated".
In consideration therefor, the lessee shall be responsible for the
restoration, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the structures and adjacent
grounds, and shall cooperate with the department of environmental management in
providing joint programs, develop and implement a program of historical
interpretation for the site, and comply with such other reasonable terms
and conditions as the commissioner of the division of capital planning and
operations and the commissioner of the department of environmental management