Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately provide for the conveyance of certain land and the use and refunding of certain bonds, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Item 2200-7880 in section 2D of chapter 199 of the acts of 1987 is hereby amended by striking out the wording and inserting in place thereof the following wording:-
For interior and exterior repairs relating to the preservation and renovation of the technical services branch building of the division of water pollution control.
SECTION 2. Section 3 of chapter 15 of the acts of 1988 is hereby amended by striking out clause (r) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-
(r) a sum not to exceed twenty million dollars for projects to construct, reconstruct or otherwise improve water supply, drainage or sewerage facilities affected by or affecting on any highway or bridge of the department or any local roadway or bridge with a history of serious flooding or any public use airport under jurisdiction of the Massachusetts aeronautics commission or affected by any project undertaken by the department or said commission.
SECTION 3. For the purpose of refunding at or before their respective maturity dates the five hundred thousand dollars principal amount of Middlesex County Court House Building Loan, Act of 1963, Fifth Series Bonds maturing on August first, nineteen hundred and ninety-two, the three hundred seventy-five thousand dollars principal amount of Middlesex County Court House Building Loan, Act of 1963, Sixth Series Bonds maturing on July fifteenth, nineteen hundred and ninety-two, and the three hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars principal amount of Middlesex County Court House Building Loan, Act of 1963, Sixth Series Bonds maturing on July fifteenth, nineteen hundred and ninety-three, the treasurer of Middlesex county, with the approval of the county commissioners, may borrow from time to time upon the credit of the county such sums as may be necessary, not to exceed, in the aggregate, one million two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor which shall bear on their faces the words Middlesex County Court House Buildings Refunding Loan, Act of 1992. The proceeds of such bonds or notes may also be applied to restore to the county treasury sums advanced therefrom to pay any of the aforesaid maturing bonds. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan and such loans shall be payable not more than ten years from their dates. The bonds or notes shall be signed by the county treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the county commissioners. The county may sell said securities at a public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions and in such manner as the county commissioners may deem proper, but not for less than their par value. Indebtedness incurred hereunder shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of the General Laws.
SECTION 4. The commissioner of the division of capital planning and operations is hereby authorized subject to the provisions of sections forty E to forty J, inclusive, of chapter seven of the General Laws to sell and convey by deed approved as to form by the attorney general, a certain parcel of land or a portion thereof located in the town of Foxborough, to an individual or entity, subject to such additional terms and conditions as the commissioner may prescribe in consultation with the department of mental retardation. Said parcel contains approximately 16.02 acres and is shown as Lot 3604, Sheets 133 and 145 on the town of Foxborough assessors plan and on file in the assessors office of said town of Foxborough.
SECTION 5. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections fourteen and thirty-four of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the department of environmental protection is hereby authorized to grant a license to Wharf Museum, Inc. to construct, maintain and repair a floating barge secured by piles, together with a waterfront park including public walkways, a docking facility and a connecting structure to the Museum Wharf building to be located in whole or in part beyond the harborline in the Fort Point channel, on the easterly side of said channel between the southerly sideline of the Northern avenue bridge and the northerly side of the Congress street bridge in the city of Boston, such harborline having been established in prior legislative acts, including chapter two hundred and seventy-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, as amended by chapter four hundred and three of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-nine; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall be construed as exempting said project from all substantive and procedural requirements of said chapter ninety-one and its regulations, other than the exemption permitted herein from the harborline requirements of sections fourteen and thirty-four of said chapter ninety-one.