AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NANTUCKET TO CONSTRUCT A CHANNEL FROM EACH OF THE ISLAND'S GREAT PONDS TO THE OCEAN.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any
law to the contrary, the town of Nantucket, acting by and through its board of
selectmen, in consultation with the Nantucket conservation commission, is
hereby authorized to construct a channel from each of the great
ponds, and to close such channels, listed below on Nantucket Island to the
ocean across barrier beaches
without the need of approval, permits or authorizations of any kind from the
or any of its subdivisions, departments or agencies, and may raise and
appropriate such sums of money as
may be necessary to accomplish such purpose.
The four great ponds on Nantucket
Island subject to this act are Sesachacha Pond, Long Pond, Hummock Pond and
Said town may take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine
of the General Laws, or acquire by lease, purchase or otherwise, such land and
easements within its limits as may be necessary for the construction and
maintenance of such channels.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.