Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter thirty B and section three of chapter forty of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the city of Taunton is hereby authorized to lease certain parcel of land located in the city of Taunton to the Taunton Girls Softball Association. Said parcel is shown as Parcel "C" on a plan entitled "A plan of land in Taunton, Mass. to be leased to the Taunton Girl's Softball League & the Taunton Western Little League, Scale: 1" = 100', September 11, 1993 (Revised 9/25/93) C.J. Kelly & N. Kelly, 104 Partridge Circle, Taunton, Mass"; and to lease a certain parcel of land located in said city to the Taunton Western Little League. Said parcel is shown as Parcel "A" on the above described plan.
Payment for the leases shall be one dollar for a term of ninety-nine years to each organization.
The leases shall provide that the lessees' shall indemnify the city for all claims, demands, actions, and lawsuits resulting from the condition of the leased premises and shall contain such other clauses defining the rights and duties of the parties thereto as the city and lessees may agree; not limited to but including the lessees' agreement to provide comprehensive general liability insurance in an amount satisfactory to the city of Taunton and said policies are to include the city of Taunton as an additional insured party.
The lessees shall cause to be erected at the lessees' costs on the leased premises such softball and little league fields, parking areas, access roads, buildings, fixtures, and improvements as shall be necessary. The design and construction of any such softball and little league fields, parking areas, access roads, buildings, fixtures, and improvements shall not be deemed a public building or public work for the purposes of chapter seven, sections thirty-nine A to thirty-nine R, inclusive, of chapter thirty, chapter thirty B or chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the General Laws. Plans for all softball and little league fields, parking area, access roads, buildings fixtures, and improvements shall first be submitted to the municipal council for approval prior to any construction. The lessees shall also be responsible for the maintenance of the premises including said fields, parking areas, access drives, buildings and fixtures. Said facilities shall meet all applicable building code requirements set forth by the commonwealth and the city of Taunton. In like manner, any alteration, additions, or demolitions of buildings improvements, or fixtures shall require the prior written approval of the municipal council.
The softball and little league fields, buildings, and improvements shall not be subject to municipal assessment or taxation, but the lessees shall be responsible for and pay all utilities.
The lessees shall not lease, sublease or convey any interest in the softball and little league fields or buildings, fixtures and improvements thereon without prior written approval of the municipal council. The leases described herein shall limit use to recreational activities supervised by a nonprofit community organization which offers softball and little league programs which are open to the members of the public.
Upon the termination of either lease, the premises and all buildings, improvements, and fixtures thereon shall be the property of the city of Taunton. If the aforementioned purpose as described is not begun within two years after the effective date of this act, or ceases at any time thereafter, said parcel or parcels shall revert to the city under such terms and conditions as the city prescribes.