Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 122 of the acts of 1994 is hereby amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, and notwithstanding any covenant or restriction contained in the deed from the commonwealth to the town of Auburn or any agreement between the commonwealth and said town, the town of Auburn, acting by and through its board of selectmen, is hereby authorized to: (1) transfer to the department of highways a strip of land from the parcel of land on which the police department of the town of Auburn is located as may be reasonably necessary to widen Route 12, pursuant to such terms and conditions as said town may determine as proposed and approved by the department of highways; and (2) to sell and to convey the remainder of said parcel of land on which the police department of said town of Auburn is situated on the northerly side of Southbridge street in said town of Auburn. Said premises are more particularly described in the deed to said town from the commonwealth recorded in the Worcester district registry of deeds in Book 5787, Page 198 and as shown on a plan entitled "Proposed Parcel Modification Sketch Plan for Town of Auburn" by Cullinan Engineering Co., Inc. dated April, 1992 on file with the town clerk of said town of Auburn. Said sale of said police department parcel shall be by open competitive bid with bidders providing monetary consideration or a replacement police station, or both, within said town, which the board of selectmen of said town is hereby authorized to accept; provided, however, that such replacement police station shall be suitable to the police department of said town as determined by the police chief and the board of selectmen of said town of Auburn.