Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Medfield is hereby authorized to acquire for public and municipal purposes, including the preservation and improvement of the downtown business area, by purchase or eminent domain, a certain parcel of land located off North Street in the town of Medfield consisting of thirty-seven thousand six hundred and ninety-four square feet, more or less, including buildings, improvements and the trees thereon, and further described in Book 8818, Page 123, at the Norfolk Registry of Deeds, and a certain vacant parcel of land, including trees thereon, located to the rear of the aforesaid parcel consisting of thirty-one thousand three hundred and ninety square feet, more or less, and further described in Book 498, Page 164 at the Norfolk Registry District of the land court and shown as lots 91 and 152, respectively on the town of Medfield board of assessor's map 42.
For the purposes of acquiring, preserving and improving the aforementioned real property, the board of selectmen of said town is hereby authorized to enter into contracts with and to receive money from the commonwealth and the federal government, and to authorize the treasurer-collector of the town of Medfield, with the approval of the board of selectmen, to borrow sufficient funds to accomplish such purposes pursuant to the provisions of clause (3) of section seven of chapter forty-four of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the board of selectmen in the town of Medfield is hereby authorized to enter into a long-term lease of up to fifty years for all or any portion of the real property described in section one with the United States Postal Service on such terms and conditions as said board shall determine.
SECTION 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the board of selectmen in the town of Medfield is hereby authorized to repay the borrowing provided for in section one in equal annual installments.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.