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  • Acts
  • 1997
  • Chapter 109 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF FORGES FIELD IN THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. For the purpose of this act, the following words shall, unless the context requires otherwise, have the following meanings:-

"Golf course", a golf course and related facilities to be opened to the public on a fee basis.

"Recreational facilities", facilities for active and passive recreational uses including but not limited to fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, hiking and jogging trails, open space and parking areas related hereto.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Plymouth is hereby authorized to enter into a lease for a term not to exceed 40 years of a park or all of the land located in said town known as Forges Field; provided, however, that said lease shall be subject to the provisions of section 16 of chapter 30B of the General Laws. Said lease may provide that the lessee shall be responsible for the design, development, construction and operation of a golf course and recreational facilities on said land.

SECTION 3. If the lessee is responsible for the design, development and construction of the golf course and recreational facilities, then the design and construction of the golf course and recreational facilities shall be exempt from the provisions of sections 38A½ to 38O, inclusive, of chapter 7, and sections 44A to 44H, inclusive, of chapter 149 of the General Laws.

Approved October 3, 1997.