AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE LEASING OF A FIELD HOUSE AND AQUATICS CENTER AT HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 489 of the acts of 1996 is hereby amended by adding the following
Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special
rule, or regulation to the contrary, the commissioner of the division of
capital planning and operations, in consultation with the president of Holyoke
Community College, is hereby authorized to enter into a lease with the Greater
Holyoke Young Men's Christian Association, on terms and conditions acceptable
to said commissioner, to permit said association to utilize the facility
described in section 2, for a term not to exceed a total of 50 years. During
the term of the lease, said association shall pay as rent to said college
proportionate to the use of the facility by said association and the cost of
maintaining, staffing, replacing, renovating, and operating said facility.
Said lease shall include provisions concerning the ongoing operation and
maintenance of said facility and other areas, including an allocation of
responsibility and costs between said association and said college. Said
college is hereby authorized to receive and retain all rent and other revenues
from the use or operation of said facility and other areas and to expend the
same for said college's share of the cost to operate, maintain, repair, replace
and renovate said facility.