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  • Acts
  • 1997
  • Chapter 135 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND TO THE TOWN OF WRENTHAM.

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. The commissioner of the division of capital planning and operations is hereby authorized, notwithstanding the provisions of section 40H of chapter 7 of the General Laws, to convey by deed for the consideration described in section 2, a certain parcel of land located in the town of Wrentham, presently under the care and control of the department of mental retardation, to said town of Wrentham to be used for recreational and open space purposes. Said parcel is shown on a plan of land entitled "Plan of Land in Wrentham, Massachusetts" dated April 14, 1995 drawn by Dunn McKenzie, Inc.

SECTION 2. The purchase price to be paid by the town of Wrentham for the parcel described in section 1 shall be the full and fair market value of the property determined by an independent appraisal for its use as described herein. The inspector general shall review and approve such appraisal and such review shall include a review of the methodology utilized for such appraisal. Said inspector general shall prepare a report of this review and file such report with the commissioner of capital planning and operations for submission to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the chairmen of the joint committee on state administration in accordance with section 6. The town of Wrentham shall pay the purchase price in accordance with the terms of this act.

SECTION 3. No deed conveying by or on behalf of the commonwealth the property described in section 1 shall be valid unless such deed provides that the parcel shall be used for recreational and open space purposes.

SECTION 4. The town of Wrentham shall assume the costs of appraisals, surveys and other expenses related to the conveyance of the property described in section 1.

SECTION 5. In the event the parcel described in section 1 ceases to be used for recreational and open space purposes at any time, said parcel shall revert to the commonwealth upon such terms and conditions as the commissioner of capital planning and operations may determine.

SECTION 6. The commissioner of capital planning and operations shall, 30 days before the execution of any agreement authorized by this act or any subsequent amendment thereto, submit the agreement or amendment and a report thereon to the inspector general for his review and comment. Said inspector general shall issue his review and comment within 15 days of receipt of an agreement or amendment. Said commissioner shall submit the agreement and any subsequent amendments thereto, the reports, and the comments of said inspector general, if any, to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the chairmen of the joint committee on state administration at least 15 days prior to execution.

SECTION 7. The purchase price paid pursuant to section 2 shall be deposited in the General Fund of the commonwealth.

SECTION 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved November 5, 1997.