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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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 town of Milton, acting by and through its board of selectmen, is hereby authorized to lease all or a portion of certain parcels of land located in said town for a term not to exceed 50 years for public or private recreational purposes; provided, however, that any such lease agreement contains provisions for the construction of at least two athletic fields or courts at no cost to said town, and that the leased land shall revert to said town if said land is used for any purposes not permitted by this act. Said parcels are that land known as the town of Milton sanitary landfill and land abutting said landfill acquired or to be acquired by said town. Said land acquired by the town of Milton is shown on town of Milton Assessors' maps as Map I, Block 38C, Lots 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19, Map I, Block 38D, Lots 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10B, Map I, 38E, Lots 1 and 2; and Map I, Block 6, Lots 63, 64 and 65; and as Access Road and Ash Street, so called. Said land to be acquired by the town of Milton is shown on town of Milton Assessors' maps as Map I, Block 38C, Lot 20.

Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, said town, acting by and through its board of selectmen, may utilize the provisions of paragraphs (b) to (i), inclusive, of section 6 of chapter 30B of the General Laws in lieu of the provisions of section 39M of chapter 30 of the General Laws for the issuance of a request for proposals and to contract for the closure and post closure use of the town's sanitary landfill. Said board may enter into procurement contracts therefor in the amount of $10,000 or more utilizing competitive sealed proposals. Said board shall determine in writing that selection of the most advantageous offer requires comparative judgments of factors in addition to price, specifying the reasons for its determination. The action of said board in issuing a request for proposals therefor and in giving public notice of said request for proposals is hereby ratified, validated and confirmed.

SECTION 2. Nothing in this act authorizes land or easements acquired for the purposes of Article XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution to be used for other purposes or otherwise disposed of.

SECTION 3. All actions taken by the board of selectmen of the town of Milton with regard to the closing, capping and post closure development of the town of Milton landfill are hereby ratified, validated and confirmed in all respects, and as though this act had been in full force and effect at the time of such actions.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved November 24, 1997.