Print Print
  • Acts
  • 1997
  • Chapter 188 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND TO THE TOWNS OF NORFOLK AND 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 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 towns of Norfolk and Wrentham, presently under the care and control of the department of mental retardation, to said towns of Norfolk and Wrentham to be used for the construction of a police facility for the use of said towns. Said parcel is shown on a plan of land entitled "Plan of Land off Shears and Norfolk Streets, Wrentham and Norfolk, Mass." dated September 15, 1995, prepared by the division of capital planning and operations.

SECTION 2. The purchase price to be paid by the towns of Norfolk and Wrentham for the parcel described in section 1 shall be the full and fair market value of the property as 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. Said towns of Norfolk and 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 a police facility.

SECTION 4. The towns of Norfolk and Wrentham shall pay all expenses associated with any appraisals, surveys and other expenses relating to the transfer of the land, and shall be responsible for all costs, liabilities and expenses of any nature and kind for its ownership, construction, maintenance and operation.

SECTION 5. In the event the parcel described in section 1 is not used for a police facility within five years of the effective date of this act or if the towns of Norfolk and Wrentham cease to use said parcel for a police facility at any time thereafter, 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 any 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 26, 1997.