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 general court finds that it is the public policy of the commonwealth to ensure its citizens receive effective wastewater transmission service while maintaining high standards of health, public safety and environmental protection. The general court finds that in light of the commonwealth's needs, the expedited acquisition of the necessary easements for the construction of an emergency relief sewer siphon in the area of Mill Cove, Weymouth by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority in accordance with this act is necessary in order to provide numerous of its citizens with improved performance of an existing hydraulic restriction to the Mill Cove Siphon, constructed in 1933, while maintaining high standards of environmental and public health protections.
SECTION 2. The town of Weymouth is hereby authorized and directed to convey to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, for nominal consideration of $1 the permanent and temporary easements specifically described in section 3, on land which was purchased by said town of Weymouth and currently used by it for open space and park purposes, for the purpose of the development, construction and maintenance of an emergency relief sewer siphon and related facilities, structures and equipment to supplement the existing Mill Cove Siphon and to improve the metropolitan area wastewater transmission system.
SECTION 3. The easements now owned by the town of Weymouth are more particularly described as follows: two permanent easement parcels numbered E-P1 and E-P2 and three temporary easement parcels numbered TE-P1, TE-P2 and TE-P3, all situated on land owned by said town of Weymouth and designated and used as the Newell Playground. The easement parcels are shown on a plan titled: "EMERGENCY MILL COVE RELIEF SIPHON EASEMENT PLANS IN THE TOWN OF WEYMOUTH, MA, TO BE ACQUIRED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY, SCALE: AS SHOWN, DATE: AUGUST 6, 1997, PREPARED FOR METCALF & EDDY, PREPARED BY ASEC CORPORATION, QUINCY, MA".
SECTION 4. Any agency, department, office or commission with regulatory jurisdiction shall, notwithstanding any law to the contrary, cooperate with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to assure the attainment of the foregoing objectives and to assure that substantive and procedural regulatory requirements are exercised to achieve the purposes of this act.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.