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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 263 AN ACT AUTHORIZING FRANKLIN REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF WHATELY.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to immediately authorize the conveyance of certain land, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.


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 Franklin Regional Council of Governments may convey a certain parcel of land located in the town of Whately, presently used for open space and recreational purposes, to the town of Whately, for nominal consideration, to be used for recreational purposes. Said parcel is shown as parcel 1 on a plan of land entitled "Plan of Land in Whately (Franklin Co.) MA" prepared by C. T. Male Associates, P. C., of Greenfield, Massachusetts which is on file in the offices of said Franklin Regional Council of Governments. The precise configuration of said parcel may be established by a subsequent land survey. Said Franklin Regional Council of Governments may release for nominal consideration, any other property interests it holds in the property to be conveyed to the town of Whately hereunder.

SECTION 2. The Franklin Regional Council of Governments may convey two parcels of land located in the town of Whately, presently used for open space and recreational purposes, to the commonwealth, for nominal consideration to be used for recreational purposes. Said conveyance shall include a right of way for access to said parcels. Said Franklin Regional Council of Governments are hereby further authorized to release, for nominal consideration, any other property interests it holds in the property to be conveyed to the commonwealth of Massachusetts hereunder. Said land shall be placed under the care and control of the department of environmental management. Said parcels are shown as parcels 2 and 3 on the plan of land described in section 1.

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (f) of section 567 of chapter 151 of the acts of 1996 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Whately may release, for nominal consideration, any leasehold or other property interests it holds in the property to be conveyed to the commonwealth hereunder.

Approved August 10, 1998.