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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 284 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAKING BY EMINENT DOMAIN OF CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF DENNIS.

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. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the department of fisheries, wildlife and environmental law enforcement may take by eminent domain under chapter 79 of the General Laws, for payment of $250,000, for endangered species habitat and open space protection purposes, a portion of the registered and unregistered land in the town of Dennis, taken by the Dennis Water District, a body politic, for water well protection purposes described in an order of taking dated May 6, 1996 recorded in the Barnstable county registry of deeds in Book 10191 at Page 272 and registered as Document No. 665160, which portion to be taken by the department shall be shown on a plan of land to be prepared by the department.

SECTION 2. The inspector general shall review and approve the appraisal and the methodology used for said appraisal which was relied upon to arrive at the taking cost of $250,000. If said inspector general determines that the taking cost of $250,000 is more than the full and fair market value of the land, the Dennis Water District, a body politic shall reimburse the commonwealth the difference between the appraised cost and the taking cost. Said inspector general shall prepare a report of his review and file said report with the commissioner of the department of fisheries, wildlife and environmental law enforcement for submission to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on state administration.

Approved August 10, 1998.