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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 288 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN STATE OWNED LAND IN THE CITY OF QUINCY.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to authorize the conveyance by the commonwealth of a certain parcel of land to the city of Quincy, 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. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 40E to 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws or any other general or special law, the parcel of land of the commonwealth specifically described herein, situated in the city of Quincy, having been acquired by the commonwealth for sewerage purposes and currently under the care and control of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, is hereby transferred to the city of Quincy, for nominal consideration of one dollar, for parks, recreation and open space purposes. Said parcel located off Fenno street in said city is shown as Lot 1 on a plan to be recorded with the Norfolk county registry of deeds entitled "Plan of Land, Quincy Pump Station, 41 Fenno Street, Quincy, Massachusetts; prepared for Faye, Spofford & Thorndike, date: March 6, 1998, scale: 1"=20'" prepared by Judith Nitsch Engineering, Inc., being bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the easterly boundary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; thence

N 87<= 05' 07" W a distance of one hundred three plus or minus feet (103'+) to a point; thence

Northwesterly curving to the right along an arc of a curve having a radius of twenty-five and zero hundredths feet (25.00') and a length of thirty-one and ninety-nine hundredths feet (31.99'); thence

N 13<= 45' 48" W a distance of fifty-five and eight hundredths feet (55.08') to a point; thence

N 37<= 17' 40" W a distance of twenty-nine and nine hundredths feet (29.09') to a point; thence

N 31<= 57' 09" W a distance of thirty-six and twenty hundredths feet (36.20') to a point; thence

S 86<= 57' 01" E a distance of thirty and zero hundredths feet (30.00') to a point; thence

S 40<= 37' 45" E a distance of forty-one and zero hundredths feet (41.00') to a point; thence

S 88<= 02' 45" E a distance of one hundred twenty and zero hundredths feet (120.00') to a point; thence

S 51<= 21' 58" E a distance of one hundred forty plus or minus feet (140'+) to a point. Said point is intended to coincide with the Northeasterly boundary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; thence

Southwesterly along arcs of curves having a total length of one hundred sixteen plus or minus feet (116'+) to the point of beginning.

The above described parcel of land contains an area of 18,390+ square feet as shown on said plan. For title reference, see taking of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board dated March 26, 1901 recorded with Norfolk county registry of deeds in Book 892, Page 507.

The conveyance of said parcel shall be made subject to the right of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to enter onto said parcel at any time and from time to time for a period of five years from the date of enactment hereof for purposes associated with the demolition of the existing sewerage pumping station currently located on a portion of said parcel.

SECTION 2. The transfer pursuant to section 1 shall be made only if the mayor and city council of the city of Quincy, acting for and on behalf of said city, notwithstanding any general or special law, convey by fee simple deed to the commonwealth, under the jurisdiction and control of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, for nominal consideration of one dollar, for the purpose of the development, construction and maintenance of facilities for the improvement of the metropolitan area sewerage system under the care and control of said authority, a certain parcel of land situated in said city and currently under the care and control of the Quincy parks department, having been acquired by said city for parks, recreation and open space purposes. Said parcel of land located off Fenno street in said city of Quincy is shown on the above referenced plan as Lot 2 and is bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point having a northing coordinate value of 2,921,443.53 and an easting coordinate value 789,236.89; thence

N 87<= 05' 07" W a distance of twenty and zero hundredths feet (20.00') to a point; thence

S 02<= 54' 53" W a distance of thirty-five and sixty-five hundredths feet (35.65') to a point. Said line in coincident with a twenty foot easement; thence

N 50<= 36' 40" W a distance of fifty-nine and ninety-seven hundredths feet (59.97') to a point; thence

N 87<= 05' 07" W a distance of thirty-one plus or minus feet (31'+) to a point. Said point is intended to coincide with the southwesterly boundary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; thence

Northeasterly thence northwesterly, and northeasterly along arcs of curves having a total length of one hundred sixty-eight plus or minus feet (168'+) to a point. Said line is coincident with easterly boundary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; thence

S 87<= 05' 07" E a distance of forty-one plus or minus feet (41'+) to a point; thence

S 02<= 54' 53" W a distance of one hundred twenty-four and zero hundredths feet (124.00') to the point of beginning.

The above described parcel of land contains an area of 9,350+ square feet as shown on said plan. For title reference, see deed of Charles Francis Adams dated October 27, 1885 recorded with Norfolk county registry of deeds in Book 572, Page 282.

SECTION 3. Within 60 days of the effective date of this act and upon the transfer pursuant to section 1, the city of Quincy shall record in the Norfolk county registry of deeds a certificate executed by the mayor of said city and witnessed by a notary public, confirming that as of the date hereof, said city is the owner of record of the parcel of land described in section 1. A copy of this act and a copy of the above described plan shall be recorded as an attachment to this certificate.

Approved August 10, 1998.