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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 292 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AN EXCHANGE OF REAL PROPERTY BETWEEN THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE CITY OF BROCKTON.

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 any provision of chapter 7 or chapter 30B of the General Laws, and notwithstanding any provision of any other general or special law governing the disposition or acquisition of real property by the city of Brockton, but subject to this act, the commissioner of the division of capital planning and operations is hereby authorized to acquire from said city for state office use, and the mayor of said city is hereby authorized on behalf of the city to convey to the commonwealth acting by and through said division, all of said city's right, title and interest in the land together with the office building and any other improvements situated thereon, owned by the city and located at 36 Main Street in the city of Brockton, together with any and all easements and appurtenances servicing or related thereto, and, in full consideration therefor, said commissioner is hereby authorized to convey to said city, and the mayor of said city is hereby authorized on behalf of the city to acquire from the commonwealth, all of the commonwealth's right, title and interest in the land and the office building and any other improvements situated thereon, owned by the commonwealth and located at 25 White Avenue in the city of Brockton, together with any and all easements and appurtenances servicing or relating thereto. The value of the city's property equals or exceeds the value of the commonwealth's property on the basis of professional appraisals that already have been performed for the division.

SECTION 2. The inspector general shall review and approve said appraisals and said review shall include an examination of the methodology used for said appraisals. If for any reason the inspector general determines that the appraisals on the two parcels of land are inaccurate and that the state will receive property that does not equal or exceed the value of the property the commonwealth is conveying, then the city shall be required to provide the state with the difference between the appraised value of the two properties. The inspector general shall prepare a report of his review and file said report with the commissioner for submission to the house and senate committees on ways and means and chairmen of the joint committee on state administration.

SECTION 3. The city and the commonwealth each shall bear their own expenses in connection with the conveyances authorized by this act.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved August 10, 1998.