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Chapter 55 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 1999 AND RELATIVE TO CERTAIN CAPITAL SPENDING AND BONDED DEBT OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to make forthwith supplemental appropriations for various capital improvements and other one-time costs for certain capital spending and bonded debt of the commonwealth, 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. To provide for certain unanticipated obligations of the commonwealth for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current appropriations and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in section 2A are hereby appropriated from the Capital Improvement and Investment Trust Fund for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified herein and subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in said section 2A shall not expire until June 30, 2003.

NO SECTION 2.

SECTION 2A.

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS.
District Attorneys Association.

0340-2111
For the cost of upgrading and replacing computer equipment at the offices of the district attorneys; provided, that the amount appropriated herein shall be expended solely for the purchase of computer hardware, software, cabling and associated information technology equipment necessary to implement a case management system; and provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to the expenditure of any funds appropriated herein, each district attorney shall submit a report to the District Attorneys Association and the house and senate committees on ways and means delineating all computer hardware and software leased, owned or operated by each such district attorney...................$1,836,900
0340-2300
For completion of the case management and tracking system initiated in fiscal year 1998; provided, that the amount appropriated herein shall be expended for the one-time costs to complete implementation of said case management system in all district attorneys' offices; and provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to the expenditure of any funds appropriated herein, each district attorney shall submit a report to the district attorneys' association and the house and senate committees on ways and means delineating all computer hardware and software leased, owned or operated by each such district attorney................$900,000

SECRETARY OF STATE.

0511-0250
For the costs of repointing, roof repairs and furniture replacement for the archives facility.........................$125,000
0526-0101
For a program of matching grants to units of municipal government and to private, nonprofit organizations for the preservation of historic properties, landscapes and sites; provided, that such funds shall be awarded in accordance with regulations promulgated by the state secretary in his capacity as chairman of the Massachusetts historical commission...................$7,751,075
0526-0111
For a program of non-matching grants to units of municipal government and to private, nonprofit organizations for the preservation of historic properties, landscapes and sites; provided, that $500,000 shall be expended for improvements to the historic Echo bridge in the city of Newton; provided further, that $40,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the historic Hopedale statue; provided further, that not less than $1,429,475 shall be expended for a one-time payment to Springfield Technical Community College for repair and renovation of building #11; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the historic Centennial grove in the town of Essex; provided further, that not less than $179,450 shall be expended for the Olmstead Historic Landscape Preservation Project in the town of Wareham; provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be expended for the Colonial Theatre in the city of Pittsfield; provided further, that not less than $291,000 shall be expended for the structural repairs necessary for the historic preservation of the United First Parish Church in the city of Quincy; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for structural repairs necessary for the preservation and repair of the Soper memorial fountain, so-called, located on Taunton Green in the city of Taunton; provided further, that not less than $180,000 shall be expended for a restoration project for the Tobey house in the town of Wareham; provided further, that $45,000 shall be provided for the Worcester women's history project to preserve and exhibit historic artifacts; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the restoration and maintenance of the Walnut square school clock tower in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a historic commemorative clock and accompanying beautification at Cleveland Circle, Boston/Brookline; provided further, that $500,000 shall be provided for the preservation and restoration of Saint Alphonsus Theatre in the city of Boston in accordance with the United States Secretary of the Interior's Standard for the treatment of historic properties, as set forth in 36 C.F.R. Part 68 (July 12, 1995); provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for historic preservation grants; provided further, that not less than $8,500 shall be expended to erect a memorial at the Newburyport waterfront honoring the fishermen whose lives were lost on the Heather Lynne II; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of the historic Foster Fountain in Central park in the town of Clinton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to complete the restoration of the Hollis street fire station in the town of Framingham; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to erect a commemorative statue of Benjamin Franklin at the Franklin Public Library; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to complete the restoration and preservation of the Brooks estate in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the repair and restoration of the old Coast Guard station in the town of Nahant; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended in matching grants for the Cape Cinema in the town of Dennis; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be made available for the Whitcomb House in the town of Boxborough; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be made available for the Volpe Library located in the town of Wakefield; provided further, that $125,000 shall be made available for the Waterfront Historic Area League; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for improvements to public infrastructure adjacent to the historically restored United States Post Office in the Bellingham Square area of the city of Chelsea; provided further, that $40,000 shall be made available for repairs to the clock tower of the Old West Church in the city of Boston; provided further, that $150,000 shall be obligated to the town of North Andover for the purposes of making repairs and improvements in the old center district; provided further, that not more than $500,000 shall be expended for the rehabilitation, repairs and improvements to historic Stetson hall in the town of Randolph; provided further, that $325,000 shall be expended for the rehabilitation, repairs and improvements to parting ways historic building in the town of Acushnet; and provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the rehabilitation, repairs and improvements to St. Stephen's Church in the city of Boston................................$8,013,425
0540-0001
For the purchase of computer technology for the registries of deeds that fall within the jurisdiction of the state secretary; provided, that $295,000 shall be expended on technology upgrades for the southern Essex district registry of deeds; provided further, that $295,000 shall be expended on technology upgrades for the southern Middlesex district registry of deeds; and provided further, that $395,000 shall be expended on technology upgrades for the Hampshire district registry of deeds...............................$1,000,000

TREASURER AND RECEIVER-GENERAL.
Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General.

0611-1991
For the one-time costs of capital and technology improvements for the office of the treasurer; provided, that not more than $100,000 shall be expended for the replacement of a check-folding machine; provided further, that an amount not to exceed $100,000 shall be expended for the replacement of a phone system; and provided, further that an amount not to exceed $23,000 shall be expended for the replacement of a postage machine..........................$223,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.
Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications.

1100-1400
For a payment to the Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications for the establishment and implementation of information technology infrastructure and services to schools and cities and towns throughout the commonwealth through the Massachusetts community network, so-called; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the corporation shall not enter into any contracts that would cause the commonwealth's obligation to exceed the amount appropriated herein.................................$9,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.
Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

1102-1991
For the costs of an engineering survey of the capital assets of the commonwealth that shall inventory the conditions, project the annual maintenance costs and establish the basis for developing maintenance schedules for such assets; provided, that the division shall enter into a contract with engineering firms to perform and complete said survey within 18 months of the effective date of this act; provided further, that said survey shall give priority to surveying office buildings, hospitals, campuses, correctional facilities, and other "brick and mortar" assets, so-called, before inventorying roads, bridges, parks, recreational facilities, and other non-habitable assets; provided further, that said survey shall, at a minimum, comprehensively document the agency, division or unit and the personnel thereof responsible for the care and maintenance of each such asset, the physical condition, assessed value, type of construction, major building systems, and year of construction for each such asset, the costs and types of outstanding deferred maintenance and repairs needed by each such asset, and a description of the scheduled maintenance and repairs necessary to maintain each such asset in reasonable condition; provided further, that said division shall within 15 days of the effective date of this act provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house committee on long term debt and capital expenditure a timeline for completing said survey and for integrating its data into the comprehensive capital asset maintenance information system funded by item 1102-1992; provided further, that said division shall submit to said committees the draft of any request for proposals or other procurement method used to secure the services of such an engineering firm not less than 30 days prior to advertising for such services; provided further, that said division shall submit a monthly update report to said committees on the progress of said survey which shall include, but not be limited to, the condition of all assets surveyed within the previous month, and the remaining completion time of said survey; provided further, that within 60 days of completing said survey, said division shall submit to said committees a final report on the overall status of assets of the commonwealth; provided further, that said final report shall include said division's recommendations for all steps necessary to properly maintain said assets, including, cost estimates for routine maintenance, procedures that incorporate routine maintenance costs into the operating budget filed by the governor and which establish a methodology for projecting the essential maintenance costs of agencies managing or occupying such assets, and the costs and funding mechanisms for bringing such assets into compliance with applicable health and safety codes, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the "Clean State" initiative, so-called; provided further, that said final report shall further recommend guidelines or criteria that enable agencies and the general court to determine the useful life of such assets and the cost-effectiveness of repairs versus replacement; and provided further, that not more than $30,000 shall be expended for a perimeter survey of the former Grafton state hospital to determine the metes and bounds of said property...................................$15,030,000
1102-1992
For the design, development, and implementation of a comprehensive capital asset maintenance information system, CCAMIS, so-called; provided, that said system shall be based upon the findings of an engineering survey of the capital assets of the commonwealth completed pursuant to item 1102-1991; provided further, that said system shall take into account criteria for scheduled maintenance that considers, but is not limited to, safety of the public and of the employees of the commonwealth, functionality of facilities, the expected durability of said capital assets, and the costs of repairs; provided further, that said system shall be updated not less than quarterly with current information on the condition of capital assets and the performance of said scheduled maintenance by all agencies; provided further, that the division of capital asset management and maintenance shall cooperate with all agencies including, but not limited to, providing sufficient training, equipment, and support to all agencies to ensure the performance and budgeting standards established by CCAMIS; provided further, that said system shall be capable of developing an annual total capital maintenance budget projection; and provided further, that said office shall acquire said information management system within 90 days of the effective date of this act...................$1,895,070
1102-1993
For a one-time payment for the initiative to improve and expand the information technology infrastructure of the Berkshire county region, which shall be designated and known and referred to as the Berkshire Connect Initiative; provided, that for the purpose of fostering a more favorable and responsive environment for technology intensive and dependent industry in the Berkshire county region, said initiative shall seek to accelerate, facilitate, and reduce the overall cost of access to said infrastructure; provided further, that the amounts appropriated herein shall be expended and applied by the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation through its Massachusetts Technology Collaborative; provided further, that in applying said funds said collaborative shall seek and leverage all available public and private resources necessary to reduce the overall public costs of improving said infrastructure; provided further, that said corporation shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate committees on science and technology detailing the activities undertaken with the funds appropriated herein by March 15, 2000; and provided further, the amount appropriated herein shall create no further obligation on the part of the commonwealth for the financial support of said initiative.................................$1,000,000
1102-3204
For the cost of land acquisition in an amount not to exceed $110,000 in the town of Ayer pursuant to section 42 for the development of parking spaces at the Ayer district court; provided, that a cost benefit analysis and feasibility study of the relocation of the Norfolk probate court shall also be funded from this item; and provided further, that the results of said study shall be submitted to the general court not later than March 1, 2000............$210,000
1102-3332
For the demolition and remediation of certain properties as provided herein; provided, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the demolition of abandoned buildings which pose a serious health and safety risk, at 1551, 1553 and 1555 Main street in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for the demolition and development of property in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $275,000 shall be expended for the demolition of abandoned buildings which are a threat to public safety or to eliminate blight in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for the demolition and site remediation of the Photech site building, so-called, in the town of Williamstown; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for the environmental remediation of the Aztec Industries property in the town of North Brookfield; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the demolition of the Old Kendall mill in the town of Colrain; and provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended to conduct a needs assessment of the district court of Southern Essex......................................$2,460,000
1102-3993
For a one-time payment for the repair and renovation of the Massachusetts building at the eastern states exposition in the town of West Springfield as authorized in item 6033-9799 of section 2B of chapter 11 of the acts of 1997.................................$500,000
1102-5996
For costs associated with the facilitation of a transfer of land by the department of environmental management to the department of fire services, resolution of land transfer issues between the commonwealth and the federal government and relocation of personnel in an amount not to exceed $350,000; provided, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended on the architectural design, engineering studies, preparation of plans and construction cost analysis for the construction of a multiple function headquarters and training facility in the town of Stow for the department of fire services; provided further, that the design, plan, study and analysis shall include, but not be limited to, furnishings and equipment, office and administrative space, a firefighter training tank, a computer laboratory and technical development center, a cafeteria, dormitories and a parking facility; and provided further, that the cost analysis shall include an estimate of the annual operating costs for said facility................................$750,000

Reserves.

1599-1986
For the Nantucket Ice Organization, so-called, to assist in the construction of an ice-skating facility on the island of Nantucket; provided, that said organization shall contribute an amount at least equal to the amount herein for the purpose of constructing an ice-skating facility; and provided further, that said organization shall allow residents of the commonwealth use of the ice-skating facility at a reduced rate of admission.............$990,000
1599-4000
For a reserve to reimburse cities and towns for the costs of acquisition of open space land for the purposes of conservation and recreation; provided, that each such reimbursement shall represent the commonwealth's total commitment in such acquisitions; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended as a grant to the town of Westwood for a one-time reimbursement for the acquisition of Lowell Woods, so-called, pursuant to an agreement between the town and the Lowell family; and provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the agricultural preservation restrictions program pursuant to sections 11A to 11D, inclusive, of chapter 132A of the General Laws..........................$2,000,000
1599-6666
For one-time capital improvements for shelters; provided, that $250,000 shall be expended for certain improvements to the Cross Roads Shelter; and provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for certain improvements for the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans...................$550,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Office of the Secretary.

2040-1991
For a one time payment to assist with the reimbursement of debt service costs attributable to the installation of certain air pollution control and related equipment or the cost of the closing of the North Andover North East Solid Waste Committee waste to energy plant as required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency "Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Municipal Waste Combusters" (40CFR60) pursuant to section 129 of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990; provided, that the city of Peabody and the towns of Acton, Andover, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Dracut, Hamilton, Lexington, Lincoln, Manchester, North Andover, North Reading, Tewksbury, Watertown, Wenham, Westford, West Newbury, Wilmington and Winchester shall be eligible to receive the proportional reimbursement; provided further, that any amounts provided from this item shall be in addition to and shall not replace any amounts currently appropriated by said cities and towns for such debt service costs; and provided further, that any amount provided from this item shall be solely for the purposes of this item.........................$3,000,000

Department of Environmental Management.

2120-7997
For repairs and improvements to dams; provided, that $225,000 shall be expended for the repair or rehabilitation of the Lake Gardner dam in the town of Amesbury; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the repair and rehabilitation of public dams in the towns of Carver, Halifax, Kingston and Plymouth; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for repairs to dams in the town of North Attleborough; provided further, that not less than $60,375 shall be expended for the repair of the Lower Merino pond dam in the town of Dudley; provided further, that not less than $168,750 shall be expended for repairs to the Silver lake dam in the town of Bellingham; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for repairs to the South Charlton reservoir dam in the town of Charlton; provided further, that not less than $187,500 shall be expended for repairs to Slater's pond dam in the town of Oxford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the completion and construction of the Lackey pond dam in the town of Uxbridge provided that a two- for-one match by a private organization shall be included against the total project cost for said dam; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended to repair New pond dam in the town of Easton; provided further, that $35,000 shall be expended to repair Memorial park dam in the town of West Bridgewater; provided further, that not less than $850,000 shall be expended for the study, design and repair of the Upper Mystic dam; provided further, that $70,000 shall be expended for the repair and reconstruction of the Lake Monomonac dam in the town of Winchendon; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be expended for the repair of the Forge pond dam in the town of East Bridgewater; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Auburn for repairs to the Pondville dam in said town; and provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be made available for the repair or rehabilitation of the Doublebrook dam in the town of Middleborough..............................$2,421,625
2120-7999
For improvements to facilities as provided herein; provided, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for equipment for the fire road clearing at Myles Standish state forest; provided further, that $700,000 shall be expended for the dredging of Hardy pond in the city of Waltham; provided further, that not more than $580,000 shall be expended for the plans, engineering, design, permitting and construction of a multiple lane boating access ramp and appurtenant facilities on the Merrimack river in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for dredging at the boat launching facility in the town of Duxbury; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements to Merrymount park in the city of Quincy; provided further, that not more than $50,000 shall be expended for a matching grant to the town of Yarmouth, subject to the commitment of 100 per cent matching funds by said town, for the beach nourishment program, so-called, to maintain the quality of said town's beaches; provided further, that not more than $50,000 shall be expended for the repair and restoration of the Matthew J. Kuss fishing facility located at Cook pond in the city of Fall River; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements to Sunset lake in the town of Braintree; provided further, that not more than $30,000 shall be expended to dredge Pine Tree brook in the town of Milton; provided further, that not more than $200,000 shall be expended for the construction of a waterfront pier located in the town of Salisbury; provided further, that not more than $150,000 shall be expended to complete construction of a boardwalk in Ames Nowell state park in the town of Abington; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Millbury for repairs to the Dorothy pond dam in said town; provided further, that not more than $75,000 shall be expended for the fish ladder system in the town of Pembroke; provided further, that not more than $125,000 shall be expended for the repair and rehabilitation of fish ladders located in the towns of Kingston, Middleboro and Plymouth; provided further, that not more than $35,000 shall be expended for the rehabilitation of the great ponds in the town of Pembroke; provided further, that not more than $200,000 shall be expended for the restoration of Milford pond, also known as Cedar Swamp pond, in the town of Milford; provided further, that $40,000 shall be obligated for the Holyoke Heritage Park Railroad, Inc.; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended on grants for community tree planting and care; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the treatment of algae and removal of siltation at Winter pond along the Aberjona river in the town of Winchester; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the design and repair of the historic one-room schoolhouse at Moore State Park in the town of Paxton; provided further, that $115,000 shall be expended for repairs to the Senator P. Eugene Casey memorial pool in the town of Milford; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended for the completion of the restoration of Sandy Point on Plum Island; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for recreational facility renovations at Fort Phoenix state park; and provided further, that the department of environmental management may issue grants to public and non-publicentities from this item..............................$3,360,000

Metropolitan District Commission.

2495-8998
For improvements to properties of the commission including, but not limited to, recreational facilities, roadways and parks; provided, that $350,000 shall be expended to rehabilitate the pool building at the McCrehan pool on Rindge avenue in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the construction of two ball fields at the Nike Site, so-called, in the High street area in the town of Randolph; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended on improvements to Fellsmere pond in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $210,000 shall be expended to replace existing streetlights along Day boulevard in the South Boston section of the city of Boston; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the repair of the drainage structures and wall and fence on Nahant causeway in the town of Nahant; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for stormwater mitigation and best practices grant program for the lower Charles river basin; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for easements in accordance with the scope of the work designated by the department of highway's Cunningham brook/Furnace brook flood control project; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the repair and restoration of the tide gates located on Quincy shore drive in the city of Quincy in accordance with the scope of the work designated by the department of highway's Cunningham brook/Furnace brook flood control project; provided further, that not more than $3,500,000 shall be expended for development including, but not limited to, the planning, design and construction of a skating rink facility to be located in the town of Arlington on land of said town or the commission or both; provided, however, that the expenditure of such funds shall be contingent upon said town and said commission securing additional nonstate resources sufficient to fully fund the development of the facility; provided further, that said commission shall expend no funds on the Veterans memorial rink in said town, except in the case of emergencies; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for the survey and redesign of children's play areas in the Southwest Corridor park to be in compliance with state and federal disability requirements; provided further, that $100,000 shall be made available for a program of tree planting and replacement with not less than 50 per cent of the trees under this program allocated to cities and towns for use in city and town parks and streets; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on the study and design of a pedestrian overpass over the VFW Parkway in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for improvements and the general rehabilitation of Bryant skating rink in said West Roxbury section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for renovations and improvements to the buildings and property known as Connors memorial pool in the city of Waltham; provided further, that not more than $180,000 shall be expended for improvement to the structures and water fountain at the Fellsway reservoir in the city of Malden; provided further, that not more than $25,000 shall be expended for the beautification and clean-up of the Veterans of Foreign Wars parkway and the West Roxbury parkway in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not more than $650,000 shall be expended for repairs to the Kasabuski memorial rink in the town of Saugus; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a Neponset river reservation manager; provided further, that $60,000 shall be provided to establish a program to breed the natural predators of the insect Hemlock Wooly Adelgid insect, so-called, and for the testing of such program in the Hemlock Gorge Reservation; provided further, that $50,000 shall be provided for phase I site analysis and preliminary restoration of the Zoppo property, so-called, owned and operated by the commission in the town of Winthrop; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended repairs to the Hull clocktower; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements to Lynn Fells parkway in the town of Saugus; provided further, that $40,000 shall be expended for the costs associated with conducting an historic structures and programming report for the Brook Farm Print Shop at the Brook Farm historic site in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to install street lights on Norumbega road in the town of Weston; provided further, that $140,000 shall be expended for accessibility improvements to the Metropolis Skating rink in the town of Canton; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to replace the lighting in the McGrath highway tunnel and to replace the lighting under the Washington street bridge; provided further, that $80,000 shall be expended for the design, repair, reconstruction or relocation of boating access ramps, the design and construction of a barrier-free float system, the construction of a barrier-free sportfishing pier and the installation of signage on the property of the metropolitan district commission at gates 8 and 31 at the Quabbin reservoir; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for sidewalk repairs and the installation of permanent markers that indicate the distance of walking mileage elapsed along Wollaston beach on Quincy Shore drive in the city of Quincy; provided further, that $195,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the park owned by said commission on Charles River road in the town of Watertown; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Spot pond area in the town of Stoneham; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the construction of an in-line skating rink at Houghton's pond in the town of Milton; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for replacing the fencing and backstop at Santoro field in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the construction of a multipurpose recreational field on land under the care and control of the metropolitan district commission in the town of Southborough; and provided further, that not less than $226,125 shall be expended for replacement of jersey barriers, so-called, on the Nahant Causeway in the town of Nahant......................................$10,191,125

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Department of Public Health.

4590-6666
For the purchase of a coach bus for the Massachusetts Hospital School to transport its patients and patients at Tewksbury Hospital.....................$315,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION.
Department of Highways.

6010-0002
For the expenses associated with the Chestnut street turnback project, so-called, in the town of Needham........................$2,100,000

Board of Library Commissioners.

7000-1991
For the second and third years of funding for automated network technology for libraries to provide internet accessibility to workstations in member libraries, to provide full multimedia access to electronic library information resources and to extend internet protocol addresses to workstations in libraries not previously affiliated with automated networks.......................$3,000,000
7000-2992
For matching grants for repairs and improvements to the library of last recourse; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the amount herein shall be made available subject to a 33 per cent matching cash contribution from funds raised by said library in order to complete the McKim restoration project, so-called...........$15,000,000
7000-3993
For grants to cities and towns for approved public library projects authorized by sections 19G to 19I, inclusive, of chapter 78 of the General Laws; provided, that such grants shall only be awarded for projects which commenced after April 10, 1996; and provided further, that not more than $260,000 in planning grants may be awarded from the amount appropriated herein...................$30,190,680

Department of Housing and Community Development.

7004-6666
For community development projects; provided, that $2,000,000 shall be expended for the Academy of Music in Amherst; provided, that $400,000 shall be expended for improvements to Peabody circle in the city of Boston; provided further, that $900,000 shall be expended for the construction of a statewide Vietnam Veterans memorial at Green Hill park in the city of Worcester; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the Alexander Mapp building in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the design and improvements to the Greenleaf park center in said city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be provided for the design and construction of a project to extend an existing sewer main to an industrial-zoned area in the towns of Lancaster, Leominster and Lunenburg; provided further, that prior to the release of any funds from this item for such sewer main, said towns shall provide a 100 per cent match from other sources for such purpose; provided further, that not more than $190,000 shall be expended for a one-time grant to the Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation for the purpose of noise barriers and beautification projects in areas adjacent to the Massachusetts turnpike in the neighborhood of Allston-Brighton in the city of Boston; provided further, that not more than $250,000 shall be expended for the rehabilitation of property within the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not more than $50,000 shall be expended for the consolidation of functions and other improvements to public buildings in the town of Dennis; provided further, that not more than $62,000 shall be expended for the construction of an intergenerational community playground at the Davis community playground in the city of Newton; provided further, that $336,000 shall be expended for the demolition or structural reinforcement of the Bolivar street public works garage in the town of Canton; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be expended for renovations in order to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act, so-called, for the Veterans Memorial stadium in the town of Rockland; provided further, that $780,000 shall be expended for Medical City, so-called, in the city of Worcester; and provided further, that not more than $700,000 shall be expended for a matching grant to the city of Fitchburg for the urban renewal program, so-called............................$8,768,000
7007-0401
For regional economic development grants to be administered by the Massachusetts office of business development; provided, that not less than $239,805 shall be expended for the Central Massachusetts Economic Development Authority; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack Valley Economic Development council; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Taunton Redevlopment Authority; and provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Brockton 21st Century corporation, so-called.......................$1,239,805
Department of Education. `tc1 7027-2000 `tc4 For a reserve to fund emergency repairs to the Essex agricultural and technical institute; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item until such times as the secretary of administration and finance certifies that any such repair constitutes an emergency ? `tc6 $300,000 `tc1 7027-3000 `tc4 For the development of on-line educational resources that are consistent with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks, so-called; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the department of education shall not enter into any contracts that would cause the commonwealth's obligation to exceed the amount appropriated herein ? `tc6 $1,000,000 `tc1 7027-3100 `tc4 For the information management expenses of the department of education; provided, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be expended on completion of the student tracking system which shall serve as a central repository for all individual student results on the Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system, so-called; provided further, that said department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means by March 31, 2000 detailing progress towards completion of the student tracking system ? `tc6 $5,000,000 `tc2 Board of Higher Education. `tc1 7066-0011 `tc4 For higher education building projects that promote economic development; provided, that $290,000 shall be expended for the acquisition of the Rogers building, so-called, in downtown Fitchburg; provided further, that $1,050,000 shall be expended for the completion of the Wood Technology Center, so-called at Mount Wachusett Community College; provided further, that $3,000,000 shall be transferred to the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth for a grant to the organization known as the New Bedford aquarium for capital costs associated with the construction of an aquarium on the site of the former Commonwealth electric power plant on Cannon street; provided further, that said funds shall be used to leverage private matching funds in an amount equal to or greater than the amount appropriated herein; provided further, that said organization shall submit on or before March 1, 2000, a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all expenditures made from this item, accompanied by a fundraising plan that shall demonstrate the ability to secure said private matching funds needed to complete said aquarium; and provided further, that the New Bedford aquarium shall consult with the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in an effort to create the science, education, and economic development center in New Bedford ? `tc6 $4,340,000 `tc1 7066-0115 `tc4 For the purpose of implementing section 15E of chapter 15A of the General Laws to encourage private fundraising by the commonwealth's public institutions of higher education; provided, that funds shall be disbursed on a quarterly basis in proportion to the amount of funds raised by each institution; and provided further, that the board of higher education shall implement such program in a manner which ensures that each institution shall have an equal opportunity to secure matching funds from this item ? `tc6 $11,000,000 `tc2 State Colleges. `tc1 7114-8998 `tc4 For the purchase of equipment for the Salem State College aquaculture center at Cat Cove ? `tc6 $750,000 `tc2 Community Colleges. `tc1 7515-0100 `tc4 For a one-time payment for the purchase and installation of technology, as mandated by the board of higher education, at Roxbury Community College ? `tc6 $1,700,000 `tc3 EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY. `tc2 Department of Fire Services. `tc1 8324-1008 `tc4 For the hazardous material emergency response program ? `tc6 $1,400,000 `tc2 Department of Correction. `tc1 8900-1991 `tc4 For facility repairs, leased modular units and infrastructure improvements to expand detoxification unit capacity for females with acute substance abuse treatment needs held on bail awaiting trial at Massachusetts Correctional Institution Framingham or another location selected by the department ? `tc6 $5,000,000 `tcol;end

NO SECTION 2B.

NO SECTION 2C.

NO SECTION 2D.

SECTION 2E. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the sums appropriated in this section and section 2F are hereby made available for the purposes specified therein, subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds but the availability of said sums for expenditure shall be subject to the provisions of sections 3 to 9, inclusive, and shall remain available for expenditure until June 30, 2003. `tm;keep=no `tcol=6,B4;c1=1,9,tu,T;c2=1,78,tuc;c3=1,78,tuc;c4=12,52,tfh1;c5=16,49,tu;c6=65,13,tur `tc3 EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION. `tc2 Department of Highways. `tc1 6037-9916 `tc4 For federal aid projects, pursuant to the provisions of section 9 and for nonparticipating portions of such projects; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law, including any other provision of this act, to the contrary, the department of highways shall not enter into any obligations for projects which are eligible to receive federal funds pursuant to the authority granted under this act unless state matching funds exist which have been specifically authorized and are sufficient to fund the corresponding state portion of the federal commitment to fund such obligations; provided further, that the department shall only enter into obligations for such projects pursuant to the authority granted in this act based upon a prior or anticipated future commitment of federal funds and the availability of corresponding state funding authorized and appropriated for such use by the general court for the class and category of project for which such obligation applies; provided further, that the funds provided in this item shall not be available for use on the Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel Project, so-called; and provided further, that the funds appropriated herein shall be made available until June 30, 2003 ? `tc6 $189,352,605 `tcol;end

SECTION 2F. `tm;keep=no `tcol=6,B4;c1=1,9,tu,T;c2=1,78,tuc;c3=1,78,tuc;c4=12,52,tfh1;c5=16,49,tu;c6=65,13,tur `tc3 EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE. `tc2 Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance. `tc1 1102-2992 `tc4 For renovations, reconstruction, alterations, and improvements to state-owned buildings for compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, so-called, to make such facilities functional for the physically handicapped in accordance with the provisions of section 13A of chapter 22 of the General Laws and other applicable laws and regulations ? `tc6 $5,000,000 `tc1 1102-4994 `tc4 For the purpose of complying with environmental laws and regulations applicable to state facilities, implementing sound environmental practices at such facilities, remediating conditions which constitute threats to public health or the environment including, but not limited to, costs related to the environmental remediation projects undertaken by state agencies pursuant to Executive Order 350, the Governor's Clean State Initiative, so-called, and the removal or replacement or both of underground storage tanks and the remediation of environmental damage related thereto ? `tc6 $25,000,000 `tc2 Reserves. `tc1 1599-0020 `tc4 For a reserve to be administered by the executive office of administration and finance in cooperation with the quasi-public coordinating council within the department of economic development and the department of housing and community development to support the recapitalization of loan and loan guarantee programs administered by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, and the Massachusetts Business Development Council; provided, that not less than $4,000,000 shall be made available for the Massachusetts Housing Partnership; and provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be made available for the Massachusetts capital access program ? `tc6 $7,000,000 `tc1 1599-3810 `tc4 For a reserve to be administered by the executive office for administration and finance in cooperation with the quasi-public coordinating council within the department of economic development to support the recapitalization of loan and loan guarantee programs of the economic stabilization trust; provided, that said trust shall expend the funds in a manner that minimizes risk of default ? `tc6 $2,000,000 `tc1 1599-4994 `tc4 For a reserve for costs related to the completion of the Wachusett reservoir project, so-called, pursuant to the provisions of chapter 15 of the acts of 1996; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may make expenditures from this item and transfer amounts herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for the purposes of this item; provided further, that not less than $16,500,000 shall be transferred to the metropolitan district commission and expended for completion of design, construction, construction supervision and other activities related to said project; provided further, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended for repair, replacement or enhancement of the sewerage lines in the Cambridge street neighborhood, so-called, in the city of Worcester in order to provide sufficient capacity to properly transport sewage from said project; provided further, that not less than $1,400,000 shall be expended for repair, replacement or enhancement of the sewerage lines in the Newton square neighborhood, so-called, in said city of Worcester, in order to provide sufficient capacity to properly transport sewage from said project; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for reimbursement to the town of Holden for excess sewage transport costs incurred by said town with respect to the Parker-Cook neighborhood, so-called; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for sewerage system improvements in the town of Holden solely for the purpose of reducing infiltration and inflow into said town's existing sewerage system; provided further, that not less than $600,000 shall be expended for reimbursement to the town of West Boylston for extraordinary sewer enterprise start-up costs, so-called, incurred by said town with respect to said project; provided further, that said secretary may enter into interdepartmental service agreements, grant agreements and other contractual agreements on such terms and conditions as he deems necessary to achieve compliance with the consent order dated June 11, 1993, between the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the metropolitan district commission and the department of environmental protection and for other related purposes; provided further, that nothing herein shall be deemed to relieve the city of Worcester, the town of West Boylston or the town of Holden from costs associated with the activities referred to herein, if any, in excess of the amounts agreed to by said secretary; and provided further, that $600,000 shall be expended for the infrastructure projects, including water and sewer, for the so-called 126 corridor in the town of Ashland ? `tc6 $21,500,000 `tc3 EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS. `tc2 Metropolitan District Commission. `tc1 2440-9990 `tc4 For the purposes of capital improvements to roads and bridges under the jurisdiction of the metropolitan district commission; provided, that funds appropriated herein shall be expended on projects identified in said commission's Bridge Capital Needs Reports and Parkways Capital Needs Reports, so-called; provided further, that the commissioner shall file a report with the house and senate committees on way and means detailing the funds expended herein; provided further, that such report shall include the location of said projects, the cost of said projects, and the commencement and projected completion dates of said projects; and provided further, that such report shall be due not later than October 1, 1999 ? `tc6 $5,000,000 `tc3 EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION. `tc2 Department of Highways. `tc1 6033-9900 `tc4 For the purpose of meeting capital program commitments of the department of highways, including the state matching share of federally-aided projects in fiscal year 1999 and fiscal year 2000; provided, that such commitments shall not include expenses of the Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel project, so-called; provided further, that the commissioner of highways shall, prior to obligating or allocating any portion of the amount appropriated herein, certify to the clerks of the house of representatives, and the senate, the joint committee on transportation and the house and senate committees on ways and means the following information for each project funded from this item: (i) the project name and description; (ii) the project location and contract number; (iii) the general contractor or vendor selected for said project; (iv) the commencement and projected completion date for said project; and (v) the funding sources and cashflow timetable for each such project as follows: the contract award amount, the state and federal share of the contract award, the amount of such state and federal funds committed to the project, the amount from this item to be committed to the project in fiscal year 1999 and fiscal year 2000 and the amount of any additional funding necessary to complete the project beyond said fiscal years; and provided further, that in the event the commissioner shall propose or require additional non-capital funds to be appropriated from the general fund, the Local Aid Fund or the Highway Fund to complete other pending or proposed highway projects in fiscal year 1999 or fiscal year 2000, said commissioner shall file for each such project, the information requested in clauses (i) to (v), inclusive `tc6 $80,000,000 `tc1 6037-9917 `tc4 For the construction or repair of or improvement to non-federally aided roadway projects and for the nonparticipating portion of federally aided projects; provided, that no funds from this item shall be available for the Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel Project, so-called; and provided further, that the funds appropriated herein shall be made available until June 30, 2003 ? `tc6 $236,841,960 `tc3 EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY. `tc2 State Police. `tc1 8100-0001 `tc4 For the purchase of state police cruisers; provided, that the colonel of state police shall submit a report on the current state of the cruiser fleet; provided further, that the report shall include the identification number, make and model, age, condition and mileage of every vehicle in said fleet; provided further, that the report shall be based on data taken in July of 1999; and provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than October 1, 1999 `tc6 $5,000,000 `tcol;end

SECTION 3. To meet a portion of the expenditures necessary in carrying out the provisions of section 2E, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in amounts to be specified by the governor from time to time, but not exceeding, in the aggregate, the sum of $37,547,131 to be in addition to those bonds previously authorized for projects and programs which are eligible to receive federal funding and which authorizations remain uncommitted or unobligated on the effective date of this act. All bonds issued by the commonwealth as aforesaid shall be designated on their face, Highway and Capital Projects Improvement Loan, Act of 1999, and shall be issued for such maximum term of years, not exceeding 20 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court pursuant to Section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution, but all such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2024. All interest and payments on account of principal of such obligations shall be payable from the Highway Fund. Bonds and interest thereon issued under the authority of this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth, but any bonds issued by the state treasurer pursuant to this section shall, upon the request of the governor, be issued as special obligation bonds pursuant to section 2 O of chapter 29 of the General Laws. In deciding whether to request the issuance of particular bonds as special obligations, the governor shall take into account: (i) generally prevailing financial market conditions; (ii) the impact of each approach on the overall capital financing plans and needs of the commonwealth; (iii) any ratings assigned to outstanding bonds of the commonwealth and any ratings expected to be assigned by any nationally recognized credit rating agency to the bonds proposed to be issued; and (iv) any applicable provisions of a trust agreement or credit enhancement agreement entered into pursuant to said section 2 O of said chapter 29. All special obligation revenue bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be designated on their face, Special Obligation Revenue Highway and Capital Projects Improvement Loan, Act of 1999, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 20 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court pursuant to Section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution, but all such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2024. All interest and payments on account of principal on such obligations shall be payable from the Infrastructure Fund established in said section 2 O of said chapter 29. Special obligation bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be special obligations of the commonwealth payable solely in accordance with the provisions of said section 2 O of said chapter 29.

SECTION 4. To meet a portion of the expenditures necessary in carrying out the provisions of sections 2F and 41, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in amounts to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, the sum of $397,341,960 to be in addition to those bonds previously authorized for projects and programs which are eligible to receive federal funding and which authorizations remain uncommitted or unobligated on the effective date of this act. All bonds issued by the commonwealth as aforesaid shall be designated on their face, Highway and Capital Projects Improvement Loan, Act of 1999, and shall be issued for such maximum term of years, not exceeding 20 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court pursuant to Section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution, but all such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2024. All interest and payments on account of principal of such obligations shall be payable from the general fund, unless specified otherwise. All interest and payments on account of principal of obligations made pursuant to items 6037-9916 in section 2E and items 6033-9900 and 6037-9917 in section 2F shall be payable from the Highway Fund. Bonds and interest thereon issued under the authority of this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth, but any bonds issued by the state treasurer pursuant to this section shall, upon the request of the governor, be issued as special obligation bonds pursuant to section 2 O of chapter 29 of the General Laws. In deciding whether to request the issuance of particular bonds as special obligations, the governor shall take into account: (i) generally prevailing financial market conditions; (ii) the impact of each approach on the overall capital financing plans and needs of the commonwealth; (iii) any ratings assigned to outstanding bonds of the commonwealth and any ratings expected to be assigned by any nationally recognized credit rating agency to the bonds proposed to be issued; and (iv) any applicable provisions of a trust agreement or credit enhancement agreement entered into pursuant to said section 2 O of said chapter 29. All special obligation revenue bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be designated on their face, Special Obligation Revenue Highway and Capital Projects Improvement Loan Act of 1999 and shall be issued for such maximum term of years, not exceeding 20 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court pursuant to Section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution, but all such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2024. All interest and payments on account of principal on such obligations shall be payable from the Infrastructure Fund established in said section 2 O of said chapter 29. Special obligation bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be special obligations of the commonwealth payable solely in accordance with the provisions of said section 2 O of said chapter 29.

SECTION 5. The state treasurer may borrow from time to time on the credit of the commonwealth such sums as may be necessary for the purpose of meeting payments authorized by sections 2E and 41 and may issue and renew from time to time notes of the commonwealth therefor bearing interest payable at such times and at such rates as shall be fixed by the state treasurer. Such notes shall be issued and may be renewed one or more times for such terms, not exceeding one year, as the governor may recommend to the general court in accordance with Section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution, but the final maturities of such notes, whether original or renewal, shall be not later than June 30, 2004. All interest and payments on account of principal of such obligations shall be payable from the Highway Fund. Notes and interest thereon issued under the authority of this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth but the state treasurer may determine to issue any notes as special obligations pursuant to section 2 O of chapter 29 of the General Laws if the notes, or renewals thereof, are to be paid from the proceeds of special obligation bonds to be issued pursuant to said section 2 O of said chapter 29.

SECTION 6. There is hereby established on the books of the commonwealth a Debt Defeasance Trust Fund, to be used, without further appropriation, in the manner and for the purposes specified in section 7. The comptroller shall transfer, effective June 30, 1999, the sum of $434,889,091 to said fund as follows: $70,500,000 from the general fund, $354,389,091 from the Highway Fund and $10,000,000 from the Local Aid Fund.

SECTION 7. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law, except section 6, to the contrary, the state treasurer shall expend on or before December 31, 1999, from the Debt Defeasance Trust Fund established in said section 6 an amount not to exceed $434,889,091 for the purpose of purchasing securities to be held for the credit of a sinking fund to be established in accordance with section 49 of chapter 29 of the General Laws. The moneys in such sinking fund shall be applied to pay, at maturity or upon redemption, bonds of the commonwealth to be identified by the state treasurer at the time the sinking fund is established, including the payment of any redemption premium thereon and any interest accrued or to accrue to the date of maturity or earlier redemption of such bonds. In selecting the bonds to be paid from the sinking fund, the state treasurer shall attempt to maximize the financial benefits to the commonwealth produced thereby and shall give priority to bonds that are not subject to redemption before maturity or that cannot otherwise be advance-refunded on a tax exempt basis. The state treasurer may enter into an agreement with a trustee for the purpose of establishing the sinking fund for the benefit of the holders of the bonds to be paid pursuant to this section. The provisions of said section 49 of said chapter 29 applicable to sinking funds established with trustees which are not otherwise inconsistent with the provisions of this section shall apply to the deposit of funds pursuant to this section.

SECTION 8. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 3, 4 and 7, if the state treasurer determines that the benefits to the commonwealth of establishing a sinking fund pursuant to the provisions of said section 7 are inadequate and that the establishment of such fund is not in the best financial interest of the commonwealth, the state treasurer shall, with the consent of the governor, provide for the expenditures authorized pursuant to sections 2E and 2F and the transfer authorized pursuant to section 41 from the Debt Defeasance Trust Fund established in section 6 in lieu of issuing the bonds authorized in sections 3 and 4.

SECTION 9. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the department of highways shall take all necessary actions to secure federal highway or mass transportation assistance which is or may become available to the department including, but not limited to, actions authorized under or in compliance with the provisions of Title 23 of the United States Code and section 145 of the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1982, P.L. 97-424, the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Act of 1987, P.L. 100-17, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, P.L. 102-240, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, P.L. 105-178 and any successor acts or reauthorizations of said acts, and actions such as filing applications for federal assistance, supervising the expenditure of funds under federal grants or other assistance agreements and making any determinations and certifications necessary or appropriate to the foregoing. If any federal law, administrative regulation or practice requires any action relating to such federal assistance to be taken by an instrumentality of the commonwealth other than the department, such other instrumentality shall take such action.

In furtherance of the foregoing purposes, the department, as appropriate, shall apply for and accept any federal funds available for projects authorized in section 2E and such federal funds, when received, shall be credited to the Federal Highway Construction Program Fund. To meet a portion of the expenditures authorized by said section 2E, there is hereby appropriated to the Federal Highway Construction Program Fund the sum of $151,805,474 which shall be expended, subject to the limitations contained in Article LXXVIII of the Amendments to the Constitution, and which shall be in addition to the amounts appropriated in section 1 of chapter 15 of the acts of 1988, section 1 of chapter 33 of the acts section 2 of chapter 102 of the acts of 1994, section 2 of chapter 273 of the acts of 1994, section 2 of chapter 113 of the acts of 1996, section chapter 205 of the acts of 1996 and section 2 of chapter 11 of the acts of 1997.

SECTION 10. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the following bond funded appropriations authorized by sections 2 and 2B of chapter 11 of the acts of 1997 are hereby reduced by the amount specified below for each item: `tuc 6033-9716 $189,352,605 6033-9717 $236,841,960

SECTION 11. Section 10 of chapter 773 of the acts of 1960, as most recently amended by section 15 of chapter 267 of the acts of 1995, is hereby further amended by striking out the words "one hundred and eighty-two" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 200.

SECTION 12. Section 3 of chapter 560 of the acts of 1982, as amended by chapter 305 of the acts of 1988, is hereby further amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following two paragraphs:-

MCET shall be governed and its powers exercised by a board of directors which shall consist of the following 17 individuals or their designees: the commonwealth's chief information officer, the secretary of transportation, the secretary of health and human services, the director of economic development, the commissioner of education, the chancellor of higher education, the president of the University of Massachusetts, the president of the WGBH Educational Foundation, the director of the board of library commissioners, the president of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, the president of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, the president of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees and the president of the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators and four individuals appointed by the governor to serve at his discretion. The directors shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The board shall meet not less than four times in each year and shall have final authority over the activities of MCET.

The board may plan, implement and oversee a statewide communications network, to be known as the Massachusetts community network, for the purpose of providing telecommunications services to the public primary and secondary schools, state universities, colleges, community colleges, municipalities and state agencies and for any other purpose determined by the board. The board may also establish charges to be paid by users of the Massachusetts community network the board shall obtain the approval of the commissioner of administration prior to setting or changing any such charges.

SECTION 13. Item 4400-1111 of section 2A of chapter 194 of the acts of 1992, as amended by section 6 of chapter 294 of the acts of 1996, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 13 and 14, the words "in an amount not to exceed fifteen million one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars".

SECTION 14. Item 7502-7957 of section 2 of chapter 119 of the acts of 1994 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 2 to 4, inclusive, the words "; provided, that said project shall be completed not later than June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ninety-seven" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- and for the construction of an addition to the Susan B. Anthony building; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the division of capital asset management and maintenance may employ the designer employed to prepare the plans and specifications for the renovation of the heating system in said building to prepare a study and plans and specifications for the addition to said building.

SECTION 15. Section 4 of chapter 273 of the acts of 1994 is hereby amended by striking out the words "two hundred sixty-three million, one hundred thirty-six thousand, nine hundred fifty-eight dollars", inserted by section 47 of chapter 205 of the acts of 1996, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $261,636,958.

SECTION 16. Section 5 of said chapter 273 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 4 and 5, the words "five hundred seventy-eight million seven hundred two thousand two hundred fifty-four dollars" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $580,202,254.

SECTION 17. Section 2 of chapter 267 of the acts of 1995 is hereby amended by striking out item 115-0962.

SECTION 18. Said section 2 of said chapter 267 is hereby further amended by striking out item 7115-0961 and inserting in place thereof the following item:- `tm;keep=no `tcol=6,B4;c1=1,9,tu,T;c2=1,78,tuc;c3=1,78,tuc;c4=12,52,tfh1;c5=16,49,tu;c6=65,13,tur `tc1 7115-0961 `tc4 For the planning, design and construction of a new athletic fitness facility; provided, that in addition to the amounts authorized herein, Westfield State College may borrow $5,816,000 through the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority ? `tc6 $9,516,000 `tcol;end

SECTION 19. Said section 2 of said chapter 267 is hereby further amended by striking out item 7511-7961 and inserting in place thereof the following item:- `tm;keep=no `tcol=6,B4;c1=1,9,tu,T;c2=1,78,tuc;c3=1,78,tuc;c4=12,52,tfh1;c5=16,49,tu;c6=65,13,tur `tc1 7511-7961 `tc4 For the acquisition of land and the building thereon at the Bell Atlantic site, so-called, at 195 Market street in the city of Lynn ? `tc6 $12,000,000 `tcol;end

SECTION 20. Said section 2 of said chapter 267 is hereby further amended by inserting after item 7118-0961 the following item:- `tm;keep=no `tcol=6,B4;c1=1,9,tu,T;c2=1,78,tuc;c3=1,78,tuc;c4=12,52,tfh1;c5=16,49,tu;c6=65,13,tur `tc2 University of Massachusetts System. `tc1 7100-0750 `tc4 For the purchase, leasing and acquisition of telecommunications, electronic, computer, office, research, equipment and administrative systems and the maintenance and renovation costs related to the foregoing; provided, that the University of Massachusetts may borrow $40,000,000 through the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilties Authority for this purpose; and provided further, that the borrowing through the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority may be structured as a revolving loan program with the maximum principal of loans from such program outstanding at any time not to exceed $40,000,000 ? `tc6 $40,000,000 `tcol;end

SECTION 21. Item 7220-0961 of said section 2 of said chapter 267 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 3 and 4, the words "is hereby authorized to borrow five million dollars" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- may borrow an amount not greater than $9,000,000.

SECTION 22. Item 7452-7965 of said section 2 of said chapter 267 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 3 and 4, the words "the university of Massachusetts at Boston is hereby authorized to borrow twenty-five million dollars" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- the University of Massachusetts at Boston may borrow an amount not greater than $35,000,000.

SECTION 23. Item 7502-0960 of said section 2 of said chapter 267 is hereby amended by inserting after the word "roadways", in line 7, the following words:- and the construction of an addition to the Susan B. Anthony building.

SECTION 24. Section 3 of said chapter 267 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 4 and 5, the words "six hundred seventeen million, six hundred eighty-three thousand, nine hundred eleven dollars" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $621,678,911.

SECTION 25. Item 1102-7967 of section 2 of chapter 12 of the acts of 1996 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 6, the words "twenty million dollars" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $40,000,000.

SECTION 26. Said item 1102-7967 of said section 2 of said chapter 12 is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 15 to 17, inclusive, the words "twenty-six million dollars shall be expended for the construction of the Berkshire county jail and house of correction to be located in the town of Pittsfield" and inserting in place thereof the following:- $32,000,000 shall be expended for the construction of the Berkshire county jail and house of correction to be located in the city of Pittsfield.

SECTION 27. Said item 1102-7967 of said section 2 of said chapter 12 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure "$192,755,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $198,755,000.

SECTION 28. Section 3 of said chapter 12 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 4 and 5, the words "four hundred eighty-six million, two hundred fifty thousand, eight hundred sixty dollars" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $492,250,860.

SECTION 29. Item 2120-8962 of section 2 of chapter 15 of the acts of 1996 is hereby amended by inserting after the word "Somerset,", in line 19, the following words:- several parcels of land abutting D.W. Field Park in the town of Avon, all as shown on an assessors' map of the town of Avon and designated as parcels 6, 7, 8, C4-9-4, C4-9-3, C3-1-6 and 3.22 acres of land adjacent to parcel 6 and 3 acres now owned by V.F.W. Post No. 8892.

SECTION 30. Said item 2120-8962 of said section 2 of said chapter 15 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure "$30,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $32,000,000.

SECTION 31. Item 6033-9717 of section 2B of chapter 11 of the acts of 1997 is hereby amended by inserting after the words "provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be provided for the design and construction of the Park Square Historic District gateway project in the city of Pittsfield" the following words:- and for costs associated with land acquisition at the site.

SECTION 32. Item 6033-9799 of said section 2B of said chapter 11 is hereby amended by striking out the words "provided further, that $1,200,000 shall be expended for the repair and renovation of the Massachusetts state building, so-called, at the eastern state exposition in the town of West Springfield; and, provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended on said state building until an application for a grant pursuant to item 6033-9703 is submitted to and reviewed by the secretary of the executive office of transportation and construction" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the repair and renovation of the Massachusetts state building, so-called, at the eastern state exposition in the town of West Springfield;.

SECTION 33. Said item 6033-9799 of said section 2B of said chapter 11 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure "$13,200,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $12,000,000.

SECTION 34. Item 0330-2209 of section 2 of chapter 189 of the acts of 1998 is hereby amended by striking out the words "the relocation of the Ipswich district court facility to the building in Ipswich known as the Ipswich Whipple Middle School and the improvement thereof" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- the improvement of the Ipswich district court facility located in a building known as the Ipswich town hall.

SECTION 35. Item 7004-8986 of section 2 of chapter 257 of the acts of 1998 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; provided, that not more than $750,000 shall be expended for the development of a family preservation center in the southeast region of the commonwealth to be operated by a nonprofit organization under contract with the department of social services.

SECTION 36. Chapter 289 of the acts of 1998 is hereby amended by striking out section 19 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 19. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, there is hereby established and set up on the books of the commonwealth the Capital Improvement and Investment Trust Fund, the purposes of which shall be to fund items appropriated in section 2 and any other items lawfully appropriated from said fund subsequent to the effective date of this act. The comptroller shall transfer to said fund, effective June 30, 1998, the amount of $96,235,491 from the general fund and the amount of $93,000,000 from the Highway Fund. Said fund shall be established as a separate expendable trust, subject to the control of the secretary of administration and finance, who shall serve as the trustee of said fund. Said fund shall expire on June 30, 2003.

SECTION 37. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of transportation and construction shall authorize the purchase of the right-of-way owned by the Boston & Maine Corporation in Watertown extending from the point at which said right-of-way intersects Fresh Pond parkway at the Watertown-Cambridge town line to the point at which said right-of-way intersects School street in the town of Watertown by September 15, 1999 for the purpose of constructing a bike path.

SECTION 38. The department of highways shall construct a sound barrier along the northbound section of the southeast expressway from 100 Playstead road northerly to the rear of Savin Hill court in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston, pursuant to section 85 of chapter 205 of the acts of 1996, and shall construct a sound barrier along the northbound section of the southeast expressway along Boston street in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston. The sound barriers shall be constructed within six months following the effective date of this act.

SECTION 39. For the purpose of furthering the legislative policy established by section 3 of chapter 898 of the acts of 1969 and notwithstanding any provisions of said section 3, including the requirement of certain determinations, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the parcel of land described in said section 3 and referred to in as Parcel One, together with any trees and structures thereon, is hereby condemned and taken by the power of eminent domain in fee simple and title to said Parcel One is hereby vested in the commonwealth for use by the University of Massachusetts. The taking shall be effective notwithstanding any prior inconsistent public use. Compensation for the taking shall be as provided in this section. Said university shall fulfill all other requirements of chapter 79 of the General Laws as if it were the taking authority and this section shall be deemed to be an order of taking and shall be accepted for filing in the appropriate registry of deeds or land court.

The compensation for this taking shall be $1,000,000 in scholarships, including fee and tuition waivers, for residents of the city of Boston to attend the University of Massachusetts at Boston and the conveyance with conditions of a certain parcel of land to the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, established by chapter 436 of the acts of 1971. Said parcel of land shall consist of approximately 100,000 square feet and shall be located within the boundaries of Parcel F as said parcel is described on a plan of land entitled "Plan of Land in Boston (Dorchester) Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts Columbia Point Site authorized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Chapter 898 Acts of 1969," dated October 6, 1969, Scale 1" = 200' prepared by New England Survey Service Inc., Civil Engineers and Surveyors 566 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, No. 23244, signed and certified by the secretary of the board of trustees of the University of Massachusetts, an attested copy of which has been recorded with the order of taking by the University of Massachusetts dated October 18, 1969 and recorded at Suffolk District Registry of Deeds at Boston on November 12, 1969, Book 8324, Page 505 and currently used by the university. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other special or general law to the contrary, the board of trustees of the University of Massachusetts, established by section 1A of chapter 75 of the General Laws, may make the conveyance of land authorized herein under the terms and conditions contained in a Memorandum of Understandings between said university and said commission dated January 11, 1999 and on file with the office of the chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Said commission may use the conveyed parcel as a permanent transfer station subject to design and use approvals of the University of Massachusetts as agreed to in said memorandum. The eligibility criteria for the scholarships authorized herein shall be determined in accordance with said memorandum. The scholarships shall be in addition to any other scholarships available to residents of the city of Boston and shall be administered directly by the university, notwithstanding the provisions of any other special or general law to the contrary.

If, at any time, the commission determines that the parcel conveyed to it under the provisions of this section is no longer required for the purpose authorized herein, it shall so notify the university and the university may thereupon reacquire said parcel, or portions thereof from time to time, by purchase or by the exercise of the power of eminent domain, within one year from the date of receipt of the notice.

Notwithstanding the provisions of any other special or general law to the contrary, said university may allow said commission to use and occupy said Parcel One until such time as the commission has obtained all permits and approvals to use the parcel conveyed to it under this section as a permanent transfer station. If after using all diligent and good faith efforts, the commission cannot obtain the permits and approvals, then the university may reconvey said Parcel One to the commission with the same conditions and restrictions as found in section 3 of said chapter 898 of the acts of 1969 and all other provisions of this act shall become void.

SECTION 40. The administrative office of the trial court shall enter into competitively selected contracts with private entities having experience in the operation of building facilities to provide property management services for the new trial court building located on New Chardon street in the city of Boston and the new Fenton judicial center in the city of Lawrence. Said contracts shall be executed not later than October 1, 1999.

SECTION 41. The state treasurer shall transfer $10,000,000 from revenues credited to the Local Aid Fund in fiscal year 1999 to the Water Pollution Abatement Revolving Fund for the purposes of the commonwealth's match to federal capitalization grants received under Title VI of the federal Clean Water Act, for application pursuant to the provisions of chapter 29C of the General Laws by the water pollution abatement trust for the purposes specified in said chapter 29C.

SECTION 42. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in the name of and on behalf of the commonwealth, shall, pursuant to the provisions of sections 40E to 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws, acquire certain real property located in the town of Ayer for use as a parking lot for the Ayer district court division of the district court department of the trial court at 18 Prospect street and more particularly described as follows:-

Beginning at the southwesterly corner of the granted premises at the intersection of Prospect Street and School Street;

thence, running northerly by said School Street forty-six and zero hundredths (46.00) feet;

thence, turning at a right angle and running easterly by land of Nellie E. Fox, sixty-four and zero hundredths (64.00) feet;

thence, turning at a right angle and running southerly by land of Nellie E. Fox forty-six and zero hundredths (46.00) feet to said Prospect Street;

thence, turning at a right angle and running westerly by said Prospect Street sixty-four and zero hundredths (64.00) feet to the point of beginning, this line making a right angle with the first described line.

Said parcel contains two thousand nine hundred forty-four and zero hundredths (2,944.00) square feet more or less.

Being the same premises conveyed by Marie P. Walsh to Marie P. Walsh, Trustee of the Mid-Hill Trust dated April 4, 1974 and recorded at the Middlesex south district registry of deeds in Book 12610, Page 553.

SECTION 43. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller may, at the direction of the secretary of administration and finance, transfer to item 6033-9900 of section 2F up to $80,000,000 in fiscal year 1999 and fiscal year 2000 expenditures of the department of highways that would otherwise be paid from the Highway Capital Projects Fund or the state share costs related to the Federal Highway Construction Program Fund.

SECTION 44. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall transfer, effective June 30, 1999, to the Capital Improvement and Investment Trust Fund established pursuant to section 19 of chapter 289 of the acts of 1998, as amended by section 36 of this act, the amount of $164,310,705 from the general fund. Said amount so transferred shall be for the expenditure of items of appropriation in section 2A of this act, subject to the provisions governing the disbursement of monies from said trust fund established by said section 19 of said chapter 289, as so amended.

SECTION 45. Expenditures by the department of highways from item 6037-9916 of section 2E and item 6037-9917 of section 2F shall be made for the following purposes and projects:- `t+1 `ts

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Aid* Vendor Name*Dist.* City/Town*Description `tc1=1,78,tf;temp `t+1 `tch;end `tc1 9099125 `tc2 Y `tc3 PA Landers `tc4 5 `tc5 Abington `tc6 Abington/Rte. 123 - Resurfacing `tc1 9099080 `tc2 ? `tc3 Bardon Trimount `tc4 3 `tc5 Acton `tc6 Acton/Littleton Rte. 119 Resurfacing `tc1 9098417 `tc2 ? `tc3 SPS New England, Inc. `tc4 4 `tc5 Amesbury `tc6 Amesbury/Clinton St., over Back River `tc3 Roads Corporation `tc4 4 `tc5 Andover `tc6 Bridge Replacement River Road `tc1 8098426 `tc2 ? `tc3 Dupont Engineering Corp. `tc4 3 `tc5 Ashburnham `tc6 Ashburnham/Lakeshore Drive `tc1 9098483 `tc2 Y `tc3 ET&L Construction Corp. `tc4 3 `tc5 Ashland `tc6 Ashland-Fountain St., over Conrail `tc1 9099187 `tc2 ? `tc3 Levangie Electric Co. `tc4 3 `tc5 Auburn/Worcester `tc6 Highway Lighting `tc1 9098469 `tc2 Y `tc3 AGM Marine Contr. `tc4 5 `tc5 Barnstable `tc6 Barnstable/Mashpee- School St over Santuit River `tc1 9099155 `tc2 Y `tc3 Palmer Paving Corp. `tc4 2 `tc5 Belchertown `tc6 Belchertown-Rte. 9 Resurfacing `tc1 9099189 `tc2 ? `tc3 Severyn Construction, Inc. `tc4 2 `tc5 Belchertown `tc6 Intersection Improvements Main St./ Maple St./Jabish St. `tc1 9099217 `tc2 ? `tc3 Pavao Construction `tc4 3 `tc5 Bellingham `tc6 Intersection Improvements Rte. 140 (Mechanic St.) `tc1 9099239 `tc2 ? `tc3 Granger-Lynch `tc4 3 `tc5 Berlin `tc6 Bridge Replacement- Jones Road `tc1 9099006 `tc2 ? `tc3 Roads Corporation `tc4 4 `tc5 Beverly `tc6 Beverly/Rte. 1A `tc3 Roads Corporation `tc4 4 `tc5 Beverly-Danvers `tc6 Roadway Reconstruction-Rte. 62 `tc1 9098418 `tc2 ? `tc3 Paolini Corp `tc4 3 `tc5 Bolton `tc6 Bolton/Rte. 117, Main Street `tc1 9099038 `tc2 ? `tc3 Dupont Engineering Corp. `tc4 4 `tc5 Boston `tc6 Boston/Dedham Rte. 109 `tc1 9099017 `tc2 Y `tc3 The Middlesex Corp `tc4 4 `tc5 Boston `tc6 Boston/Meridian over Chelsea River `tc1 9099147 `tc2 ? `tc3 E.G. Sawyer `tc4 4 `tc5 Boston `tc6 Computer Upgrade Project `tc4 4 `tc5 Boston `tc6 Dudley Greenhouse `tc4 4 `tc5 Boston `tc6 Huntington Ave. `tc4 4 `tc5 Boston `tc6 Hyde Park Ave. `tc1 9099188 `tc2 ? `tc3 City Lights Electrical Co. `tc4 4 `tc5 Boston `tc6 Lighting Transformer Rehab for Dewey Sq. Tunnel `tc1 9099183 `tc2 ? `tc3 R. Zoppo Corp `tc4 4 `tc5 Boston `tc6 Preventive Maintenance & Emergency Repairs Cana Tunnel, Dewey Sq. Tunnel & HOV Lane `tc1 9099129 `tc2 ? `tc3 PA Landers `tc4 5 `tc5 Bourne `tc6 Bourne/Rte 6 Nightingale pond road `tc1 9099071 `tc2 ? `tc3 P.A. Landers `tc4 4 `tc5 Braintree `tc6 Braintree/Church St., RW Reconstruction `tc1 9098306 `tc2 ? `tc3 J.S. Luiz II, Inc. `tc4 5 `tc5 Bridgewater `tc6 Bridgewater/ Construction of Steel Storage Bld. at MHD Facility `tc1 9099186 `tc2 Y `tc3 ? `tc4 5 `tc5 Bridgewater `tc6 Reconstruction of Rte. 104 to Rte. 24 `tc1 9099084 `tc2 Y `tc3 P.A. Landers `tc4 5 `tc5 Brockton `tc6 Brockton/Allen St. over the Salisbury Brook `tc1 9099120 `tc2 Y `tc3 PA Landers `tc4 5 `tc5 Brockton `tc6 Brockton/Belmont St. rte. 123/Resurfacing `tc1 9099127 `tc2 ? `tc3 Bardon Trimount `tc4 4 `tc5 Brookline `tc6 Brookline/Newton St.- Ryder Cup `tc2 Y `tc3 ? `tc4 5 `tc5 Carver/Kingston `tc6 RTE 44 `tc1 9099097 `tc2 Y `tc3 Mackin Construction Company `tc4 1 `tc5 Charlemont `tc6 Charlemont/Maxwell Road `tc1 9099168 `tc2 ? `tc3 SPS New England, Inc. `tc4 4 `tc5 Chelmsford `tc6 Chelmsford-Rest Area I-495 SB, Const. of Sanitary Bldg. with a Kiosk `tc1 9099145 `tc2 ? `tc3 Bruschi Bros. Inc. `tc4 2 `tc5 Chicopee `tc6 Chicopee/Shawinigan Drive `tc3 Mackin Construction Company `tc4 1 `tc5 Colrain `tc6 Bridge Replacement Shattuckville Road/North River `tc1 8098430 `tc2 Y `tc3 Warner Bros. Inc. `tc4 1 `tc5 Colrain `tc6 Colrain-Franklin Hill Rd. `tc1 9098236 `tc2 Y `tc3 L. Hunter Greenwood `tc4 1 `tc5 District 1 `tc6 D1 Survey `tc1 9098229 `tc2 Y `tc3 Central Mass L S `tc4 2 `tc5 District 2 `tc6 D2 Survey `tc1 9098232 `tc2 Y `tc3 Cullinan Engineering `tc4 2 `tc5 District 2 `tc6 D2 Survey `tc1 8098437 `tc2 ? `tc3 Gardner Engineering Inc. `tc4 2 `tc5 District 2 `tc6 D-2/Restoration of Various Salt Sheds `tc1 8098444 `tc2 ? `tc3 L&C Flashing Barricades `tc4 2 `tc5 District 2 `tc6 D2-Fabrication & Install of Overhead & Ground Mounted Guide Signs `tc1 9099223 `tc2 ? `tc3 Borges `tc4 2 `tc5 District 2 `tc6 Reconstruction of Drainage Structures `tc3 LAL Construction `tc4 2 `tc5 District 2 `tc6 Scheduled & Emergency Bridge Repairs to Bridge Joints @ Various Locations `tc1 9099254 `tc2 ? `tc3 Warner Bros. Inc. `tc4 2 `tc5 District 2 `tc6 Upgrade and Installation of Title V Septic Systems `tc4 2 `tc5 District 2 `tc6 Water Quality Consent Order Contracts `tc1 9098231 `tc2 Y `tc3 Moran Survey `tc4 3 `tc5 District 3 `tc6 D3 Survey `tc1 9099167 `tc2 Y `tc3 Visi-Flash Rentals `tc4 3 `tc5 District 3 `tc6 D-3/Hydrocell Crash Cushion Repair & Replacement `tc1 9098245 `tc2 Y `tc3 Kurdish Assoc. `tc4 3 `tc5 District 3 `tc6 D3-Survey `tc1 9099225 `tc2 ? `tc3 UEL Contractors `tc4 3 `tc5 District 3 `tc6 Upgrade and Installation of Title V Septic Systems(Contract 1) `tc1 9099237 `tc2 ? `tc3 Construction Dynamics `tc4 3 `tc5 District 3 `tc6 Upgrade and Installation of Title V Septic Systems/Contract 2) `tc1 9098448 `tc2 ? `tc3 Sealcoating `tc4 4 `tc5 District 4 `tc6 Bridge Joint Repairs - Emergency Repairs & Scheduled Maintenance `tc1 9098449 `tc2 ? `tc3 Sealcoating `tc4 4 `tc5 District 4 `tc6 Bridge Joint Repairs - Emergency Repairs & Scheduled Maintenance `tc1 8098476 `tc2 ? `tc3 Prime Coatings, Inc. `tc4 4 `tc5 District 4 `tc6 D4/Bridge Cleaning & Drainage System Maintenance `tc1 8098479 `tc2 ? `tc3 SPS New England, Inc. `tc4 4 `tc5 District 4 `tc6 D-4/Repairs to Maintenance Facilities `tc1 8098475 `tc2 ? `tc3 Prime Coatings, Inc. `tc4 4 `tc5 District 4 `tc6 D4-Bridge Cleaning & Maintenance `tc1 9098246 `tc2 Y `tc3 Kurdish Assoc. `tc4 4 `tc5 District 4 `tc6 D4-Survey `tc1 9098237 `tc2 Y `tc3 Atlantic Engineering Assoc. `tc4 4 `tc5 District 4 `tc6 D4-Survey `tc1 602786 `tc2 ? `tc3 D'Allessandro Corp. `tc4 4 `tc5 District 4 `tc6 Fence Refurbishment on Various State Highways `tc1 9099208 -210 `tc2 ? `tc3 SPS New England `tc4 4 `tc5 District 4 `tc6 Schedule and Emergency Repairs to various drawbridges `tc1 9099192 `tc2 ? `tc3 SPS New England `tc4 4 `tc5 District 4 `tc6 Scheduled & Emergency Repairs to Abutments, Pier Caps & Columns Middlesex/Essex `tc1 9099193 `tc2 ? `tc3 SPS New England `tc4 4 `tc5 District 4 `tc6 Scheduled & Emergency Repairs to Abutments, Pier Caps & Columns Norfolk & Suffolk `tc1 8098447 `tc2 ? `tc3 L&C Flashing Barricades `tc4 5 `tc5 District 5 `tc6 D-5/Fabrication & Install of Overhead & Ground Mounted Guide Signs `tc1 9098241 `tc2 Y `tc3 Robert Lanzoni `tc4 5 `tc5 District 5 `tc6 D5-Survey `tc1 9099211 `tc2 ? `tc3 Pavao Construction `tc4 5 `tc5 District 5 `tc6 Drainage Improvements/Area A `tc1 9099212 `tc2 ? `tc3 Pavao Construction `tc4 5 `tc5 District 5 `tc6 Drainage Improvements/Area B `tc1 99224 `tc2 ? `tc3 J&J Contractors & MIG Corp. `tc4 5 `tc5 District 5 `tc6 Emergency and Non-Routine Structural Repairs @ various bridges `tc1 9099185 `tc2 ? `tc3 NEL Corp `tc4 5 `tc5 District 5 `tc6 Emergency and Scheduled Bridge Deck Repairs `tc1 9099222 `tc2 Y `tc3 LAL Construction `tc4 5 `tc5 District 5 `tc6 Improvement & Refurbishment of Crash Cushion `tc1 9099221 `tc2 ? `tc3 Visi-Flash Rentals `tc4 5 `tc5 District 5 `tc6 Improvement & Refurbishment of Sand Barrel Crash Cushions @ various Locations `tc1 9099203 `tc2 ? `tc3 NEL Corp `tc4 5 `tc5 District 5 `tc6 Non-routine Maintenance & Emergency Repairs to Drawbridges `tc4 5 `tc5 District 5 `tc6 Upgrade to Sanitary Facilities `tc1 9099156 `tc2 Y `tc3 ETL Construction Corp `tc4 3 `tc5 Dudley `tc6 Dudley-Webster: Oxford Ave. over the French River `tc4 2 `tc5 Easthampton/W. Springfield `tc6 Clean & Paint 3 Bridges `tc1 9099241 `tc2 Y `tc3 Jay Cashman, Inc. `tc4 5 `tc5 Fall River `tc6 Brightman St. Bridge `tc1 9099179 `tc2 Y `tc3 ETL Construction Corp `tc4 5 `tc5 Falmouth `tc6 Falmouth - Church St. `tc2 Y `tc3 ? `tc4 3 `tc5 Fitchburg `tc6 Fifth Street Bridge `tc1 9099031 `tc2 Y `tc3 Dupont Engineering Corp. `tc4 3 `tc5 Fitchburg `tc6 Fitchburg/Townsend over Baker Brook `tc1 9099036 `tc2 Y `tc3 A.R. Belli/A.R. Equipment Corp `tc4 3 `tc5 Framingham `tc6 Framingham/Natick: Speen St. `tc1 9099159 `tc2 ? `tc3 Warner Bros. Inc. `tc4 2 `tc5 Gill `tc6 Gill-Rest Area Improvements Rte. 2 (WB) Kiosk at French River Bridge `tc1 9099063 `tc2 ? `tc3 D&R General Contractors `tc4 4 `tc5 Gloucester `tc6 Gloucester/ Rte. 127 A `tc4 1 `tc5 Granville `tc6 Bridge Replacement Water St./Dickinson `tc4 2 `tc5 Greenfield `tc6 Bridge Replacement Green River Road/Hinsdale Brook `tc1 9099136 `tc2 Y `tc3 Brox Industries `tc4 4 `tc5 Haverhill `tc6 Haverhill/I495 Resurfacing `tc1 9099214 `tc2 ? `tc3 Lane Construction Group `tc4 1 `tc5 Hinsdale `tc6 Resurfacing & Rel. Work on Rte. 8 `tc1 9099100 `tc2 ? `tc3 A.R. Belli `tc4 3 `tc5 Holliston `tc6 Holliston/Rte. 16/126RW Reconstruction and Signals `tc1 9098486 `tc2 Y `tc3 ET&L Construction Group `tc4 3 `tc5 Hubbardston `tc6 Hubbardston/Hale Rd./ Natty Pond Brook `tc1 9099153 `tc2 ? `tc3 Bardon Trimount `tc4 4 `tc5 Ipswich `tc6 Ipswich-Central St/ High St. Rtes. 1A & 133 `tc2 Y `tc3 ? `tc4 5 `tc5 Kingston/Plymouth `tc6 Rte. 44 & Rte. 3 Reconstruction `tc1 9099018 `tc2 Y `tc3 Labrie Asphalt & Construction `tc4 1 `tc5 Lanesborough `tc6 Lanesborough/Brodie Mt. Road `tc4 4 `tc5 Lawrence `tc6 Landfill/SEPs `tc4 1 `tc5 Lenox `tc6 Kemble St. State Route 7A `tc1 9098456 `tc2 ? `tc3 J.H. Maxymillian, Inc. `tc4 1 `tc5 Lenox `tc6 Lenox/Rte. 7 Construction of PreEng. Steel Storage Shed at MHD Facility `tc4 4 `tc5 Lexington `tc6 Roadway Reconstruction - Marret Road and Rte. 2A `tc1 9099249 `tc2 ? `tc3 SPS New England `tc4 4 `tc5 Lowell `tc6 Bridge Betterment Bridge St./Merimack River `tc1 9098482 `tc2 ? `tc3 S.W. Construction `tc4 4 `tc5 Lowell `tc6 Lowell/Bridge Replacement, Jefferson St. `tc1 9099114 `tc2 ? `tc3 C&A Construction `tc4 2 `tc5 Ludlow `tc6 Ludlow/Shawinigan Drive Reconstruction `tc1 9099173 `tc2 ? `tc3 Jay Cashman, Inc. `tc4 3 `tc5 Marlboro `tc6 Marlboro/Southboro: I-495 Interchange `tc1 9099175 `tc2 ? `tc3 Middlesex Corp `tc4 5 `tc5 Marshfield `tc6 Marshfield/Scituate - Rte. 3A Bridge, North River `tc1 9099043 `tc2 ? `tc3 LAL Construction `tc4 3 `tc5 Medfield `tc6 Medfield Rte. 109 Rway Reconstruction `tc1 9099037 `tc2 ? `tc3 SPS New England, Inc. `tc4 4 `tc5 Merrimac `tc6 Merrimac/I-495, SB Sanitary Building Construction `tc1 9098400 `tc2 ? `tc3 Sealcoating `tc4 4 `tc5 Methuen `tc6 Methuen/Rte. 113 Resurfacing `tc1 9099182 `tc2 ? `tc3 Northeast Engineering & Construction `tc4 4 `tc5 Middleton `tc6 Construction of a Communication Tower `tc1 8098439 `tc2 Y `tc3 Zoppo Corp `tc4 3 `tc5 Millbury `tc6 Millbury/Landscaping Rte. 122A Interchange `tc2 Y `tc3 ? `tc4 3 `tc5 Milton/Quincy `tc6 Construction of Noise Barriers along I-93 `tc1 9099139 `tc2 Y `tc3 Gagliarducci Construction, Inc. `tc4 1 `tc5 Monroe `tc6 Monroe/River Road `tc1 9099228 `tc2 Y `tc3 D&D Enterprises `tc4 5 `tc5 Nantucket `tc6 Construction of Bikeway/ EEL Point Rd. `tc4 4 `tc5 Newbury `tc6 Bridge Reconstruction - parker river/Larkin Road `tc1 9099234 `tc2 ? `tc3 SPS New England `tc4 4 `tc5 Newbury `tc6 Bridge Replacement Newman Rd./Little River `tc1 9099184 `tc2 ? `tc3 SPS New England `tc4 4 `tc5 Newbury `tc6 Enbankment Stabilization Project on Rte. 1 `tc1 9098454 `tc2 Y `tc3 Eastern Seabrd Construction `tc4 4 `tc5 Newburyport `tc6 Newburyport/West Newbury/Curzon Mill Rd./Artichoke River `tc1 9099025 `tc2 ? `tc3 Bardon Trimount `tc4 4 `tc5 North Reading `tc6 N. Reading/Rte. 28 `tc2 Y `tc3 ? `tc4 2 `tc5 Northampton `tc6 Bridge Replacement - Old Spfld Rd. over the Mill River `tc2 Y `tc3 ? `tc4 2 `tc5 Orange `tc6 Bridge Replacement Royalston St./ Tully river `tc1 602809 `tc2 ? `tc3 OMNI Construction Corp. `tc4 2 `tc5 Palmer `tc6 Emergency Bridge Repairs `tc1 9099176 `tc2 ? `tc3 OMNI Construction Corp. `tc4 2 `tc5 Palmer `tc6 Palmer-Main St., Retaining Wall Construction `tc1 9099177 `tc2 ? `tc3 SPS New England, Inc. `tc4 4 `tc5 Quincy `tc6 Quincy-Roadway and Bridge at Quincy Ctr. Concourse `tc1 8098480 `tc2 ? `tc3 Middlesex Corp `tc4 4 `tc5 Quincy `tc6 Quincy-Rte 31 over Fore River `tc1 8098478 `tc2 ? `tc3 J. Tropeano, Inc. `tc4 4 `tc5 Reading `tc6 Reading/Rte. 28 `tc1 9099051 `tc2 ? `tc3 Bardon Trimount `tc4 4 `tc5 Rockport `tc6 Rockport/Rte. 127A/ Resurfacing `tc1 8098440 `tc2 ? `tc3 Lane Construction Group `tc4 1 `tc5 Russell `tc6 Russell/Rte. 20 Resurfacing & Rel. Work `tc1 9099052 `tc2 ? `tc3 Bardon Trimount `tc4 4 `tc5 Salem `tc6 Salem/Swampscot Rd./ Resurfacing `tc1 9099047 `tc2 ? `tc3 J.S. Luiz II, Inc. `tc4 5 `tc5 Sandwich `tc6 Sandwich-Construction Site Improvements; Rte. 6 Rest Area `tc1 9099053 `tc2 Y `tc3 G.M. Berkeley `tc4 4 `tc5 Saugus `tc6 Saugus/Hamilton St. `tc1 9099204 `tc2 ? `tc3 Baltazar Contractors, Inc. `tc4 1 `tc5 Shelburne `tc6 Intersection Reconstruction on Rte. 2@ Mechanic St. `tc1 9099117 `tc2 ? `tc3 Mackin Construction Company `tc4 1 `tc5 Shelburne `tc6 Shelburne/Rte. 112 Reconstruction `tc1 9099066 `tc2 ? `tc3 Liddell Brothers, Inc. `tc4 4 `tc5 Somerville `tc6 Som. to Wilmington I-93 Pull Thru Sign Panels `tc1 8098459 `tc2 ? `tc3 Gardner Engineering Inc. `tc4 2 `tc5 South Hadley `tc6 S. Hadley/Rt. 33 Construction of Pre-Engineered Storage Facility `tc1 9098450 `tc2 ? `tc3 Warner Bros. Inc. `tc4 2 `tc5 South Hadley `tc6 S. Hadley/Resurfacing Rt. 33 `tc1 9099150 `tc2 ? `tc3 Lorusso Corp. `tc4 3 `tc5 Southborough `tc6 Southborough-Rte. 30- Resurfacing `tc1 9099045 `tc2 ? `tc3 Palmer Paving Corp `tc4 3 `tc5 Southbridge `tc6 Southbridge - Rte. 131 `tc4 2 `tc5 Springfield `tc6 BBHOF `tc2 Y `tc3 ? `tc4 2 `tc5 Springfield `tc6 I-91 Ramp Reversal/ BBHOF `tc4 0 `tc5 Statewide `tc6 Contingency `tc4 SW `tc5 Statewide `tc6 Solid Waste Accumulation (BMPs) `tc4 SW `tc5 Statewide `tc6 Solid Waste Removals `tc1 9098251 `tc2 Y `tc3 Joan Swanson `tc4 0 `tc5 Statewide `tc6 SW-Geodetic/Survey `tc1 9098492 `tc2 Y `tc3 Liddell Brothers, Inc. `tc4 0 `tc5 Statewide `tc6 SW-Truck Weigh Stations Improvement Project `tc4 SW `tc5 Statewide `tc6 Water Quality Consent Order Contracts (Round 2) `tc1 9099154 `tc2 Y `tc3 OMNI Construction Corp. `tc4 3 `tc5 Sterling `tc6 Sterling-Crowley Rd./ Stillwater River `tc1 9099142 `tc2 Y `tc3 Tilcon Capaldi, Inc. `tc4 5 `tc5 Swansea `tc6 Swansea/Rte. 118/Mall Drive Reconstruction `tc4 5 `tc5 Taunton `tc6 Building Renovations `tc1 9099141 `tc2 Y `tc3 Walsh Cont. Corp. `tc4 5 `tc5 Taunton `tc6 Taunton/Ingell St./ Mill River `tc1 9099137 `tc2 ? `tc3 Camdele Construction `tc4 2 `tc5 Templeton `tc6 Templeton/Sanitary Building `tc1 9099122 `tc2 ? `tc3 JJ Phelan & Son Co., Inc. `tc4 4 `tc5 Topsfield `tc6 Topsfield/Rte. 1 @ Ipswich Road `tc1 9099002 `tc2 ? `tc3 Dupont Engineering Corp. `tc4 3 `tc5 Townsend `tc6 Townsend/Old Turnpike Rd. `tc1 9099162 `tc2 Y `tc3 A.F. Amorello & Sons `tc4 3 `tc5 Upton `tc6 Upton-Pleasant St. Rway Reconstruction `tc1 9098495 `tc2 ? `tc3 Ricci Concrete Construction `tc4 4 `tc5 Wakefield `tc6 Wakefield/Meriam St., over MBTA `tc1 9099046 `tc2 ? `tc3 D&R General Construction `tc4 4 `tc5 Wakefield `tc6 Wakefield/North Ave. Reconstruction `tc1 9099140 `tc2 ? `tc3 LAL Construction `tc4 4 `tc5 Waltham `tc6 Waltham/Main St. @ I-95 @ Bear Hill Road `tc1 9099158 `tc2 ? `tc3 Construction Dynamics `tc4 4 `tc5 Waltham `tc6 Waltham/Weston- South St. & River Rd. over Stony Brook `tc4 3 `tc5 Webster `tc6 Rte. 193 @ I-395 `tc1 9099161 `tc2 Y `tc3 James A. Gross, Inc. `tc4 2 `tc5 Westhampton `tc6 Westhampton-Kings Hway over the Manhan River `tc1 9099014 `tc2 ? `tc3 SPS New England, Inc. `tc4 4 `tc5 Westwood `tc6 Westwood/Rte. 128 Vending Shed & Kiosk `tc1 9099205 `tc2 ? `tc3 P.A. Landers, Inc. `tc4 5 `tc5 Weymouth `tc6 Traffic Safety Improvements at Main St., Rte. 18 `tc4 2 `tc5 Winchendon `tc6 Bridge Replacement Spring St./Millers River `tc1 9099030 `tc2 Y `tc3 Construction Dynamics `tc4 3 `tc5 Worcester `tc6 Worcester/Gates St. Over Conrail `tc1 9099011 `tc2 Y `tc3 Zoppo Corp `tc4 3 `tc5 Worcester `tc6 Worcester/Kane A, Nursery & Landscaping `tc1 9098423 `tc2 Y `tc3 Seasons Landscaping `tc4 3 `tc5 Worcester `tc6 Worcester/Millbury/ Kane B Nursery & Landscaping Project `tc1 9099238 `tc2 Y `tc3 F&D Truck Co., Inc. `tc4 3 `tc5 Worcester/Millbury `tc6 Demolition of 19 Structures (Rte. 146) `tc3 P.A. Landers, Inc. `tc4 5 `tc5 Yarmouth `tc6 Safety Improvement Project Rte. 28 @ Forest Rd. `tcol;end `t+1

SECTION 46. This act shall take effect as of June 30, 1999.

Approved August 12, 1999.

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