AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMONWEALTH TO ACQUIRE CERTAIN PARK LAND IN THE CITY OF CHICOPEE.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding sections 40E to 40I,
inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws, the commissioner
of capital asset management and maintenance may acquire by purchase, gift,
domain pursuant to chapter 79 of the General Laws, or
otherwise, on such terms and conditions consistent with this act as the
commissioner may determine, and the city of Chicopee may convey to the
commonwealth acting by and through the division of capital asset management
maintenance, any and all interests in those certain parcels of land located in
the city of Chicopee, described in section 3, including, but not limited to,
acquisition of land, buildings and easements, as the commissioner shall
determine necessary for the construction and operation of a women's
If the acquisition of the parcels of land described in
section 3 is by purchase, the purchase price for
the interests acquired by the
commissioner of capital asset
management and maintenance pursuant to section 1 shall be the
fair market value of said interests as determined by the commissioner based on
an independent appraisal made by a qualified, disinterested appraiser.
The inspector general shall review and
approve the appraisal and the review shall include an examination of the
methodology utilized for the appraisal. The inspector general shall prepare
report of his review and file the report with the commissioner for submission
to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate
chairmen of the joint committee on state administration.
The parcels are labeled "Lot 1 - Parcel 'A'" and
"Lot 1 - Parcel 'B'" on the plan entitled "Plan of Land prepared for the City
of Chicopee, Atwater Park, Center Street, Chicopee, Massachusetts" prepared by
Messier & Associates, Inc., on file in the office of the division of capital
asset management and maintenance. The parcel labeled "Lot 1 - Parcel 'A'"
contains 2.215 acres according to the plan and the parcel labeled "Lot 1 -
Parcel 'B'" contains 18.362+ acres according to the plan.
The parcels owned by the city of Chicopee, were
acquired for open space and park purposes, and are currently used for a dog
pound and open space. The parcels are to be diverted from their present uses
to use for a women's correctional facility.
Item 1102-8969 of section 2 of chapter 12 of the acts of
1996 is hereby amended by inserting after the word "facilities", in line 1,
the following words:- , and the Woman's regional county facility in the city