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  • 2000
  • Chapter 223 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF METHUEN TO GRANT CERTAIN EASEMENTS.

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. The city known as the town of Methuen may grant by Grant of Location and Easement Agreement to the Portland Natural Gas Transmission System, a Maine General Partnership and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company, a permanent easement not more than 50 feet wide over a parcel of land located in and under the control of the town, together with a temporary work space for construction purposes 25 feet wide, immediately adjacent to the area of the proposed permanent easement, as shown on the plan of land described below. The right to use the temporary work space shall expire 12 months after completion of construction. The land, presently being used for open space purposes, is described on a plan of land entitled "Portland Natural Gas Transmission System Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, Proposed Right-of-way Crossing, the Town of Methuen Property, Essex County, Massachusetts, PTB-K12-T5000-1-075", on file with the town, which shall be recorded with the northern district of the registry of deeds in Essex county.

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of an interstate natural gas transmission line which shall be installed underground, together with appliances and appurtenances necessary thereto.

SECTION 2. The city known as the town of Methuen may grant by Grant of Location and Easement Agreement to the Portland Natural Gas Transmission System, a Maine General Partnership and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company, a 50 foot wide permanent easement over a parcel of land located in and under the management and control of the conservation commission of the town, together with a temporary work space for construction purposes 25 feet wide, immediately adjacent to the area of the proposed permanent easement and additional temporary work spaces for construction purposes 25 feet wide immediately adjacent to the area of the proposed permanent easement and immediately adjacent to the temporary work space, as the case may be; all as more particularly shown on the plan of land described below. The rights to use the temporary work space and additional temporary work space shall expire 12 months after completion of construction. The land, presently being used for conservation purposes, is described on a plan of land entitled "Portland Natural Gas Transmission System Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, Proposed Right-of-way Crossing, the Inhabitants of the Town of Methuen Property, Essex County, Massachusetts, PTB-K12-T5000-1-121", on file with the town, which shall be recorded with the northern district of the registry of deeds in Essex county.

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of an interstate natural gas transmission line which shall be installed underground, together with appliances and appurtenances necessary thereto.

SECTION 3. The city known as the town of Methuen may grant by Grant of Location and Easement Agreement to the Portland Natural Gas Transmission System, a Maine General Partnership and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company, a permanent easement not more than 50 feet wide over a parcel of land located in and under the control of the town, together with a temporary work space for construction purposes not more than 25 feet wide, immediately adjacent to the area of the proposed permanent easement and additional temporary work spaces of varying width for construction purposes, all as more particularly shown on the plan of land described below. The right to use the temporary work space and additional temporary work space shall expire 12 months after completion of construction. The land, presently being used for playground purposes, is described on a plan of land entitled "Portland Natural Gas Transmission System Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Proposed Right-of-way Crossing, the Town of Methuen Property, Essex County, Massachusetts, PTB-K12-T5000-1-123", on file with the town, which shall be recorded with the northern district registry of deeds in Essex county.

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of an interstate natural gas transmission line which shall be installed underground, together with appliances and appurtenances necessary thereto.

SECTION 4. The city known as the town of Methuen may grant by Grant of Location and Easement Agreement to the Portland Natural Gas Transmission System, a Maine General Partnership and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company, a permanent easement not more than 50 feet wide over a parcel of land located in and under the control of the town, together with a temporary work space for construction purposes not more than two feet wide, immediately adjacent to the area of the proposed permanent easement, as shown on the plan of land described below. The right to use the temporary work space shall expire 12 months after completion of construction. The land, presently being used for park and public way purposes, is described on a plan of land entitled "Portland Natural Gas Transmission System Proposed Right-of-way Crossing, the Town of Methuen Property, Essex County, Massachusetts, PTB-K12-T5000-1-130", on file with the town, which shall be recorded with the northern district registry of deeds in Essex county.

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of an interstate natural gas transmission line which shall be installed underground, together with appliances and appurtenances necessary thereto.

SECTION 5. In consideration for the easements authorized in sections 1 to 4, inclusive, Portland Natural Gas Transmission System and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C., shall pay or have paid to the city known as the town of Methuen in the aggregate $50,000, which amount is equivalent to or in excess of the fair market value of the easements granted.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved August 10, 2000.