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  • Chapter 179 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION TO GRANT CERTAIN EASEMENTS FOR UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION CABLES.

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 metropolitan district commission may, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, grant 2 permanent subsurface easements for the purpose of installing, maintaining and operating 2 underground transmission cables to New England Power Company through 2 certain parcels of land, 1 located in the city of Quincy and known as Squantum Point Park and acquired by the metropolitan district commission for open space and for park and playground purposes, and the other being a portion of Morrissey boulevard in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston and acquired by the metropolitan district commission for use as a parkway. The underground cables have been installed and are providing improved electric service to the city of Quincy. The easement rights to be granted in both subsurface easements are more specifically defined as follows:

(1) the right and easement to construct, reconstruct, repair, maintain, renew, replace, operate and patrol for the transmission of high and low voltage electric current and intelligence, 2 lines of buried wires and cables or lines of wires and cables installed in underground conduits, together with conduits, conductors, sustaining and protective fixtures, underground expansion stabilizers, manholes, handholes, junction boxes and all housings, connectors, switches and any other equipment or appurtenances as is reasonably required;

(2) the right and easement to renew, replace, add to and otherwise change the lines and each and every part thereof and all appurtenances thereto and the locations thereof within the easement area;

(3) the right and easement to pass along the easement area to and from the adjoining lands of the metropolitan district commission as reasonably required in order to exercise its rights granted hereunder; and

(4) the right and easement to clear the easement area of vegetation, underbrush, buildings and structures, to the extent they interfere with the safe and proper operation of the underground transmission lines.

Easement at Squantum Point Park, Quincy

The permanent subsurface easement located at Squantum Point Park shall enter Squantum Point Park at a point by the mean low water line for the Neponset river and shall run in an easterly and southeasterly direction for approximately 2,600 feet to land now or formerly of Boston Scientific Corporation. The easement shall comprise an area of approximately 25,907 square feet and shall be approximately 10 feet in width except for a length of approximately 25 feet, where the easement shall be 15 feet in width to allow for the installation of a manhole. The easement is more particularly bounded and described as follows:-

Beginning at a point at the southeasterly end of the ten (10) foot wide permanent utility easement described herein, said point being twenty four and twenty five hundredths (24.25) feet South 79° 22' 56" West from the southeast corner of land of metropolitan district commission known as Squantum Point Park and by land now or formerly of Boston Scientific Corp;

Thence running along said Boston Scientific Corp. land South 79° 22' 56" West fifteen and fourteen hundredths (15.14) feet to a point;

Thence running in a northwesterly direction one hundred and ninety three hundredths (100.93) feet along a curve having a radius of 145 feet to a point;

Thence running South 78° 38' 17" West forty two and eighty seven hundredths (42.87) feet to a point on the easterly end of the 15' x 25' wide utility easement to encase a manhole;

Thence running South 11° 21' 43" East two and fifty hundredths (2.50) feet to a point;

Thence running South 78° 38' 17" West twenty five (25.00) feet to a point;

Thence running North 11° 21' 43" West two and fifty hundredths (2.50) feet to a point, the last three courses being the southerly side of said 15' x 25' wide utility easement to encase a manhole;

Thence running South 78° 38' 17" West two hundred ninety five and sixty nine hundredths (295.69) feet to a point;

Thence running in a northwesterly direction three hundred and eighty seven hundredths (300.87) feet along a curve having a radius of 355 feet to a point;

Thence running North 52° 48' 11" West eight hundred sixty two and seventy four hundredths (862.74) feet to a point;

Thence running in a northwesterly direction ninety eight and eighty six hundredths (98.86) feet along a curve having a radius of 195 feet to a point;

Thence running North 82° 36' 01" West two hundred ninety nine and eighty five hundredths (299.85) feet to a point;

Thence running in a westerly direction two hundred thirty two and forty one hundredths (232.41) feet along a curve having a radius of 795 feet and crossing the US Pier and Bulkhead line to a point;

Thence running South 81° 23' 59" West three hundred twenty three and forty one hundredths (323.41) feet to a point on the mean low water line of the Neponset River;

Thence running North 02° 45' 27" West along the mean low water line ten and five hundredths (10.05) feet to a point;

Thence running North 81° 23' 59" East three hundred twenty two and thirty nine hundredths (322.39) to a point;

Thence running in an easterly direction two hundred thirty five and thirty four hundredths (235.34) feet along a curve having a radius of 805 feet and crossing the US Pier and Bulkhead line to a point;

Thence running South 82° 36' 01" East two hundred ninety nine and eighty five hundredths (299.85) feet to a point;

Thence running in a southeasterly direction one hundred three and ninety three hundredths (103.93) feet along a curve having a radius of 205 feet to a point;

Thence running South 52° 48' 11" East eight hundred sixty two and seventy four hundredths (862.74) feet to a point;

Thence running in a southeasterly direction two hundred ninety two and thirty nine hundredths (292.39) feet along a curve having a radius of 345 feet to a point;

Thence running North 78° 38' 17" East two hundred ninety five and sixty nine hundredths (295.69) feet to a point on the west end of said 15' x 25' wide utility easement to encase a manhole;

Thence running North 11° 21' 43" West two and fifty hundredths (2.50) feet to a point;

Thence running North 78° 38' 17" East twenty five (25.00) feet to a point;

Thence running South 11° 21' 43" East two and fifty hundredths (2.50) feet to a point, the last three courses being the northerly side of said 15' x 25' wide utility easement to encase a manhole;

Thence running North 78° 38' 17" East forty two and eighty seven hundredths (42.87) feet to a point;

Thence running in a southeasterly direction one hundred nineteen and sixty four hundredths (119.64) feet along a curve having a radius of 155 feet to the point of beginning.

Said easement containing 25,907 square feet, more or less, or 0.59 acres, more or less according to a plan of land entitled "PLAN OF LAND SHOWING EASEMENT TO BE GRANTED TO NEW ENGLAND POWER COMPANY BY METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION IN NORTH QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS, DRAWING NUMBER H-71493-1."

Easement within Morrissey boulevard, Dorchester

The permanent subsurface easement located within Morrissey boulevard shall enter Morrissey boulevard from Freeport street and proceed in a northwesterly direction within Morrissey boulevard for approximately 310 feet to a land now or formerly of the commonwealth, department of public works. The easement shall comprise an area of approximately 3,100 square feet and shall be approximately 10 feet in width, as more particularly bounded and described as follows:-

Beginning at a point at the southeasterly corner of the ten (10) foot wide permanent underground utility easement described herein by the northerly end of Freeport Street, said point being fifteen and seventeen hundredths (15.17) feet South 57° 27' 44" West from the easterly sideline of land of the metropolitan district commission at land now or formerly of the commonwealth, highway department;

Thence running South 57° 27' 44" West ten and thirty eight hundredths (10.38) feet along the northerly end of Freeport Street to a point;

Thence running North 17° 01' 54" West seventy seven and thirty two hundredths (77.32) feet to a point;

Thence running in a northwesterly direction ninety five and ten hundredths (95.10) feet along a curve having a radius of 195 feet to a point;

Thence running North 44° 58' 27" West thirty eight and forty two hundredths (38.42) feet to a point;

Thence running in a northwesterly direction seventeen and twenty nine hundredths (17.29) feet along a curve having a radius of 205 feet to a point;

Thence running North 40° 08' 27" West eighty two and seven hundredths (82.07) feet to a point at land now or formerly of the commonwealth department of public works;

Thence running in a northeasterly direction ten and forty nine hundredths (10.49) feet by land now or formerly of the commonwealth, department of public works along a curve having a radius of 43 feet to a point;

Thence running South 40° 08' 27" East seventy nine and one hundredth (79.01) feet to a point;

Thence running in a southeasterly direction sixteen and forty five hundredths (16.45) feet along a curve having a radius of 195 feet to a point;

Thence running South 44° 58' 27" East thirty eight and forty two hundredths (38.42) feet to a point;

Thence running in a southeasterly direction ninety nine and ninety eight hundredths (99.98) feet along a curve having a radius of 205 feet to a point;

Thence running South 17° 01' 54" east seventy four and fifty five hundredths (74.55) feet to the point of beginning.

Said easement containing 3,100 square feet, more or less, according to a plan of land entitled "COMPILED PLAN OF LAND SHOWING EASEMENT TO BE GRANTED TO NEW ENGLAND POWER COMPANY BY THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION IN DORCHESTER (SUFFOLK COUNTY) MASSACHUSETTS, DRAWING NUMBER H-71039-2."

Full consideration for the easements granted under this act will be the completion of Phase I of the Squantum Point Park improvements currently under construction in accordance with the following as approved by the commission: (a) the specifications contained in "Phase I Site Improvements Squantum Point Park, Volume I: Technical Specification" prepared by Carol R. Johnson Associates, Inc. landscape architects dated February 9, 2000 and contained in Schedule B of New England Power Company's Contract #1-00 and (b) the construction drawing documents, "Squantum Point Park Phase I Revised April 24, 2000" prepared by Carol R. Johnson Associates, Inc.

Approved July 29, 2002.