Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding chapter 30B of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the city of Springfield, acting by and through its city council, with the approval of its mayor, may convey a certain parcel of land on Elliot street in the city of Springfield to the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, a nonprofit organization, for the purpose of relocating and preserving an historic structure known as the Alexander House on said parcel, on such terms and conditions as required by the city. The parcel contains 18,026.4 square feet (0.4138 acres), and is shown as Lots 5, 6 and Proposed Lot B on a plan entitled "Existing Conditions Plan of Land" issued for a Boundary Survey, prepared by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., dated March 31, 2000, at a scale of 1=40, and revised April 29, 2002, and is more particularly described as follows:-
A certain parcel of land situated on the northerly side of Elliott Street approximately 355' feet north of State Street in the City of Springfield, Hampden County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts bounded and described as follows: Beginning at an iron rod on the easterly sideline of Elliott Street two hundred eighty and eighty-one hundredths feet (280.81') from the northerly sideline of State Street, thence
N 53° 48' 15" W a distance of one hundred twenty-three and twenty hundredths feet (123.20') to a drill hole in a stone bound, by the northerly sideline of Elliott Street; thence
N 36° 11' 45" E a distance of one hundred fifty and no hundredths feet (150.00') to a point, by land now or formerly City of Springfield; thence
S 53° 48' 15" E a distance of eighty-five and no hundredths feet (85.00') to a point; thence
S 36° 11' 45" W a distance of twelve and no hundredths feet (12.00') to a point; thence
S 53° 48' 15" E a distance of thirty-eighty and twenty-seven hundredths feet (38.27') to a point, the last (3) course by land now or formerly City of Springfield; thence
S 36° 3' 30" W a distance of one hundred thirty-eight and no hundredths feet (138.00') to the point of beginning, by land now or formerly Rita McInnis.
SECTION 2. In consideration for the conveyance authorized in section 1, the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities shall pay to the city of Springfield the fair market value of said parcel, according to customarily accepted appraisal procedures, subject to the approval of the city council and mayor.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.