AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE LEASING AND CONSTRUCTION OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE COOLIDGE SCHOOL IN THE TOWN OF WATERTOWN.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the
contrary, the city
known as the town of Watertown may enter into 1 or more
leases of all or a portion of the property known as the Coolidge School,
contingent upon town council authorization. Any such
lease shall be awarded under section 16 of chapter 30B of the General
and shall be made on such terms and conditions, including the length of the
thereof if the term does not exceed 25 years, as shall be
determined by the town manager to be in the best interests
of the town.
A lessee selected under this act shall be
the cost of any and all construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling,
repair and maintenance of the Coolidge school building or grounds,
referred to in this act as improvements, including the cost of any design
services. The design and construction of any such improvements shall
subject to the prior approval of the town of Watertown, and shall be exempt
the provisions of the General Laws related to the construction, reconstruction,
alteration, remodeling, repair and maintenance of improvements to public
property, including sections 38A½ to 38O, inclusive, of chapter 7,
section 39M of chapter 30, chapter 30B, and
sections 44A to 44H, inclusive, of chapter 149 of the General Laws.
Sections 26 to 27H, inclusive, of said chapter 149 shall
apply to any contracts entered into by the lessee for the construction of such
Before the construction of any improvements under
the lessee shall provide the town of Watertown with a performance and labor and
materials payment bond in the amount of 100 per cent of the value of the
be constructed and with certificates of insurance indicating the existence of
such coverage as the town manager shall determine to be in the best interests
All improvements constructed under this act shall
remain the property of the town of Watertown upon the termination of
leases awarded under this act.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.