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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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 town of Medfield, acting by and through its board of selectmen, may, subject to paragraphs (a), (b) and (g) of section 16 of chapter 30B of the General Laws, enter into a lease with Medfield Shelter 2000, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, of a portion of town land for a period not to exceed 30 years, and on such terms and conditions as the town deems to be in said town's best interests to enable the Medfield Shelter 2000, Inc. to construct and operate, with private funds, a private animal shelter. The Medfield Shelter 2000, Inc. is prohibited from subleasing any portion of said land, or any improvements thereon, without the prior written approval of the town of Medfield.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Medfield, acting through its treasurer/collector may transfer private donations to the proposed Medfield Shelter 2000, Inc. animal shelter project which are now being held in the town's special revenue account, account no. 31-008, in the amount of $96,694.83.

SECTION 3. If the Medfield Shelter 2000, Inc. has not constructed an animal shelter on the leased land within 3 years after the effective date of this act, or if the shelter ceases to be used at any time for the purpose described in section 1, the parcel, together with any improvements thereon, shall revert to the town. Any further disposition of the parcel or improvements shall be subject to section 16 of chapter 30B of the General Laws.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 23, 2002.