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Chapter 375 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORWOOD TO LEASE CERTAIN LAND.

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 any general or special law to the contrary the town of Norwood may lease a certain parcel of water supply land to the Y.M.C.A. of Greater Boston, a non-profit corporation, for a term not to exceed 75 years, for the purpose of facilitating the construction, operation and maintenance of a recreational facility by the Y.M.C.A. of Greater Boston including, but not limited to, an ice skating rink and a swimming pool or pools. The parcel is shown as a part of parcel B on a plan of land entitled "Compiled Plan of Portion of Town of Norwood Water Supply Land on University Avenue in Norwood, Mass." dated May 1, 1997.

SECTION 2. Before the lease of the land, the town of Norwood shall ensure that an independent appraisal of the land is conducted. The Y.M.C.A. of Greater Boston shall be responsible for any costs associated with the appraisal and for any costs associated with surveys and other expenses relating to the lease of the land.

SECTION 3. Upon the passage of this act, the terms of the lease including, but not limited to, the consideration to be paid by the Y.M.C.A. of Greater Boston to the town of Norwood for the lease of the land shall be negotiated by the Norwood board of selectmen. The board of selectmen shall not execute or sign any such lease with the Y.M.C.A. of Greater Boston without first obtaining further approval from the Norwood town meeting.

SECTION 4. If the land is ever used for any purpose other than the purposes listed in section 1 or listed within the terms of the lease that is ultimately negotiated by the Norwood board of selectmen and ratified by Norwood town meeting, the authorization to lease the land to the Y.M.C.A. of Greater Boston granted by this act shall immediately become null and void and any leasehold interest in the land shall immediately revert to the town of Norwood.

Approved October 14, 2004.

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