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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith the division of capital asset management to convey a certain parcel of land to the town of Westfield, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

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 commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may, notwithstanding sections 40E to 40I, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws or any other general or special law or any rule or regulation to the contrary, convey by deed a certain parcel of land located in the town of Westfield containing the pumping station and sewer line on East Mountain road at the Western Massachusetts Hospital to the town of Westfield. The parcel consists of .034 acres, more or less, and is shown as parcel E-5 on a plan entitled "Plan of Easement, Sewage Collection System, Western Mass. Hospital in Westfield, Massachusetts" dated October 14, 1997, prepared by John M. Campetti, surveyor. The exact boundaries of the parcels shall be determined by said commissioner in consultation with the department of conservation and recreation in accordance with the Plan of Easement.

SECTION 2. The consideration for the conveyance authorized by this act shall be the permanent connection and agreement that the city of Westfield shall allow the western Massachusetts hospital facility, its successors and assigns, to connect by means of a sewer tie-in to the pump station on Parcel E-5 to the city of Westfield's sewer collection system, which terminates at the Westfield wastewater treatment plant. Said commissioner shall submit the agreement and any subsequent amendment thereto and a report thereon to the inspector general for his review and comment. The inspector general shall issue his review and comment within 15 days of receipt of any agreement or amendment. Said commissioner shall submit the agreement and any subsequent amendments thereto, the reports, and the comments of said inspector general to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the chairmen of the joint committee on state administration.

SECTION 3. The town of Westfield shall pay for all costs of deed preparation for the conveyance of the parcel authorized by this act. The parcel shall be conveyed by release deed in its existing condition without warranty.

Approved November 23, 2004.