AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SOMERSET TO LEASE LAND AND GRANT EASEMENTS IN 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. (a) Notwithstanding section 3 of chapter 40 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Somerset, acting by and through its board of selectmen and board of water and sewer commissioners may lease and grant easements in and over portions of 2 parcels of town-owned or town-controlled land to Dominion Energy Brayton Point, LLC, for a term not to exceed 30 years, for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a pumping station, related apparatus and a pipe line to supply treated effluent from the town’s wastewater treatment plant to the Brayton Point power plant to be used in part in a process for reducing emissions from the plant. The parcel to be leased is described as follows:
Beginning at a point, said point being in the southeasterly sideline of Walker street and being the westerly corner of land owned by the town of Somerset; thence
N43°36’21”E One and 44/100 (1.44) feet by said southeasterly sideline of Walker Street to a point; thence
S62°15’41”E Two hundred thirty-seven and 03/100 (237.03) feet to a point; thence
S46°45’54”E One hundred sixty and 10/100 (160.10) feet to a point; thence
N68°39’39”E One hundred fifty-six and 83/100 (156.83) feet to a point; thence
N40°47’35”E One hundred ninety-four and 58/100 (194.58) feet to a point; thence
S50°32’37”E Thirty-six and 01/100 (36.01) feet to a point; thence
S40°47’35”W Eighty-five and 00/100 (85.00) feet to a point; thence
N49°12’25”W Twenty-four and 00/100 (24.00) feet to a point; thence
S40°47’35”W One hundred thirteen and 40/100 (113.40) feet to a point; thence
S68°39’39”W One hundred sixty-three and 26/100 (163.26) feet to a point, the last nine (9) courses being by land now or formerly belonging to town of Somerset; thence
N46°23’39”W One hundred seventy-seven and 85/100 (177.85) feet to a point; thence
N61°26’55”W Two hundred twenty-seven and 46/100 (227.46) feet to the point of beginning, the last two (2) courses being by land nor or formerly belonging to Montaup Electric Company
(b) Notwithstanding section 3 of chapter 40 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Somerset, acting by and through its board of selectmen and board of water and sewer commissioners, may grant to Dominion Energy Brayton Point, LLC, such additional easements rights as may be necessary in and over the following described permanent easement held by the town in and over the land of New England Power Company, formerly known as Montaup Electric Company.
Said parcel is shown on a plan entitled “Plan of Water Easement in Somerset, Mass.”, drawn by Whitman & Howard, Inc., Engrs., July 31, 1959, and described in instruments recorded in the Bristol county Fall River district registry of deeds at book 988, page 351-352, and book 722, page 336.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved August 1, 2006.