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  • Acts
  • 2006
  • Chapter 246 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE TOWN OF WALPOLE TO USE CERTAIN LAND FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES.

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 chapter 41 of the acts of 1991 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority may enter into a license agreement with the town of Walpole, upon such terms as may be satisfactory to the authority, permitting the town to use a portion of a 94-acre parcel, owned by the authority and located off of Winter street in Walpole as playing fields for youth sports and recreation activities. Said parcel is shown on the town of Walpole Assessors Map 51, Block 156.

SECTION 2. Use of the parcel by the town as authorized by section 1 shall not be considered to be a change from the present use of the parcel and shall not cause title to the parcel to revert to the commonwealth. Nor shall any subsequent cessation of the use authorized in section 1, if and when the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority license to the town expires, is revoked, or otherwise terminates, be considered a change in the use of the parcel or cause title to the parcel to revert to the commonwealth.

SECTION 3. Any license agreement between the authority and the town authorized by section 1 shall contain a provision stating that the license and use of the parcel by the town may be immediately revoked by the authority at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, if the parcel must be used for the purposes intended and reserved for it under applicable orders of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in the case of U.S.A. v. MDC, et al., C.A. No. 85-0489-RGS. No structures, improvements or alterations of any description shall be built or placed upon the parcel. All equipment and fixtures necessary or useful to the conduct of youth sports or recreational activities upon the parcel shall be portable and easily removable.

SECTION 4. Upon the expiration, revocation or termination of a license agreement authorized by section 1, the authority may use the parcel for the purposes described in chapter 41 of the acts of 1991 without further legislation.

SECTION 5. This act shall be of no further force or effect if the authority ceases to hold title to the parcel.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved August 9, 2006.