Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith the conveyance by the commonwealth of a certain parcel of land in the town of Barnstable, 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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, but subject to section 40J of chapter 7 of the General Laws, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may convey to the town of Barnstable a certain parcel of state-owned land in the town of Barnstable, known as the Hyannis armory, located at 225 South Street in the town of Barnstable, together with all buildings and structures located thereon and all easements appurtenant thereto. The commissioner may determine the exact boundaries of the parcel after completion of a survey.
SECTION 2. The consideration for the parcel shall be the release, delivered by the town of Barnstable simultaneously with the deed, of any and all causes, claims and rights of action arising under a possibility of reverter created by deed from the town of Barnstable to the commonwealth, dated January 24, 1956, and recorded in the Barnstable county registry of deeds on March 13, 1956, in Book 936, Page 26 or arising under any other rights or restrictions of record.
SECTION 3. The land described in section 1 shall not be used for other than municipal purposes.
SECTION 4. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance shall make the conveyance authorized by section 1 only if the town of Barnstable accepts responsibility for all costs and expenses of the transaction authorized by this act, as determined by the commissioner, including, but not limited to, the costs of any survey, and for all costs, liabilities and expenses of any nature and kind for its ownership.
Approved August 16, 2006.