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Chapter 121 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ORLEANS TO LEASE CERTAIN TOWN 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. The town of Orleans, acting by and through its board of selectmen and board of water commissioners, is hereby authorized to lease a portion of the town’s watershed land for the construction, operation and maintenance of not more than 2 wind turbines and related equipment, together with a grant of rights appurtenant to such lease, on such terms and conditions as the board of selectmen and board of water commissioners deem appropriate. The land to be leased is comprised of 2 parcels constituting approximately 2.58 acres of the watershed land identified as Orleans Assessor’s Map 54, Parcel 1, such parcels being more particularly described on a plan entitled

“Site Plan – Showing Wind Turbine Sites 1 and 5, prepared for: Town of Orleans, location: Town of Orleans Watershed” by Ryder & Wilcox, Inc. P.E. & P.L.S., 3 Giddiah Hill Road, PO Box 439, South Orleans, MA, 02662, dated April 5, 2007 Sheets 1, 2, & 3, and each such parcel being more particularly described as follows:-

(a) Site 1 Parcel

Commencing at a point located N 68-59-07 W, 745.78 feet from an angle point in the easterly property line of the Orleans Watershed as shown on a plan entitled “Plan of Land, Town of Orleans Watershed, as made for the Orleans Board of Water Commissioners”, July 1962, Scale 1 inch = 2000 feet, Arthur L. Sparrow, Co., Engineers, South Orleans, Mass. and on aforementioned Site Plan – Sheet 2;

thence N 72-42-56 W, 225.00 feet by land of the Town of Orleans;
thence N 17-17-04 E, 250.00 feet by land of Town of Orleans;
thence S 72-42-56 E, 225.00 feet by land of Town of Orleans;
thence S 17-17-04 W, 250.00 feet by land of Town of Orleans to the point of beginning;

containing a total lease area of 1.29 Acres more or less (56,250 s.f.+/-).

(b) Site 2 Parcel

Commencing at a point located N 69-01-28 W, 976.48 feet from an angle point in the easterly property line of the Orleans watershed as shown on a plan entitled “Plan of Land, Town of Orleans Watershed, as made for the Orleans Board of Water Commissioners”, July 1962, Scale 1 inch = 2000 feet, Arthur L. Sparrow, Co., Engineers, South Orleans, Mass. and on aforementioned Site Plan - Sheet 3;

thence N 68-02-49 W, 225.00 feet by land of the Town of Orleans;
thence N 21-57-11 E, 250.00 feet by land of the Town of Orleans;
thence S 68-02-49 E, 225.00 feet by land of the Town of Orleans;
thence S 21-57-11 W, 250.00 feet by land of the Town of Orleans to the point of beginning;

containing a total lease area of 1.29 Acres more or less (52,250 s.f.+/-).

SECTION 2. Any lease payments collected by the town of Orleans, pursuant to the lease authorized by section 1, shall be deposited into the town’s water reserve account.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved September 27, 2007.

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