Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith the exchange of certain land held for conservation and recreation purposes between the division of capital asset management and maintenance and the Nye Family of America Association, Inc., 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 sections 40E to 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, on behalf of and in consultation with the commissioner of fish and game and the director of fisheries and wildlife, may convey a certain parcel of land, currently under the care and control of the department of fish and game for recreational purposes, to the Nye Family of America Association, Inc. its successors and assigns, for public and other purposes, subject to the requirements of sections 2, 3 and 4. The parcel is shown as containing approximately 60,600 square feet, more or less, and being generally described as PARCEL 2 on a plan, entitled PLAN OF LAND IN SANDWICH (EAST), MASS. SHOWING LAND TO BE EXCHANGED Between Nye Family of America, Association, Inc. and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife prepared for Nye Family of America Association, Inc., dated November 10, 2006, drawn by David C. Thulin, PE, PLS, and retained in the central files in the town of Sandwich Office of Planning and Development. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance shall determine the exact boundaries of the parcel after completion of a survey.
SECTION 2. No deed conveying, by or on behalf of the commonwealth, the parcel of land described in section 1 shall be valid unless such deed is exchanged for a similar parcel of land which abuts the old East Sandwich Fish Hatchery and is of equal or greater value of the land to be used for conservation and recreation purposes by the department of fish and game. The value of the parcels conveyed shall be determined by an independent appraiser. This conveyance shall be subject to review by the inspector general.
SECTION 3. The consideration for the conveyance authorized in section 1 shall be the transfer of a parcel designated as Parcel 1 on the aforementioned plan of land and containing approximately 118,800 square feet, more or less, by the Nye Family of America Association, Inc. to the department of fish and game. The commissioner shall determine the exact boundaries of said land or interest in land after completion of a survey of such land to be exchanged.
SECTION 4. The Nye Family of America Association, Inc. shall assume the costs of any appraisals, surveys and other expenses deemed necessary by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance to complete the exchange of properties.
Approved November 28, 2007.