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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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, and specifically exempting the lease from chapter 30B of the General Laws, the town of Easton may lease a certain parcel of land to the Ames Free Library of Easton, Inc., a corporation duly organized pursuant to the laws of the commonwealth for a term not to exceed 50 years to construct parking facilities associated with the operation of the Ames Free Library. The parcel is identified on Assessor’s Map 16U, Lot 161 and contains 47,629 square feet of land, more or less, and is also shown as Lot 3 on a plan of land entitled, “SHAKESPEARE GLEN, Definitive Subdivision, Plan of Land in Easton, Mass. Scale 40 feet to an inch July 27, 1985 Ernest W. Branch, Inc., Civil Engineers, Munroe Building, 1245 Hancock St., Quincy Revised: August 21, 1985 September 4, 1985”, which was recorded at the Bristol northern district registry of deeds in plan book 348, pages 62-64, together with all the rights, titles and interests of Lots 5 and 6 shown on the aforesaid plan in Theater way.

SECTION 2. The board of selectmen of the town of Easton may determine the terms and conditions of a lease for the parcel of land as described in section 1 as the board determine to be in the best interests of the town. The lease shall include, but shall not be limited to, terms that: limit the number of parking spaces on the parcel to no more than 35; provide for the protection, preservation, maintenance, stewardship, renovation and restoration of the Estate Garden Park, subject to the approval of the Easton Historical Commission; and provide for public access to the Estate Garden Park.

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

Approved December 10, 2007.