Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for the transfer of the care, custody and control of certain land in the town of Lexington, 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 40F to 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance shall transfer care, custody and control of a parcel of state-owned land in the town of Lexington known as the Lexington portion of Lot 1 of the former Middlesex county hospital and formerly under the care, custody and control of the Middlesex county hospital described in section 2, to the commissioner of conservation and recreation for conservation, open space preservation and natural resource protection purposes. The commissioner of conservation and recreation may enter into an agreement with the town of Lexington or a private non-profit conservation organization for restoration, management and maintenance of the parcel as public open space.
SECTION 2. The parcel to be transferred under section 1 consists of 47.499 acres and is the Lexington portion of Lot 1, Parcels 2 and 3 shown on “Plan of Land in Waltham & Lexington, (Middlesex Co.) Mass. Surveyed for Geraghty & Miller,” by Roberge Associates Land Surveying, dated December 2, 1996 and recorded with the Middlesex county southern district registry of deeds as Plan No. 379 of 1997 in Book 27228, Page 430.
Approved July 24, 2008