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, all rights, title and interest in real property located in the town of Granville and held by the former Hampden county for county road purposes on the date that the county was abolished including, without limitation, land or interests therein acquired for the purpose of draining the roads or having the surface of the adjoining land slope from the boundary of the location of the roads, and all fixtures and improvements used for roadway purposes and located thereon or appurtenant thereto, shall be conveyed or otherwise transferred to the town of Granville to be held for public way purposes under the care, custody, management and control of the board or officers having charge of public ways in the town; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to the highways presently numbered route 57 and route 189 in the town of Granville.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the register of the Hampden county registry of deeds or the successor council of government to Hampden county shall, within 10 days of receipt of a written request by the board of selectmen of the town of Granville, provide copies of records, instruments and plans filed or recorded with the registry of deeds or council relating to the real property referred to in section 1, certified by the register or chief administrative officer of the council to be true copies of the records, instruments and plans. The town clerk of the town of Granville shall be the custodian of the certified copies.
Approved August 6, 2008