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Chapter 288 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF FITCHBURG TO LEASE CERTAIN PARK LAND TO THE WALLACE CIVIC CENTER AND PLANETARIUM.

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 city of Fitchburg may lease a certain parcel of land in the city held for park purposes, to the George R. Wallace, Jr. Civic Center and Alice G. Wallace Planetarium. The parcel is bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point at the centerline of Falulah Brook said point being the most easterly corner of land of the City of Fitchburg known as the Wallace Civic Center; thence S 86˚ 06’ 42” E, a distance of ninety-six and 47/100 feet (96.47’) to an angle; thence S 52˚ 53’ 42” E, a distance of one hundred sixty-nine and 40/100 feet (169.40’) to an angle. The previous two courses are along land of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; thence S 29˚ 52’ 29” W, a distance of four hundred twenty-five and 10/100 feet (425.10’) to an angle; thence N 76˚ 12’ 42” W, a distance of one hundred-thirty two and 53/100 feet (132.53’) to an angle. The previous two courses are along other land of the City of Fitchburg known as Coolidge Park; thence N 13˚ 48’ 50” E, a distance of one hundred forty-three and 92/100 feet (143.92’) to an angle; thence N 13˚ 43’ 33” E, a distance of three hundred-fifteen feet (315’), more or less, to the place of beginning. Said parcel containing 89,002 square feet, more or less.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the division of capital asset management and maintenance, acting on behalf of Fitchburg State College, shall, but only in conjunction with the making of a lease pursuant to section 3 of chapter 88 of the acts of 2007, lease from the city of Fitchburg the parcel of land, together with any improvements thereon, described in section 1. A lease made pursuant to this section shall be made as a part of a supplement to any lease made pursuant to said section 3 and shall be made consistently with the requirements of said section 3.

SECTION 3. Upon the making of a lease under section 2, sections 4 to 7, inclusive, of chapter 88 of the acts of 2007 shall apply to the parcel of land, including any improvements thereon and to the college’s and the division’s rights and responsibilities with respect thereto.

SECTION 4. The parcel of land described in section 1, including all buildings and facilities that are a part thereof or appurtenant thereto shall be deemed to be a part of the civic center under chapter 88 of the acts of 2007 and the definition of “civic center” in section 2 of said chapter 88 of the acts of 2007 shall be deemed to include the same for all such purposes.

Approved August 6, 2008


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