AN ACT RELATIVE TO AN EXCHANGE OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF SWANSEA.
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 town of Swansea, acting by and through its board of selectmen, may transfer the property located on Old Providence road in the town of Swansea, containing approximately 217,171 square feet of land, to the Swansea water district for water supply purposes. The parcel is shown as map 21, lot 6 on a plan entitled “Land Transfer Plan in Swansea, Massachusetts”, prepared by Mount Hope Engineering, Inc. and dated April 13, 2007. The water district shall utilize approximately 5,100 square feet of this property for the construction, operation, maintenance and use of new water supply facilities, including a tank and raw water pumping station, and the remainder of the property shall be held as conservation land by the water district.
SECTION 2. In consideration for the conveyance authorized in section 1, the Swansea water district may transfer land comprising approximately 216,342 square feet to the town of Swansea for the purpose of the construction of a public safety facility for the town; provided, however, that 5,100 square feet of land in this parcel shall be held as conservation land by the town. The entire parcel is shown as parcel 2, lots 28, 28-B, 28-C and 28-D on a plan entitled “Land Transfer Plan”, prepared for the town of Swansea by Pro-Line Engineering and dated April 13, 2007.
SECTION 3. No document, including a deed, transferring the care, custody, control, ownership or management of the 2 properties described in sections 1 and 2 from the town of Swansea to the water district and the water district to the town shall be valid unless the document contains a conservation restriction on the remainder of the 217,171 square feet of the land described in section 1 that will not be used for water supply purposes by the water district, a conservation restriction on the 5,100 square feet of the land described in section 2 that will not be used by the town for the public safety facility and meets all the requirements of the Aquifer Land Acquisition Program at the department of environmental protection as recorded on the deed of the 216,342 square foot parcel described above.
SECTION 4. If the land conveyed from the water district to the town of Swansea in section 2 ceases to be used for municipal purposes, the land shall revert to the water district for water supply protection purposes.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved March 5 , 2008