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  • Acts
  • 2008
  • Chapter 54 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD TO ENTER INTO CERTAIN AGREEMENTS FOR LIBRARY PURPOSES.

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 chapter 30B of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the city of Springfield may enter into a lease agreement with the Springfield Library and Museums Association, in this act referred to as “SLMA”, for the city’s use of the central library building located at 220 State street in the city of Springfield, including the land and building, for a term up to 25 years, with successive options to extend the term for 5-year periods at the city's option, under such terms and conditions upon which the city and SLMA may agree.

SECTION 2.
Notwithstanding chapter 30B of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the city of Springfield may enter into a written service agreement with SLMA for SLMA to provide museum services to the city’s residents and visitors for a period up to 25 years, with successive options to extend the term for 5-year periods at the city's option, under such terms and conditions upon which the city and SLMA may agree.

SECTION 3.
Notwithstanding chapter 30B of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the city of Springfield may enter into a lease agreement with SLMA to rent from SLMA 4 branch libraries-the East Springfield Branch, the Forest Park Branch, the Indian Orchard Branch, and the Liberty Branch-libraries in the city of Springfield, including the land and buildings, for successive 3-year terms, under such terms and conditions upon which the city and SLMA may agree.

SECTION 4.
Notwithstanding chapter 30B of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the city of Springfield may acquire from SLMA, by quitclaim deed, the 4 SLMA-owned branch libraries described in section 3, and the contents thereof, under such terms and conditions upon which the city and SLMA may agree.

SECTION 5.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 11 , 2008