AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTON TO TRANSFER CERTAIN PARK LAND.
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 Norton, acting by and through its board of selectmen, may transfer a portion of the property located at 63 West Main street in the town of Norton, acquired for park purposes, to the board of water and sewer commissioners for water supply purposes and also for the purpose of leasing. The property is shown as lot 85 on assessors map 22 containing approximately 24.3 acres and the portion that may be transferred contains approximately 66,615 + - square feet, shown as “Lot A” on a plan entitled “Plan of Land on West Main Street in Norton, Massachusetts Prepared for Norton Water Department,” dated April 30, 2008, by Yarworth Engineering Company, Inc.
SECTION 2. In consideration for and as a condition of the conveyance of park land authorized in section 1, the board of water and sewer commissioners of the town of Norton shall transfer a parcel of land located at 0 Rear Cottage street, Norton, shown as lot 106 on assessors map 21, containing approximately 4.5 acres, and held for water supply purposes, to the board of selectmen of the town of Norton to be held for park purposes. Said parcel of land to be held for park purposes pursuant to this section shall be of equal or greater size than the parcel described as “Lot A” in section 1.
SECTION 3. The board of water and sewer commissioners shall also transfer portions, as shown on a sketch plan on file with the town clerk, of 3 abutting parcels, shown as lots 102, 104 and 105 on assessors map 21, from the board of water and sewer commissioners for water supply purposes to the board of water and sewer commissioners for water supply purposes and for the purpose of access to the land described in section 2 to be held for park purposes.
SECTION 4. The board of selectmen and the board of water and sewer commissioners, upon such terms and conditions as they deem appropriate, shall execute, deliver and record any documents necessary to carry out the transfers set forth in this act, including entering into leases for the above-stated “Lot A” for a term or terms of up to 30 years, and to grant to public utility companies such easements as may be necessary for the leased land.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved November 13, 2009.