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  • Acts
  • 2009
  • Chapter 163 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ROSE FITZGERALD KENNEDY GREENWAY CONSERVANCY, INC. TO LEASE CERTAIN PROPERTY TO THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith the lease of a certain parcel of land to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Inc., therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Section 10 of chapter 306 of the acts of 2008, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the conservancy may lease Parcel 14 as shown on the plan, or a portion thereof, to the National Park Service for a period not to exceed the term of the lease executed between the authority and the conservancy pursuant to the preceding paragraph; provided, however, that the lease shall contain a restriction limiting the use of the parcel to the construction and operation of a public information pavilion and services related thereto by the National Park Service for visitors to the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. If at any time the parcel ceases to be used for the purposes described in this paragraph, the conservancy shall provide written notice to the National Park Service of the unauthorized use. The National Park Service shall, upon receipt of the notice, have 30 days to respond and a reasonable time to establish an authorized use of the parcel. If an authorized use of the parcel is not thereafter established, the lease of the parcel, upon the recording of a notice thereof by the conservancy in the appropriate registry of deeds, shall terminate and any further disposition of the parcel shall be subject to the approval of the conservancy and the secretary of transportation.

Approved November 23, 2009.