AN ACT EXEMPTING THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL LAWS.
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 Forest Park Zoological Society, Inc., hereinafter society, to lease and operate the Forest Park Zoo located within Forest park, in the city of Springfield, including the land and buildings, thereon, for a term not to exceed 25 years and under such terms and conditions as the city of Springfield and the society may agree from time to time. The Forest Park Zoo property contains approximately 4.802 acres of land, more or less, and is shown on a plan entitled “Plan of Land in Springfield, Massachusetts, Surveyed for the Forest Park Zoological Society, dated June 1, 1984, Heritage Surveys, Bruce A. Coombs, R.I.S.” which is on file in the engineering division of the Springfield department of public works.
SECTION 2. The Forest Park Zoological Society, Inc. may set and charge, subject to the approval of the board of park commissioners of the city of Springfield, reasonable fees for admission to any facilities or improvements made upon the parcel of land described in section 1.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, July 2, 2010.