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 any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the city of Cambridge may grant a permanent easement on and over certain strips of land owned by the city of Cambridge in the town of Watertown and acquired by the city of Cambridge in order to pipe water into the city of Cambridge for water treatment and distribution, to the commonwealth, acting by and through the department of conservation and recreation. The easement shall be for constructing, installing, maintaining, managing, operating, repairing, replacing, reconstructing, or removing a bicycle-pedestrian path as part of a department of conservation and recreation and Massachusetts Department of Transportation project to develop a bicycle-pedestrian corridor between the Charles River Reservation in the city known as the town of Watertown and Fresh Pond Parkway in the city of Cambridge for recreational use by members of the public. The easement area is shown as PARCEL BPE-1 on a plan entitled “Plan of Land in the Town of Watertown, Middlesex County, Showing Location Of Easement To Be Granted to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Department of Conservation and Recreation),” dated September 11, 2009, prepared by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., and contains an area of about 16,293 square feet. The plan is on file with the department of conservation and recreation and shall be recorded with the south Middlesex county registry of deeds.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, August 9, 2010.