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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to authorize the conveyance of a certain parcel of land by the county of Nantucket, 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 1. The county of Nantucket may convey a parcel of land containing approximately 18,400 square feet to the town of Nantucket. The parcel is a portion of Nonantum avenue acquired by the county in an order of taking dated October 30, 1974 for the laying out of Nonantum avenue and recorded at the Nantucket registry of deeds in Book 147, Page 289. It is shown on a plan entitled “Plan For Discontinuance of a Portion of Nonantum Avenue Prepared for the Town of Nantucket in Nantucket, MA,” dated July 20, 2009, prepared by Nantucket Surveyors, LLC, and recorded as Plan No. 2009-39. The parcel is bounded by the easterly sideline of Nonantum avenue; northerly by the southerly lot line of parcel 49 on assessors map 88; the southerly sideline of a portion of former Clifford street and the southerly lot line of parcels 50 and 51 of assessors map 88; the eastern sideline of former Harriet street, formerly known as Prospect street, and southerly by the northerly lot line of parcel 47 of assessors map 88; the northern sideline of a portion of Clifford street between former Nonantum avenue and the Atlantic Ocean and parcel 48 of assessors map 88, owned by the county.

SECTION 2. A majority of the voters at an annual or special town meeting of the town of Nantucket shall approve acceptance of the transfer authorized in section 1, before the effective date of the conveyance.

SECTION 3. Chapter 30B of the General Laws and any rights of first refusal in the commonwealth under section 14 of chapter 34 of the General Laws shall not be applicable to the conveyance authorized by this act.

Approved, August 3, 2011.