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Chapter 231 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF GROTON TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME AND PLACE CONSERVATION RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to allow forthwith the grant of conservation restrictions encumbering the parcels of land described herein to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Groton, acting by and through its board of selectmen, may convey to the division of fisheries and wildlife, acting by and through its department of fish and game, for no consideration, easements or lesser interests through a perpetual conservation restriction under sections 31, 32 and 33 of chapter 184 of the General Laws, for the preservation and protection of wildlife and habitat and passive recreation and other consistent purposes in certain parcels of land identified in section 2 and shown on the assessors’ map 210 as lot 4 and assessors’ map 210 as lot 5, on such terms and conditions as the board of selectmen shall determine to be appropriate.

SECTION 2. The parcels are identified as follows: all of the lands in the town of Groton recorded in certain orders of taking and deeds recorded in the Middlesex south registry of deeds in book 5791, page 249; book 6537, page 216; book 6537, page 217; book 6702, page 238; book 6702, page 239; book 8015, page 190; book 11524, page 550; book 11524, page 552; book 13468, page 252; book 23290, page 590; book 8912, page 189; and book 40167, page 425.

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Groton, acting by and through its board of selectmen and its board of water commissioners, may convey to the division of fisheries and wildlife, acting by and through its department of fish and game, for no consideration, easements or lesser interests through a perpetual conservation restriction under sections 31, 32, and 33 of chapter 184 of the General Laws, for the preservation and protection of wildlife and habitat and passive recreation and other consistent purposes in certain parcels of land identified in section 4 and shown on assessors’ map 210 as lot 8, on such terms and conditions as the board of selectmen and the board of water commissioners shall determine to be appropriate.

SECTION 4. The parcels referenced in section 3 are identified as follows: all of the lands in the town of Groton recorded in certain orders of taking and deeds recorded in the Middlesex south district registry of deeds in book 30618, page 314 and shown as parcel 8A on plan 1211 of 2003, sheet 2.

Approved, August 6, 2012.


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