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  • Acts
  • 2012
  • Chapter 37 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTON TO GRANT EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OVER CERTAIN TOWN-OWNED LAND.

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 and in consideration of the imposition of strict regulation of future use of the land to protect public health and the environment, the town of Norton may transfer the care, custody, management and control of a portion of the property commonly known as the Shpack Site from the conservation commission for conservation purposes to the conservation commission for conservation purposes and for the purpose of granting to the Army Corps of Engineers and the performing defendants, under the below-referenced consent decree, of such easements and restrictions on the future use of the property as are necessary to effectuate environmental remediation and future use of the land as provided by and in accordance with the Record of Decision and Consent Decree filed in United States v. City of Attleboro, Massachusetts et al. (Civil Action No. 1:08-cv-120378), and to authorize the conservation commission to grant the easements and restrictions. The parcel of land is further described as follows:

The land with the buildings and improvements thereon, being Lot 1 and Lot 3 on a plan of land entitled: “Plan of Land on Union Road in Norton Massachusetts Prepared for: Lea Shpack Scale:1"=50' Date: March 16, 1981 Freeman Engineering Company” which plan is recorded at the Bristol northern district registry of deeds together with, and being more particularly described in a deed recorded with said registry in book 2106, page 246, and as shown on the town of Norton assessor’s map 26 as parcel 2 and parcel 2-02.

SECTION 2. No document granting interests in the property described in section 1 shall be valid unless it provides that the interests shall be solely for the purposes of remediating the property and imposes restrictions on the future use of the property so as to meet the requirements of the Record of Decision and Consent Decree described in section 1.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, February 17, 2012.