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 sections 32 to 38, inclusive, of chapter 7C of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, may grant to the town of Amherst and the town of Amherst may acquire: (i) a permanent sewer easement on a portion of land located in the town of Amherst and described in a deed recorded in the Hampshire district registry of deeds in book 1600, page 720; (ii) a confirmatory permanent public way and utility easement on a parcel of land known as Olympia drive; and (iii) a permanent water and sewer easement on a parcel of land known as Authority way. Each is described on a plan of land entitled “Roadway Acceptance Plan of Olympia Drive and Authority Way, Amherst, MA”, dated August 23, 2012 and prepared by Doucet & Associates, Inc.
SECTION 2. In consideration for the grant of easements, the town of Amherst shall repair and maintain Olympia drive in the same manner in which other public ways are maintained in the town of Amherst including, but not limited to: (i) roadway resurfacing; (ii) substrate and pavement repair; (iii) cleanup; and (iv) snow removal.
SECTION 3. The town of Amherst shall be responsible for all costs and expenses including, but not limited to, costs associated with any engineering, surveys and document preparation related to the grant of easements authorized in section 1 as the costs may be determined by the commissioner.
Approved, March 24, 2014.