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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTON TO USE WATER SUPPLY AND CONSERVATION LAND FOR PUBLIC WAY PURPOSES

     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 town of Norton may transfer the care, custody and control of certain land held for water supply and conservation purposes from the water and sewer commissioners, the conservation commission or any other board having custody thereof to the board of selectmen for public way purposes which shall include, but not be limited to, constructing, reconstructing, repairing, rehabilitating or improving Plain street, the bridge over Canoe river, walls, drainage, slopes and utilities and erosion control and for the granting of easements for such purposes.  The land to be transferred shall include certain portions of the parcels of land on Plain street shown on assessors’ map 19 as lot 3 and on assessors’ map 18 as lots 63-01 and 128, which portions are shown more particularly on a plan of land entitled "Plan and Profile of Plain Street (Bridge No. N-23-017) in the Town of Norton Bristol County Preliminary Right of Way", prepared by TEC, Inc. and a plan entitled "Road Acceptance Plan in Norton, MA", dated August 27, 2014 and prepared by Hancock Associates.
     SECTION 2.  As a condition of the conveyance authorized in section 1, the town of Norton shall transfer the care, custody and control of the parcel of town-owned land located off James street, identified by the assessors as parcel 5-2-02-0, containing 0.62 acres, more or less, and acquired by the town by a final judgment in a tax foreclosure case recorded with the Bristol county registry of deeds in book 8028, page 46, from the tax custodian for tax title purposes to the conservation commission and the conservation commission shall dedicate and designate the parcel for conservation purposes pursuant to section 8C of chapter 40 of the General Laws.
     SECTION 3.  If the land conveyed pursuant to section 1 ceases to be used for the purposes described in said section 1, the land shall revert to the town of Norton for conservation or water supply purposes.
     SECTION 4.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, November 25, 2015.