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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MIDDLEBOROUGH TO EXCHANGE CERTAIN PARCELS OF CONSERVATION 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.  The board of selectmen and the conservation commission of the town of Middleborough may convey subject to paragraphs (a), (b) and (g) of section 16 of chapter 30B of the General Laws to the owner of the parcel of land described in section 2, the land on Old Center street and Erica avenue, shown on the town’s assessors’ map 49 as lot 388, containing 1.2 acres more or less and further described in a deed recorded in the Plymouth county registry of deeds in book 15773, page 280 which the town holds for conservation purposes.
     SECTION 2.  As consideration for the conveyance of the parcel identified in section 1, the board of selectmen and the conservation commission of the town of Middleborough shall purchase a parcel of land containing 7.88 acres, more or less, located on or off Wood street and being a portion of lot 2565 on the town’s assessors’ map 52, and further being shown as lot 5 on a plan of land dated December 3, 2014 entitled “`Thrush Hollow’ – a Residential Subdivision in Middleborough, Mass”, prepared by Outback Engineering, Incorporated.  The land so acquired shall be under the care and control of the conservation commission to be held for conservation purposes.  The purchase price for this parcel shall be $50,000 which shall be appropriated from the Budgeted Reserve Fund of the Community Preservation Fund to pay in part for such purchase.
     SECTION 3.  For the purpose of completing the transactions authorized in this act, the board of selectmen and the conservation commission of the town of Middleborough may file any applications for gifts, grants or other reimbursements from the commonwealth or from any other public or private entity or person.  The proceeds of any gifts, grants or reimbursements received pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Budgeted Reserve Fund of the Community Preservation Fund.  The board of selectmen and the conservation commission may execute any agreements relating to the land transfers authorized in this act including, but not limited to, the granting or imposition of a perpetual conservation restriction on the parcel of land to be acquired by the town pursuant to section 2.
     SECTION 4.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, August 9, 2016