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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF CONCORD

     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 37, 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 commissioner of correction, may convey a portion of a certain parcel of state-owned land in the town of Concord, currently under the care and control of the department of correction, to the town of Concord. The parcel is approximately .67 acres, is located at 407 to 409, inclusive, Commonwealth avenue, is shown on the Concord assessors’ map D-8 as parcel 2014 and is referenced on a map titled “Bruce Freeman Rail Trail: General Plans and Profile.”  Such land shall be used for amenities to support the Bruce Freeman rail trail, including, but not limited to, providing parking, bike racks and trail space.  The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the commissioner of correction, shall determine the exact boundaries of the parcel after completion of a survey. 
    SECTION 2.  In consideration for the conveyance of the parcel described in section 1, the town of Concord shall pay $1 at the time of conveyance.  The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance shall establish the value of the property for both the highest and best use of the property as currently encumbered and for the purposes described in section 1.  The commissioner shall place notification in the central register of the conveyance, the amount of such transaction and the difference between the calculated value and the price received.
    SECTION 3.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Concord shall be responsible for all costs and expenses of the transaction authorized in this act as determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, including, but not limited to, the costs of any engineering, surveys, appraisals, recording fees and deed preparation related to the conveyance of the parcel and all costs, liabilities and expenses of any nature and kind for its ownership.
    SECTION 4.  No instrument executed pursuant to this act shall be valid unless it provides that the area conveyed shall be used solely for the purposes described in section 1.  The instrument authorized in section 1 shall state that the property shall, at the election of the division of capital asset management and maintenance, revert to the commonwealth and be assigned to the care and control of the department of correction upon such terms and conditions as the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may determine, if the property ceases to be used for the express purposes authorized in this act.  If any interest reverts to the commonwealth pursuant to this section, any further disposition shall be subject to sections 32 to 37, inclusive, of chapter 7C of the General Laws and the prior approval of the general court.

Approved, August 9, 2016