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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME TO GRANT AN EASEMENT TO THE TOWN OF BOURNE IN EXCHANGE FOR A CONSERVATION RESTRICTION ON TOWN LAND.

     Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith the grant of an easement to the town of Bourne to allow the town to connect an effluent pipe to an existing wastewater treatment system on the Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

     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 chapter 30B of the General Laws and sections 32 to 38, inclusive, of chapter 7C of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the division of fisheries and wildlife in the department of fish and game may grant to the town of Bourne an easement on land under its care and control on the Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve for the town to construct, operate and maintain a town-owned effluent pipe to connect to an adjoining force main of an existing wastewater treatment system on the reserve, owned by the Air National Guard. The easement area on the reserve is shown on a plan of land entitled “Easement Plan of Land in Bourne, MA,” prepared by SITEC and dated June 30, 2016, which plan is on file with the department.
     SECTION 2.  In consideration of and as a condition for the grant of the easement authorized in section 1, the town of Bourne may grant to the department of fish and game a conservation restriction on 2 parcels of land owned by the town and recorded in the Barnstable county registry of deeds at book 20587, page 279 and book 20587, page 288, located on the easterly side of Head of Bay road in the Buzzards Bay section of the town of Bourne.
     SECTION 3.  The costs and expenses associated with the transactions authorized by this act, including engineering, survey, recording, appraisals and other professional services shall be borne by the town of Bourne.
     SECTION 4.  The department of fish and game shall submit a report on the transactions authorized in this act to the inspector general for review and comment. Within 15 days following submittal, the inspector general shall file a report with the commissioner of fish and game, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the senate and house committees on bonding, capital expenditures and state assets.

Approved, August 10, 2016