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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SCITUATE TO CONVEY CERTAIN 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.  (a)  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary but subject to paragraphs (a), (b) and (g) of section 16 of chapter 30B of the General Laws, the town of Scituate, acting by or through its board of selectmen, may sell or transfer an approximately 1.8-acre portion of a parcel of land located on the west side of Chief Justice Cushing highway, currently used for conservation and recreation purposes, to Bartlett Fields, LLC or such other grantee identified in and pursuant to the terms and conditions of a purchase and sale agreement between the board of selectmen and Bartlett Fields, LLC.  The parcel is identified by the town of Scituate assessor’s office as map/block/parcel 19-1-15F, and by deed recorded at the Plymouth registry of deeds in book 3528, page 768, and is reflected in the plan of land prepared by McKenzie Engineering Group, Inc., dated February 26, 2015, on file at the office of the town clerk. 
     (b)  As consideration for the conveyance in section 1, the town of Scituate shall acquire pursuant to the terms and conditions of the purchase and sale agreement referred to in said section 1: (i) an approximately 16-acre parcel of land owned by Raymond J. Livingstone, II, trustee, of Bartlett Fields Realty Trust, identified by the town of Scituate assessor’s office as map/block/parcel 23-1-6, and by deed recorded at the Plymouth registry of deeds in book 32695, page 66; (ii) an approximately 3.56 acre parcel of land owned by Whitcomb Pines, LLC, identified by the town of Scituate assessor’s office as a portion of map/block/parcel 25-5-18A, which was previously identified as map/block/parcel 23-1-6A, and by deed recorded at the Plymouth registry of deeds in book 32695, page 77; and (iii) an approximately 6.9 acre parcel of land owned by Whitcomb Pines, LLC, identified by the town of Scituate assessor’s office as a portion of map/block/parcel 25-5-18A, which was previously identified as map/block/parcel 25-5-3B, and by deed recorded at the Plymouth registry of deeds in book 32695, page 77.  The parcels of land conveyed to the town by Whitcomb Pines, LLC in clauses (ii) and (iii) shall be held by the town for conservation purposes.
     (c)  The grantee of the parcel described in section 1 shall pay for the costs of any appraisals, surveys and other expenses for the conveyances authorized by this act as may be considered necessary by the board of selectmen.
     SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, February 4, 2016.