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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO GRANT AN EASEMENT TO THE TOWN OF GRAFTON OVER A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND.

     Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for the conveyance of an easement over a certain parcel of land to the town of Grafton, 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 sections 32 to 37, inclusive, of chapter 7C of the General Laws, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may convey an easement over a certain parcel of land to the town of Grafton for the establishment of a right-of-way along the length of Institute road as shown on the plan entitled “Proposed Right of Way & Easement Plan of Institute Road in Grafton, Mass,” dated May 19, 2015, as revised November 13, 2015, and prepared by Guerriere & Halnon, Inc., 1029 Providence Road, Whitinsville, MA 01588, which is on file in the office of the town clerk.  The conveyance shall be by deed without warranties or representations by the commonwealth. The land over which the easement may be granted was acquired by the commonwealth by deeds recorded in the Worcester district registry of deeds in book 1728, page 21, book 1730, page 243 and book 1742, page 398.
     SECTION 2.  The consideration for the conveyance of the easement authorized in section 1 shall be less than $100.
     SECTION 3.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Grafton and its successors and assigns shall be responsible for all costs and expenses related to the conveyance of the easement authorized in section 1 including, but not limited to, costs associated with any engineering, surveys and deed preparation.

Approved, December 2, 2016