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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 CERTAIN LAND TO THE TOWN OF ACTON.

      Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith the exchange of certain land in the town of Acton, 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, in consultation with the director of fisheries and wildlife, may convey to the town of Acton for general municipal purposes certain land previously appraised at a fair market value of $235,000 and comprised of: (i) a certain parcel described in a deed recorded with the Middlesex southern district registry of deeds in book 8181, page 354 and identified on a plan entitled “Plan of Land in Acton to be Conveyed by Sven S. Hagen to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Surveyed by F. Bowers, September 16, 1953” which is on file with the division of capital asset management and maintenance; and (ii) a certain parcel described in a deed recorded with the Middlesex southern district registry of deeds in book 10928, page 156 and identified on a plan entitled “Plan of Land in Acton, Mass. owned by Sven S. Hagen, Scale 1”=50’ December 14, 1963, Fred X. Hanack, L.S.-C.E” which is on file with the division of capital asset management and maintenance. 
      SECTION 2.  In consideration for the conveyance authorized in section 1, the town of Acton shall: (i) pay $193,000, which shall be deposited into the wildland acquisition account within the Inland Fisheries and Game Fund established in section 2A of chapter 131 of the General Laws; and (ii) convey to the division of fisheries and wildlife a certain parcel of land previously appraised at a fair market value of $42,000, which consists of approximately 6 acres of woodland used as general municipal land by the town of Acton and described in a deed recorded with the Middlesex southern district registry of deeds in book 42294, page 359.
      SECTION 3.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the inspector general shall review and approve the appraisals described in this act. The inspector general may prepare a report of the review of the methodology utilized for the appraisal and may file the report with the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance. Within 15 days after receiving the inspector general’s report but not later than 15 days before the execution of any agreement or other document under this act, the commissioner may submit the report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight.
       SECTION 4.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Acton shall be responsible for all costs and expenses relating to the conveyance of property pursuant to this act including, but not limited to, costs associated with any engineering, surveys, historical reviews, appraisals and deed preparation related to the conveyances authorized by this act as such costs may be determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance

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Approved, May 6, 2016.