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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HOPKINTON TO REMOVE CERTAIN LAND FROM A CONSERVATION RESTRICTION

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) The town of Hopkinton may remove a portion of a certain parcel of land located off Hayden rowe, Main street and Chamberlain street from the conservation restriction conveyed by the town to the Hopkinton Area Land Trust, Inc., by a deed recorded in the Middlesex southern district registry of deeds in book 41738, page 432. The portion of land to be removed from the conservation restriction contains approximately 1,400 square feet of land located along the south westerly sideline of Chamberlain street and is shown as “Proposed Right of Way Expansion Area = 1,400 SF” on a plan of land prepared by Bohler Engineering entitled “Definitive Subdivision Plan for Rec Hopkinton LLC”, sheet title “Chamberlain Street Improvement Plan A, sheet number 45 of 52”, dated June 13, 2018.

(b)  Notwithstanding chapters 30B and 40 of the General Laws as to the sale and purchase of land or any other general or special law to the contrary, as consideration for the conveyance authorized in subsection (a) the town of Hopkinton shall either: (i) amend the existing conservation restriction to include 2 new parcels of land, together containing approximately 5.7 acres total, more particularly described as: (1) “Parcel B” on a plan entitled “Plan of Land in Hopkinton” dated May 19, 1920, prepared by R.E. Allen & Son, Engineers, filed in the Land Registration Office, a copy of a portion of which is filed in the Middlesex southern district registry district of the land court in registration book 93, page 225, with certificate of title 14624 (Plan No. 8367A); and (2) a parcel of land more particularly described in a deed from the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company to the town of Hopkinton, which deed is recorded at the Middlesex southern district registry of deeds in book 9151, page 446, and depicted on a plan entitled “New York New Haven and Hartford Railroad Office of Engineer - Real Estate Surveys Land in Hopkinton, Mass to be Conveyed to Town of Hopkinton,” dated September 1957 and recorded in the Middlesex south registry of deeds as plan number 603 of 1958, and which parcel is further depicted on a plan entitled “Sketch Plan of Land”, dated April 23, 2019; or (ii) convey a new conservation restriction to the Hopkinton Area Land Trust, Inc., for conservation and passive recreation purposes, over said parcels comprising 5.7 acres pursuant to sections 31, 32, and 33 of chapter 184 of the General Laws.

SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, August 4, 2020.