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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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 any general or special law to the contrary, the select board of the town of Winchester may, pursuant to a vote of the Winchester annual town meeting on April 25, 2022 and the requirements of section 15A of chapter 40 of the General Laws, transfer the care, custody and control of a certain parcel of land currently under the care and control of the select board of the town of Winchester for water supply purposes to the school committee of the town of Winchester for school purposes. The parcel of land that may be transferred under this section comprises approximately 3.97 acres, is more or less located off Brantwood road in the town of Winchester, is known as assessor’s parcel 14 321 0, and is more particularly described in whole or in part as Parcel 3 in a deed registered with the Middlesex south registry of deeds as Instrument 152399.

SECTION 2.  As a condition of any disposition of land pursuant to section 1, and to ensure no net loss of land subject to Article 97 of the amendments to the constitution of the Commonwealth, the town of Winchester shall dedicate solely for purposes subject to Article 97, land of at least 3.97 acres in size and equal or greater recreational and natural resource value as the land so disposed.

SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect on passage.

Approved, August 10, 2022.