Substitute Senate Bill No. 1433

Special Act No. 01-6

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF STATE LAND.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Notwithstanding a certain restriction contained in a Quit Claim Deed from the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, to the Norwalk Transit District, dated December 27, 1982, and recorded in the city of Norwalk Land Records in volume 483, page 1, that the parcel of land described in said deed was conveyed for transit district bus garage and maintenance facility purposes only, the Norwalk Transit District is authorized to convey said parcel to the city of Norwalk, free of said restriction, provided, if said parcel is so conveyed, (1) the city of Norwalk may use the parcel only for fire department facilities and administrative offices, and (2) if the city of Norwalk does not use the parcel for said purposes, the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

Sec. 2. Section 8 of special act 97-20 is amended to read as follows:

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Trumbull, subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board and at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance, a parcel of land located in the town of Trumbull, having an area of approximately 3.35 acres and identified as Parcel No. 36 on town of Trumbull Tax Assessor's Map I12.

(b) The town of Trumbull shall use said parcel of land for affordable housing purposes. If the town of Trumbull (1) does not use said parcel for said purposes, (2) does not retain ownership of all of said parcel, or (3) leases all or any portion of said parcel for any other purpose, the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section, and the Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 3. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the Yantic Volunteer Fire Department the parcels of land located at 42, 44 and 46 Franklin Road in the town of Franklin, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land have a total area of approximately .58 acre. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The Yantic Volunteer Fire Department shall use said parcel of lands for open space and fire training purposes. If the Yantic Volunteer Fire Department:

(1) Does not use any said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of any said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of any said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcels of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Environmental Protection. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 4. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Farmington a parcel of land located in the town of Farmington, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 8.9 acres and is identified as Lot 3 on town of Farmington Tax Assessor's New Maps 84 and 97. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Farmington shall use said parcel of land for open space purposes. If the town of Farmington:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 5. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the town of Farmington a parcel of land located in the town of Farmington, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 29.6 acres and is identified as Lot 22a on town of Farmington Tax Assessor's New Maps 29 and 40. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Farmington shall use said parcel of land for open space and recreational purposes. If the town of Farmington:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Environmental Protection. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 6. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the town of Old Lyme two parcels of land located in the town of Old Lyme, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land are described as follows: (1) Lot 52 on town of Old Lyme Tax Assessor's Map 43, which parcel has an area of approximately 1.23 acres, and (2) Lot 5 on town of Old Lyme Tax Assessor's Map 48, which parcel has an area of approximately 1.23 acres. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Old Lyme shall use the parcel of land described in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section for recreational access to the Connecticut River and shall use the parcel of land described in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section for open space purposes. If the town of Old Lyme, in the case of either parcel:

(1) Does not use the parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcels of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Environmental Protection. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 7. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Wethersfield a parcel of land located at the intersection of Two Rod Highway and Kitts Lane in the town of Wethersfield, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 1.02 acres and is further identified as:

A certain parcel of land labeled as STATE OF CONNECTICUT (DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION) on a map entitled "Town of Wethersfield, Map Showing Land Released To Town of Wethersfield By The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation Interstate Route 291, Scale 1" = 40', April, 1993, James F. Byrnes Jr. P.E., Transportation Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Ops, Town No. 159, Project No. 93-74, Serial No. 83A, Sheet 1 of 1."

Said map is on file in the Wethersfield Town Clerk's Office -- Map No. 2164 filed June 9, 1994.

Said parcel of land is more particularly bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point marked by a monument at the northeasterly corner of the premises herein conveyed and the southerly street line of the former Two Rod Highway.

Thence running in a general westerly direction along the said southerly street line of the former Two Rod Highway 225.84 feet to a monument set.

Thence turning and running in a general southwesterly direction with an interior angle of 172_-29'-19", 218.03 feet along a proposed street line to a monument in the northeasterly street line of Kitts Lane.

Thence turning and running in a general southeasterly direction with an interior angle of 53_-31'-48", 206.00 feet along the proposed northeasterly street line of said Kitts Lane to a monument.

Thence turning and running in a general southeasterly direction with an interior angle of 140_-44'-51", 31.66 feet to a monument in the northwesterly street line of Two Rod Highway.

Thence turning and running in a general northeasterly direction with an interior angle of 141_-56'-45" along said northwesterly street line of Two Rod Highway 202.92 feet to a monument.

Thence continuing in a general northeasterly direction along said northwesterly street line of Two Rod Highway 116.86 feet along the arc of a curve having a radius of 930.00 feet to a monument.

Thence turning and running in a general northwesterly direction with an interior angle of 93_-35'-59", 22.80 feet to the point and place of beginning.

Said conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Wethersfield shall use said parcel of land for open space purposes. If the town of Wethersfield:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 8. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Plainville a parcel of land located in the town of Plainville, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 2.5 acres and is identified as Lot 9 in Block A on town of Plainville Tax Assessor's Map 24. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Plainville shall use said parcel of land for open space and recreational purposes. If the town of Plainville:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 9. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of South Windsor three parcels of land located in the town of South Windsor, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land are identified as (1) the subject parcel in a warranty deed from Henry G. Chung Et Al, to the State of Connecticut, recorded in Volume 620, Page 379 of the town of South Windsor Land Records, and further described as the parcel of land identified as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Compilation Plan, Town of South Windsor, Map Showing Land Released to the Town of South Windsor by The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Buckland Road, Scale 1" = 20', July 1998, James F. Byrnes Jr., P.E. Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations, Town No. 132, Proj. No. 132-100, Serial No. 5A, Sheet 1 of 1", which parcel has an area of approximately .44 acre, (2) a portion of the land on town of South Windsor Tax Assessor's Maps 27-13 and 27-14, which is further described as the parcel of land identified as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Compilation Plan, Town of South Windsor, Map Showing Land Released to the Town of South Windsor by The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Buckland Road, Scale 1" = 20', James F. Byrnes Jr., P.E. Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations, Town No. 132, Proj. No. 132-100, Serial No. 6A, Sheet 1 of 1", which parcel has an area of approximately .94 acre, and (3) the subject parcel in a warranty deed from Ronald A. Phenix Et Al, to the State of Connecticut, recorded in Volume 627, Page 85 of the town of South Windsor Land Records and the subject parcel in a quit claim deed from Thomas C. O'Connor Et Al, to the State of Connecticut, recorded in Volume 620, Page 502 of the town of South Windsor Land Records, and further described as the parcel of land identified as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Compilation Plan, Town of South Windsor, Map Showing Land Released to, by The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Buckland Road, Scale 1" = 20', Aug. 2000, James F. Byrnes Jr., P.E. Chief Engineer, Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations, Town No. 132, Proj. No. 132-100, Serial No. 17A, Sheet 1 of 1", which parcel has an area of approximately .74 acre. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) (1) The town of South Windsor shall use said parcels of land for open space or storm water management and infrastructure improvement purposes, or may sell all or any portion of said parcels of land to a purchaser who shall use such land for economic development purposes. Any such sale shall be made at a cost equal to the fair market value of the land as determined by the average of the appraisals of two independent appraisers who shall be selected by the Commissioner of Transportation. Such cost shall be subject to the approval of such commissioner, said town and the purchaser. All moneys received by the town of South Windsor from any such sale shall be paid promptly to the State Treasurer and deposited in the Special Transportation Fund.

(2) If, in the case of any such parcel, the town of South Windsor (A) does not use the parcel for open space or storm water management and infrastructure improvement purposes, (B) does not retain ownership of all of the parcel, except for a sale of all or any portion of the parcel for economic development purposes in accordance with subdivision (1) of this subsection, or (C) leases all or any portion of the parcel, the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 10. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall sell or lease to St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church Corporation a parcel of land located in the town of New Fairfield for fair market value. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately .2603 acre and is identified as the parcel of land abutting Route 39, Marjorie Drive and said church and is further described as the parcel of land identified as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Survey Map Showing Land Released to St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church Corporation by the State of Connecticut, Connecticut Route 39, Town of New Fairfield, Fairfield County, Ct., March 23, 2001, Scale 1"=40', Prepared by the Office of Paul A. Hiro, P.C.". The sale or lease shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the sale or lease of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a sale or lease is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a sale or lease under this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such sale or lease.

Sec. 11. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Farmington a parcel of land located in the town of Farmington, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately .509 acre and is bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the southerly right-of-way line of Scott Swamp Road (Route 6), said point also being the northwesterly corner of the herein described parcel of land;

Thence running along the southerly right-of-way line of Route 6:

South 83 degrees-35'-45" East a distance of 398.49 feet to a point;

Thence running along land now or formerly of Tomasso Brothers, Inc.:

South 00 degrees-44'-26" East a distance of 51.63 feet to a point;

North 84 degrees-34'-51" West a distance of 321.22 feet to a point;

North 84 degrees-38'-51" West a distance of 90.56 feet to a point;

North 13 degrees-02'-59" West a distance of 58.51 feet to the point and place of beginning.

The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Farmington may use, sell, lease or exchange said parcel of land for economic development, municipal or recreational purposes. If the town of Farmington does not use, sell, lease or exchange said parcel of land for economic development, municipal or recreational purposes, the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land to the town of Farmington not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 12. Special act 93-23 is amended to read as follows:

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of the general statutes or any special act or section 3 of public act 88-267, the Connecticut Housing Authority shall convey to the Bridgeport housing authority the following properties: (1) The Beardsley Terrace Apartments and Beardsley Terrace Apartments Extension, Bridgeport, and (2) the Pequonock Gardens Project, Bridgeport. The conveyance of such properties shall be subject to the condition that such properties continue to be used by the Bridgeport housing authority for the purpose of providing housing for persons and families of low and moderate income.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of the general statutes or any special act or section 3 of public act 88-267, the Connecticut Housing Authority shall convey to a municipal housing authority the following properties: (1) 1190 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield; (2) 1192 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield; (3) 1194 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield; (4) 1196 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield; (5) 142 Tunxis Avenue, Bloomfield; (6) 28 Daniel Boulevard, Bloomfield; (7) 9 Glenwood Avenue, Bloomfield; (8) 420 Park Avenue, Bloomfield; (9) 422 Park Avenue, Bloomfield; (10) 43 Marguerite Avenue, Bloomfield; (11) 49 Marguerite Avenue, Bloomfield; (12) 35 Brookdale Avenue, Bloomfield; (13) 10 Taft Avenue, Bloomfield; (14) 12 Taft Avenue, Bloomfield; (15) 14 Taft Avenue, Bloomfield. The conveyance of such properties shall be subject to the condition that such properties continue to be used by the municipal housing authority for the purpose of providing housing for persons and families of low and moderate income.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of the general statutes or any special act or section 3 of public act 88-267, the Connecticut Housing Authority shall convey to the Bridgeport housing authority the structure located at 82-102 Smith Street in the city of Bridgeport. The conveyance of such structure shall be subject to the condition that such structure continue to be used by the Bridgeport housing authority for the purpose of providing housing for persons and families of low and moderate income.

(d) If any property or structure described in subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this section is not used for the purpose of providing housing for persons and families of low and moderate income, said property or structure shall revert to the state.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (c) of this section, the Pequonock Gardens Project, Bridgeport, shall not revert to the state upon the closing and demolition of said project. If, after the demolition of said project, the net revenue from the sale or lease of the property on which the project has been located is not used by the Bridgeport housing authority for the purpose of providing housing for persons and families of low and moderate income, said property shall revert to the state.

[(e)] (f) The properties and structures described in subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this section shall remain under the care and control of the Connecticut Housing Authority until a conveyance is made in accordance with this section. The state treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed, instrument or amendment thereto necessary for any conveyance under this section and the Connecticut Housing Authority shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents for any such conveyance.

Sec. 13. Subsection (b) of section 6 of public act 00-168 is amended to read as follows:

(b) The city of Norwalk shall use said parcel of land for urban renewal, economic development and housing purposes. If the city of Norwalk:

(1) Does not use said parcel for any of said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel except for any sale for any of said purposes; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel for any other purpose,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut. If the city of Norwalk sells said parcel of land for economic development purposes, the city of Norwalk shall use the proceeds from the sale for the construction of a parking garage for (A) the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, and (B) economic development and urban renewal purposes.

Sec. 14. Norwich Regional Vocational-Technical School may occupy the property at 574 New London Turnpike no later than ninety days after said property is vacated by Three Rivers Community-Technical College. In such case, (1) administrative, academic and certain trade shop functions of the vocational-technical school shall be moved to said property but the shops requiring construction of conjoined modern facilities at the south side of the existing structure, such as the automotive garage, and the machine, carpentry, plumbing and electrical shops shall remain at the existing structure, and (2) the regional vocational-technical school system under the Department of Education shall administer the entire conjoined property.

Sec. 15. The name of Morrissey Brook in the town of Sherman shall be changed to Naromiyocknowhosunkatanshunk Brook.

Sec. 16. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Colchester a parcel of land identified as Memorial Green and located at the intersection of State Route 85, State Route 16, Hayward Avenue extension and Broadway in the town of Colchester, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Colchester shall use said parcel of land for the Memorial Green. If the town of Colchester:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 17. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Middlebury a parcel of land located in the town of Middlebury, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of less than one acre and is identified as Lot 121 on town of Middlebury Tax Assessor's Map 6-08. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Middlebury shall use said parcel of land for open space and recreational purposes. If the town of Middlebury:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 18. Subsection (b) of section 24 of public act 00-168 is amended to read as follows:

(b) [The] Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the town of Manchester shall use the forested floodplain portion of the parcel of land adjacent to the Hockanum River, consisting of approximately twelve acres, for open space purposes and the remainder of said parcel of land, consisting of approximately ten acres, for ballfields or other recreational purposes. If the town of Manchester:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut. The town of Manchester shall coordinate the site specific details of such forested floodplain with the Department of Transportation.

Sec. 19. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to Danielson Turnpike Properties, Inc., two parcels of land located in the town of Killingly, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land are located south of Squaw Rock Road and are identified as Tract 1 and Tract 3 in a warranty deed in Volume 730 at Page 297 of the Killingly Land Records. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Environmental Protection. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of this section. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 20. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Public Works is authorized to enter into such agreements and easements as the commissioner determines necessary to enable the commissioner to control vehicular access to state-owned property at 410-474 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, over which the owner of adjoining property at 376-402 Capitol Avenue, Hartford has certain rights, arising by easement, to access said owner's property, and to clarify such access rights as the owner of 376-402 Capitol Avenue may have with respect to the state property at 410-474 Capitol Avenue.

Sec. 21. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the town of Hampton a parcel of land located in the town of Hampton, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land is described as follows: Beginning at a point in the northerly line of West Old Route 6 at the southwest corner of land now or formerly of Lavinnia S. Stocking described as the Second Tract in a deed dated May 22, 1986, and recorded in Volume 31 Page 858 of the Hampton Land Records, the line runs southwesterly in the northerly line of West Old Route 6 about 600 feet to a point northerly of the northwest corner of the parcel of land on the southerly side of West Old Route 6 on which the Hampton Town Garage is located; thence the line runs northerly parallel to the west bound of said Second Tract, about 220 feet to a point; thence the line runs easterly, parallel to the northerly line of West Old Route 6 about 600 feet to a point in the west bound of said Second Tract; thence the line runs southerly by a stone wall and said Second Tract about 220 feet, containing 3 acres, more or less.

(b) The town of Hampton shall use said parcel of land for a municipal garage. If the town of Hampton:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board. The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Environmental Protection. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 22. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the town of Chaplin three parcels of land located in the town of Chaplin, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance.

The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board. Said parcels of land are described as follows:

First Parcel:

A certain tract of land located off the westerly side of Connecticut Route 198 in the Town of Chaplin, Windham County Connecticut, labeled as "Land to be Conveyed from the State of Connecticut to the Town of Chaplin" on a map entitled "TOWN HALL/GARRISON PARK PROPERTY to be acquired from CT. D.E.P. Compilation plan prepared for the Town of Chaplin Conn Rte. 198 Chaplin, CT, Date: 5/22/2001, Scale 1" = 60', CAD DWG 01-121-3, Drawn JHB, Designed JHB, Checked DRA, Sheet No. 3 of 3, Job No. 01-122" as prepared by Towne Engineering, Inc. Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors South Windham, Connecticut. Said parcel is more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at the southeasterly corner of the herein described parcel being the northeasterly corner of land of the Town of Chaplin the grantee herein at an "IRON PIPE AND STONES CSF 374" in the southwesterly line of land now or formerly of Gary Lee & Brenda Lee Johnson,

Thence turning northwesterly along land of said Lee & Johnson 810 feet more or less to "STONES CSF 373",

Thence turning southerly 805 feet more or less along the remaining land of the State of Connecticut, the Grantor herein, to a "36" WHITE OAK CSF 377" in the northerly line of land now or formerly of Mary Hubbard,

Thence turning northeasterly along land of said Hubbard 321 feet more or less to an iron pipe at the northwesterly corner of the land of the Grantee herein,

Thence N 50_ 01' E 223.86 feet along land of the Grantee herein to a "TWIN ELM CSF 376",

Thence S 89_ 06' E 330.88 feet along land of the Grantee herein to an "IRON PIPE AND STONES CSF 375",

Thence N 65_ 03' 20" E 179.86 feet along land of the Grantee herein to the point and place of beginning.

Said parcel contains 258,900 square feet more or less or 5.94 acres the same more or less.

Second Parcel:

A certain tract or parcel of land known as the "NEFF Lot" located westerly of South Bear Hill Road in the Town of Chaplin, Windham County Connecticut. Said parcel is depicted on a map entitled "NEFF LOT to be acquired from CT. D.E.P. Compilation plan prepared for the Town of Chaplin off South Bear Hill Road Chaplin, CT Date 5/22/2001, Scale 1" = 100', CAD Dwg 01-122-2, Drawn JHB, Designed JHB, Checked DRA, Sheet No. 2 of 3, Job No. 01-122" as prepared by Towne Engineering, Inc. Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors South Windham, Connecticut. Said NEFF Lot is more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at the southeasterly corner of the herein described parcel at the southwesterly corner of land now or formerly of the Helen Garrison Trust,

Thence N 45_ E 1056 feet along land of said Garrison Trust to land now or formerly of Goodrich,

Thence N 45_ W 627 feet along land of said Goodrich to the Natchaug River,

Thence S 31_ W 297 feet,

Thence S 23_ W 264 feet,

Thence S 04_ 30' W 165 feet,

Thence S 55_ 30' W 66 feet,

Thence S 29_ W 346.5 feet to a point in the northerly line of other land of the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection,

The previous five courses are along the Natchaug River,

Thence S 38_ E 304.92 feet along said other land of the D.E.P. to the point and place of beginning.

Said NEFF Lot contains 11.25 Acres.

Said Parcel is subject to a right of way in favor of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, as described in Volume K page 257.

Intending to convey all that parcel which was conveyed to the State of Connecticut by Harrison F. Neff on May 1, 1928 which deed is recorded in Volume K Page 257 of the Chaplin Land Records.

Third Parcel:

A certain tract of land located on Connecticut Route 198 and North Bear Hill Road in the Town of Chaplin, Windham County Connecticut, labeled as Parcel A on a map entitled "Town Garage Parcel to be acquired from CT. D.E.P. Compilation plan prepared for the Town of Chaplin Conn Rte. 198 & No. Bear Hill Rd. Chaplin, CT, Date: 5/22/2001, Scale 1" = 40', CAD DWG 01-121-1, Drawn RAC, Designed JHB, Checked DRA, Sheet No. 1 of 3, Job No. 01-122" as prepared by Towne Engineering, Inc. Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors South Windham, Connecticut. Said Parcel A is more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at the southwesterly corner of the existing Town Garage property in the easterly highway line of Connecticut Route 198,

Thence S 23_ 33' 05" W 46.92 feet along the easterly highway line of said Route 198 to a point,

Thence N 66_ 26' 55" W 10.00 feet along the easterly highway line of said Route 198 to a point,

Thence S 23_ 33' 05" W 30.51 feet along the easterly highway line of said Route 198 to a point,

Thence turning S 75_ 13' 36" E 633.04 feet to a point,

Thence N 13_ 45' 35" E 869.29 feet to a point in the southerly streetline of North Bear Hill Road,

Thence turning S 81_ 34' 36" W 81.00 feet along the southerly streetline of North Bear Hill Road to the northeasterly corner of the existing Town Garage property,

Thence S 13_ 45' 35" W 762.37 feet to a point,

Thence N 75_ 13' 36" W 535.00 feet to the point and place of beginning.

Said parcel is bounded westerly by Route 198, southerly by the remaining land of the Grantor herein, easterly by the remaining land of the Grantor herein, northerly by North Bear Hill Road, westerly by other land of the Grantee herein, and northerly by other land of the Grantee herein.

Said Parcel A contains 104,900 square feet more or less or 2.41 acres the same more or less.

It is the intent of this deed to convey to the Town of Chaplin a 75 foot wide strip on the southerly and easterly side of the existing Town Garage property.

Said parcel is subject to a 40 foot wide right of way in favor of the grantor herein which is an extension of the existing right of way over the Town Garage property.

(b) The Town of Chaplin shall use the first and second parcels described in subsection (a) of this section for open space purposes and the third parcel described in said subsection for the future use and expansion of the town's transfer station. If the Town of Chaplin, in the case of any said parcel:

(1) Does not use the parcel for the required purposes for the parcel;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of the parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of the parcel,

The parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcels of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Environmental Protection. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 23. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Fairfield a parcel of land located in the town of Fairfield, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 1.3 acres and is identified as 488-512 Tunxis Road. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Fairfield shall use said parcel of land for a public works garage. If the town of Fairfield:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 24. Subsection (c) of section 3 of public act 98-176 is amended to read as follows:

(c) The commissioner shall plan for and carry out the development of housing or any other public purpose project which shall include a housing component on the premises of Rice Heights.

Sec. 25. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the state shall retain ownership of all of a parcel of land located in the town of Cheshire, having an acre of approximately 4.0 acres and identified as the parcel of land identified as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Town of Cheshire - Map Showing Land to be Released to - by the State of Connecticut, Waterbury - Meriden Road, Scale 1"=40', March 1987, Robert W. Gubala, Transportation Chief Engineer - Bureau of Highways, Town No. 25, Project No. 25 Misc, Serial No. 36D, Sheet 1 of 1."

Sec. 26. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University System shall convey a parcel of land located on the Westside Campus of Western Connecticut State University in the city of Danbury, having an area of approximately 7.026 acres, to the city of Danbury. Said parcel of land is described as follows: Beginning at a point on the westerly highway line of Middle River Road, so-called, which point marks the southeasterly corner of the property, now or formerly of Mohammed R. and Nasreen Alam and the northeasterly corner of the herein described parcel, thence running in a southerly direction along the westerly highway line of said Middle River Road on a course bearing S40-26-48E, a distance of 374.94' to a point, which point marks the southeasterly corner of the herein described parcel, thence turning and running in a westerly and northerly direction through the property of the state of Connecticut the following courses and distances:

S 60-04-24 W 747.51'

to a point, which marks the northeasterly corner of the herein described parcel at a point on the northerly property line of the State of Connecticut and the southerly property line of land now or formerly of Paul A. and Edalina L. Novack, thence turning and running in an easterly direction along the southerly property line of said Paul A. and Edalina L. Novack and land now or formerly of Mohammed R. and Nasreen Alam, each in part the following courses and distances:

to a point and place of beginning. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The city of Danbury shall use said parcel of land for the development of a regional magnet school. If the city of Danbury:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel for any other purpose, the parcel shall revert to the state.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from said Board of Trustees. The land shall remain under the care and control of said Board of Trustees until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Public Works shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and the regulations adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to section 10-287c of the general statutes, off-site infrastructure improvements and utility extensions that are required for the development of the regional magnet school and are constructed on the portion of the Westside Campus of Western Connecticut State University that is not conveyed to the city of Danbury under this section shall be deemed to be eligible costs for school building projects under said chapter 173 of the general statutes and said regulations. Said infrastructure improvements and utility extensions shall include a roadway and sanitary sewer, electrical service and other such improvements and extensions as said Board of Trustees deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

Sec. 27. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the city of Danbury shall convey a parcel of land located in the city of Danbury, having an area of approximately 6 acres, including any temporary or permanent buildings on said parcel that are owned by the city of Danbury, to the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University System, for use by Western Connecticut State University. Said parcel of land is bounded and described as follows:

Commencing at a point in the easterly line of Seventh Avenue, said point marking the division line of property now or formerly of St. Nicholas Greek Catholic Church and property herein conveyed, thence along Seventh Avenue, N. 13 degrees 00' E. 360.0 feet; thence along property now or formerly of the State of Connecticut the following courses, S. 77 degrees 00' E. 163.15', S. 17 degrees 27' E. 224.40 feet, N. 72 degrees 33' E. 385.0 feet to the westerly line of Ninth Avenue, thence along Ninth Avenue, S. 17 degrees 27' E. 110.0 feet to land now or formerly of Joseph Sachs et al; thence S. 72 degrees 33' W. 125.0 feet, along said land now or formerly of Sachs; thence S. 17 degrees 27' E. 70.0 feet, along said land now or formerly of Sachs to a point in the northerly line of Roberts Avenue, thence along Roberts Avenue, S. 72 degrees 33' W. 420.58 feet; thence still along Roberts Avenue, N. 77 degrees 00' W. 79.67 feet, to land now or formerly of Paul E. Hoppe; thence N. 13 degrees 00' E. 70.0 feet, along land now or formerly of said Hoppe, thence N. 77 degrees 00' W. 150.0 feet, along land now or formerly of said Hoppe and land now or formerly of St. Nicholas Greek Catholic Church, to the point of beginning. For a more particular description of said property, reference is hereby made to a map entitled "Map Showing Property to be conveyed to the Town of Danbury by the State of Connecticut, located between Seventh Avenue, Ninth Avenue and Roberts Avenue, Danbury, Connecticut" dated August 11, 1950, and prepared by S. A. Rapp, CE & LS, filed with the Town Clerk as Map No. 1243.

Together with all right, title and interest in and to Seventh Avenue and that portion of Roberts Avenue lying between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue.

(b) Said conveyance shall be made for a cost equal to the sum of (1) the fair market value of said parcel, as determined by an independent appraisal which the Commissioner of Public Works shall obtain, and (2) one hundred thousand dollars for acquisition and related closing costs. The city of Danbury shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for said conveyance, which shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of the conveyance.

(c) After said conveyance, said Board of Trustees shall lease said parcel of land to the city of Danbury to enable the city to continue to operate the Roberts Avenue Elementary School until (1) completion of construction of a new elementary school to replace the Roberts Avenue Elementary School, or (2) the end of a five-year period that begins on the date of said conveyance, whichever is earlier. The city of Danbury shall not be required to pay rent or other costs under said lease, except for the payment of necessary utility, insurance and maintenance expenses for the operation of the Roberts Avenue Elementary School. The city of Danbury shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the state and its successors and assigns from and against all (A) actions, suits, claims, investigations or legal, administrative or arbitration proceedings pending or threatened, whether at law or in equity, in any forum arising out of acts or omissions by the city or any of its members, directors, officers, representatives, agents, servants, consultants, employees or any other person or entity with whom the city is in privity of oral or written contract, in furtherance of said lease, (B) liabilities arising out of the negligence of the city or any such person or entity concerning the duties and obligations of the city or any such person or entity as set forth in said lease, and (C) damages, losses, costs and expenses, including but not limited to, attorneys' and other professionals' fees, that may arise out of such actions, suits, claims, investigations or legal, administrative or arbitration proceedings or liabilities for bodily injury, death or property damage. The city shall reimburse the state, in such amount as the state reasonably determines, for any and all damage to the real or personal property of the state caused by negligent acts of the city or any parties of the city under said lease.

Sec. 28. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to Charles W. Evans and Alexandria S. Evans a parcel of land located between 228 Greenwoods Road and Route 44 in the town of Norfolk, at a cost of three thousand five hundred dollars. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 1.75 acres and is further identified as the parcel of land described in Department of Transportation File No. 97-000-25B. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Approved July 6, 2001