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Substitute House Bill No. 6662

Special Act No. 03-19

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. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation, Inc. a parcel of land located in the city of New Britain and the town of Newington, 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 the site of the National Iwo Jima Memorial Monument and Park. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation, Inc. shall use said parcel of land for the purposes of the National Iwo Jima Memorial Monument and Park. If said foundation:

(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) Said parcel of land shall be conveyed (1) subject to the right of the State of Connecticut to (A) pass and re-pass over and on said parcel of land for the purpose of accessing lands of the state, and (B) place and maintain over, under, and on said parcel of land existing and future utilities, including but not limited to, electrical, water, sanitary sewer, telecommunications and gas, and (2) subject to any other rights and easements with regard to said parcel of land that the state deems necessary to meet its governmental obligations.

(d) 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 subsections (b) and (c) of this section. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Greenwich a parcel of land located on the easterly side of Spring House Road in the town of Greenwich at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 1. 30 acres and is identified as the parcel shown as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Town of Greenwich, Map Showing Land Released to, by The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, CT. Route 15 - Merritt Parkway at Round Hill Road, Scale 1"=80', Jan. 2002, James F. Byrnes, Jr. , P. E. , Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations".

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

(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. 3. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Greenwich a parcel of land located on the westerly side of the Merritt Parkway (CT Route 15) in the town of Greenwich, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 2. 40 acres and is further identified as the parcel of land designated by the Department of Transportation as File No. 180-13-21A. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

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

(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. 4. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of East Hartford three parcels of land located in the town of East Hartford, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land are identified as follows: (1) The parcel of land located on Langford Lane in said town and designated by the Department of Transportation as File No. (42) 53-101-21A, having an area of approximately 7. 4 acres, (2) the parcel of land located on School Street in said town and designated by said department as File No. 42-238-7A, having an area of approximately 16,118 square feet, and (3) the parcel of land located on Forbes Street in said town and designated by said department as File No. (42) 53-101-16A, having an area of approximately 1 acre. The conveyance of said parcels of land shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of East Hartford shall use said parcels of land for open space purposes. If the town of East Hartford, in the case of any said parcel:

(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 parcels 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. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the city of Milford a parcel of land located in the city of Milford, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 16,893 square feet and is identified as the parcel shown as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Town of Milford, Map Showing Land Released to, by The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Woodmont Road #1 at Woodmont Road #2, Scale 1"=40', Oct. 2002, Arthur W. Gruhn, P. E. , Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations". 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.

Sec. 6. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Correction shall convey to the town of East Lyme a parcel of land located in the town of East Lyme, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 3. 57 acres and is identified as the parcel shown as "Area of Land to be Transferred from the Department of Correction to the Town of East Lyme" on a map entitled "Lot Line Revision Boundary Survey between Connecticut Department of Correction, 199 West Main Street and the Town of East Lyme, Bride Brook Park, 221 West Main St. (Rt 156), East Lyme, Connecticut, Town of East Lyme Engineering Department, July 17, 2002, Scale 1"=40', W. S. , M. G. ". The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of East Lyme shall use said parcel of land for recreational purposes. If the town of East Lyme:

(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 Correction. 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 Correction shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 7. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey by quit-claim deed to Edward H. Dzwilewski any and all interest under the custody and control of the Department of Environmental Protection that the state may have to land owned by Edward H. Dzwilewski on the westerly side of Bride Brook Road, East Lyme, by virtue of a warranty deed recorded in volume 118, page 315, of the East Lyme land records, in exchange for fee title transferred by warranty deed to land of Edward H. Dzwilewski contiguous to Rocky Neck State Park in the town of East Lyme. Said land of Edward H. Dzwilewski shall be of a location and configuration acceptable to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection and be of at least equal fair market value to the state's interest conveyed to Edward H. Dzwilewski. All administrative costs of making such conveyance and all costs incidental to the transfer, such as survey, appraisal and attorney and other fees, shall be paid by Edward H. Dzwilewski and all such work must be performed in a manner and format acceptable to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection. 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 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. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 8. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to Robert J. Drakeley, of the town of Bethlehem, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance, a parcel of land located in the town of Bethlehem, having an area of approximately . 007 acre, as shown on a map entitled "Map Showing Land of State Of Connecticut To Be Conveyed To Robert J. Drakeley, 12 Main Street North aka Connecticut Route 61, Bethlehem, Connecticut, Scale 1"=20', September 2002, Revised December 3, 2002, Revised February 2002". 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.

Sec. 9. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the city of Meriden a parcel of land located in the city of Meriden, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 3. 45 acres and is identified as Lot 51-79 in Block 213C on city of Meriden Tax Assessor's Map 6-19. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

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

(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. 10. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to Jennie Aiardo a parcel of land located in the town of North Haven, at a cost equal to the fair market value of said parcel of land. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately . 27 acre and is identified as the parcel of land on North Frontage Road that is adjacent to 11 Montowese Avenue in said town. 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.

Sec. 11. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall transfer to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection custody and control of a parcel of land located in the town of Westport, having an area of approximately 2. 1 acres, and is identified as the parcel of land designated by the Department of Transportation as File No. (158) 180-55-11B. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall manage said parcel of land and preserve the parcel as open space.

Sec. 12. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Glastonbury a parcel of land located in the town of Glastonbury, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 12. 1 acres, is adjacent to Route 2 and is identified as a portion of the land on town of Glastonbury Tax Assessor's Map 92. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

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

(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. 13. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the town of North Stonington a parcel of land located in the town of North Stonington, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 8 acres and is identified as a portion of Lot 6365 in Block 90 on Sheet 109 of town of North Stonington Tax Assessor's Map 2732. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of North Stonington shall use said parcel of land for municipal purposes. If the town of North Stonington:

(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. 14. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Westbrook a parcel of land located in the town of Westbrook, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately . 67 acre and is identified as Lot E1 on town of Westbrook Tax Assessor's Map 25. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Westbrook shall use said parcel of land for recreational purposes. If the town of Westbrook:

(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. 15. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Stonington a parcel of land located in the town of Stonington, 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 1 in Block 2 on town of Stonington Tax Assessor's Map 149. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Stonington shall use said parcel of land for transportation purposes. If the town of Stonington:

(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. 16. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Agriculture shall convey to the town of Newtown two parcels of land located in the town of Newtown, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land are identified as follows: (1) A parcel of land having an area of approximately 34. 44 acres and bounded on the west by the Housatonic railroad right-of-way property line; on the north by the 37. 54 acre parcel being sold to the town of Newtown for economic development; and on the east and south by the 21. 66 acre parcel being conveyed to the town of Newtown along Deep Brook, and (2) a parcel of land having an area of approximately 4. 0 acres and bounded on the southwest by land owned by the town of Newtown; on the northwest and the north by 21. 66 acres being conveyed to the town of Newtown along Deep Brook; on the east by property owned by the state of Connecticut and on the south by Old Farm Road. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Newtown shall use said parcels of land for open space and recreational purposes. If the town of Newtown, in the case of either said parcel:

(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 Agriculture. 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 Agriculture shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 17. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to Gary Becroft a parcel of land located in the city of Milford, at a cost equal to the fair market value of said parcel of land. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 1. 2 acres and is identified as the parcel of land adjacent to 583 Anderson Avenue in said city, which is described as follows: Beginning at a point 132 feet south of railroad track centerline station 2847 + 22; extending 150 feet in a northeasterly direction, to a point 62 feet south of the centerline of track; then southerly 70 feet to the railroad right of way property line; then westerly 1052 feet, along the railroad property line, to the original beginning point, all as shown on a sketch entitled "Land Leased to Gary Becroft by the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Scale 1" = 100', June 25, 1986", which is attached to Lease Agreement No. 7. 21-01 (1986) between said Department of Transportation and Gary Becroft. Said parcel of land shall be conveyed subject to the following conditions: (1) Gary Becroft shall construct a chain link fence having a height of at least six feet on the northerly boundary to the remaining state property and shall bear the costs of such construction; (2) Gary Becroft and any subsequent owners in perpetuity shall maintain such fence and bear the costs of such maintenance; and (3) Gary Becroft and any subsequent owners in perpetuity shall not have access to the remaining state property abutting said parcel of land. 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.

Sec. 18. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall lease to the Society of Founders of Norwich, CT. , Inc. a parcel of land located in the city of Norwich. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately one-quarter acre and is identified as follows:

That certain tract or parcel of land in the Town of Norwich, County of New London and State of Connecticut, located off of Routes 2 and 32 and shown on a map entitled, "Lease Sketch, Town of Norwich, Sketch Showing Land Leased to Society of Founders of Norwich, CT, Inc. by the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation, CT. Routes 2 & 32, Scale 1" = 20', Arthur W. Gruhn, P. E. , September 2002, Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operation", Town No. 103, Proj. No. 103-74, Serial No. 26C, Sheet No. 1 of 1 and which parcel is further described as follows:

Beginning at a Connecticut Highway Department Monument located 118. 50 feet southeast of another Connecticut Highway Department Monument located on Washington Street, which first monument marks the northerly point of the within described tract: thence running southeasterly 65. 00 feet on line with the line between the two above mentioned monuments; thence turning an interior angle of 113º 00' 00" and running southwesterly 86. 00 feet to a point; thence running westerly 220 feet more or less to a point; thence running northwesterly 32. 00 feet to a point, the last four lines bordering on other land of the State of Connecticut; thence turning an interior angle of 75º 00' 00" and running easterly 143. 00 feet to a Connecticut Highway Department monument; thence turning an exterior angle of 130º 54' 50" and running northeasterly 99. 25 feet to another Connecticut Highway Department monument; thence turning an exterior angle of 170º 03' 15" and running northeasterly 23. 85 feet to a Connecticut Highway Department monument and the point of beginning, the last three lines bordering on other land of the Society of Founders of Norwich, CT, Inc. , the last and first lines being an exterior angle of 106º 49' 11" from each other.

(b) Said lease shall provide that the Society of Founders of Norwich, CT, Inc. shall use said parcel of land for a parking lot and driveway for the Leffingwell Museum and shall pay rent of one dollar per year to the Commissioner of Transportation. If the Society of Founders of Norwich, CT, Inc. does not use said parcel of land for said purposes, the lease shall terminate. The term of the lease shall be fifty years, provided the Commissioner of Transportation may reopen the lease if the Department of Transportation needs said parcel of land for a valid transportation use for the purposes of the Routes 2 and 32 connector. The lease shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the 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 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 lease 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 lease.

Sec. 19. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the Wickham Park Trust a parcel of land located in the town of Manchester, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 5. 1 acres and is identified as the parcel of land designated by the Department of Transportation as acquisition number 76-147-8A. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The Wickham Park Trust shall use said parcel of land for open space purposes. If the Wickham Park Trust:

(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. 20. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Windsor a parcel of land located in the town of Windsor, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately . 12 acre and is identified as the parcel of land described as follows:

Beginning at a point marking the intersection of the east street line of Deerfield Road (abandoned) with the south highway line of Putnam Memorial Highway, also known as interstate route 291, said point also being the northeast corner of the subject parcel;

Thence south 48 degrees-01 minutes-49 seconds west, 129. 29 feet to a point;

Thence southwesterly, along a curve to the left, 150. 96 feet to a point, said curve has a radius of 230. 00 feet and a central angle of 37 degrees-36 minutes-43 seconds;

Thence southeasterly, along a curve to the left, 16. 94 feet to a point, said curve has a radius of 11. 00 feet and a central angle of 86 degrees-14 minutes-22 seconds;

The three preceding courses being along property now or formerly Joseph Cicero, Jr. , et al;

Thence north 77 degrees-49 minutes-16 seconds west along property now or formerly town of Windsor (formerly Drake Street), 10. 42 feet to a point in the east street line of Windsor Avenue;

Thence north 02 degrees-33 minutes-31 seconds east in the east street line of Windsor Avenue, 276. 99 feet to a point;

Thence easterly, over property now or formerly the state of Connecticut, along a curve to the right, 166. 41 feet to the point or place of beginning, said curve has a radius of 505. 84 feet and a central angle of 18 degrees-50 minutes-58 seconds.

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.

Sec. 21. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Public Works shall convey to the city of Ansonia a parcel of land located in the city of Ansonia, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 1. 9 acres and is identified as the parcel of land located at 5 State Street in said city, including the approximately 26,620 square foot structure located on said parcel, which is the former State Armory Building. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The city of Ansonia shall use said parcel of land for municipal and recreational purposes. If the city of Ansonia:

(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 city of Ansonia shall, by acceptance of the state's quit-claim deed for said parcel of land, be deemed to have accepted the former State Armory structure in its "as is" condition, subject to the reverter provisions of subsection (b) of this section.

(d) 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 Public Works. 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 subsections (b) and (c) of this section. The Commissioner of Public Works shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 22. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Correction shall convey to the town of Cheshire two parcels of land located in the town of Cheshire, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land are identified as follows: (1) The northwest portion of Lot 57 on town of Cheshire Tax Assessor's Map 36 that is bounded northerly by Sandbank Road, easterly and southerly as to be determined by the town of Cheshire and the Commissioner of Correction, and westerly by the former Boston & Maine Railway, which parcel has an area of approximately 7 acres, and (2) the northwest portion of Lot 60 on town of Cheshire Tax Assessor's Map 36 that is bounded northerly by Jarvis Street, easterly and southerly as to be determined by the town of Cheshire and the Commissioner of Correction, and westerly by the former Boston & Maine Railway, which parcel has an area of approximately 1 acre. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Cheshire shall use said parcel of land for parking and recreational purposes. If the town of Cheshire, in the case of either 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 Correction. 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 Correction shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 23. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Hamden a parcel of land located on the northerly side of the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15) in the town of Hamden, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 7. 30 acres and is further identified as the parcel of land designated by the Department of Transportation as File No. (61)185-23-17F. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

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

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. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to Anthony C. Barbino, of the town of Bethlehem, a parcel of land located in the town of Bethlehem, at a cost equal to the fair market value of said parcel of land. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately . 096 acre and is identified as the parcel of land shown on a map entitled "Map Showing Land of State Of Connecticut To Be Conveyed To Anthony C. Barbino, Connecticut Route 61, aka Main Street South, Bethlehem, Connecticut, Scale 1"=50', April 2003". 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.

Sec. 25. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the Wilton Historical Society a parcel of land located in the town of Wilton, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 1. 8 acres and is identified as Lot 4 on town of Wilton Tax Assessor's Map 34. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The Wilton Historical Society shall use said parcel of land for historic preservation purposes. If the Wilton Historical Society:

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. 26. Section 14 of public act 00-168 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Manchester a parcel of land located in the town of Manchester, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 4. 15 acres, is shown on the town of Manchester Tax Assessor's Map 72 and is bounded and described as follows:

NORTHERLY: By land now or formerly of the State of Connecticut, 420 feet, more or less;

EASTERLY: By the former Tolland Turnpike, 295 feet, more or less;

SOUTHERLY: By land now or formerly of the Town of Manchester, 497 feet, more or less;

WESTERLY: By land now or formerly of Consolidated Rail Corp. , 560 feet, more or less.

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

(b) The town of Manchester shall use said parcel of land for [open space] cemetery purposes. If the town of Manchester:

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. 27. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the city of Hartford eleven parcels of land located in the city of Hartford and having a total area of approximately 3. 217 acres, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land are identified as the following parcels of land on city of Hartford Tax Assessor's maps: (1) Lot 1 in Block 2 on Map 653, having an area of approximately . 239 acre, (2) Lot 2 in Block 1 on Map 653, having an area of approximately . 027 acre, (3) Lot 1 in Block 4 on Map 655, having an area of approximately . 596 acre, (4) Lot 6 in Block 4 on Map 655, having an area of approximately . 205 acre, (5) Lot 10 in Block 4 on Map 655, having an area of approximately . 245 acre, (6) a portion of Lot 4 in Block 5 on Map 655, having an area of approximately . 004 acre, (7) a portion of Lot 4 in Block 5 on Map 655, having an area of approximately . 069 acre, (8) a portion of Lot 4 in Block 5 on Map 655, having an area of approximately . 082 acre, (9) Lot 13 in Block 4 on Map 655, having an area of approximately . 528 acre, (10) Lot 19 in Block 4 on Map 655, having an area of approximately 1. 2 acres, and (11) Lot 21 in Block 4 on Map 655, having an area of approximately . 022 acre. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The city of Hartford shall use, sell or lease said parcels of land for economic development purposes consistent with the program plan for the North Meadows Industrial and Business Development Project. All moneys received by the city of Hartford from any such sale or lease shall be used for the purposes of said project. If the city of Hartford, in the case of any said parcel, (1) does not use the parcel for said purposes, or (2) sells or leases all or any portion of said parcel for any other 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 parcels 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. 28. Section 1 of special act 90-37, as amended by section 12 of public act 92-15 and section 4 of public act 00-168, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town and city of Hartford, 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 and city of Hartford and having an area of approximately [2. 5] 2.4 acres. Said parcel is bounded on the north by Farmington Avenue, a distance of 410 feet more or less; on the east and south by Interstate Route 84, a total distance of 646 feet more or less; and on the west by Broad Street, a distance of 370 feet more or less; in part by each. If the town and city of Hartford has paid the costs of making the conveyance of the parcel of land required under section 1 of special act 90-37 and section 12 of public act 92-15, the town and city of Hartford shall not be required to pay for any additional costs of making the conveyance of said parcel of land to the town and city of Hartford.

(b) The town and city of Hartford shall use said parcel of land for economic development purposes, for the construction of a new combined fire and police department headquarters or construction of fire department headquarters or police department headquarters or for park purposes. If said parcel is not used for said purpose, it shall revert to the state of Connecticut. If the town and city of Hartford sells said parcel of land for economic development purposes, the town and city of Hartford shall pay the proceeds from the sale to the State Treasurer who shall deposit said proceeds in the Special Transportation Fund established in section 13b-68 of the general statutes.

(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 and the commissioner of transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 29. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Rocky Hill a parcel of land located on the easterly side of Gilbert Avenue in the town of Rocky Hill, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 6. 40 acres and is further identified as the parcel of land designated by the Department of Transportation as File No. 118-74-10A. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

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

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. 30. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the Passionist Fathers of Connecticut, Inc. a parcel of land located on the southeasterly side of Middle Road in the town of Farmington, at a cost equal to the fair market value of said parcel of land. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 4. 60 acres. 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.

Sec. 31. Section 16 of public act 98-255 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Haddam, upon completion of environmental remediation by the Department of Transportation, 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 at 85 Bridge Street in the town of Haddam, having an area of approximately 2. 4 acres and further identified as the property shown on a map entitled "Town of Haddam, Plan Showing Land to be Acquired from Clara T. Wiseburn by the State of Connecticut, East Haddam-Tylerville Road, Scale 1"=40', Apr. 1952, G. Albert Hill, Highway Commissioner".

(b) The town of Haddam shall use said parcel of land for tourism purposes. If the town of Haddam:

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel, except for the lease or other letting of space on or after June 8, 1998, of all or any portion of said parcel to a tenant who uses the parcel, in whole or in part, for tourism 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 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. 32. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the city of Middletown a parcel of land located in the city of Middletown, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 3 acres and is identified as parcel 32A on city of Middletown Tax Assessor's Map 34. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

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

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. 33. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall lease to Myung Jin, Inc. , two parcels of land located in the city of Bridgeport, for a rental payment of one dollar per year and a term of fifty years. Said parcels of land have a combined area of approximately forty-eight thousand square feet and are identified as follows: That certain tract or parcels of land in the city of Bridgeport, as shown on a map entitled, "Town of Bridgeport Sketch Showing Land Leased to (blank) By The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation, Interstate I-95 At Exit 27A, Scale 1"=20', James F. Byrnes Jr. , P. E. , January 2002, Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operation", Town No. 15, Proj. No. 15-46, Serial No. 10A, Sheet No. 1 of 1. The lease shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) Said lease shall provide that Myung Jin, Inc. shall use said parcels of land for a parking lot and driveway for economic development purposes specifically related to the development of the adjoining property identified as Block 503, Lots 9A, 10A and 11, which is also known as 355 Warren Street. If Myung Jin, Inc. does not use said parcels of land for said purposes, the lease shall terminate. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the state shall have no right to terminate such lease unless said parcels of land are required for highway purposes.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the lease of said parcels 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 lease is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any instrument necessary for a lease under this section, which 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. 34. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Tolland a parcel of land located on the northerly side of Interstate Route 84 in the town of Tolland, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 9. 70 acres and is further identified as the parcel of land designated by the Department of Transportation as File No. 142-44-4A. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

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

(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 deed 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.

Approved July 2, 2003