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Substitute House Bill No. 5891

Special Act No. 08-8

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 Transportation shall convey to the Historical Society of the town of Greenwich a parcel of land located 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 . 44 acre and is identified as Parcel No. 6 on a map entitled "Town of Greenwich, Sketch Showing Land Leased to Town of Greenwich by State of Connecticut, I-95 and River Road, James F. Byrnes, Jr. P. E. , October 1992, last revised 10/6/99. " The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The Historical Society of the town of Greenwich shall use said parcel of land for parking purposes. If the Historical Society of the town of Greenwich:

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. 2. Section 31 of special act 07-11 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) The Commissioner of Transportation, with the advice and consent of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the State Properties Review Board, may sell, lease and convey, in the name of the state, or otherwise dispose of, or enter into agreements concerning, any land and buildings owned by the state and obtained for or in connection with the Route 6 Expressway, which real property is not necessary for such purposes. The commissioner shall notify the chief elected official of the municipality in which said property is located and the state representative and the state senator representing the municipality in which said property is located not later than one year after the date a determination is made that the property is not necessary for highway purposes and that the department intends to dispose of the property. [No such determination shall be made without the commissioner first holding a public hearing concerning such proposed disposition and the approval of the Federal Highway Administration. ]

(b) The Department of Transportation shall obtain a full appraisal on excess property prior to its sale pursuant to this section. Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, transfers to other state agencies and municipalities for purposes specified by the department shall be exempt from the appraisal requirement. The department shall obtain a second appraisal if such property is valued over one hundred thousand dollars and is not to be sold through public bid or auction. If a second appraisal is obtained, the sale price shall be the average of the two appraisals. Any appraisals or value reports shall be obtained prior to the determination of a sale price of the excess property.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 3-14b and 4b-21 of the general statutes, no property, whether or not a structure is situated upon it at the time it is obtained by the department for highway purposes, may be sold or transferred pursuant to this section not later than twenty-five years after the date of its acquisition without the department first offering the owner or owners of the property at the time of its acquisition a right of first refusal to purchase the property at the amount of its appraised value as determined in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, except for property offered for sale to municipalities prior to the effective date of this section. Notice of such offer shall be sent to each such owner by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, not later than one year after the date a determination is made that such property is not necessary for highway purposes. Any such offer shall be terminated by the department if it has not received written notice of the owner's acceptance of the offer not later than ninety days after the date it was mailed. Whenever the offer is not so accepted, the department shall offer parcels which meet local zoning requirements for residential or commercial use to other state agencies and shall offer parcels which do not meet local zoning requirements for residential or commercial use to all abutting landowners in accordance with department regulations. If the sale or transfer of the property pursuant to this section results in the existing property of an abutting landowner becoming a nonconforming use as to local zoning requirements, the commissioner may sell or transfer the property to that abutter without public bid or auction. The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, establishing procedures for the disposition of excess property pursuant to the provisions of this subsection in the event such property is owned by more than one person.

(d) Where the department has in good faith and with reasonable diligence attempted to ascertain the identity of persons entitled to notice under subsection (c) of this section and mailed notice to the last-known address of record of those ascertained, the failure to in fact notify those persons entitled thereto shall not invalidate any subsequent disposition of property pursuant to this section.

Sec. 3. Section 6 of special act 90-37, as amended by special act 91-4, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, [to the contrary,] the commissioner of correction shall convey to the town of East Lyme, subject to the approval of the state properties review board and for a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance, a parcel of land located in the town of East Lyme, having an area of approximately ten acres and shown on a map on file in the office of the town clerk in East Lyme, entitled "Town of East Lyme Proposed Site for AHEPA Elderly Housing Complex, Connecticut Route 156 and Roxbury Rd. , East Lyme, Connecticut, Scale 1" = 40' January 1990. "

(b) The town of East Lyme shall use said parcel of land for an elderly housing project, provided said town may convey the parcel to AHEPA 250, INC. , for such purpose. If the mortgage loan to AHEPA 250, INC. , from the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for construction of an elderly housing project on said parcel is not closed on or before April 1, 1992, or if said parcel is not used for an elderly housing project at any time after the maturity of the loan, the title to said parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, said parcel shall not revert to the state of Connecticut if said Secretary acquires title by foreclosure or by a deed in lieu of foreclosure. For any mortgage secured by said parcel and insured by said secretary, the foreclosure by a third party on such note or the granting of a deed in lieu of such foreclosure shall not result in the reversion of said parcel to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The [state properties review board] 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 and the commissioner of correction shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 4. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding a certain restriction contained in a quit claim deed from the state of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, to the city of Norwalk, dated May 22, 1961, and recorded in the city of Norwalk Land Records in volume 561, page 66, that the parcel of land designated as parcel 22 on Connecticut Department of Transportation Map 478 be used for highway purposes only, said parcel may be used for other than highway purposes and said restriction is released and relinquished and shall have no further force and effect.

Sec. 5. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the city of Norwalk a parcel of land located in the city of Norwalk, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 0. 386 acre and is identified as "AREAS TO BE QUIT CLAIMED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT TO THE CITY OF NORWALK" on a map entitled "Compilation Survey For Crescent Street Road Abandonment Purposes Prepared For 95/7 Ventures LLC and the City of Norwalk and the State of Connecticut, Reed Putnam Project, Norwalk, Connecticut, Scale 1"=40', January 28, 2008, William W. Seymour & Associates, P. C. " 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) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the city of Norwalk shall grant to the State of Connecticut, at no cost to the state, a full and perpetual drainage right-of-way according to the terms that govern an existing thirty-foot right-of-way reserved by the State of Connecticut in Volume 1046, Page 60 and depicted on map number 8212 of the Norwalk Land Records. Such easement is identified as "AREA OF EASEMENT TO BE GRANTED BY THE CITY OF NORWALK TO THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT" on a map entitled "Compilation Survey For Crescent Street Road Abandonment Purposes Prepared For 95/7 Ventures LLC and the City of Norwalk and the State of Connecticut, Reed Putnam Project, Norwalk, Connecticut, Scale 1"=40', January 28, 2008, William W. Seymour & Associates, P. C. " The grant of such easement shall be subject to approval by the State Properties Review Board.

Sec. 7. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall enter into an agreement with the city of Norwalk for the conveyance of a parcel of land from the city of Norwalk to the state at no cost to the state. The parcel of land to be conveyed by the city of Norwalk is identified as "AREA TO BE CONVEYED BY THE CITY OF NORWALK TO THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT" on a map entitled "Compilation Survey For Crescent Street Road Abandonment Purposes Prepared For 95/7 Ventures LLC and the City of Norwalk and the State of Connecticut, Reed Putnam Project, Norwalk, Connecticut, Scale 1"=40', January 28, 2008, William W. Seymour & Associates, P. C. " Said parcel has an area of approximately . 176 acre. The state shall pay no administrative costs incurred by the city of Norwalk in the conveyance of said parcel of land. The Commissioner of Transportation shall prepare any survey of said parcel of land for purposes of said conveyance. Said 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 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. 8. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut a parcel of land located in the town of Montville, at a cost equal to the fair market value of said parcel plus the administrative costs of making such conveyance, provided: (1) The Department of Environmental Protection shall determine the fair market value of said parcel, and (2) the Department of Environmental Protection shall retain an easement for public access for fishing on said parcel, the area of which shall be determined by the Department of Environmental Protection. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 1. 65 acres and is identified in an agreement for transfer of custody and control from the Commission of Transportation of the state of Connecticut to the Department of Environmental Protection of the state of Connecticut dated May 27, 1977, and recorded on August 16, 1977, in the land records of the town of Montville at Volume 132, Page 283. Said parcel is further identified on a map on file at the Connecticut Department of Transportation that is entitled "Town of Montville, Map Showing Land to be Transferred to Department of Environmental Protection by the Department of Transportation, Route 32, Scale 1"=40', April 1977, Karl F. Crawford, Transportation Chief Engineer-Bureau of Highways, Town No. 85, Project No. 85-85, Serial No. 4A, Sheet 1 of 1". 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. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection 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 Regional Refuse Disposal District One parcels of land located in the towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land have an area of approximately 3. 2 acres and are identified as See Assessor in Block 18 of town of Barkhamsted Tax Assessor's Map 49 and Lot 41 in Block 41 of town of New Hartford Tax Assessor's Map 32. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The Regional Refuse Disposal District One shall use said parcels of land for economic development purposes. If the Regional Refuse Disposal District One:

the parcels 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. 10. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Department of Environmental Protection shall grant a permanent easement for access, including ingress and egress and the transportation of materials and products, between two parcels of land owned by Forgione Management Group, LLC to said Forgione Management Group, LLC and its lessees, successors and assigns, for no consideration, over a certain parcel of land located in the town of Southington. Said easement is described as: Being a driveway located between the Engineering Station 1082+32. 19 and Engineering Station 1081+92. 19+/- as shown on federal Valuation Plan V56. 63 Map 21 as described in the quit claim deed of Boston and Marine Corporation to the state of Connecticut, dated November 10, 1998, as recorded at Volume 131, Pages 550-555 of the Cheshire Land Records. The north and south boundary of said easement shall each be twenty feet from the center line of the driveway providing Forgione Management Group, LLC with a forty-foot wide easement across and over the former railroad tracks, right-of-way and property owned, controlled and formerly operated by the Boston and Maine Corporation.

(b) If and when Rails to Trails construction commences south of West Main Street to the Cheshire town line, and in coordination with the town of Southington, Forgione Management Group, LLC and its lessees, successors and assigns shall be responsible for the cost of installing "STOP" and other warning signs and the cost of constructing four bollards, two at the northeasterly and two at the southwesterly boundaries of the easement. Such signs and bollards shall be similar in size, shape and markings to those signs and bollards located and in existence as of November 2007 on the Rails to Trails crossings at the entrances to 379 Summer Street and 101 East Summer Street.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of said easement 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 an easement is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for an easement under this section. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such easement.

Sec. 11. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to New Hope Manor, Inc. a parcel of land located in the town of Manchester, at a cost equal to the fair market value of the parcel of land, as determined by the Department of Transportation, plus the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 0. 43 acre and is identified on a map entitled "Town of Manchester Map Showing Land Released to New Hope Manor, Inc. , By the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Prospect Street at Formerly Thorn Street", scale 1"=20', Mar. 2007, 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. 12. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to The Hill House, Inc. a parcel of land located 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. 70 acres and is identified as "State of Connecticut Formerly Wilson M. Compton, Et Al" on a map entitled "Town of Greenwich, Map Showing Land transferred to, State Board of Fisheries & Game from The Dept. of Transportation, Connecticut Turnpike (Limited Access Highway)", Scale 1"=40', April 1970, Ralph L. Hager, Deputy Transportation Commissioner - Bureau of Highways, revised by Buchanan Architects, 2/12/02. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The Hill House, Inc. shall use said parcel of land for elderly congregate housing purposes. If The Hill House, Inc. :

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 Transportation shall convey to Lawrence C. Nizza and Ann Nizza two parcels of land located in the town of Andover, at a cost equal to the fair market value of said parcels of land, as determined by the Department of Transportation plus the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land have an area of approximately 12. 6 acres and 3. 0 acres, respectively and are respectively identified as "Ann Nizza, Et Al Taking Area= 12. 6+/- Acres" on a map entitled "Town of Andover Map Showing Land Acquired From Ann Nizza Et Al By the State of Connecticut, Relocation of Route U. S. 6 (Limited Access Highway)", Scale 1"=40', April 1985, Robert W. Gubala, Transportation Chief Engineer - Bureau of Highways and "Lawrence C. Nizza Et Al Taking Area= 3. 00+/- Acres" on a map entitled "Town of Andover Map Showing Land Acquired From Lawrence C. Nizza Et Al By the State of Connecticut, Relocation of Route U. S. 6 (Limited Access Highway)", Scale 1"=40', July 1987, Robert W. Gubala, Transportation Chief Engineer - Bureau of Highways. 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 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. 14. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of New Milford a parcel of land located in the town of New Milford, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately . 25 acre and is identified as the southwestern portion of the area designated as "Release Area", as agreed upon by the Department of Transportation and the Town of New Milford, on a map entitled "Compilation Plan, Town of New Milford, Map Showing Land Released to Town of New Milford By the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, U. S. Route 7-Danbury Road", Scale 1: 500, Feb. 2004, 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 town of New Milford shall use said parcel of land for municipal purposes. If the town of New Milford:

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 New Milford a parcel of land located in the town of New Milford, 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 "Release Area" on a map entitled "Compilation Plan, Town of New Milford, Map Showing Land Released To By the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, U. S. Route 7 - Danbury Road", Scale 1: 500, Feb. 2004, 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 town of New Milford shall use said parcel of land for municipal purposes. If the town of New Milford:

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 Transportation shall convey to Building and Land Technology, Inc. a parcel of land located in the city of Norwalk, at a cost equal to the fair market value of said parcel plus the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of not more than 6. 8 acres and is identified as a portion of that property depicted on a map entitled "Compilation Map Depicting Land of the State of Connecticut, Glover Avenue, Norwalk, CT, Scale 1"=80', January 17, 2008, prepared by Redniss & Mead". The Department of Transportation shall determine the final size and description of said parcel to be conveyed. 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. 17. Section 13 of special act 02-9 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 Old Saybrook a parcel of land located in the town of Old Saybrook, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 9. 1 acres and is identified as Lot 3 on town Old Saybrook Tax Assessor's Map 45. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Old Saybrook shall use said parcel of land for recreational and affordable housing purposes. If the town of Old Saybrook:

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. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Department of Public Works, on behalf of the Department of Education, shall convey to the city of Norwich an easement over a certain parcel of land known as 7 Mahan Drive, Norwich, Connecticut, for the purpose of installing, maintaining, operating, repairing and replacing subsurface natural gas pipelines and related subsurface gas transmission equipment. Such easement is identified as "20 Foot Wide Easement in Favor of Norwich Public Utilities for Installation, Use, Repair and Maintenance of Gas Utilities, Gas Main Installed Nov. & Dec. 2006, Area = 26, 035+/- S. F. or 0. 598+/- acre" on a map entitled "Gas Utility Easement Map, Easement Area to be Granted to Norwich Public Utilities Across Property of State of Connecticut, 7 Mahan Drive, Town of Norwich, Connecticut, Scale 1"=50', March 20, 2008, CLA Engineers, Inc. "

(b) Such easement shall contain the following covenants in favor of the state: (1) The city of Norwich shall indemnify and hold harmless the state from and against all claims arising out of its use of said premises, (2) the city of Norwich shall restore the premises after completion of any work, including the repaving of disturbed areas, (3) the use and purpose of such easement shall not be expanded without the prior written approval of the Department of Education, (4) absent prior written approval of the Department of Education, all gas facilities and improvements installed or to be installed under the terms of such easement shall be located below the surface of said parcel of land, and (5) the state shall retain the right to relocate the gas facilities and the easement area and the city of Norwich shall timely cause any such relocation to be performed at its sole cost and expense. In the event that the city of Norwich discontinues use of such easement for the purposes stated herein or fails to comply with any provision of such covenants, such easement may be terminated by the state.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of such easement not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Public Works. 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 Public Works shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 19. Section 27 of special act 07-11 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 Windsor Locks [four] two parcels of land located in the town of Windsor Locks, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land have a total area of approximately [2. 06] 2.45 acres and are respectively identified as: ["Conveyance Areas #'s 3, 4, 5 and 6" on a map entitled "Limited Boundary Survey Prepared for BDL Real Estate Holdings LLC, Proposed Land Transfers, Route 75 and Route 20, Windsor Locks CT. Scale 1" = 30, April 4, 2007, Fuss and O'Neil"] (1) Beginning at a point on the existing nonaccess highway line 57.84 feet north of a Connecticut Highway Department monument, thence along a curve to the right having a radius of 75.00 feet an arc length of 107.68 feet a delta angle of 82 degrees 15'28" and a chord bearing and distance of S 65 degrees 20'18" E, 98.66 feet to a point; thence N 24 degrees 12'34" W a distance of 108.29 feet to a point; thence along a curve to the left having a radius of 750.00 feet an arc length of 170.90 feet a delta angle of 13 degrees 03'20" and a chord bearing and distance of N 30 degrees 44'14" W, 170.53 feet to a point; thence N 37 degrees 15'54" W a distance of 452.86 feet to a point; thence N 52 degrees 44'06" E a distance of 86.00 feet to a point; thence S 37 degrees 15'54" E a distance of 175.72 feet to a point; thence S 30 degrees 25'20" E a distance of 201.43 feet to a point; thence 37 degrees 15'54" E a distance of 197.97 feet to a point; thence along a curve to the right having a radius of 1024.00 feet an arc length of 69.99 feet a delta angle of 3 degrees 54'59" and a chord bearing and distance of S 35 degrees 18'25" E, 69.98 feet to a point; thence S 18 degrees 50'29" E a distance of 180.44 feet to the point and place of beginning; and (2) beginning at a Connecticut Highway Department monument on the existing nonaccess highway line, thence S 32 degrees 09'11" E a distance of 179.06 feet to an I.P. on the nonaccess highway line; thence along a curve to the right having a radius of 1392.58 feet an arc length of 373.83 feet a delta angle of 15 degrees 22'50" and a chord bearing and distance of N 26 degrees 38'48" W, 372.70 feet to a Connecticut Highway Department monument; thence S 18 degrees 50'29" E a distance of 138.45 feet to a point; thence along a curve to the left having a radius of 1024.00 feet an arc length of 69.99 feet a delta angle of 3 degrees 54'59" and a chord bearing and distance of N 35 degrees 18'25" W, 69.98 feet to a point; thence N 37 degrees 15'54" W a distance of 197.97 feet to a point; thence N 30 degrees 25'20" W a distance of 201.43 feet to a point; thence N 37 degrees 15'54" W a distance of 175.72 feet to a point; thence N 11 degrees 12'05" E a distance of 47.51 feet to a point; thence along a curve to the left having a radius of 3014.39 feet an arc length of 133.76 feet a delta angle of 2 degrees 32'33" and a chord bearing and distance of N 41 degrees 05'25" E, 133.75 to a point; thence S 30 degrees 43'21" W a distance of 69.63 feet to the point and place of beginning. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) If the town of Windsor Locks does not use said parcels of land for transportation or economic development purposes, the parcels 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. 20. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection may enter into an agreement with the Saint Ann Society of Norwalk, Inc. , to lease a parcel of land, or a portion of land located in the city of Norwalk on such terms and for such periods as the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall determine. Said parcel of land has an area of . 49 acre and is identified as "Tract #6 in Schedule A of Transfer of Control Agreement No. 1. 21-02 (76) between the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection". The Commissioner of Transportation shall assist the Commissioner of Environmental Protection with the lease.

(b) Said parcel of land shall continue to be used by anglers and boaters.

(c) The Saint Ann Society of Norwalk may only use said parcel of land for parking purposes.

(d) In the event said parcel of land is needed by the Department of Transportation for transportation needs, the Department of Environmental Protection shall provide thirty days written notice to the Department of Environmental Protection and the Saint Ann's Club. After such thirty-day period, any lease described in subsection (a) of this section shall be terminated.

Sec. 21. Section 5 of special act 07-11 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Agriculture shall convey to the trustee of the Geckle Conservation Foundation a parcel of land located in the town of Newtown, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance, which shall include any costs associated with a survey of the property. Said parcel of land has an area of less than one acre and is identified as a portion of the Fairfield Hills Hospital Property located along the easterly side of Queen Street consisting of approximately one hundred fifty feet by two hundred fifty feet and containing a barn. The state shall retain a right-of-way for any and all purposes across said parcel for access to Queen Street which right-of-way is identified as "Right-of-Way H" on a map entitled "Property Survey, prepared for, The Geckle Conservation Foundation, Queen Street Newtown, Connecticut, Scale 1" = 40', May 4, 2007, Paul A. Brautigam, Surveyor. " The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The Geckle Conservation Foundation shall use said parcel of land for agricultural purposes or keep said parcel continually available for such purpose. If the Geckle Conservation Foundation:

(1) Does not repair and maintain the existing barn on said parcel;

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

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

[(3)] (4) Leases all or any portion of said parcel for purposes other than agricultural,

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. 22. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Department of Public Works in furtherance of the completion of State Project: BI-CTC-387 at Naugatuck Valley Community college shall grant an easement over a portion of said college campus for the purpose of granting access to and from the public roadway known as Chase Parkway and real property known as 1392 & 1404 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the easement granted pursuant to this section not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Public Works. The Commissioner of Public Works shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of any easement under this section.

Sec. 23. (Effective from passage) The courthouse of the Superior Court located at 95 Washington Street in Hartford shall be named the "Richard D. Tulisano Courthouse".

Sec. 24. Section 26 of special act 07-11 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 Windham a parcel of land located in the town of Windham, 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 "Release Area" on a map entitled "Compilation Plan Prepared for the Town of Windham, Riverside Drive, Willimantic, Connecticut, Scale 1" = 40', May 14, 2007, Towne Engineering, Inc. ". The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Windham shall use said parcel of land for a town parking lot purposes. If the town of Windham:

(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 Department of Transportation shall submit such proposed agreement to the State Properties Review Board not later than September 1, 2008. 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. 25. (Effective from passage) Section 20 of public act 08-101 is repealed.

Sec. 26. (Effective from passage) Section 17 of special act 06-10, and section 22 of special act 07-11 are repealed.

Approved June 12, 2008