Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the department of environmental management, may notwithstanding chapter 7 of the General Laws, convey a permanent easement to the town of Montague for highway purposes over three certain parcels of land of the commonwealth located in the town presently under the care and control of the department of environmental management used for recreational purposes. The parcels are shown as parcels: 1-T, E-1 and TE-3 on a plan entitled "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plan of Land" in the town of Montague, owned by the department of environmental management. Said land now required for highway purposes and being plan project file #600862 MHD. The plan shall be kept on file with the town of Montague and recorded at the Franklin county registry of deeds.
SECTION 2. The consideration to be paid by the town of Montague for the easement described in section 1 shall be the full and fair market value of the easement, as determined by an independent appraisal. The inspector general shall review and approve the appraisal and the review shall include an examination of the methodology utilized for the appraisal. The inspector general shall prepare a report of his review and file said report with the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance and the senate and house committees on ways and means at least 30 days prior to the execution of any final agreement authorized under this act.