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Ponkapoag Golf Course Lease Agreement

SECTION 145.   The division of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the department of conservation and recreation, may, notwithstanding the provisions of sections 40E to 40K and 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws, and utilizing such competitive proposal process or processes as said division deems necessary or appropriate, lease and enter into other agreements, for terms not to exceed 25 years, to one or more proponents, so as to provide for the continued use, operation, maintenance, repair, and improvement of all or a portion of the golf courses, practice greens, driving ranges, restaurant, or any other structure and associated lands that comprise the facilities of the Ponkapoag golf course of said department.
          Such leases and other agreements shall be on terms acceptable to the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance, after consultation with the commissioner of the department of conservation and recreation, and, notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, shall provide for the lessees to operate, manage, improve, repair, and maintain the facilities, and may provide for the department to make initial capital improvements or direct grant funds to the lessee to undertake initial capital improvements as the commissioner of said department determines is necessary due to the condition of the facilities. Any such leases or other arrangements requiring improvements to be made to any portion of the facilities may include a description of the initially required improvements and, at minimum, performance specifications. Such leases and other agreements authorized herein may provide that any benefits to the communities and the costs of improvements and repairs made to the facilities provided by the lessees or the recipients of the properties shall be taken into account as part of the consideration for such leases or other agreements. All consideration received from the leases or other agreements shall be payable to the department of conservation and recreation for deposit into the Urban Parks Trust Fund in accordance with the provisions of section 34 of chapter 92 of the General Laws. The lessees or the recipients of said facilities shall bear all costs deemed necessary or appropriate by the commissioner of the department of conservation and recreation for the transactions, including without limitation, all costs for legal work, survey, title, and the preparation of plans and specifications.