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Blue Hills Ski Area

SECTION 79.   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, the division of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the department of conservation and recreation, may lease and enter into other agreements, for terms not to exceed 25 years, to one or more proponents, for the Blue Hills Ski Area in Canton, so as to provide for the continued use, operation, maintenance, repair, and improvement of this state-owned recreational facility together with the land and appurtenances associated therewith.
          Such lease or other agreement shall be on terms acceptable to the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance, after consultation with the commissioner of department of conservation and recreation, and, notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, shall provide for the lessee to operate, manage, improve, repair, and maintain the properties. Any such leases or other arrangements requiring improvements to be made to any portion of the facility may include a description of the initially required improvements and, at minimum, performance specifications.
          All consideration received from the lease or other agreement shall be payable to the department of conservation and recreation for deposit into the Blue Hills Reservation Trust Fund in accordance with the provisions of section 34C of chapter 92 of the General Laws. The lessee or recipient of said property 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.