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Resolve, To Modify the Deed for a Parcel of Property in the Town of Carrabassett Valley
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, Resolve 1999, chapter 41 provided for the sale of approximately 1,203 acres of land to the Town of Carrabassett Valley; and
Whereas, the land was conveyed with certain restrictions; and
Whereas, these restrictions prevent the development of an outdoor recreational and educational center for persons with developmental and physical disabilities; and
Whereas, these restrictions need to be changed as quickly as possible to allow construction to begin on this center in time to allow for its use this year; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore, be it
Sec. 1. Resolve 1999, c. 41, §6, enacted. Resolved: That Resolve 1999, c. 41, §6 is enacted to read:
Sec. 6. Development for certain uses. Resolved: That, notwithstanding the conditions and restrictions specified in section 4, the Town of Carrabassett Valley is authorized to lease no more than 2 acres of land to a nonprofit corporation for development of an outdoor recreational and educational center for use by persons with developmental and physical disabilities, including persons who are blind or visually impaired or who have aphasia, Parkinson's disease or autism, and including residential and overnight accommodations and dining facilities for staff and guests. The nonprofit corporation may charge a fee for use of the center and its accommodations, including services provided at the center.
Sec. 2. Amendment of deed. Resolved: That the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands in the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry shall amend the deed conveyed to the Town of Carrabassett Valley pursuant to Resolve 1999, chapter 41 to reflect the changes made in this resolve.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.
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