LD 594
First Regular Session - 125th Maine Legislature
LR 908
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

Resolve, To Enhance Economic Development in the City of Eastport by Facilitating the Ability of the City of Eastport To Transfer Ownership of Property

Emergency preamble. Whereas,  acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas,  the City of Eastport has determined that the city no longer needs the property known as "the Boat School Property"; and

Whereas,  the City of Eastport is no longer financially able to continue to support the extensive operating costs of the Boat School Property; and

Whereas,  the City of Eastport has determined that the sale of the Boat School Property is in the best interest of the city; 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 2007, c. 116, §1, amended. Resolved: That Resolve 2007, c. 116, §1 is amended to read:

Sec. 1. Property interests to be conveyed. Resolved: That the Maine Community College System shall transfer, as is, to the City of Eastport, with no representations or warranties, by release, quitclaim deed without covenant 3 parcels of land, together with the buildings located on the parcels of land, described in Governor's Deed to Maine Technical College System dated November 19, 2002 and recorded in Book 2693, Page 074 of the Washington County Registry of Deeds as "EASTPORT Parcel One, Parcel Two and Parcel Three" at Pages 076 to 079, together with any and all interests in and easements and restrictions currently on the parcels of land , if any, except that the Maine Community College System shall reserve easements that permit Washington County Community College to access and use without charge until September 1, 2008 all land and buildings currently used by the college to deliver marine trades education and in perpetuity the contiguous waterfront, ramps, piers, docks and floats, together with all related rights of automobile parking and college boat docking, hauling and storage. The City of Eastport may not transfer ownership of the property conveyed to it pursuant to this resolve without the consent of the Legislature.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.


This resolve removes the language that requires the City of Eastport to obtain authority from the Legislature before selling the property known as "the Boat School Property." This resolve also repeals language regarding the reservation of easements.

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