SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section three of chapter forty of the General Laws, the city known as the town of Methuen, acting by and through its town manager, and, upon approval of its town council, and subject to approval of the department of environmental affairs, is hereby authorized to grant a lease or a lease with an option to purchase, up to a period of ninety-nine years, and upon such other terms and conditions as said officers deem appropriate, on a portion of a certain parcel of land to the Methuen Youth Center, Inc., said portion of the parcel being more particularly described as follows:
A parcel of land situated west of Burnham Road and south of Haverhill Street, in the Town of Methuen, in the County of Essex, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and being a portion of Parcel 2-B as shown on a plan entitled Site Plan for Proposed Water Treatment Facility and Dedicated Open Space for Burnham Road Park, March 1980, Cyr Engineering Service, Inc. (NERD Plan #8326) and bounded and described as follows:
Beginning at a point, said point being the northwesterly corner of Parcel 2-B shown on the plan described above; then South 71 Degrees 20 Minutes 22 Seconds East by land of Park-Heggerty, Inc., and then by land of Con-Mar Realty Trust as shown on said plan, a distance of four hundred and eighty-five feet more or less (485'+) to a point; then South 18 Degrees 39 Minutes 38 Seconds West by land of the Town of Methuen, a distance of two hundred and twenty feet more or less (220'+) to a point; then North 71 Degrees 20 Minutes 22 Seconds West by land of the Town of Methuen, a distance of four hundred and eighty-five feet more or less (485'+) to a point located on the westerly property line of Parcel 2-B; then North 16 Degrees 49 Minutes 26 Seconds East by land now or formerly of Vincent Cox, a distance of thirty-six feet more or less (36'+) to a point; then North 16 Degrees 22 Minutes 34 Seconds East by land now or formerly of Vincent Cox, a distance of one hundred eighty-four and forty-six hundredths feet (184.46') to the point of beginning.
The above described parcel contains 2.4 acres of land more or less.
Together with an access easement described as follows:
Beginning at the southeasterly portion of the above described premises at a point as shown on said plan; thence travelling north 18 Degrees 39 Minutes 38 Seconds east; thence turning and running south 71 Degrees 20 Minutes 22 Seconds east 433 feet to Burnham Road; thence travelling along said Burnham Road south 18 Degrees 39 Minutes 38 Seconds 430 feet; thence turning and running north 71 Degrees 20 Minutes 22 Seconds west to the point of beginning. Said access easement known on said plan as Proposed 30 Foot Easement. Said parcel, together with the access easement being further shown on a Plan of Land, Burnham Road Park, prepared for the Methuen Youth Center, Inc., dated March 24th, 1992, Revised May 11th, 1992, Yankee Engineering.
Being a part of the premises acquired by the City Known as the Town of Methuen by an Order of Taking dated November 6th, 1978, Resolution #467, recorded in the North Essex Registry of Deeds, Book 1357, Page 244, et seq.; said property also known as the Francis J. Morse Park.
Said lease or lease with option to purchase shall be exempt from the provisions of chapter thirty B of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.