Reading easement

Ms. Clark moved that the bill be amended by striking out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the following 3 sections:-

“SECTION 2. As a condition for the conveyance authorized in section 1, the town of Reading shall transfer a parcel of land under the care, custody, management and control of the board of selectmen and dedicated for general municipal purposes to the conservation commission and such parcel shall be dedicated for conservation purposes. If no suitable parcel shall be available for transfer to the conservation commission, the town shall acquire a parcel of land or place a conservation restriction upon private or public land as provided in section 31 of chapter 184 of the General Laws. Any such land acquired or restricted shall be under the jurisdiction of the conservation commission and shall be dedicated or restricted for conservation purposes. The parcel dedicated, acquired or restricted pursuant to this section shall be of equal or greater size and value for conservation, park or water supply purposes than the parcel described in said section 1.

SECTION 3. If the land conveyed pursuant to section 1 ceases to be used for the purposes described in said section 1, the land shall revert to the town of Reading for conservation, park or water supply purposes.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.”