SECTION 1. Section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof:-
Fifty-eighth. Real property located on a private road or way, no greater than the reasonable cost of maintenance and improvements to such road or way. An owner of said real property may apply for an abatement thereon by filing a petition with the board of assessors within the time allowed by law for filing an application for abatement of the tax of which such charge is, or, if the property were not tax exempt, would have been a part, and if such board finds that such charge is more than is properly due, a reasonable abatement shall be made.
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