SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 16 of chapter 71 of the General Laws chapter 196 of the acts of 1984or any other general or special law the contrary, the Minuteman regional vocational technical school district, acting by and through its school committee, may lease or enter into any agreements for the use and occupancy of the land owned by the school district, taken for school purposes and described in orders of taking recorded in the Middlesex South registry of deeds as (i) book 12153, page 374, (ii) book 12162, page 430, (iii) book 12162, page 433, (iv) book 12171, page 627, (v) book 12181, page 639, (vi) book 12317, page 338 and buildings and parts thereof for periods of up to 50 years for purposes consistent with the mission of the school district. The school district may enter into contracts for the design, construction, installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of buildings, structures, improvements, parking, and recreational facilities on land owned by the school district.
SECTION 2. The Minuteman regional vocational technical school district may establish a receipts reserved for appropriation account for any revenue generated from leases or other agreements authorized by section 1. Monies from this account shall be appropriated by majority approval of the school committee for the school district. The account shall be used to offset the debt service payable on the financing of the design and construction of a new high school building and facilities project and the debt service payable on financing, or otherwise defray the costs of, the design and construction of any other capital improvements, renovations or repairs of the buildings and grounds of the school district, as determined by majority approval of the school committee for the school district.
SECTION 3. In the event of any conflict between this act and any other general or special law to the contrary, this act shall control.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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