SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commonwealth, by and through the department of fish and game, may take, under chapter 79 of the General Laws, or otherwise acquire, and the town of Groveland may convey as a gift a conservation restriction on certain parcels of land identified in section 2 for the preservation and protection of wildlife habitat, passive recreation, and consistent purposes.
SECTION 2. The parcels of land on which a conservation restriction will be granted, to be acquired from the town of Groveland are identified as follows:
Land in the town of Groveland, Essex County, Massachusetts, located on Uptack Road, identified by the Groveland Assessors as Map 52-31-0, described in the deed to the town of Groveland recorded at the South Essex Registry of Deeds at Book 5902, Page 40; land located on Uptack Road identified by the Groveland Assessors as Map 53-2-A, described in the deed to the town of Groveland recorded at the South Essex Registry of Deeds at Book 27227, Page 69; and land located on Stephenson’s Way identified by the Groveland Assessors as Map 47-53-A described in the deed to the town of Groveland recorded at the South Essex Registry of Deeds at Book 28802, Page 182.
SECTION 3. Costs and expenses associated with the transactions authorized by this act shall be apportioned as agreed by the town of Groveland and the department of fish and game.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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