SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary and pursuant to the provisions of article 97 of the amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the town of Andover select board is hereby authorized to transfer a parcel of land, currently held for general municipal purposes, consisting of approximately 7.419 acres, located at 126 Tewksbury Street, and recorded at Book 10031, Page 237 of the Essex North District Registry of Deeds, shown as Assessors Map 182, Parcel 7, to the care, custody, and control of the Conservation Commission of the town of Andover, for conservation and passive recreation purposes.
SECTION 2. In consideration for the transfer of the land as provided in section 1 of this act, the Conservation Commission of the town of Andover shall transfer two parcels of land on High Plain Road consisting of approximately 4.401 acres used as the Bald Hill composting facility and approximately 0.677 acres used as a dog park and parking lot, both parcels being a portion of the property described in a deed recorded at Book 1294, Page 232 and shown as Lot 1 and Lot 2 respectively on a plan on file at the Town Clerk’s Office titled “Plan of Land in Andover, Mass. Prepared for Town of Andover, Date January 20, 2020” by Andover Consultants Inc., to the care, custody, and control of the town of Andover select board on the conditions that said composting facility shall remain as a composting facility only to be used for composting organic material such as leaves, sticks, grass clippings, wood chips and the like, and said dog park and parking lot shall remain as a dog park and parking lot and if the land transferred to the care, custody, and control of the town of Andover select board ceases to be used as a composting facility or dog park and parking lot, then that portion of the land which is not so used as a composting facility or dog park and parking lot shall revert back to the Conservation Commission of the town of Andover for conservation and passive recreation purposes.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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