Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The town of Palmer may, by a majority vote at an annual or special town meeting, abandon and otherwise discontinue public use of the following town ways: Brown road, from Rondeau road, northerly to the Ware-Palmer town line; Mountain road, from the intersection of Gates street, Old Warren road, and Mountain road, northerly to Rondeau road; a section of Olney road beginning fifty feet southerly of the former Olney house, then southerly to the intersection of Mountain road with Olney road; Tavern road, from Brown road, to the intersection of Tavern road with Bacon road; a section of St. John road beginning at a point one hundred feet south of the intersection of St. John with Rondeau road, then northerly to Bacon road including the Y fork at the Bacon road intersection; a section of Rondeau road beginning at a point on Rondeau road near the easterly side of the house located on the Camilleri's land (#4), then northeasterly to the westerly boundary of land owned by R.J. Fijol (#18); and the McMaster road, an old road beginning on the south side of the Old Warren road at a point easterly of the intersection of St. John with Old Warren road and running southeasterly to the state highway Route 67 close by the house of Harry Johnson, which house is located north of the Massachusetts Turnpike.
SECTION 2. Ownership of such abandoned town ways shall vest in the town of Palmer. No ownership rights of any nature shall vest in any of the abutters to such town ways.
SECTION 3. Control of such abandoned town ways shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the conservation commission of the town of Palmer.
SECTION 4. The conservation commission of said town shall have the authority to adopt rules and regulations for the use as recreational ways of said abandoned ways, including, but not limited to regulating the type of use and access by motor vehicles, if any, together with the direction and time of such use, including the use and access by any and all abutters.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.