Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section eleven of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Ashland shall assess such taxes as are applicable to the common land directly to the beneficiaries of the Great Bend Farm Trust, which common land is subject to a conservation restriction pursuant to section thirty-one of chapter one hundred and eighty-four of the General Laws; the assessors shall allocate the value of such common land proportionately among the lot owners in the cluster development and assess the value to each lot owner, and not assess such land as a separate parcel.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.