Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The deputy commissioner of the division of capital planning and operations is hereby authorized, subject to the provisions of sections forty E to forty J, inclusive, of chapter seven of the General Laws, to convey by deed, approved as to form by the attorney general, a certain flowage easement in the Harold Parker State Forest located in the towns of Middleton, North Andover and North Reading, to the town of Danvers, subject to the requirements of sections two and three and to such additional terms and conditions as the deputy commissioner may prescribe, in consultation with the department of environmental management. Said easement is shown on a plan entitled "Flowage Plan of Land in Harold Parker State Forest" dated Sept. 18, 1987, drawn by Whitman & Howard Inc. which is on file in the office of town engineer in the town of Middleton.
SECTION 2. No deed conveying by or on behalf of the commonwealth the property described in section one shall be valid unless such deed provides that said easement be used in conjunction with the construction and operation of a public water supply reservoir located in the towns of Middleton, North Andover and North Reading the right of flow waters to be impounded by the said reservoir to elevation ninety-six feet NVD-1929 Datum on land of the Harold Parker state forest in said towns and to do shoreline protection work above that elevation as necessary.
SECTION 3. The town of Danvers shall assume the costs of any appraisals, surveys and other expenses as deemed necessary by the deputy commissioner of the division of capital planning and operations for the conveyance of this easement.