Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. For purposes of this act, the following words shall, unless the context requires otherwise, have the following meanings:-
"Golf course", a golf course and related facilities to be opened to the public on a fee basis.
"Recreational facilities", facilities for active and passive recreational uses including but not limited to fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, hiking and jogging trails, open space and parking areas related hereto.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Amesbury is hereby authorized to enter into a lease for a term not to exceed forty years of a part or all of the land located in said town and known as the Woodsom Farm; provided, however, that said lease shall be subject to the provisions of section sixteen of chapter thirty B of the General Laws. Said lease may provide that the lessee shall be responsible for the design, development, construction and operation of a golf course and recreational facilities on said land.
SECTION 3. The design and construction of the golf course and recreational facilities shall be exempt from the provisions of sections thirty-eight A> to thirty-eight O, inclusive, of chapter seven, section thirty-nine M of chapter thirty, and sections forty-four A to forty-four H, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the General Laws. No funds of the town of Amesbury shall be expended for the design and construction of the golf course and recreational facilities.