Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding the provisions of section fifty-three of chapter forty-four of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Mashpee is hereby authorized to establish a separate fund to be known as the Betterment Reserve Fund, which shall be kept separate and apart from all other monies of said town by the town treasurer and in which shall be deposited all betterment payments received by said town. The treasurer may invest such funds in the manner authorized by sections fifty-four and fifty-five of said chapter forty-four. The principal and interest thereon shall be reserved for appropriation for the payment of said towns betterment debt. Any excess in said fund may be transferred to the general fund of said town.