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 thirty-nine M of chapter thirty, sections forty-four A to forty-four I, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the General Laws or any other general or special law or rule or regulation providing for the advertising, bidding, or award of contracts relating to the procurement of services or to improvements to, or the acquisition or disposition of, real or personal property to the contrary, but subject to the provision of chapter thirty B of the General Laws, the town of Fairhaven is hereby authorized to enter into contracts for the rehabilitation, operation, maintenance, repair and management of said town's landfill located off Bridge street in said town. Any such contract may provide for, but shall not be limited to, feasibility studies, testing, closure plan development, excavation, installation of liners and leachate collection systems, reclamation and development of space, utilization of the developed space including charging both public and private sources for such use and the operation of the landfill and the payment and provision of services to the town.
SECTION 2. Any contract authorized in section one may be made with a single responsible vendor or joint venture. Such contract shall contain such provisions as may in each case be deemed necessary or appropriate by the town of Fairhaven to provide for the reclamation of and ultimate closure of said landfill.
SECTION 3. Town meeting approval shall be required of any contract entered into pursuant to this act.
SECTION 4. Any contract authorized in section one solicited, evaluated, awarded, executed or performed prior to the effective date of this act are hereby ratified, validated and confirmed, subject to town meeting approval.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.