AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTH READING TO LEASE A CERTAIN BUILDING.
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 chapter 30B of the
General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of
North Reading, acting by and through its board of selectmen, is hereby
authorized to lease the Weeks Building/Damon Tavern, hereinafter called the
Damon Tavern, for a term not to exceed 25 years to The North Reading Historical
and Antiquarian Society Inc. for the preservation and protection of the
historical resources of said town.
Any funds derived from the use, operation, or subleasing
of any portion of the Damon Tavern by said society shall be deposited into a
special account known as the Damon Tavern Revolving Trust Fund which shall be
kept separate and apart from all other accounts of the town. The town may
appropriate in any year monies from said Fund for the maintenance and upkeep of
said Damon Tavern and grounds. Said society shall select an independent
certified public accountant to perform an annual audit of the society's books
and accounts and to make a report of such accountant's findings and opinions to
the board of selectmen of said town.
If at any time the Damon Tavern ceases to be used for the
purposes specified in section 1, the lease shall terminate and the control of
the property shall revert to the town.
The consideration for any sublease of any portion of the
Damon Tavern shall be the full and fair market value of said leasehold
interest and any such sublease shall require the approval of the board of
selectmen of the town of North Reading.