Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 30B and chapter 41 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the board of selectmen of the town of Andover and the conservation commission of the town may grant and accept easements in real estate and convey and accept conveyances of real estate lying between River road and the Merrimack river as shown on plans entitled "Plan of Land in Andover, Massachusetts", dated April 14, 1999 by Dana F. Perkins, Inc. and "Subdivision and Easement Plan of Land in Andover, Massachusetts", dated April 17, 1995 by Dana F. Perkins, Inc., on file in the office of the town clerk. Said board of selectmen of said town and said conservation commission may enter into one or more agreements or ratify any existing agreement with the trustees of Phillips Academy and the Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational High School District, the agreements to include a management agreement with an initial term of ten years and provisions for automatic renewal or renegotiations, upon such terms as said board of selectmen and said conservation commission deem to be in the best interest of said town. The management agreement shall include terms for monitoring and controlling access to the real property mentioned in this section.
The parcels of land to be conveyed by the town are currently used for open space.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.