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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of North Andover may approve a settlement of lawsuits brought against the town and its employees by Mesiti Development Corp. and others in the United States district court for Massachusetts and the Essex division of the superior court department, relating to construction of a sewer line in the area of state Route 114, with payment by the town of $56,000 per year with no interest over 10 years, to be paid from the sewer rates and from additional connection fees to be assessed by the board of selectmen to landowners who connect to this sewer line, and also with payment to Mesiti Development Corp. of $176,000 from the inflow and ingress account. The town may accept title and ownership of this sewer line and 3 associated pumping stations that have been constructed, accept appropriate easements, and waive or accept sewer connection fees. The town manager, with the approval of the board of selectmen, may expend funds, sign agreements, and take all other actions necessary to carry out the settlement, including but not limited to a certain agreement dated March 2002.

Approved June 26, 2002.