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 section 3 of chapter 40 of the General Laws to the contrary, the town of Sudbury, by its town manager with the approval of the board of selectmen, may lease town lands or buildings for the establishment and operation of facilities to develop renewable or alternative energy for a period not to exceed 50 years.
SECTION 2. The town of Sudbury may enter into contracts for the purchase of renewable or alternative energy, equipment and facilities or the lease thereof for terms not to exceed 50 years, notwithstanding any limitation on the term of any such agreement in chapter 25A of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary.
SECTION 3. Nothing in this act shall be construed to allow the town of Sudbury to sell, lease, transfer any interest in, or change the use of, any land that is subject to Art. XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution of Massachusetts.SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, December 16, 2010.