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The 193rd 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:

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding chapters 30B and 41 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, but subject to subsections (a), (b) and (g) of section 16 of said chapter 30B, the town of Andover may convey to the Andover Village Improvement Society, subject to a permanent conservation restriction as approved by the executive office of energy and environmental affairs, certain parcels of land in said town identified as follows: (i) parcels 57 and 58 on assessors’ map 207 containing 2.01 acres, more or less; (ii) parcel 92 on assessors’ map 5 containing 0.33 acres, more or less; (iii) parcel 1A on assessors’ map 94 containing 10.93 acres, more or less, except for a portion of the parcel described as Parcel D in the order of taking recorded at the Essex North district registry of deeds in book 863, page 237 containing 0.18 acres as shown on plan 3561, bounded 100 feet by the southerly line of Andover street, 72 feet by land of Sidney P. White, 100 feet by the Boston & Maine Railroad right of way and 82.5 feet by land of James F. and Kathleen Townsend; provided, however, that the town shall retain the right to develop a well on said parcel 1A on assessors’ map 94; and provided further, that the Andover Village Improvement Society shall grant access and utility easements over said parcel 1A to develop the well. The total land conveyed to the Andover Village Improvement Society shall be 13.27 acres, more or less and such land shall be held by the society solely for purposes consistent with open space preservation.

SECTION 2. In consideration for the conveyances authorized in section 1, the Andover Village Improvement Society shall convey to the town of Andover certain parcels of land identified as follows: (i) parcels 7, 8, 9, 10A, 11, 11A, 12A and 13 on assessors’ map 148 and paper streets contained therein, totaling 16.21 acres, more or less; and (ii) a portion of parcel 1 on assessors’ map 171, which portion is shown as Parcel A on a plan Entitled “Plan of Land Located In Andover, Massachusetts, Prepared For Town of Andover and Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.” dated March 9, 2010 by Richard F. Kaminski and Associates, Inc., containing 5.2 acres, more or less. The total land conveyed to the town shall be 21.41 acres, more or less. The Andover planning board may endorse the said plan as “Approval Not Required”. Upon a vote of the town meeting, the land acquired by the town under this act shall be transferred to the care, custody and control of the Andover conservation commission.

SECTION 3. The conveyances authorized in this act shall be made free and clear of all encumbrances unless otherwise authorized in this act, but may be subject to existing utility easements, restrictions and other easements and rights as may be acceptable to the board of selectmen of the town of Andover and the Andover Village Improvement Society. The conveyances shall be subject to such other terms and conditions as the board of selectmen deems advisable in the interests of the town.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, July 20, 2011.