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The 191st 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 chapter 30B of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, but subject to paragraphs (a), (b) and (g) of section 16 of said chapter 30B, the town of North Reading may transfer the care, custody and control of all or a portion of the parcel of land located on Magnolia road and identified on assessors’ map 33, parcel 71, from the board of selectmen for park purposes to the board of selectmen for general municipal purposes and for the purpose of conveyance, and the board of selectmen may convey the parcel of land on such terms and conditions and for such consideration, which may be nominal consideration, as the board of selectmen deems appropriate.
     SECTION 2.  In consideration for the conveyance of the property described in section 1, the town of North Reading shall transfer a parcel of land, whether under the care, custody, management and control of the board of selectmen or another board, to the conservation commission or parks department and such parcel shall be dedicated for conservation or park purposes.  If no suitable parcel may be transferred, the town shall acquire a parcel of land or a conservation restriction, as defined in section 31 of chapter 184 of the General Laws, upon private or public land.  Such land shall be dedicated or restricted to conservation or park purposes and shall be under the jurisdiction of the conservation commission or parks department. The parcel dedicated or restricted pursuant to this section shall be of equal or greater size and value for conservation, park or water supply purposes when compared to the parcel described in section 1.
     SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, February 5, 2016.