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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ANDOVER TO TRANSFER CONSERVATION LAND

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 any general or special law to the contrary and pursuant to the provisions of article 97 of the amendments to the constitution of the commonwealth, the select board of the town of Andover may transfer a parcel of land, currently held for general municipal purposes, consisting of approximately 7.419 acres, located at 126 Tewksbury street in the town and recorded in the Essex North district registry of deeds in book 10031, page 237, shown as assessors map 182, parcel 7, to the care, custody and control of the conservation commission of the town, for conservation and passive recreation purposes.

SECTION 2.  In consideration for the transfer of the land in section 1, the conservation commission of the town of Andover shall transfer 2 parcels of land on High Plain road consisting of approximately 4.401 acres used as the Bald Hill composting facility and approximately 0.677 acres used as a dog park and parking lot, both parcels being a portion of the property described in a deed recorded in the Essex North district registry of deeds in book 1294, page 232, and shown as lot 1 and lot 2, respectively, on a plan on file with the town clerk’s office titled “Plan of Land in Andover, Mass. Prepared for Town of Andover, Date January 20, 2020” by Andover Consultants Inc., to the care, custody and control of the select board of the town on the conditions that said composting facility shall remain as a composting facility only to be used for composting organic material such as leaves, sticks, grass clippings, wood chips and the like and said dog park and parking lot shall remain as a dog park and parking lot and if the land transferred to the care, custody and control of the select board ceases to be used as a composting facility or dog park and parking lot, then that portion of the land that is not so used shall revert back to the conservation commission for conservation and passive recreation purposes.

SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, February 1, 2022.