Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Eastham may establish and maintain a special account to be known as the Land Acquisition and Maintenance Fund and may raise and appropriate money and receive gifts therefor. Said fund shall be maintained as a separate account by the treasurer of said town. Said fund shall be used for the acquisition and maintenance of open space and recreational land, which land shall be under the care and control of the board of selectmen of said town. Said town may appropriate money from said fund by a two-thirds vote of a special or annual town meeting after recommendation of said board of selectmen for the purchase or maintenance of such land.