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 chapter 40A of the General Laws, the city known as the town of Methuen acting by and through its mayor, with the approval of the city council, may lease certain recreational land to Dispatch Communications of Londonderry, New Hampshire for the erection of structures and use of the land for communications purposes. The lease shall be for a term not to exceed 30 years.
The proposed leased premises shall be a rectangular area measuring 35 feet by 40 feet for a total of 1,470 square feet, plus a 2 foot fence area on each side, the exact location of the leased premises to be within the above described summit area as determined by the city in its lease agreement.
The summit area and the leased premises are a portion of the land owned by the city and shown as Lot B on plan of land entitled "Plan of Land owned by Poplar Hill Trust, dated September 1973" which plan is duly recorded with the Essex North district registry of deeds as Plan No. 6950, Book 1413, Page 315.
SECTION 2. Paragraphs (a), (b) and (g) of section 16 of chapter 30B of the General Laws shall apply to the lease authorized by section 1. The land described in section 1 may not be assigned to others, or sublet by any lessee, without the prior written approval of the mayor and the city council of the city known as the town of Methuen. Any further disposition of the land, other than that authorized by this act, shall be subject to said chapter 30B and any other applicable chapter of the General Laws. +s
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. @s