[Adopted as Ch. XI, § 2, of the 1973 Bylaws]
[1937: c. V, S. 4]
All conveyances of land, or interests therein, which may hereafter be authorized by a vote of the Town, or otherwise, shall be signed by a majority of the Board of Selectmen, unless otherwise provided by law or by vote of the Town, and the Selectmen shall see that the instrument of conveyance is sealed with the Town Seal.
[Amended 4-7-1997 TM, approved by Attorney General 7-2-1997; 10-15-2001 TM, approved by Attorney General 2-19-2002]
The Board of Selectmen is authorized to accept in the name of the Town gifts of land, easements, and interests in land for walkway and sidewalk purposes, storm drainage, including above ground and below ground purposes, electric, water, and sewer purposes, slope maintenance purposes, building or signage overhang purposes, and for the purpose of rounding street corners.
[Added 10-18-1999 TM, approved by Attorney General 1-5-2000; amended 10-20-2003 TM, approved by Attorney General 1-22-2004; 11-4-2003]
The Board of Selectmen is authorized to accept in the name of the Town gifts of restrictive covenants on the use of land for open space preservation and affordable housing purposes and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept an affordable housing restriction encumbering the rental units of the property located at 19 Depot Square, (Assessors Map 41B, Lot 298), executed on April 22, 2003, and recorded at the Essex South District Registry of Deeds, on May 2, 2003, book 20728, page 189.
[Amended 10-16-2006 STM, approved by Attorney General 1-4-2007]
The Board of Selectmen is authorized to grant nonexclusive easements for walkway and sidewalk purposes, storm drainage, including above ground and below ground purposes, utility purposes, building or signage overhang purposes and for the purpose of rounding street corners, which the Board of Assessor's have determined to have a fair market value of less than $25,000 or which are less than 5,000 square feet in size without a Town Meeting vote for such consideration as the Board of Selectmen deems appropriate, including nominal consideration.