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 section 15A of chapter 40 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the land commonly known as the Clapp school and surrounding fields acquired by the city on or about 1909 and located at the intersection of Hudson street and Arlington road in the city of Woburn, shown on assessors map 59 as block 26, lot 20, containing 2.92 acres more or less, and shown on a plan entitled “Use and Limitation Plan” dated September 2, 2009, prepared by Leblanc Survey Associates, Inc. which is on file with the city clerk, currently used for recreational and educational purposes, shall be under the care, custody and control of the Woburn recreation commission to be used solely for active or passive recreational uses including, but not limited to, community gardens, trails, noncommercial youth and adult sports and park, playground or athletic field purposes; provided, however, that recreational use of such land shall not include horse or dog racing or the use of the land for a stadium, gymnasium or similar structure. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, the portion of the land shown on the above-referenced plan that is designated for educational purposes shall continue to be under the care, custody and control of the city of Woburn school committee but shall be used for educational purposes only until such time as the newly constructed Goodyear school is completed and all students receiving educational services at the Clapp school have been reassigned to alternative sites within the Woburn school district, at which time the school committee shall vote to determine whether such property is necessary for educational purposes and, if not, then it shall authorize a transfer of the care, custody and control of the property to the Woburn recreation commission to be used solely for active or passive recreational uses pursuant to this act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, April 9, 2010.