Before the regular meeting on Dec. 8 bids were opened for a new four-wheel drive loader the town of Lenox plans to purchase.
The first bid came in from Five Star out of Syracuse for $136,000 for a John Deere. With trade-in value of $36,140 the total cost would be $99,860.
The second bidder was Tracey Road Equipment, also of Syracuse. The New Holland brand sells for $129,980. Tracey will accept $30,000 for the town's old loader leaving a balance of $99,998.
The board will send all bids and loader specifications to the Lenox Highway Committee for review.