CANTON – Road Foreman Randy Scrivner told selectmen Thursday night that he would like to sell several old town trucks. Selectmen voted to put them up for bids.

Scrivner said there is a 1986 International garbage truck, a 1988 International plow truck, a 1961 Galion grader and an International flatbed of 1950s vintage. He will accept calls for more information at 461-2329.

Bids are due at the town office by Thursday, June 11.

The board approved Scrivner getting estimates on a new mower for the town.

The board also discussed the condition of the playground equipment at the ball park. The slide has a hole in it and the swing frames are rotting.

Selectman Lisa Cummings said new equipment is needed, and the board discussed fundraisers to pay for new or repaired equipment. Several suggested that the slide could be repaired as well as the swings, but no further action was taken.

Town Administrative Assistant Kathy Hutchins said she would meet with the Recreation Committee to see what equipment they would like at the park.

Tom Adley, who earlier this year presented a plan to develop community gardens in the town, reported that $495 was raised from the sale of plants taken from properties that were bought out after the devastating village flood in December 2003. More of the plants will be offered on the first cleanup day at the Canton Heritage Park on Route 108 on Saturday, June 6. Other clean-up days will be June 10, 13 and 17.

Toni Wilson was appointed to the Planning Board to replace Richard McCollister.

Hutchins said Diane Ray reported the last property from the village flood buyout program has been purchased.


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