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TREMONT — Selectmen met here Friday in a special meeting where they approved the purchase of a Ford F550 truck from Whited Ford of Bangor.

Town Manager Dana Reed called the emergency meeting after learning the dealership had the vehicle on the lot and was available immediately. Town officials were preparing to ask for bids on a new truck for snowplowing and were concerned that winter would arrive before the truck.

The $46,950 purchase was approved unanimously.

Selectmen also voted to have Bangor Truck Equipment supply a snowplow for the truck and transfer the sander body from an older town truck to the new vehicle.

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