The town of Buxton will hold a special town meeting at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 5, at Town Hall on the Portland Road to consider seven items.

Voters will decide whether they want to spend up to $57,500 for an excavator for the Public Works Department. The money would come from relief funds sent to Buxton from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Selectman Robert Libby said the town’s public works department has been renting the excavator for the past five months at $3,300 a month. Libby said the rent money could be applied to the purchase price.

The town will also consider taking $2,000 from the town’s undesignated surplus account to contribute to Maine Communities Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.

Libby predicted a turn out of about 25 people at the special town meeting.

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