The Knox City Council received information on the possible purchase of a machine to help better clear the snow from the downtown area.
Mayor Rick Chambers explained to the council that it would be easier if a little John Deere tractor with a cab and heater be used to clear the snow on the sidewalks downtown. Chambers said the Knox Community School Corporation utilizes similar equipment and it works efficiently.
If the tractor is purchased, its use by the street department would not be limited to the winter months. It could be used in the summer for projects as needed by the department.
The cost of the John Deere tractor would be in the neighborhood of $27,767 which includes an 18 percent municipal discount.
The council did not act on the purchase request. More information will be available at a future meeting.