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LOCKPORT – The Common Council agreed Wednesday to buy a $140,000 replacement compost agitator from Siemens Industry for the city composting plant.

Alderman Patrick W. Schrader, D-4th Ward, said $132,000 of the cost was accounted for in this year’s city borrowing.

The Council also voted to install a 20-foot guardrail at the southern end of Pine Street, a T-intersection with Lincoln Avenue. Tucker said the homeowner there put up a wall to protect his house, and the wall has been struck by vehicles 17 times.

Pavilion Drainage Supply Co. will be paid $3,906 for the guardrail.

Also approved was the sale of a vacant city-owned lot at 137 Elm St. to neighboring property owner “Sugar Ray” Robinson for $1,000 and a special-use permit allowing a Hertz car rental office to open in the Benderson Development plaza at South Transit and Summit streets.