LOCKPORT – The Common Council voted Wednesday to lease a paving machine for future purchase, using state highway aid.

The paver will cost $302,500 on a state contract, but the city will enter a lease-to-own arrangement, using Consolidated Highway Improvement Program, or CHIPS, funds.

Mayor Michael W. Tucker said City Treasurer Michael E. White “is still waiting for confirmation that it’s CHIPS-fundable, but there’s no doubt in my mind that it is.”