VASSALBORO — Selectmen next year will sell a Cushnoc Road lot — acquired for failure to pay taxes — to the highest bidder, provided that the bid is more than $10,000.

At Thursday’s meeting, Town Manager Mary Sabins reported that the old mobile home on the lot was removed at no cost to the town.

Code Enforcement Officer Daniel Feeney inspected the 0.94-acre parcel and saw no obstacles to building on it or installing a new mobile home, assuming town requirements are met, Sabins said.

The lot has a well and an eight-year-old septic system. It is about 350 feet deep, with 240 feet of frontage on Cushnoc Road, according to Feeney’s report to Sabins.

Sabins said the land alone is valued at more than $30,000.

Selectmen approved the draft bid documents Sabins prepared, including the $10,000 minimum bid, and accepted her suggestion that bids be due Feb. 1, in advance of the board’s Feb. 2 meeting.

They also voted to abate the $1,700 in uncollectable taxes due on the property.

Sabins said she asked Road Commissioner Eugene Field and the public works crew to look into capping the septic system and cleaning up the property.

The only other decision Thursday evening was to authorize Sabins to spend small amounts — up to $100 at a time, with a maximum of $250 per year except in unusual cases — for expenses such as refreshments for the staff Christmas party and flowers for funerals.

Expenditures the selectmen approved included more than $120,000 for Vassalboro’s new plow truck. Sabins said the truck is being equipped at Howard P. Fairfield in Skowhegan, a process that is expected to take another two months and cost another $50,000 or more.

Voters at the June town meeting authorized spending up to $190,000 for the new truck, taking the money from taxes, the public works reserve fund and the sale of a 1998 truck.

The new recycling building at the transfer station is scheduled to open this weekend, Sabins also reported.

The transfer station will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day but open as usual each Saturday, she said.