Village may sell excess equipment on eBay
By Martha Quetsch
on June 5, 2009
Three patrol cars among items to be sold
by Martha Quetsch
ELBURNâ€”Elburn Village President Dave Anderson wants the village to sell equipment it no longer uses, and said eBay is the way to go.
â€œIf we haven’t used something in at least a year, we should get rid of it,â€ Anderson said.
He said among â€œexcess equipmentâ€ the village could sell on eBayâ€”an online shopping marketâ€”are three patrol vehicles that village police no longer drive because of their high mileage.
Staff members are compiling the list of equipment that the Village Board will decide whether to declare surplus and try to sell on eBay, Community Development Director David Morrison said.
When Anderson was Blackberry Township Supervisor, the township sold two surplus trucks on eBay. The Township Board authorized the sale by passing a resolution, and the Village Board soon will do likewise.
â€œWe want to get it done this summer,â€ Anderson said.
Anderson said if the police cars sell on eBay, the village will put the money into its general operating fund.
Other items village officials might put on eBay are unclaimed bicycles the Police Department has collected, Anderson said.