County to Hold Equipment and Vehicle Auction, Offers Shared Service to Towns and Villages   

(Monticello) – County Manager David P. Fanslau announced that Sullivan County will hold an auction of the County’s surplus equipment and vehicles, and the County has offered the auction as a shared service for the Towns and Villages to be participants.  The equipment and vehicle auction will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 5:00 PM at the Sullivan County Division of Public Works facility on Route 17B in Maplewood.

“The auctioning off of surplus or unneeded equipment and vehicles will bring much needed revenues to the County,” said Fanslau. “The selling of the surplus equipment and vehicles will also clear space that is currently occupied by such surplus equipment and vehicles,” added Fanslau.

Following a practice that has worked well for the County’s Villages in relation to the real property auction, the County Legislature directed the County Manager to offer  the ability to the County’s Towns and Villages to participate in the August 18th equipment and vehicle auction, by including Town or Village surplus equipment and vehicles in the auction.  The proceeds from Town or Village equipment and vehicles will be accounted for separately, and distributed to the respective Town or Village.

“Sullivan County last held an equipment and vehicle auction was in May of 2008, which was just prior to the official beginning of this continuing national “Great Recession” that have significantly impacted the County’s economy,” said Fanslau.
“I sent letters to each Town Supervisor, Highway Superintendent, and Village Mayor advising them of this opportunity, as a shared service.  Also, the combining of County, Town, and Village surplus equipment and vehicles may make the upcoming auction more successful, by attracting more bidders on more options,” concluded Fanslau.

For additional information regarding the equipment and vehicle auction, please contact Jeff Froehlich at 845-807-0450.

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