Snowmobile public auction closes Jan. 17

The Eagle River Water & Sanitation District is selling two snowmobiles using the Public Surplus online auction service. Bidding opened Jan. 7 and closes at 6 p.m. Jan. 17.


Fleet and facilities maintenance coordinator Gusty Kanakis said, “As a local government, we want to provide water and wastewater services at a reasonable cost to our taxpayers and ratepayers. Using Public Surplus reduces district costs associated with selling used assets and it also broadens the buyer pool, which helps ensure the best value out of vehicles and equipment that were used to provide our community with these essential services.”


Auction items were used in everyday operations and were regularly maintained. District vehicles are replaced after about 110,000 miles, while equipment is replaced based on age, hours run, or operational needs.


Interested parties should sign up as a registered buyer on the Public Surplus website, where they can also view the district page showing current auction items with pictures and vehicle information.


Kanakis manages the auction and is available through the Public Surplus website for questions. Bidders may arrange to inspect auction items between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, by contacting Kanakis at 970-477-5429. Test drives are not allowed for insurance reasons.


Items available in this auction and their minimum bids are:


Year          Model                                                             Mileage            Min Bid

2011          Yamaha Phazer MTX snowmobile #1          323               $500.00

2011          Yamaha Phazer MTX snowmobile #2          234               $500.00


The highest bid submitted for each item that meets or exceeds the reserve amount will be the winning bidder, who will be notified directly by Public Surplus. Winners will pay their winning bid plus a 10 percent handling fee that is charged by Public Surplus.


Contact: Gusty Kanakis, 970-477-5429

Fleet and Facilities Maintenance Coordinator