Vehicle auction closes at 6 p.m. Dec. 18

The Eagle River Water & Sanitation District has four pickup trucks and a 1-ton cargo van up for sale using the Public Surplus online auction service. Bidding opened at 8 a.m. Dec. 8 and closes at 6 p.m. Dec. 18.

Using Public Surplus reduces district costs associated with selling used assets. Fleet and facilities maintenance coordinator Gusty Kanakis says it also broadens the buyer pool, which helps ensure the best value out of used vehicles and equipment. “As a local government, we’re accountable for the public funds used to deliver water and wastewater services. It’s our goal to provide these essential functions at a reasonable cost to our taxpayers and ratepayers,” said Kanakis. Recovering costs from used vehicles reduces overall replacement costs.

Auction items were used in everyday operations and were regularly maintained. District vehicles are replaced after about 110,000 miles. Where mileage isn’t relevant, equipment age or hours are a deciding factor.

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.

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 / Hrs   Minimum Bid      Auction#

2009       Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4×4               111,099            $2,640           1497662

2003       Toyota Tacoma                                    98,147              $1,485           1497673

2003       Toyota Tacoma                                    104,751            $1,485           1497684

2009       Chevrolet Colorado w/ Topper              108,369            $2,145           1497688

2001       GMC 1-ton van w/ CCTV equipment      28,517              $3,300           1497701

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 & Facilities Maintenance Coordinator