Vehicle & equipment auction closes Nov. 18

The Eagle River Water and Sanitation District is selling two trucks, a car, and some equipment using the Public Surplus online auction service. Bidding opened Nov. 8 and closes at 6 p.m. Nov. 18.


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; 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.


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/ Description                              Mileage / Hours       Min Bid         Auction#

2008           Toyota Camry                                           111263                $1650         1727046

2008           Chevrolet Silverado 4×4 Ext. Cab               115937                $2000         1727067

2008           Chevrolet Silverado 4×4 Ext. Cab               114172                $2000         1727299

2000           John Deere Skid Steer Loader                  1326 Hrs               $2667         1726893

2000           Travel-Vac Valve Box Cleaner                                                 $165         1727356

n/a             Air Compressor #1                                                                    $1         1726634

n/a             Air Compressor #2                                                                    $1         1726644

n/a             Air Compressor #3                                                                    $1         1727381

n/a             Ozone Generator                                                                       $1         1726648

n/a             Air Blower                                                                                 $1         1727426

n/a             Electric Pump (Gorman-Rupp)                                                    $1         1727439


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