Vehicle, equipment auction closes Sept. 23

The Eagle River Water & Sanitation District has two vehicles, a loader, a trailer and several pieces of equipment up for sale using the Public Surplus online auction service. Bidding opened at 8 a.m. Sept. 14 and closes at 6 p.m. Sept. 23.


“We actively manage our fleet by scheduling vehicles and heavy equipment for replacement on a rotating basis,” stated director of operations Todd Fessenden. Using Public Surplus reduces district costs associated with selling used assets; 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 Fessenden.


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.


Gusty Kanakis, fleet and facilities maintenance coordinator, 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#

2005       Toyota Camry SD                                110,631           $1,155.00        1424004

2008       Chevrolet Trail Blazer                            106,068           $1,650.00        1424008

1990       John Deere Loader                                  3,774           $3,300.00        1424017

1986       Gorman 6” Centrifugal Pump                      206           $1,000.00        1426916

1991       Witzco Challenger Lowboy Trailer                N/A           $2,400.00        1426926

1999       Onan Portable Generator                            340           $1,650.00        1442843

Flushing Unit on Flat Bed                         2,665           $1,320.00        1426941

Kaeser SX6 Air Compressor                       N/A              $250.00        1426956

Tuthill Blower & Vacuum System                   20           $3,300.00        1426977



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