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.
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