County council to hold public hearing on surplus property sales

Published on Thu, May 3, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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In the market for a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer with 116,000 miles on it? How about a BMW motorcycle or a 22-foot boat in need of extensive repairs?

These items and more can be found on a list of surplus property Whatcom County Council members will consider putting up for sale at their May 8 meeting. A public hearing is scheduled before county council members take a vote to sell these pieces of surplus property by auction or sealed bid.

The list mostly consists of used vehicles various county departments no longer have a need for. Notable entries include a six-wheel dump drunk from the county parks department and two prisoner transport buses from the department of corrections. 

The list also includes quite a collection of “miscellaneous” items, including “miscellaneous unusable inventory items (culvert, timbers, etc)” and “used and unsalvageable bridge decks.” I’ve always wondered where I could get a used bridge deck on the cheap.

For a look at the full list, click here. Whatcom County Council members will vote on this item at their May 8 council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the county council chambers in Bellingham. Click here for that evening’s full agenda.



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