CLAY TOWNSHIP — The trustees authorized the sale of a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV on GovDeals.com, an online auction marketplace for government surplus items.
The trustees authorized the sale of the vehicle at a minimum bid of $3,000.
Police chief John Van Gundy said Kelly Blue Book listed the value of the vehicle, based on the vehicle’s condition, at approximately $4,500.
“Honestly, I don’t know if I would go with the Kelly Blue Book value, Van Gundy said, noting “the vehicle has had a lot of service on it,”
“I, personally, would start it off at $3,000. If we got anymore than that, it would be icing on the cake,” Van Gundy said.
Van Gundy noted the money from the sale of the vehicle will go back into the police department fund.
In other business, the trustees approved a resolution that will allow for the destruction of obsolete police department items.
“This is equipment that is outdated and can no longer be used,” Van Gundy explained, adding some of the equipment dates back to the 1990s.
Van Gundy noted the outdated equipment was placed on Govdeals.com, but did not sell.
“The equipment will no longer fit our cars and really nobody else’s vehicles,” Van Gundy said.
Gundy said the cages that will no longer fit in the current cruisers will be sold as scrap metal.
Gundy also said the other obsolete equipment, such as trunk kits that will no longer fit in the back of the new cruisers, will be broken down and placed into dumpsters for disposal.
In other matters, the trustees agreed to transfer township resident Damon Whorton, a planning commission alternate, to the board of zoning appeals.
Wharton replaces Duane Heuker, who resigned from the BZA board prior to being appointed as a township trustee.
Reach Terry Baver at [email protected].