DeKALB – Seven city vehicles that officials say have reached the end of their useful life for city services will be up for sale until mid-June.
The DeKalb City Council unanimously voted May 14 to authorize the disposition of five vehicles from the public works department and two from the police department.
Under city code, city property can be disposed of when it is no longer in the best interest of the city to retain it. This determination is made based on age, condition, ongoing maintenance cost or general usefulness to the City.
Vehicles for sale are a 1999 Elgin Pelican Street Sweeper, a 1996 Chevrolet Suburban, a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban, a 2002 Ford E-150 van, a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria and a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria. Mileage on the vehicles range from 62,000 for the 2001 Silverado to 150,000 for one of the Crown Victorias.
Sale proceeds, which are estimated to be $25,000, will be put into the general fund. Since these revenues are not included in the fiscal 2018 budget, they could close the $11,000 budget gap created by the purchase of high-end radios for the DeKalb Fire Department, which were acquired in early April at a discounted price.
The vehicles are available for bid on Public Surplus, a government surplus auction website. As of Thursday, only four bids have been placed between the seven vehicles.
Vehicles are sold "as is" with no warranty.