Digital Access

Digital Access
Access daily-chronicle.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more!

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
Government Local

City of DeKalb surplus vehicles up for auction

City hoping to collect $25,000 from sales

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.

Loading more