CITY SELLING SURPLUS VEHICLES ON EBAY
The city of Greenville is joining the millions of eBay sellers. At Tuesday night's council meeting, an ordinance was passed allowing the city to dispose of surplus items and authorizing the city manager to determine the method of sale. Willey said that by law, anything valued over $50 must be sold by auction. The city is selling a 1993 Chevrolet Caprice formerly used by the police department, a 1988 Ford pickup from the Public Works Department, and the vintage ESDA trailer.
Willey told WGEL that using eBay should result in some higher bids than the city might normally get. He pointed out that eBay reaches a larger audience which should equate to more bidders. The items should be on-line within two weeks with the auction lasting seven days.
The council also approved the sale of just over a half-acre of land on Stowe Avenue to Steve and Brenda Korte. The parcel is on Governor Bond Lake and is adjacent to land already owned by the Kortes. City Manager Willey told WGEL that the city has owned several parcels around the lake since it was built. According to Willey, this particular acreage had a well on the property. The land was sold to the Kortes for $36,000, a thousand dollars more than its appraisal.
BOND COUNTY TO AUCTION DELIQUNET TAX PROPERTIES
All properties that were delinquent on taxes in 2002 and prior years, and have been obtained by Bond County, will be up for auction next month. There is approximately 31 items available on a sealed bid auction sale at the Bond County Courthouse Annex, Treasurer's Office. The sale will help to benefit the County and neighboring property owners by eliminating abandoned properties and putting them into the hands of owners who will keep the taxes paid and the property maintained. A minimum bid of $655.00 per item is required with a sealed bid cut-off date of August 4, 2006. All items will be sold to the highest bidder. A bidder's packet and sale catalog is available at the Treasurers Office for $5.00.