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File #: 18-1161    Version: 1 Name: 8/9/18 - Sale of Surplus Fire Apparatus
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/6/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/9/2018 Final action: 8/9/2018
Enactment date: 8/9/2018 Enactment #: R-18-315
Title: Resolution to Approve the Sale of Surplus Fire Equipment
Resolution to Approve the Sale of Surplus Fire Equipment
The attached resolution authorizes the sale of fire equipment deemed as surplus property by the City.

Section 1:319 of the City Code of Ordinances states that "Personal property with a value in excess of $25,000.00 may be sold by auction, trade-in or after advertising and receiving competitive bids, as provided in section 1:313 and after approval of the sale has been given by the Council."

The equipment is a 1996 E-One 95' rear mount platform aerial apparatus (#1095), which is used as a reserve unit by the City's Fire Department. This equipment has 2,483 hours of use. While it's fully operational, its 22-year work history increases the risk of a major component failure, which could create significant financial liability for the City and reduce resale value.

The Fire Chief had proposed the sale of this equipment as part of his apparatus plan. By moving the proposed sale up, resale value will be maximized with maintenance costs reduced. The sale would also avoid an expensive pump test later this year and free up needed space in the Fire Station.

Surplus City vehicles and equipment are sold through public auctions, online or in-person. While the true value of the equipment will be determined through the auction process, staff anticipates setting a minimum "reserve" on this apparatus of $30,000.00. While there is no guarantee this reserve will be reached, staff will need Council approval in case a bid amount meets or exceeds the reserve.

Proceeds from the sale of these surplus items will be made to the Fleet Fund.
Prepared by: Matthew J. Kulhanek, Fleet and Facilities Unit Manager
Reviewed by: Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Whereas, The Fleet & Facilities Unit handles the disposal of surplus City vehicles and equipment through the public auction process as directed by City ordinance;


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