Forest Preserve to auction used equipment to the public

By on April 6, 2010

GENEVA—Think of it as an annual garage sale — if you own a really big garage.

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County is auctioning off some of its used, broken and/or replaced equipment to the public. Items go on display Thursday, April 1, at Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, Ill. Items may be inspected during preserve hours, sunrise to sunset.

This year, 35 items are up for auction. Among them are two dump trucks, six pick-up trucks, a former police vehicle, a tractor and various mowers and other equipment. Items are sold as-is, with no warranty, actual or implied.

Bids should be addressed to the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, 1996 S. Kirk Road, Suite 320, Geneva, IL 60134. All bids should be placed in a sealed envelope, one bid per envelope. The bid should contain the item number, the amount bid for the item, and the name, address and telephone number of the bidder. The outside of the envelope should contain the item number and the name of the bidder.

Sealed bids are due at Forest Preserve headquarters by 2 p.m. on Friday, April 23. Bids received after that will not be opened. Successful bidders will be notified by telephone and must pay for winning items with cash, money order or bank check. No personal checks will be accepted.

Purchasers have until Friday, May 7, to purchase and remove items. Any items not purchased and/or removed by that date will be considered forfeited.

Proceeds from the sale of used assets are returned to the District’s General Fund. Last year, the used equipment sale brought in $75,000.

For more information on the District’s used equipment sale, call (630) 232-5980.