Village may sell excess equipment on eBay

By on June 5, 2009

Three patrol cars among items to be sold
by Martha Quetsch
ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson wants the village to sell equipment it no longer uses, and said eBay is the way to go.

“If we haven’t used something in at least a year, we should get rid of it,” Anderson said.

He said among “excess equipment” the village could sell on eBay—an online shopping market—are three patrol vehicles that village police no longer drive because of their high mileage.

Staff members are compiling the list of equipment that the Village Board will decide whether to declare surplus and try to sell on eBay, Community Development Director David Morrison said.

When Anderson was Blackberry Township Supervisor, the township sold two surplus trucks on eBay. The Township Board authorized the sale by passing a resolution, and the Village Board soon will do likewise.

“We want to get it done this summer,” Anderson said.

Anderson said if the police cars sell on eBay, the village will put the money into its general operating fund.

Other items village officials might put on eBay are unclaimed bicycles the Police Department has collected, Anderson said.