EMSDALE – From trucks to a tire, a snow blower and oversized boulder the Township of Perry has it all, and it’s got to go.
There are 18 items on the list for sale by sealed bid that were cleared out as well as fire rescue vehicles and a public works water truck that have been recently been replaced.
According to Mayor John Dunn, public works foreman David Creasor went through the public works yard and determined what they no longer need.
“He’s gone through the shop with they guys and everything that we don’t use or don’t need or don’t want we’re getting rid of,” said Dunn. “The more you keep it and the longer it sits there, the less its worth.”
Dunn says that 90 per cent of the items of the list is surplus and what isn’t are items no longer in use by the Township.
He says they have not determined an estimate of how much they will likely get for the items.
“But anything we get is better than having it sit in the yard and deteriorating,” he said.
Amongst the items on the list are a 1986 single axle straight truck with 1,500 gallon water capacity, a 1973 grader with mounted brush cutter, a culverts, a diesel cube van, and a pumper.
The notice that ran in the Almaguin News states, “All sales are final. All items will be sold in present condition, ‘As is/where is without warranty’; highest or any bid not necessarily accepted.”
The items will be available for viewing at the public works garage on Old Government Road from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday, effective Oct. 18.