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Water district vehicle auction opens

AVON — The Eagle River Water and Sanitation District is putting three trucks, a snowmobile and a vending machine up for sale using the Public Surplus online auction service. Bidding closes at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

“We actively manage our fleet by scheduling vehicles and heavy equipment for replacement on a rotating basis,” said director of operations Todd Fessenden. “As a local government, we focus on delivering water and wastewater services at a reasonable cost to our taxpayers and ratepayers.”

Reducing District Costs

Using Public Surplus reduces district costs associated with selling used vehicles and broadens the buyer pool, which helps ensure the best value out of used vehicles and machines. District vehicles are regularly maintained, used in everyday operations, and are replaced after about 110,000 miles.

Interested parties should sign up as a registered buyer on the Public Surplus website, where they can also view the district page showing current auction items.

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Gusty Kanakis, the district’s fleet and facilities maintenance coordinator, manages the auction and is available through the Public Surplus website for questions. Bidders may arrange to inspect auction items between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, by contacting Kanakis, 970-477-5429. Test drives are not allowed for insurance reasons.

The highest bid submitted for each item that meets or exceeds the reserve amount will be the winning bidder, who will be notified directly by Public Surplus. Winners will pay their winning bid plus a 10 percent handling fee that is charged by Public Surplus. For more information, contact Kanakis.

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