Surplus sale April 27

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 29, 2002

Features Editor

Looking for a great deal on a used Crown Victoria?

How about a John Deer tractor? Or a desk? Or even a cellular phone?

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Well, come April 27 the City of Troy

might just have what you’re seeking.

That’s the date of the city’s annual surplus equipment auction, and City Clerk Alton Starling said buyers can find everything from office equipment to compressors.

"Two years ago I sold some desks from about 1950," he said. "I got $25 apiece for them, and they were probably worth more (than that) in scrap metal."

Starling coordinates the annual auction, which gives the city the opportunity to dispose of unused equipment and items.

"I try to do it every opportunity I get," said Alton Starling, city clerk. "It depends on how much we have that’s not being used."

It can net $10,000 to $20,000 for the city.

"We’ll do really well on this one because we have a lot of extra vehicles," he said, adding that the Pike County Commission; Pike County Sheriff’s Department; the Drug Task Force; and Troy State University all have been asked to participate. "And I’m going to ask Brundidge (City Council) to participate, too."

The preliminary list of items to be auctioned includes more than 45 vehicles; desks; chairs; computers; cameras; a compressor; cell phones; and even a John Deer tractor.

"It’s like a big city yard sale," he said jokingly. "In fact, this one will be countywide."

The auction begins at 8 a.m. on April 27 in the Municipal Complex.