The Finance Department, acting as the Purchasing Agent, has the responsibility for the disposal of surplus property in compliance with the General Purchasing Policy and Procedures Manual, Section IX. Periodically, the Finance Department requests all departments to inventory and prepare a list of all surplus and obsolete items. "Surplus property" is used generically to describe City property, such as but not limited to: materials, supplies, equipment, and vehicles that are no longer needed or useable by the holding department (CHMC § 3.16.120). The City Council must authorize the disposition of surplus property valued over $25,000 based upon recommendations from the Department. The vehicles and equipment shown on Attachment A have been identified as beyond economical repair and are no longer needed by the City.
Staff recommends utilizing CHP Enterprises DBA Ken Porter Auctions to surplus/auction the City’s surplus properties listed on Attachment A. The City currently has a five year agreement (A2018-207) with CHP Enterprises DBA Ken Porter Auctions for auctioning services.