March 4, 2013

Surplus equipment to be sold

By Nita Johnson
Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Both the county road department and the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office are looking to sell some surplus property which includes equipment and vehicles.

Judge Executive David Westerfield told Laurel County magistrates he needed their authorization to advertise the surplus sale in local papers, as required by the state. While he did not elaborate on the county’s equipment that will be offered in the auction sale, the sheriff’s office has nine vehicles that will hit the bidding block.

“These are vehicles that have been confiscated in drug-related activity,” said Sheriff John Root. “We can sell these vehicles at auction and use the money for our department for equipment and other vehicles. We can’t use this money for salaries or anything like that, but it will help us to get equipment that we need.”

The vehicles being offered include:

• 1998 Chevrolet Corvette

• 2000 Ford Mustang

• 2001 Ford Ranger

• 1998 Ford Ranger

• 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

• 2001 Ford Focus

• 2002 Mitsubishi Gallant

• 2002 Chevy Tahoe

• 2001 Lexus ES

Various trucks and equipment will be offered by the county road department.

Magistrates approved the surplus property list for both departments. The dates and times of the auction will be announced in legal ads in the local newspaper.

The purchase of an eight-foot broom attachment at a cost of $9,300 from A.G. Equipment for a county truck was also approved, as was a piece of equipment needed to cut steel. Westerfield told magistrates the cost of that equipment would run between $2,500 to $3,000.