Town accepts bids on surplus equipment

B y Jaime Thomas

The town of Granville accepted bids for several pieces of surplus equipment at a meeting Thursday night.

A 2000 F350 pickup truck went to Pamela Martindale, who offered $2,601.51, which beat out a lower bid by Randy Martelle. And a tractor went to Chris Taylor, whose $861 was higher than Martelle’s offer of $850.

Martelle also bid $1,000 for a 1989 International dump truck, but Highway Superintendent John Tanner recommended the town board refuse that offer.

“I don’t think we should get rid of it for that price. I went to a junk yard today, and they offered me more than double that just to leave it there—they even offered to give me a ride back,” Tanner said.

The board was discussing advertising the truck again and opening it up for bid, when Councilwoman Mary Emery spoke up.

“Why don’t we just get rid of it?” she asked, so they voted to let Tanner bring it back to the junk yard.

Tanner also told the board that cement was poured for the pad for a new fuel and gas dispenser at the highway garage. Additionally, the highway department has finished painting blacktop throughout the town in an effort to finish before winter.

The board is also opening up fuel bids for the town.

Additionally, Sole Assessor Daniel Boone told the board that assessments are coming in almost 2 percent higher.

“It’s just a whisker high; that’s nothing to be concerned about,” he said.

The next town board meeting will take place Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.

 

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