HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. With a few excess, broken-down vehicles sitting around town, the Hastings Board of Trustees decided now is the time to try and get rid of the deadweight.
Periodically the department heads look at our fleet and there are three vehicles that the DPW believes should be declared surplus and sell them, Village Manager Fran Frobel said of the Hastings Department of Public Works (DPW) vehicles. The fourth one, he continued, is a fire truck that the chief has identified as surplus and one he believes we should try and sell.
The vehicles being discussed are a 1994 Mack 25 YD Rear Load Packer, a 1996 Chevy 2 YD Dump, a 2000 Chevy van and a 181 Hahn Pumper fire truck. Frobel said the village will be looking at new ways to sell the old vehicles rather than just a newspaper advertisement.
We are already taking advantage of an international auction service, Frobel said. We do think the time is right for these pieces of apparatus to be sold.
Frobel said some of the vehicles are in poor shape and it would benefit the village to see what it can get in terms of compensation.
Theyre not being used now, theyre actually offline, he said. Theyre of no value to us now.
While the village looks to move the old vehicles, Frobel said the fire truck and the Chevy van have already been replaced. Although some of the vehicles are in poor shape, Frobel said he does expect the fire truck to sell for more than a few thousand dollars. Most of the proceeds from selling the fire truck would then go towards buying new radio equipment that the department needs.
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