City approves surplus inventory items, which can now be sold or disposed of

East Hill park

YORK – Municipalities and counties are required to declare property as surplus when it no longer works or is needed, in order for it to be sold or disposed of.

That’s what took place this past week, as a number of items were presented for such designation to the city council.

Cheree Folts, parks and recreation director, said most of the items were from her department.

“No one wants the museum’s old taxidermy birds, which had been in the old museum space. I’ve asked people, I’ve tried. No one wants them,” Folts said. “We are asking to have them declared as surplus so we can go out further to see if anyone wants them or if we can dispose of them.”

There are two taxidermy birds from the museum, each having a small $10 valuation.

“We also want to declare the old East Hill Park playground equipment and the old, ruined bounce house which was once used at Fun City,” Folts said.

The old playground equipment at East Hill includes the main structure, the old bouncing horses and an old “jungle jeep.” No value has yet been assigned to this equipment.

As far as the old bounce house which had once been at Fun City at the community center has an estimated value of $500.

She said she also wanted to declare as surplus “some old inherited equipment at the soccer fields, which include benches, flags, a freezer, a cotton candy machine, a pretzel warmer, a popcorn maker and more.”

“Some of this will be advertised with Green Realty and some will be advertised on the city’s website,” Folts said.

One other piece of surplus equipment is a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria which was used as a courtesy car at the airport. York Public Works Director James Paul said, “We couldn’t keep up with the repairs.”

The council agreed to declare all the property surplus.


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