Maplesville Council reopens bids on surplus vehicles

Published 4:40 pm Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Maplesville Council voted Jan. 10 to reopen the bids on two of the town’s surplus vehicles that were not sold earlier this month, according to Town Clerk Sheila Haigler.

The town did not receive bids on a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria or a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban but received seven bids on a 1989 Chevrolet C-1500 truck, which went to Jeff Smitherman for $850, Haigler said.

Maplesville will accept bids on the Crown Victoria and the Suburban next month with no minimum bid requirements on either vehicle.

The town also declared surplus miscellaneous items that came off old cars.

“Anybody that wants them, we’ll take the best offer to purchase those items,” Haigler said.

A list of the items available for purchase will be posted in Maplesville Town Hall by Friday, Jan. 13. Each item will be sold separately.

In other business, the council:

•Heard comments from Michelle and David Price of Maplesville regarding the dog issues they were having in their area.

•Voted to have a work session Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss the town’s garbage ordinance and garbage route.

•Voted to pay $50 to Maplesville High School for a sponsorship on a basketball sign that would be put up in the gym during basketball season.

•Changed the March council meeting from Tuesday, Jan. 13 to Monday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. because of the presidential primary on Jan. 13.

•Approved the financial report, monthly bills and minutes from a Dec. 13 council meeting, a Dec. 20 work session, a Dec. 30 special called meeting and a Dec. 31 due process hearing.