Windsor Town Council declares three vehicles surplus

Published 4:54 pm Friday, December 8, 2023

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The Windsor Town Council voted unanimously Nov. 14 to declare three vehicles surplus that had been previously used and needed by the Windsor Police Department and Public Works Department.

In presenting the declaration of surplus property resolution to the council, Windsor Town Manager William Saunders stated, “With the recent acquisition of replacement vehicles, several older vehicles can be removed from inventory.”

In a Nov. 14 staff report, he noted that the following vehicles had been examined and deemed to no longer be needed by the town:

  • 2003 Volvo BL70 Backhoe,
  • 2014 Dodge Charger Police Interceptor, and
  • 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe.

“In this regard, I’m enclosing a resolution for your consideration to declare the said items surplus and authorize the town manager to see to their disposal per the town’s surplus property policy,” Saunders said. “These items are to be offered for sale at public auction.”

Moments later, he added, “Recommended motion is for council to move to adopt the resolution entitled ‘A Resolution Declaring Certain Non-fixed Assets Surplus and Approving the Disposal of Said Assets.’”

Councilman Walter Bernacki said, “I make the motion we accept the resolution for the surplus equipment as presented.”

His motion was seconded, and the resolution was adopted via a 6-0 vote.

The resolution was included in the council meeting packet, sharing some more details connected to the action the council was taking.

The document stated that the Town Council has adopted a capital asset policy and surplus property policy in order to assure that its capital assets are accounted for, tracked and disposed of properly.

The surplus property policy requires the council, upon recommendation of the town manager, to declare as surplus all non-fixed assets that are no longer needed or used by the town, the resolution noted. The document later added that the town police and Public Works departments had received replacement vehicles, so the aforementioned trio of existing vehicles would no longer be needed.