City reaps benefits of surplus auction

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The sale of surplus items the City of Trumann owned but wasn't currently using brought $44,200 into the city treasury this weekend as the city held its first surplus auction at the Old WalMart Building on Highway 463.

McDaniel Auction Company and auctioneer Vance McDaniel presided over the sale. The city placed approximately 50 items in the auction including several trucks and cars, a Case backhoe, a generator, office equipment, television sets, an electric golf cart and other items.

According to City Clerk Marlene Hancock, the city sold all the items it placed in the auction. She said 115 buyer numbers were issued. There was a large crowd present for the 10 a.m. auction which had been advertised across Northeast Arkansas.

Mayor Sheila Walters, who is out-of-town attending the Arkansas Water and Waste Water Environment Conference in Hot Springs with employees of Trumann Water Works, organized the auction. Walters and the city council will decide later on the use of the surplus funds acquired through the auction.

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