County to auction off vehicles. generators on Saturday, Jan. 19


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Sussex County is auctioning off 15 vehicles and eight generators, along with other pieces of equipment, this Saturday, Jan. 19, at noon. Buyers can come as early as 10 a.m. to inspect the cars, trucks and generator parts that have been declared surplus and are no longer needed by the County. This auction marks the first the County has held since March of 2010.

The majority of the vehicles range in model year from 1995 to 2003, and their mileages vary. They will be sold in as-is condition, with no guarantees.

“Some are more worn than others,” said Deputy County Administrator Hal Godwin. “We will sell to the highest bidder.”

Godwin said the County will accept cash or certified checks on the day of the sale.

The vehicles and parts will be at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center parking lot at 21911 Rudder Lane near Georgetown. Godwin described it as the parking lot across from the airport terminal, where the vendors set-up at the Wings & Wheels event.

All proceeds from the sale will go into the County’s general fund.

For sale are eight generators, which will be sold as parts, and a 1974 Chevrolet dump truck, a 1995 Ford Crown Victoria, a 1995 Ford Econoline van, a 1996 Aerostar van, two 1996 Ford Ranger pickups, a 1997 Ford Econoline van, a 1997 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer, a 1999 Jeep Cherokee, a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 4-by-4 pickup, a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, a 2002 Dodge full-size pickup, a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pick-up and a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban.

For more information about the auction, contact Godwin at (302) 854-5060.