JACKSONTOWN- Anyone wanting to purchase old road department equipment may want to keep an eye on govdeals.com in the coming weeks.
Monday night, Licking Township Trustees discussed possibly selling a truck, a brush hog, a front-end loader, and a 10’ snow blade online.
“I’m the guy who likes to keep a clean shop,” said Trustee John Holman. There was some discussion, however, if the township still uses some of the equipment under consideration for sale.
“What I’m suggesting is, we’re getting ready to go into bad weather,” Holman said. He’d like to dispose of the old equipment prior to the winter months and suggested placing the items on govdeals.com. “I’ve been a user of govdeals as a consumer for a long time and the deals that I see, because of the exposure it’s probably more than the township could get for them otherwise,” Holman said.
Trustee Dave Miller said the front-end loader is designed to fit a specific tractor and may be difficult to sell. “There are times we have used it,” he said.
Holman said he believes the front-loader has only been used a few times. Obviously, he said he doesn’t want to sell anything useful, but if a piece of equipment has been sitting for many years, “Let’s sell it and get some money out of it,” he said.
“It’s not worn out and it’s paid for,” Miller said.
Trustee President Joe Hart said it was discussed to sell the 10’ snow blade for scrap. “There has to be someone who could use it,” he said. Hart said before anything is placed online for sale it would be good to check with Road Supervisor Rob Mills to see if it’s still useful. Otherwise, Hart said he agrees with selling the equipment.
Miller said the truck under consideration for sale “should’ve been gone a long time ago.”
Hart asked trustees to talk to Mills before the next trustees meeting. “I think we need to sort out a couple of these items,” he said.
In other township news:
• Trustees unanimously approved hiring two volunteers for the Licking Township Fire Company. They hired Adena Graham as a basic EMT, volunteer probationary. They also hired former City of Heath fire chief Mark Huggins as a volunteer EMT. Licking Township Fore Chief Mike Wilson said Huggins has 32 years experience at Heath and wants to volunteer now that he’s retired. “Without saying,” Wilson said, Huggins would bring an enormous amount of experience to the staff and act as a mentor for younger members. Trustees agreed.
• Wilson said the new fire truck delivered to the fire company Oct. 17 is stationed at Station #2 near Flint Ridge and has already completed several runs. “We put it into service and it’s operational,” he said. The truck is a Rosenbauer pumper financed mostly through a FEMA grant.