By Seth Littrell
Register News Writer
City to auction surplus property Saturday
The Richmond City Commission on Tuesday evening declared a large amount of property from various departments surplus and scheduled an auction for Saturday at the city maintenance facility on East Walnut Street.
According to the ordinance, gates to the auction will open at 9 a.m., and the event will start at 10. The items being auctioned off vary from office equipment, such as printers and computers, to clothing, bicycles and other miscellaneous items.
Surplus vehicles from the maintenance and administration departments also will be auctioned.
In other business, the commission:
• Tabled an ordinance changing the speed limits of cul-de-sac streets in the Hampton Ridge Subdivision from 25 to 15 miles per hour. Mayor Jim Barnes said he learned the streets were not owned by the city, and therefore did not fall within its jurisdiction.
• Fire Chief Buzzy Campbell commended the fire department’s honor guard. Two members were asked to represent RFD in a flag-flying ceremony in Emmitsburg, Md., honoring fallen firefighters. RFD was one of seven fire departments invited to be part of the ceremony. The honor guard assisted in flying American flags for each firefighter killed in the line of duty. The flags were then folded and given to the families of the fallen men and women, Campbell said.
• Awarded a bid for solid waste disposal to Advanced Disposal Services.
• Authorized Mayor Barnes to apply for a federal public services grant of up to $250,000.
• Hired Nancy Kettler as a part-time temporary employee of the finance department. City Manager Jimmy Howard said the additional help was needed to handle incoming tax bills that are now due.
Seth Littrell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 624-6623.