[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Newburgh 3-23-1987 by Ord. No. 2-87. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Purchasing Agent — See Charter § C7.60.
Sale or lease of City real property — See Ch. 13.
Whenever any department head finds that there is under his control any personal property which is no longer needed for City purposes, he shall report said property to the City Manager and the Purchasing Agent as surplus, together with a recommendation as to whether said property should be disposed of by the City or should be used as a trade-in to acquire a new vehicle, equipment or other personal property.
If it is recommended that surplus property be used as a trade-in, the City Manager and the Purchasing Agent shall review that recommendation, and, if they approve, the property may be used as a trade-in. Such review shall include a determination by the City Manager that fair value is being received by the City for the trade-in.
[Amended 2-13-1990 by Ord. No. 6-90]
If it is recommended that surplus property be disposed of, the City Manager and the Purchasing Agent shall review that recommendation and, if they approve, the Purchasing Agent shall determine if any other City department can use the property and, if so, said property shall be transferred to said department. Otherwise, said property shall be declared to be surplus and shall be disposed of in accordance with § 97-4 of this chapter, except as provided in Subsection B of this section.
In the case of surplus police dogs, the City Manager may, in his discretion, direct that they be sold at private sale for such consideration as he may deem advisable. Under normal circumstances, because the dogs might be dangerous in the hands of an untrained person and because it is difficult to change from one dog handler to another, the police officer who had handled the dog during its Police Department service should be given first priority.
All surplus City property shall be offered for sale at public auction at least once a year, upon a published notice at least once a week for two weeks in advance of said sale, to the highest bidder by the Purchasing Agent. All property shall be sold as is. The list of property to be sold, together with the terms of sale, shall be submitted to the Council and approved by resolution prior to any auction. Any surplus property not sold at said public auction shall be disposed of in accordance with the direction of the City Manager and may be either sold at private sale, held and reauctioned at a later date or junked.
All transfers or disposals of surplus property shall be recorded in the vehicle equipment records by the Comptroller.