FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that the spring 2013 Monmouth County surplus auction will begin May 4 and continue through May 8 for most items. Heavy equipment and some specialized items at the Reclamation Center will remain active in the auction until May 15.
“The online surplus auctions continue to serve the county well,” Freeholder Gary Rich said. “It provides a greater benefit in terms of revenue and makes it easier for bidders as they can monitor the sale though their computers. Another benefit is that we get many more bidders, including some in other states.”
Surplus property from the county’s Fleet Services, Bridge Division, Buildings and Grounds, Park System and Reclamation Center plus seized and surplus property from the Prosecutor’s Office will be sold.
The auction will be conducted by Auction Liquidation Services. A full list of the auction items will be posted online at www.govauctionlistservices.com closer to the auction date. Pictures, descriptions, terms of sale and other information will be available.
Most items for sale will also be available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7 at the Public Works and Engineering Complex, 250 Center St., Freehold. The other items can be viewed at the County Reclamation Center at 6000 Asbury Ave Tinton Falls on May 6 and 7 as well. A construction trailer will be available for bid and can be viewed at 10 Harbor Way, Belford on May 6, 7, 13 or 14 by calling Jerry Alloco at the Reclamation Center, 732-890-5191, to make an appointment.
Online bidding for all items will commence at 9 a.m. Saturday May 4, and will begin to close for most items at 6 p.m. on May 8. Bidding on the items at the Reclamation Center 6000 Asbury Ave will begin to close at 6 p.m. on May 15. All bidders must pre-register with the auctioneer at www.govauctionlistservices.com.
Successful bidders will be able to pick up their item or items at the County’s Public Works Complex at 250 Center St. in Freehold between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on May 9 and 10. Items from the Reclamation Center at 6000 Asbury Ave may be picked up between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. by appointment only on May 16 and May 17.
The county has been conducting online auctions since 2007. To date, the online auctions have netted more than $2 million dollars for the county.
“In addition to expanding the bidder base, having the entire auction online eliminates weather concerns and reduces labor issues,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of
Public Works and Engineering. “Previous surplus auctions produced a cost to taxpayers because they were held only on the weekend, which accrued overtime expenses for setup, oversight and security.”
“We expect to have another surplus auction in the fall,” added Rich.