Very used dock, low-mileage truck, among city surplus items up for bid

POULSBO — Looking for four black softball helmets? How about a crate of slightly used softballs or two water launchers?

Then there’s a well-used boat dock that needs a new home. A 1975 GMC one-ton flatbed truck with only 71,332 miles on it needs a new owner, too.

At its Sept. 6 meeting, the City Council authorized the Finance Department to declare the following items as surplus. This clears the way for some things to go to other departments, or to be sold through the website Proceeds from the sales will go back to the city department that originally purchased them.


  • Printer HP4350 with printer stand HP 4350. Condition: poor.
  • Office chair. Condition: fair.
  • Kodak Easy Share digital camera. Condition: broken.
  • Kodak Easy Share digital camera. Condition: good.
  • Vertical locking mailbox manufactured by Gibraltar Industries. Condition: New.
  • Firewall, Cisco ASA5520. Condition: good.
  • 1972 HP 2025 Printer. Condition: fair.
  • Epson printer. Condition: unknown.
  • Two Dell computers. Condition: poor.
  • KDS Valiant laptop. Condition: non‐serviceable.
  • Four UPS battery backups. Condition: fair.
  • Toshiba copier. Condition: non‐serviceable.
  • Epson printer. Condition: non‐serviceable.
  • Two HP Printers. Condition: non‐serviceable.
  • Brothers fax machine. Condition: broken.
  • Two GE microwaves. Condition: unusable.
  • Plastic brochure rack. Condition: fair.
  • Gold-colored planter, about 12 ” tall. Condition: good.
  • Miscellaneous Christmas decorations. Condition: fair.
  • Small cabinet. Condition: poor.
  • Metal desk extension. Condition: fair.
  • Orange plastic chair. Condition: poor.


  • Boat dock. Condition: poor.
  • Pop‐up canopies. Condition: fair.
  • Box of miscellaneous hand weights. Condition: fair.
  • Miscellaneous arts and crafts. Condition: fair.
  • Four black softball helmets. Condition: fair.
  • Two water launchers. Condition: fair.
  • Badminton set. Condition: fair.
  • 30 softballs. Condition: good.
  • 314 “Viking Fest Road Race” shirts, assorted years and sizes. Condition: new.
  • 33 “Mighty Midgets” T‐shirts, assorted youth sizes. condition: new.
  • 26 “Sailing” T‐shirts, assorted sizes. Condition: new.
  • Six basketball T‐shirts, assorted sizes. Condition: new.


  • Electric arc welder. Condition: fair.
  • Walker/Turner drill press. Condition: fair.
  • Windspill banner. Condition: good.
  • Powersystems 75 watt generator. Condition: fair.
  • 1995 mobile generator 30 kilowatt. Condition: poor.
  • Mobile generator from Liberty Bay Lift Station. Condition: poor.
  • 1993 Case 580 Backhoe. Hours: 5,932.


  • 1976 Ford one‐ton dump truck. Mileage: 75,000.
  • 2008 Chevy Colorado. Mileage: 38,750.
  • 2010 Chevy Colorado. Mileage: 24,264.
  • 2002 Ford Crown Victoria. Mileage: 110,100.
  • 2006 Ford Crown Victoria. Mileage: 81,150.
  • 2006 Ford Crown Victoria. Mileage: 107,913.
  • 2008 Ford Crown Victoria. Mileage: 105,608.
  • 2009 Ford Crown Victoria. Mileage: 108,322.
  • 2005 Ford Explorer. Mileage: 89,650.
  • 2005 Ford Explorer. Mileage: 22,836.
  • 2005 Ford Explorer. Mileage:121,233.
  • 2001 GMC 4×4 pickup. Mileage: 80,833.
  • 1975 one‐ton Flatbed. Mileage: 71,332.


One item that is not being surplused is a police department 2010 Chevy Tahoe. The City Council authorized its transfer to Public Works for use as an additional administration vehicle once the police department’s new vehicles arrive.

This will permit the 2010 Chevy Colorado, currently driven by the Public Works assistant superintendent, to be used as a crew vehicle and push back the need to purchase an additional crew vehicle for a few years, said Public Works Superintendent Mike Lund. While the Tahoe has high mileage, Lund said his department does not put that many miles on its administration vehicles and this vehicle should last for a number of years before needing replacement.

This will save the city and the tax payers money, said Debbie Booher, city finance director.

Public Works has also agreed to strip all of the specialized equipment off of surplus police vehicles, such as radios and lights, Lund said. In return, Public Works can utilize the equipment. The flashing light bars will get orange lenses and the radios will be installed in Public Works maintenance vehicles. “In a disaster, cell towers can go down,” Lund said. “With the addition of the radios in our vehicles, Public Works crews will be able to integrate their efforts with emergency responders.”

“This will allow us to be better prepared in the event of an emergency,” Lund said.

— Terryl Asla is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at