City of Kirkland to sell off used vehicles

Five Kirkland vehicles will soon be removed from the city motor pool and classified as surplus following a consent agenda item on last Tuesday's City Council meeting agenda.

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Five Kirkland vehicles will soon be removed from the city motor pool and classified as surplus following a consent agenda item on last Tuesday’s City Council meeting agenda.

The vehicles include two 2011 and one 2012 Dodge Chargers and two 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pick-up trucks.

According to the agenda, vehicles are usually retired when they reach 80,000 miles or eight years of service, whichever one comes first.

This policy allows the city to replace the vehicles before they need major repairs without sacrificing resale value.

The three Chargers have between 86,786 and 101,790 miles and have been used as patrol vehicles.

Both of the Silverado’s have served as inspection vehicles for both the Development Engineering and Capital Projects Engineering departments. Both have exceeded their anticipated life and will temporarily continue being used by the city due to a high number of large construction projects in the city.

They both have around 50,000 miles on them.

The vehicles will be sold in auction by James G. Murphy in Kenmore. The Chargers could be up for auction on July 30, and the Silverados could be sold by October 1.

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