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.

Kirkland City Hall - Reporter file photo

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.

More in News

Kirkland police: Officers did not act out of racial bias during Menchie’s incident

Police will now take more of a ‘mediation’ type role.

Eastside tech companies Smartsheet, OfferUp, Apptio face challenging 2019

Here are a handful of companies from the Eastside that will be interesting to watch in 2019.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Exit poll indicates Washington voters still support climate change action

State environmental organizations’ poll points to continuing support for carbon-reducing measures.

Reporter file photo
Menchie’s incident investigation leads to new protocol for Kirkland police

The report showed that department practices for responding to “unwanted person” calls was inadequate and that a new formal protocol is needed.

King County considers building 44,000 affordable housing units by 2024

A report on housing released in December was accepted by the King County Council on Jan. 7.

Wikimedia Commons CFCF photo
Proposed law would raise age limit for tobacco sales in WA

Lawmakers cite health concerns over tobacco and vape products

File photo
Seattle area braces for three-week SR 99 closure

Expect more congestion, longer commutes.

CenturyLink 911 outage investigations underway; AG seeks comment from locals

CenturyLink could be hit with both FCC and UTC fines.

Most Read