The Upshur County Commission plans to auction off this retired police vehicle, a Ford Taurus, during a public auction set to begin Wednesday, June 12.

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Commission voted Thursday to approve holding an upcoming public auction to sell several retired vehicles.

The Upshur County Commission will have a public auction to auction off serval retired police vehicles, including a 2001 Ford Explorer, a 2012 Ford Expedition, a 2014 Ford Taurus and a 2013 Ford Taurus. They will also auction off one non-police vehicle – a 1999 Ford F-250.

This Ford Explorer will be auctioned off in the sale, which will wrap up July 11.

The commission voted to use the website www.publicsurplus.com for the auction, and online bidding for the auction will begin June 12 and go on until 4:30 p.m. July 11. Use the keywords “Upshur County Commission,” when searching for the auction on the website.

The commission also voted on how much to ask for the vehicles, and that amount came out to one-third of the Kelly Blue Book private party value, plus $100.

Assistant county administrator Tabatha Perry said the vehicles are being auctioned after being retired from police service.

“They are no longer in use by the department because they’re older, and when we get new vehicles, we retire old vehicles with outstanding miles,” Perry said.

This Ford F-250 will also be sold during the auction.

The agenda packet said on-site viewings are available by appointment only by calling Greg Harris at 304-613-1801. Any other questions should be directed to Perry by calling 304-472-0535 ext. 2 or emailing trperry@upshurcounty.com.

In other commission news:

  • The commission approved A Request for Bids and minimum vehicle specifications for one sport utility police vehicle. Sealed proposals must be received no later than 4 p.m. July 10 at the Administrative Annex located at 91 W. Main Street, Suite 101. Proposals received by the deadline will be publicly opened, reviewed and read aloud by the commission at 10:30 a.m. July 11.
  • The commission approved a memorandum from Perry announcing the resignation of Racheal Hulett, B-U Recreation Park concession stand worker, effective May 30 and requesting permission to utilize Brooke Newcome in the concession stand, effective immediately at her current rate of pay.