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County has list of extra equipment
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Can the county gift surplus items to nonprofit organizations? That question was asked and answered recently after a laundry list of unwanted items came up for review.
The list was presented during a Highway and Bridge Committee meeting by Road Superintendent Levie Glenn.
 “Here is a list of items we want to surplus,” said Glenn.
The list included a 1974 Bo-Mag Roller, Omni oil burning furnace, clean burn oil burning furnace, electric air compressor, Trane unit heaters, burgundy leather sofa, Bissell vacuum cleaner, old wood desk, Hoover Steamvac carpet cleaner, OKI Microline 520 printer, OKI Data Microline 395 printer, and a  Hewlett Packard 692c Deskjet printer.
Glenn added, “I will try to figure out the best way to dispose of these things. Some probably aren’t in working order. Maybe we can put them on Tennessee.gov, or maybe we can put them in an auction later on. This is some stuff that’s been accumulating a little bit, so we wanted to make sure it was all right to surplus it.”
On the committee are Gary Prater, chairman, Randy England, David Rhea, Blaine Wilcher, and Melissa Yancy, who unanimously agreed to declare the items surplus.
Wilcher asked if any of the items can be given to nonprofit organizations.
“If we have surplus items like these and we wanted to, is it possible to donate them to groups or organizations? Like to the men’s shelter over here,” said Wilcher.
The decision to declare the items surplus must be sent to the Financial Management Committee for its consideration. Glenn stated he did not know the answer to Wilcher’s question. However, he would ask during the Financial Management Committee meeting.
Finance director Linda Hillis says the county cannot gift items.
“I don’t think we can do that,” said Hillis. “We can take sealed bids rather than placing the items on govdeals.com, but I don’t think we can give items away.”
Committee members approved the Highway Department items as surplus, as well as a second list of items presented to them by the Property Assessor’s office. The list included one typewriter, one copier, two printers, two computers, and a printer/ scanner.
The items found to be in working order will be placed up for action, while the nonworking items will be thrown away.