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Reading to auction off unused items Saturday; preview Friday

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Sep 19 2013 10:33:22 AM CDT
Reading Public Works building

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READING, Pa. -

If you're in the market for an old city vehicle or some unique equipment, mark your calender for this Saturday.

The city of Reading will hold a public auction at its public works facility, 503 North 6th St., starting at 9 a.m.

A variety of items, equipment and vehicles from the police, fire and public works departments will be sold to the highest bidder.

"This is a great opportunity for the Public Works Department to clean out our inventory and create some new revenue," said Charles Jones, the city's public works director. "The funds collected from the auction will help to offset the cost of city operations."

A similar auction conducted in April by Berks County and several municipalities brought in more than $85,000. The county's profit ended up totaling nearly $32,000 after paying sales taxes and the auctioneer's fee.

Prospective bidders can preview the city items to be auctioned off on Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the North 6th Street location.