GLOVERSVILLE - The city's Water Department, through its Board of Water Commissioners, may function as a used car dealer pending the city's proposal to purchase two work trucks from the department.
Discussion of selling a 2004 Chevy Silverado with 73,000 miles and a 2003 Ford Explorer with 78,200 miles is expected to occur during tonight's Common Council meeting.
Both vehicles feature four-wheel-drive operating systems.
The council seeks separate resolutions to purchase each vehicle from the Water Commissioners board. Per the council's meeting agenda, if the resolutions pass, city Commissioner of Finance Bruce Van Genderen will make a budget modification for the vehicles' purchases.
Mayor Dayton King attended the water board's meeting Monday night. King stepped out of the meeting when the water board discussed the Kelley Blue Book value of the two vehicles and what the board may sell the two Silverado truck and Explorer SUV for.
They did not specify if the vehicles originally were purchased new, yet the Silverado cost $18,884. A $10,000 price tag was cited as the possible selling price to the city due to its good condition, board members agreed.
The Kelley guide, considered the bible of vehicles' trade-in values, lists $10,592 as the fair market value for the truck. The guide lists $6,998 as a price point for an Explorer in fair condition.
The department paid $6,500 in October 2008 when it originally bought the Ford SUV. A $3,000 tag may be the asking price for the vehicle transfer.
The transfer or purchase would allow the city to obtain two vehicles it could use and at a reduced price.
Tonight's Common Council meeting begins at 6 p.m. in City Hall.