FREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced that the 2019 Monmouth County spring surplus auction will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 and continue through 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18.
“The online surplus auction brings in revenue to the County, which ultimately saves tax payer dollars,” said Freeholder Gerry P. Scharfenberger, Ph.D., liaison to the Department of Finance. “Because bidders can monitor sales electronically, we often have more participants bidding on our surplus from other states.”
Surplus items from the County’s Fleet Services, Sheriff’s Office, Buildings and Grounds, Reclamation Center, and Park System will be sold.
Items for sale will be available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18 at the Department of Public Works and Engineering Complex at 250 Center St., Freehold.
Items to be sold may be inspected by appointment only on Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18 at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center, 6000 Asbury Avenue, Tinton Falls. Interested bidders should contact John Jackowski at 732-890-5191 to make an appointment.
“In addition to reaching bidders in different states, having the entire auction online cuts labor costs associated with setup, staffing and security,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. “The online surplus auction is a win-win for the County and the public.”
Successful bidders will be able to pick up their item or items at the County’s Public Works Complex at 250 Center St., Freehold, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21.
Successful bidders who do not pick up their items at the County’s Public Works Complex by 3 p.m. on Friday, June 21 will be liable for storage fees equal to 2 percent of the sale price per business day or $25 per business day, whichever is greater, until the merchandise is removed by the Buyer, for up to 10 business days.
The County began conducting online surplus property auctions in 2008. To date, the online auctions have netted more than $2 million dollars for the County.
The auction will be conducted by the USGovBid/Auction Liquidation Services. A full list of the auction items, with pictures, descriptions and terms of sale, will be posted on June 15 at www.usgovbid.com. All bidders must preregister with the auctioneer at www.govauctionlistservices.com.