Plainfield to auction off five vehicles
By Madhu Mayer For The Herald-News September 18, 2012 7:58AM
Updated: October 20, 2012 6:11AM
PLAINFIELD — A van could be yours for little as $100, courtesy of the village of Plainfield.
The Plainfield Village Board on Monday adopted an ordinance authorizing the sale of five vehicles, which are no longer useful to the municipality.
The vehicles will be sold during a public auction Oct. 6 at the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference. The vehicles will be sold to the highest bidder at the Cypress Cove parking lot in Woodridge. Any bid less than $100 will not be accepted.
Two of the five vehicles the village is selling have less than 100,000 miles. A 2000 Ford Van with 68,933 miles and a 2008 Chevy Impala with 88,756 miles are on the auction block. Four of the five vehicles were used by the Plainfield Police Department.
Jim Catalano of Plainfield said he might attend the auction and place a bid on one of the vehicles.
“Since these cars are used by village employees, such as the police, I am guessing they have been kept in good condition,” he said.
Police Chief John Konopek said the municipality can garner up to $1,000 for vehicles at the auction, based on its appearance and operating condition.