Chapter 1.34
DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY

Sections:

1.34.010    Surplus property – Availability.

1.34.020    Notice of sale.

1.34.030    Sales.

1.34.040    Sales – Cash – Property transfer.

1.34.050    Proceeds.

1.34.060    Disposal of unsold property.

1.34.070    Exceptions.

1.34.010 Surplus property – Availability.

(1) The city council will request departments to provide a listing of property surplus to their needs, including quantity, nomenclature, model, serial number, etc., and minimum bid price if desired. “Surplus” for purposes of this chapter shall mean any tangible personal property owned by the city that is not needed at present or in the foreseeable future or that is no longer of value or use to the city.

(2) The city council at a regular meeting thereof shall by resolution declare the property surplus to city needs and direct that it be made available for sale. (Ord. 2009-07 § 1)

1.34.020 Notice of sale.

A notice of sale of city property shall be published in a city legal newspaper at least once a week for two consecutive weeks. Said notice shall generally describe the property, designate the hour and day of the sale and the place of the sale. The sale shall be conducted within 10 days of the date of final publication of the notice of sale.

Alternatively, a notice of sale may be published on the city’s official website for two consecutive weeks. Said notice shall generally describe the property, designate the hour and day of the sale, and the place of the sale. The sale shall be conducted within 10 days of the date of final publication of the notice of sale on the city’s official website. (Ord. 2009-07 § 1)

1.34.030 Sales.

All sales shall be made to the highest and best bidder at a public sale in such manner as may be determined by the city council. (Ord. 2009-07 § 1)

1.34.040 Sales – Cash – Property transfer.

All sales shall be for cash and no property will be transferred until final payment has been received. (Ord. 2009-07 § 1)

1.34.050 Proceeds.

Proceeds of sales must be paid to the city finance department who shall provide a receipt therefor and credit the sale amount to the fund from which the property originated. (Ord. 2009-07 § 1)

1.34.060 Disposal of unsold property.

Any property left unsold shall be disposed of as determined by the responsible department and the city council. (Ord. 2009-07 § 1)

1.34.070 Exceptions.

(1) The Revised Code of Washington imposes special conditions for the disposition of municipal property. Where necessary, city officials shall comply with those laws, treating them as limited exceptions to this chapter. Exceptions include, but are not limited to, the following as they may from time to time be amended:

(a) RCW 27.12.305 and 27.12.320 – disposition of library materials;

(b) RCW 35.21.088 – equipment rental;

(c) RCW 35.21.660 through 35.21.690, 35.21.725 through 35.21.775 – transfers to municipally chartered corporations;

(d) RCW 35.21.820 – ride-sharing vehicles;

(e) Chapter 35.94 RCW – surplus utility property;

(f) Chapters 39.33 and 39.34 RCW – intergovernmental agreements; alternate method for intergovernmental disposition of property;

(g) RCW 46.52.145 – disposition of abandoned junk motor vehicles; and

(h) Chapters 63.21 and 63.32 RCW – disposition of found or unclaimed property in the hands of the police.

(2) In addition to any applicable statutory exceptions, the following items shall be excepted from the requirements of this chapter:

(a) Law enforcement weapons of any kind; and

(b) Canines trained for law enforcement purposes. (Ord. 2009-07 § 1)