Our Township

Internet Auction of Township Property Policy

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Plain Township, Stark County, Ohio, by Resolution No.19-017, adopted on January 8, 2019, effective February 8, 2019, has adopted the Internet Auction of Township Property Policy.

WHEREAS, Ohio Revised Code Section 505.10(D) requires the Plain Township Board of Trustees to adopt a resolution during each calendar year expressing its intent to dispose of surplus, unneeded, obsolete, or unfit personal property through the use of an internet auction;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Plain Township Board of Trustees hereby expresses its intent to dispose of surplus, unneeded, obsolete, or unfit personal property by internet-based auction during the calendar year of 2019; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the personal property disposed of through the internet-based auction may include, as specified in ORC 505.10(D), motor vehicles acquired for the use of township officers and departments, road machinery, car parts, equipment, tools and office equipment or supplies which are not needed, obsolete, or unfit for the public use for which it was acquired; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all property is offered for sale “as is, where is” with Plain Township making no warranty, guarantee, or representation of any kind expressed or implied, as to the condition of said items; and that any computers sold via internet-based auction shall have their hard drive either wiped utilizing US Department of Defense standards or the hard drive will be removed; and the Buyer will receive notification by email from the Plain Township auction and be required to make payment in full via US currency, certified cashier’s check, money order or company check (with bank letter guaranteeing funds) within (5) business days from the time and date of said notification; and the Buyer will be responsible for removal of said items from the Plain Township facility within ten (10) days of receipt of said notification; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the number of days of bidding for each auction, in accordance with ORC 505.10(D), will be at least fifteen (15) days, including Saturdays and Sundays, and holidays; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Administrator may enter into and sign a Memorandum of Understanding with an internet-based auction company in order to effectuate the disposal of surplus, unneeded, obsolete, or unfit personal property. Further, the Township Administrator, or designee shall manage the 2019 internet auction program; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Fiscal Officer shall publish in a newspaper of general circulation, notice of its intent to sell surplus, unneeded, obsolete, and unfit-for-use township personal property by internet-based auction to be published once; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a similar notice shall be posted continuously throughout the calendar year in a conspicuous place in the offices of the Plain Township Board of Trustees and in addition shall be posted continuously on the Township website (www.plaintownship.com); with a link to the respective internet based auction company chosen to handle the particular sale; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that when property is to be sold by internet-based auction, the Plain Township Board of Trustees or its representatives reserve the right, at a later date, to establish a minimum price that will be accepted for specific items and may establish any other terms and conditions for the particular sale, including but not limited to requirements for pick-up or delivery, method of payment, and payment of sales tax in accordance with applicable laws; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that such information shall be provided on the internet at the time of the auction and may be provided before that time upon request after the terms and conditions have been determined by the Board or its representatives;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Plain Township Trustees hereby authorizes the disposition of surplus, unneeded, obsolete, or unfit township personal property via internet-based auction in calendar year 2019.

Notice is further given that the above Internet Auction of Township Property of the Plain Township Board of Trustees may be obtained or inspected at the office of the Fiscal Officer, 2600 Easton St. NE, Canton, OH from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Tom Wolf, Fiscal Officer
Plain Township Board of Trustees
Published in the Massillon Independent on January 18, 2019.