Carbon sells nine vehicles
Carbon County has sold nine of its old vehicles.
During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board opened bids for used vehicles that the county no longer uses. The commissioners then voted to award the vehicle to the highest bidder.
The new owners of the used vehicles are listed below:
• Vehicle 1: 1990 Ford F-350 dump truck, John and Tammy Selby of Tamaqua, $2,100.
• Vehicle 2: 1993 GMC Jimmy, Harry's U-Pull-It, West Hazleton, $415.
• Vehicle 3: 1995 Ford Crown Victoria, Harry's U-Pull-It, $450.
• Vehicle 4: 2001 Ford Crown Victoria, Harry's U-Pull-It, $465.
• Vehicle 5: 2004 Ford Bus, Harry's U-Pull-It, $490.
• Vehicle 6: 2004 Ford Bus, Harry's U-Pull-It, $490.
• Vehicle 7: 2005 Ford Bus, Lighthouse Baptist Church, Lehighton, $700.
• Vehicle 8: 2005 Ford Bus, Lighthouse Baptist Church, Lehighton, $700.
• Vehicle 9: 2005 Ford Bus, Robert Romano, Brodheadsville, $2,123.45.
It was noted that a bid was received for a 10th vehicle, but would not be opened because the vehicle was missed when the bid specifications were released and was not included in the bid options.
In other matters, the board voted to approve a refund in real estate taxes to Blue Ridge Real Estate in the amount of $5,730.83. The reason for the refund was per an appeal in which the acreage of the land was changed from 483 to 270 acres and the assessed value was reduced from $873,150 to $41,100.
The board also welcomed six Marian Catholic High School students, who were shadowing Commissioner William O'Gurek. The students were from Marian's government and economics class.