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City to have surplus vehicles auctioned off

| September 15, 2021 1:00 AM

The city of Coeur d’Alene’s general services committee on Monday approved the police department to surplus four vehicles and sell them.

The 2004 Impala was a previously retired patrol vehicle that was converted into a spare K9 vehicle several years back. It is is no longer needed and is equipped with extremely outdated and expired police equipment, according to a staff report.

The two 2006 Impalas register 106,000 and 120,000 odometer miles. Both vehicles served most of their lives in patrol and were reassigned to Volunteer and Code Enforcement around 2016. Both vehicles have lists of fluid leaks, ABS brake issues, and one has a failed transmission.

The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe registers 115,000 odometer miles.

“This vehicle has been in patrol its entire life. There are many mechanical issues with this vehicle including burning 1 quart of engine oil every 400 to 500 miles,” the report said. “The appearance and mileage of this vehicle do not warrant rebuilding the engine to solve the oil consumption issue.”

The vehicles will be transported to Post Falls for the auction. Proceeds will be returned to the General Fund.