BERLIN — Need a bunch of old fire hoses? How about a 1991 dump truck with plow and sander? Or an automatic check-signer?
If the answer is yes, the town has what you need. Just check out the online auction website where the town recently listed 17 items for sale.
The truck, hoses, office equipment and several used cars are all up for bid on GovDeals.com, a website that town purchasing agent Adam Tulin began using in April to sell things the town no longer needs.
"It's like eBay for government," Tulin said Monday, referring to the site. Last spring, the town's initial offering included decommissioned air conditioners, old stage lighting equipment and six...