Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

Local news

August 11, 2011

Council will declare impounded vehicles surplus

Vienna — Council members here Monday night granted Police Chief Jamey Reed the right to declare impounded vehicles surplus and sell them at auction.

Reed said that many of the vehicles have been at the impound facility since before he came to the department; most, if not all of them, likely do not even run. “There are no titles on the vehicles impounded making it impossible to sell them,” he explained.

“In order to sell the vehicles, we would have to go through the Superior Court,” said Reed. “We would have to do this separately for each vehicle to obtain ownership which probably would cost more than we are likely to get from the sale of the vehicles.”

Reed recommended that the impound lot be declared a short-term facility. This means that cars that have been impounded three or more years can be declared surplus and disposed of. Reed said that a local towing company could take charge of the vehicles.

This is the least expensive way to handle the situation, he assured council.

Council members agreed to designate the impound lot as a short-term facility and to allow a towing company to take charge of those vehicles that are there long enough to be declared surplus.

Janet Joiner updated council on community development. She told the board  that the city’s resurfacing requests are due on August 15.

She asked if any other streets need to be added to the list or if last year’s list is sufficient. No one mentioned any streets needing to be added, and the list was approved by Council.

Also on the agenda:

• Council entered into an agreement with Harpe & Associates regarding the natural gas training for the city’s natural gas department workers.

• Reviewed a written report from Kathryn Braxton of Keep Vienna Beautiful.

Text Only
Local news
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
NDN Video
Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success