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Board of County Commissioners, Geauga County, Ohio

Resolution:   #24-061
Date: April 16, 2024



WHEREAS, Ohio Revised Code Section 307.12 (E) as amended by House Bill 509 requires a Board of County Commissioners to adopt a resolution (once) expressing its intent to dispose of unneeded, obsolete, or unfit personal property through the use of an internet auction;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners of Geauga County hereby expresses their intent to dispose of unneeded, obsolete, or unfit personal property by Internet Auction, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the personal property disposed of through Internet Auction may include, as specified in ORC 307.12 (E), motor vehicles acquired for the use of county 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 Geauga County 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 auction shall have their hard drive either wiped utilizing U.S. Department of Defense standards or the hard drive will be removed; and the Buyer will receive notification by e-mail from the Geauga County 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 five (5) business days from the time and date of said notification; and the Buyer will be responsible for removal of said items from the Geauga County facility within ten (10) business days of receipt of said notification; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the number of days of bidding for each auction, as specified in ORC 307.12 (E), will be at least ten (10) days, including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Geauga County Board of Commissioners will conduct auctions itself at (County’s representative is Tammy Kuhn, [12611 Ravenwood Drive, Suite 140, Chardon Ohio, 44024, (440) 279-1730] and may also contract with GovDeals, Inc., 6931 Arlington Road Suite 460, Bethesda Maryland, 20814; phone 800-613-0156, to conduct some auctions on the county’s behalf; and be it further

RESOLVED, after adoption of this resolution, the Geauga County Commissioners shall publish in The Geauga County Maple Leaf, a newspaper of general circulation, notice of its intent to sell unneeded, obsolete, or unfit-for-use county personal property by internet auction to be published twice, the first notice shall be published on April 18th, 2024 and the second notice shall be published on May 2nd, 2024 which second notice is not less than ten (10) nor more than twenty (20) days after the first notice and the notices shall include a summary of the information provided in this resolution. And be it further

RESOLVED, that a similar notice shall also be posted continuously throughout the calendar year in a conspicuous place in the offices of the County Auditor and the Board of County Commissioners as well as being posted continuously on the county website (at; and be it further

RESOLVED, that when property is to be sold by Internet Auction, the County Board of Commissioners 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 this Resolution becomes part of the permanent record of the Board of Commissioners of Geauga County, Ohio.