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N.C. City's Donated Vehicles Questioned

November 30, 2015

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The City of Wilmington, N.C., will continue to donate some of its used vehicles to local nonprofits after the City Council rejected a proposal to end the practice, Star News Online reported.

The fleet recovers about 20% of the purchase cost of vehicles through auction. In 2014, it donated 21 vehicles to nonprofits, with a fair market value of $45,300.

City documents show that staff members conducted a survey of 10 large cities within the state and found that only the City of Wilmington donates surplus vehicles. The city manager introduced the resolution to stop donations and recommended that these vehicles be instead auctioned on GovDeals.

The city is also shortening its 12- to 15-year lifecycle to eight years to decrease maintenance costs, which means it could lose out on higher resale value when donating, according to the news source.

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