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Scrapped vehicles ‘a shame’

White Rock resident Ron Eves addresses council earlier this year. - File photo
White Rock resident Ron Eves addresses council earlier this year.
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White Rock staff have been asked to review the city’s vehicle purchasing practices, after a resident raised concerns to council.

The suggestion by Coun. Helen Fathers followed a delegation last week by Ron Eves, who told council he aimed to “stimulate some thought towards a dedicated purchasing agent for our city.”

Referencing nearly three dozen pages of information that he compiled through Freedom of Information requests and other sources, Eves cited concerns including the scrapping – as opposed to sale – of city vehicles that paperwork indicates were in seemingly decent shape.

There is no record that the vehicles in question were independently inspected prior to their disposal, he said.

“It’s a bit of a shame that such well-maintained vehicles” were sold for scrap, he said. “The market value for these vehicles today… is roughly $6,000 to $8,000, but they were disposed of for roughly $852.”

Council voted unanimously to have staff report back.

 

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