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City of Kent sets public hearing about surplus copper, brass items

The Kent City Council will hold a public hearing on the surplus of copper and brass fittings, pipe and other miscellaneous utility materials at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 in the Council Chambers at Kent City Hall, 220 Fourth Ave. S.

After the hearing, the council will consider a resolution to declare certain public utility equipment surplus and authorize its sale to the highest bidder, return to the vendor for credit or auctioned.

City staff reports that through daily operations, the utility maintenance crews accumulate used copper and brass fittings, pipe, wiring, and water meters. These components, approximately 8,000 pounds of copper and brass, have a monetary value when recycled.

The items include a large format copy machine, that’s no longer reliable and parts are unavailable; cast iron pipe and fittings, damaged PVC pipe and fittings and hydraulic tools that are worn out.

State law requires that the City Council hold a public hearing and adopt a resolution to declare public utility equipment as surplus and to establish the condition for disposition of the equipment that is in the best public interest.

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