On Nov. 22, 2013, Orange sold off old equipment and vehicles in the town auction at the Highway Department.
Unlike past years when there were all-out bidding wars, some of the items went for amazingly low prices: $5 for 2 file cabinets ; $10 for 2 chainsaws; $15 for weed wackers; and the highest priced item (on this list) $1,800 for a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria police car.
Steve Cifarelli from the Highway Department put a lot of work into getting the vehicles and items ready and logged for the auction and hoped to make several thousand dollars, but, he said, “You never know what’s going to happen. It all depends on the crowd, the weather… We have some real good vehicles this year.”
The weather put a damper on the auction. It was chilly and drizzly out and no one was really in the mood to empty his wallet, so things went cheap.
Still, the town did bring in a profit, just not as much as hoped.