Posts Tagged ‘disposal of property’

Leasing Government Property 2015 Legislative Changes: Notice Requirements and Communications Towers

Friday, September 25th, 2015

What do the time frame for providing public notice of a lease of government property and leasing government property for communications towers have in common? Changes to the statutory requirements for both are included in legislation that became law earlier this week. Section 9 of S.L. 2015-246 (H44) amends G.S. 160A-272, the statute that generally […]

Disposing of Small Surplus Items: One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Warm weather is finally here and it’s time for some spring cleaning.  There’s your worn out office chair, that dented file cabinet whose drawers are stuck shut, those obsolete computers, and goodness-knows-what that is gathering dust in the public works warehouse.  You hate to throw the stuff away.  If someone will buy it (some people […]

2013 Public Purchasing and Contracting Legislative Update – What’s Hot and What’s Not

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

The General Assembly’s crossover deadline has come and gone, so now is a good time to pause and take stock of pending legislation affecting public purchasing and contracting.  Bills proposing changes to our state’s public contracting statutes include authorizing design-build and public private partnership construction contracts, authorizing local preferences, and requiring E-Verify by construction contractors. […]

Does the Board Have to Approve This?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

A frequently asked question if there ever was one. It would be nice if the statutes that govern local government activities were consistent and clear about what specific decisions or activities require governing board approval. No such luck. But there are a few key pieces of information that can help answer the question.  This blog […]

Taking (Personal) Advantage of Public Contracts

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Carolina County has just awarded a contract for uPad tablet computers. Bill Goats, the purchasing officer for Carolina County, is having lunch with his friend in the public works department, Steve Jabs. Bill mentions the contract to Steve. “My daughter won’t stop talking about those uPads,” Steve says. “She really wants one.”  “Yeah, my son […]

Selling Seized Property

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

In the course of his law enforcement duties, Police Officer Steve Spielburger has seized a shark’s tooth, a bullwhip, and a bicycle.  While investigating a theft, he also recovered an unusually large egg that no one has claimed.  What should the Police Department do with all of this?  They’ll need to follow the procedures found […]

Property Disposal Chart

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Have you ever had questions about which property disposal method local governments can use to sell a piece of government-owned land?  Or have you wondered what steps are required to sell property by upset bid?  Or have you wondered how a local government may convey property to a nonprofit?  

When can a local government employee or official buy surplus property from the local government? Part 2

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Following up on my post last week about the procedures available for selling surplus property, I will now address the second question raised by the original post: When can you sell surplus property to local government employees or officers?

When can a local government employee or official buy surplus property from the local government? Part 1

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Your local government, a mid-sized city in North Carolina, owns 50 laptops that are in working condition but are no longer being used.  Each laptop is worth about $600.  As the Purchasing Manager, you’ve been asked to figure out how to get rid of these laptops.  While you’re trying to decide how to get rid […]