Sale to be held for surplus materials at Brownsdale school

Published 10:35 am Wednesday, July 20, 2016

With the former Brownsdale school sold to the city of Brownsdale, Hayfield Community Schools is getting ready to sell off surplus materials.

A public auction is planned at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 at the school, 101 N. Mill St. in Brownsdale, to sell off old items such as appliances, desks, tables cabinets and school equipment.

Sale items include: commercial kitchen equipment: Artic Air commercial upright refrigerator and upright freezer, Garland stacked convection oven, Vulcan 10 burner gas stove/oven and piper; outdoor items: storage shed and playground equipment — both to be removed from grounds at buyer’s expense; school furniture and more: dozens of teacher and student desks, tables, file cabinets, carts, folding chairs, cafeteria picnic style folding tables, index card holders, media items including books, 1950s National Geographic magazines; and other school related items including: dry erase board, maps, paper cutter and more.

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Thompson Auction Service is handling the sale.

All sales are final, and case, checks and credit cards will be accepted, though there will be a 3 percent charge for credit cards.

After much debate and community discussion, the Hayfield Community Schools board voted unanimously in March to close the Brownsdale school and move all the students to Hayfield.

The board brought up the idea of closing the elementary school due to a number of factors, including operating costs, capital expenses, facility needs, and decreasing enrollment trends.

In May, the board voted unanimously to sell the school to the city for $1.