Council to auction abandoned vehicles

Burdekin Shire Council will hold an auction to clear its stock of abandoned motor vehicles.

Council’s Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said the auction would be held on Friday, 5 August, 2016, at Council’s Jones St Depot from 8.30am.

“Interested residents can view the stock on offer from 8.30am and the auction will begin at 9.30am,” he said.

“These are vehicles that were left by the side of the road, park, or abandoned on land under the control of Council and were unregistered at the time of collection.

“When our Environment and Health team are advised of an abandoned vehicle or find one, they try to find the owner through the number plates or VIN number.

“The owner is then notified to remove the abandoned vehicle within seven days. Failure to do this or to contact Council will result in Council seizing and removing the vehicle to a place of safe keeping.

“By law Council will only deal with abandoned vehicles that are found on land under the control of Council. Unfortunately, any abandoned vehicles found on private property are the responsibility of the land owner.”

Mr Mulcahy said all abandoned unclaimed vehicles towed by Council were then stored to await auction.

“Council holds auctions once the number of stored vehicles reaches a certain level,” he said.

“The public are welcome to come along on Friday prior to the auction next week and view the stock we have stored.

“All visitors must report to the Jones Street Supervisors Office to sign in and must wear enclosed footwear for safety purposes.”

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