Bowling Green City Auction Disappointing

By Gene Birk | 

A lot of items went up for bid and folks got them at bargain prices at Bowling Green's city auction.

Bicycles, office equipment, tools, tires, weight benches, and much more were auctioned off in the first auction the city has held since 2004.

That year, the event brought in more than $90,000. This year the total was $11,000.

The reasons for the decrease? The city now sells its surplus cars and computers (the higher-priced items) on the Internet. The city internal auditor also says response is better in June than in September, so next year the auction will go back to being June.

The money raised goes into the city's general fund.