Helicopter goes for $421K in online auction

Freeholder Director Lillian Burry

Freeholder Director Lillian Burry

A surplus helicopter previously deployed by the Monmouth County Mosquito Commission was sold via online auction on June 17 for $421,000, according to a statement issued yesterday by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

All told, the County netted $2,686,208 through the online sale of 38 surplus items from the County Fleet, the Sheriff’s Office, Buildings and Grounds, the Reclamation Center and property seized by the Prosecutor’s Office during the spring auction.

“The sale of this helicopter was a rare and exciting opportunity for the County and potential buyers,” Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. said. “The County’s online auctions provide a great benefit in terms of revenue and make it easier for bidders as they can monitor the sale though their computers. Another benefit is that we get many more bidders, including some in other states.”

“The County constantly looks for ways to maximize efficiency of services and resources,” said Freeholder Serena DiMaso, liaison to the County Mosquito Extermination Commission. “Auctioning equipment that is no longer used by the County is just one of the many methods utilized to achieve this.”

Since 2008, Monmouth County has been conducting its surplus equipment auctions online in the spring and fall.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 18 Comments »

18 Comments on “Helicopter goes for $421K in online auction”

  1. But, But, But said at 9:12 am on August 6th, 2014:

    Vinny Gopal will say the Republicans need replacing.

  2. JRSMITH said at 2:47 pm on August 6th, 2014:

    The Republicans do need replacing.Time to end the corruption in Monmouth.

  3. proud Republican said at 3:08 pm on August 6th, 2014:

    Wow Jrsmith another witty, profound post. Hey genius, how about contacting the prosecutor’s office if you are aware of any corruption? If not, then shut your socialist piehole.

  4. jrsmith said at 3:19 pm on August 6th, 2014:

    @proud you should talk about witty.All you do is talk from fox right wing talking points. Get some s balls and use your name

  5. JRSMITH said at 3:49 pm on August 6th, 2014:

    Burry has done nothing but gave her friends and people who gave her money JOBS

  6. Hey "Proud" Republican said at 4:28 pm on August 6th, 2014:

    The Prosecutors office WAS CONTACTED regarding the pension scam of Kim Guadagno at the Sheriff’s Department. They refuse to investigate despite the abundance of evidence she committed fraud.

    I guess they refuse to investigate one of their own since Christie handpicked Grammacionni, husband of Debbie Grammacionni, who was also “handpicked” by—-you got it–Chris Christie.

  7. Proud Republican said at 5:12 pm on August 6th, 2014:

    Ok jrsmith, try and stay focused. Very simple. Provide the illegal action and your evidence to back up your claim.

  8. JRSMITH said at 6:29 pm on August 6th, 2014:

    @ Proud read above and Under Burry leadership Brookdale President a Burry friend and contributor is in JAIL.

  9. Alanis said at 6:38 pm on August 6th, 2014:

    For anyone who skips the other comments and jumps to this one the recap is that “JRSmith” has repeatedly demonstrated a 3rd grade mentality, poor presentation skills as demonstrated by the typing in the comments here and overall just comes across as an idiot who repeats one-liners that he might have seen on some left-wing blog. So “ProudRepublican” who has repeatedly sat atop his high horse talking down to everyone challenges the BET viewer that is “JRSmith” to present “evidence” of corruption as if “JRSmith” is a member of OJ’s dream team of lawyers.

    Then, to add a bonus laugh track, Jim Sage chimes in trying to beat up on “ProudRepublican” by telling us that he (Sage) is a member of the Montana Freemen of “Justus Township” and has conducted his own investigation and trial of both Golden and Guadagno and further alleges that the Grammacionni family and Christie are in on the deal and have also been found guilty by the Sage clan of the Freemen. The irony of course is that Jim Sage has done exactly what “ProudRepublican” has asked “JRSmith” to do as a dumb citizen, present some crackpot “evidence”, but then “ProudRepublican” ignores Sage’s comment and “evidence” and Sage would be the first to denounce the Montana Freemen as lunatic gun people despite doing the same thing they had done which is to declare a public official corrupt, declare them guilty and repeatedly calling for their removal. Why isn’t the FBI investigating Jim Sage for being a Montana Freemen and why isn’t Proud Republican thanking Jim Sage for presenting his “evidence” and saving the world?

  10. Proud Republican said at 6:54 pm on August 6th, 2014:

    Can someone please translate the Alanis post?

  11. Translation: Alainis doesns't like Tea Party People said at 7:46 pm on August 6th, 2014:

    Poor Alainis….just doesn’t get it.

  12. Proud Republican said at 8:05 pm on August 6th, 2014:

    It’s a funny thing, someone throws around a serious charge of criminal behavior, is it so inconceivable to ask for evidence? And jrsmith, come on already, you can’t be serious with that lame piece of “evidence” can you? Using that logic, if the manager of Staples hires a cashier and the cashier steals from the register, then the manager is guilty of a crime too right? How silly you are. If that’s this years campaign, the Democrats will be crushed like a stink bug under a TImberland.

  13. Translation: said at 9:37 pm on August 6th, 2014:

    PR, the translation is you are asking for evidence but don’t care what the evidence shows. Sage posts evidence, you ignore it. Why waste stupid JRs time?

  14. proud Republican said at 9:10 am on August 7th, 2014:

    What evidence did he post? That the prosecutor didn’t see the merit in his personnel vendetta against the sheriff’s office for not giving him a job?

  15. fool said at 10:18 am on August 7th, 2014:

    This is why JRSmith is wise to ignore your request to post his “evidence”. As I said, he’ll post his crackpot “evidence”, more “evidence” than an average, ordinary citizen should have to spend their time and money gathering, and you won’t even give his research the time of day because you’ve already decided that “Republicans” cannot possibly be corrupt, and you’re proud of it.

    Like him or not, personally not, Sage has posted more than enough “evidence” over the years that something worthy of a real investigation, not a show investigation, is necessary. Average, ordinary citizens are investigated for much lesser allegations on a daily basis, the elected in this country certainly do not deserve royal treatment.

    Allege that your neighbor is hiring illegals from Honduras to put up a fence in his backyard, without a permit, and watch the authorities swarm. Allege that the Sheriff or some elected official might be hiring illegally and you think the authorities should just ignore it?

  16. @ Fool said at 10:37 am on August 7th, 2014:

    Be careful of using such words to describe others, unless you are eventually be labeled the same. There are dozens of corrupt Republicans and we call them to account for their sins.

    But after all these years, nothing has been found that is criminal, including through investigations UP the chain, there is NO, “there, there.”

    If there was something there, there would have been a charge. But for you folks, “it’s all about the seriousness of the charge, rather than the facts in evidence.”


    Bring it on, I will look at it and sign on if there is something criminal there. But there isn’t, so let’s get on to real issues; where the County Candidates lose almost always because Monmouth County voters know what good government, clean living and low taxes is; as brought to you by the Monmouth County Republicans.

    Jim Granelli

  17. proud Republican said at 12:41 pm on August 7th, 2014:

    Great response Jim. @fool – One last time. If the “average person” you speak of is bold enough to accuse someone in print of criminal activity, it’s only fair to expect them to be basing it on tangible evidence that can be turned over to the authorities for prosecution. If there is no evidence then they should shut their mouth. How can you argue against that?

  18. same guy said at 1:30 pm on August 7th, 2014:

    PR, I’m not arguing against that, what I’m arguing against is your expectation that JRSmith, world renowned village idiot, could not possibly gather enough evidence to indicate that the sun rises in the east never mind gather the evidence you’d want to prove corruption by an elected official and yet you harp on the poor guy’s allegations and demand proof that you know for sure he is incapable of gathering and presenting.

    Again, meanwhile, you completely dismiss Sage’s “evidence” which is probably the best possible work some civilian (even a biased and jealous jerk of a civilian like Sage) like you and I can gather. Sage turned over his crackpot “evidence” and the authorities won’t give him the time of day just as you won’t give JRSMITH the time of day. Suppose JRSMITH somehow manages to put together all of his little pieces of “evidence” like Sage did and presents them, then the next likely step is for all to ignore him.

    And to repeat it again and again, any civilian like you and I who were accused of far lesser things would be harassed and investigated until we’ve exhausted all of our time and monetary resources. The owner of this very blog you post on was accused of far lesser crimes, spent time in jail, paid fines, lost a business, his livelihood and a dream, over allegations that were then investigated fully and you specifically, as well as the prosecutor’s office, are not willing to even consider that the “evidence” against elected kings and queens might indeed contain some truths?