The Altavista Town Council approved the sale of multiple items of town property, including old tasers and several large machines, at their regular meeting last week.

The items in question were considered surplus by their respective departments. The Public Works Department has requested that funds from the sale of surplus goods be used to purchase a new mini-excavator machine, as the town’s current machine is often needed for more than one project at once.

Items the town plans to sell include a 1997 IT14G Caterpillar front-end loader, which has an estimated value of up to $15,000, a 1995 Hyundai 200 excavator worth up to $25,000 and a 1997 Ford 1-ton bucket truck worth approximately $5,000, along with some cheaper items.

The Altavista Police Department has also opted to sell various old items, though of much lower value than the large public works equipment. Surplus items the department will be selling include holsters, gear bags, rifle cases, attachable rifle-handles, cameras, radars, radios and tasers.

The town’s surplus items will likely be sold through, a website that governmental agencies frequently use to sell old property, or through another, similar online platform.