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West Elizabeth looks to sell salt spreaders

Friday, April 4, 2014, 2:41 a.m.

West Elizabeth officials want to sell two salt spreaders damaged by water several years ago.

The electric powered spreaders made by Airflo worked for several years until they were damaged by flooding in 2010 when a work crew struck a 24-inch water line near the borough garage.

Councilwoman Lisa Morris said the equipment has not worked since and is taking up space on borough property. She said the estimated cost of repairing the equipment is around $2,500 per unit. The cost of replacing the spreaders with comparable models is about $3,200 each, she said.

Morris said the borough decided to sell them to someone with the means to repair them rather than letting the spreaders continue to gather dust. The borough will accept bids for the equipment.

“I'm sure if someone offered a couple hundred dollars the borough will get rid of them,” Morris said.

The borough has a working salt spreader. Morris said that model is primarily made of plastic.

Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or



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