Lightning Detector for Sale on Municibid

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Bidding ends April 12 for Penn Township Westmoreland PA’s online auction.

Lightning Detector for Sale on Municibid

Township Manager, Bruce Light says, “The lightning detector is great for use on golf courses and sports fields."

In a unique online auction that started on February 18th and ends on April 12th, Penn Township in Westmoreland County, PA is selling a Thorguardian Lightning Prediction System for additional non-tax revenue. By using an established, but innovative, online government auctions site specifically designed for municipalities, the township is conducting a 2-month long auction of this item, along with 7 other surplus items. It is looking to garnish thousands of dollars to be put back into its budget.

Penn Township Westmoreland is using online auction site, to sell the lightning detector and other items. Municibid was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since, with over 800 government agencies auctioning surplus through the efficient online system. Township Manager, Bruce Light says, “The lightning detector is great for use on golf courses and sports fields. In the past, finding the right buyer for an unusual item like this was challenging. Now, using Municibid’s online auction platform, specifically designed for government surplus items, we can reach more organizations that could use this equipment. We expect to see competitive bidding over the next few weeks to help generate more non-tax revenue.”

Penn Township Westmoreland is using Municibid to auction its surplus items because the website has an established nationwide reach growing every day. Auctions on Municibid result in competitive bidding and fair prices for government surplus items.

Municibid Founder and CEO, Greg Berry said, “Taxpayer demand and tightened budgets require government agencies to look for new ways of increasing non-tax revenue. Municibid is an easy way to achieve this and at no cost to the agency.” Berry added “Auction items will reach a much broader, national audience of competing bidders, leading to better net results.”

Penn Township Westmoreland’s current online auction of government surplus items ends on April 12th. Along with the Thor Guard Inc. Thorguardian lightning detector, they are also auctioning light bars for emergency vehicles, trip springs for snow plows, a 20 ton long-reach floor jack, sweeper brushes, a garage air cleaner, and a misting fan. Questions about the items should be directed to Bruce Light at brucelight(at)penntwp(dot)org.

All of Penn Township Westmoreland’s current online auction items can be found on the Municibid website here:

About is an online government auctions platform serving over 800 state and local government agencies across the US from cities like Philadelphia, Boston and Baton Rouge, to small towns, authorities, school districts and universities. Municibid is designed for government agencies to more effectively sell surplus, forfeitures and other no longer needed items to the public via a convenient and easy-to-use website. Municibid proactively markets items nationwide via social media and traditional avenues at no cost to the selling agency.

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