The Cheektowaga Hovercraft Has Finally Been Sold – Kind Of
The town of Cheektowaga has been trying to sell their hovercraft for years now, and today (pending town board approval) they may have finally done it.
According to WGRZ, the hovercraft was purchased back in 2011 for $70,000 with hopes that it could be used to maintain waterways and rescue stranded motorists during winter storms.
However, they weren't able to use it after restrictions from the D.E.C. held them back. So they tried to sell it at an auction and only got a bid of $11,000.
Obviously with such a loss, the town did not approve and they kept it.
But if you can't sell it, and you can't use it, what do you do with it?
They finally put it up for auction again and this time received a bid of $16,100. That includes the sale of both the hovercraft and the trailer to haul it with.
It's still a huge loss, but at least they will be able to recover some of the money unfortunately held up in a piece of useless equipment.
Town Supervisor Diane Benczkowski will now prepare a resolution that would authorize the town board to approve the sale.