Water plant equipment for sale


The city of Delaware is selling excess equipment from its water treatment plant.

“That’s a result of the recent improvements and change in process at the water plant,” said Public Utilities Director Brad Stanton at a recent City Council meeting.

The first item is an 800-kilowatt diesel generator valued at $90,000. The old generator could run some of the essential chemical processes at the plant if needed. However, the city has upgraded to a 2,000-kilowatt diesel generator, which can run the entire plant during a power outage for up to a day. It’s similar to one already in use at the waste water treatment plant.

Also for sale is a powder-activation carbon feeder valued at $5,000; and a carbon dioxide storage tank valued at $1,000. Activated carbon and carbon dioxide are obsolete and no longer used at the water plant because of its new membrane filtration process.

“We do have interested parties looking at that equipment, and we’d like to place it on the GovDeals (online auction) website,” Stanton said.

Council unanimously approved the ordinance for the equipment sale at its June 8 meeting.

Among the other legislation council approved was an annual agreement with Delaware County commissioners for indigent defense services (public defenders or assigned counsel) for municipal code violations, although city attorney Darren Shulman said Delaware rarely has need for such services.

Council also approved two liquor permit transfers.

First was transferring the liquor license from Hamburger Inn Diner LLC to CPVR Burger Inn LLC. The police department’s report said: “The current owner, Bill Michailidis, will remain a partner in the business. Charles Chatham will become the managing member of the LLC. He stated that there are no plans to change the operation of the Hamburger Inn, and he is aware of its status as a Delaware landmark.”

The other transfer was from Tanglewood Food and Beverage Service to Ganzfair Investment, doing business as Shamrock Golf Club at 231 Clubhouse House Drive. The report said Shamrock’s new owners are the management company responsible for the club’s operation the past five years.