Danbury to auction loads of former city tech, cell phones
DANBURY — The city will host a yard sale of sorts for hundreds of items it no longer needs, from a litany of phones and computer parts to firefighter masks.
The equipment was deemed surplus by city leaders this month and will be sold at a public auction, which has not yet been scheduled.
Items on the auction block include enough technology to launch a Silicon Valley tech start up: More than 100 computer monitors, 26 network devices, 49 desktop phones and 68 computers that have had their hard drives — and therefore their previous city records — removed.
There are also 72 smartphones on the list, ranging from iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 devices to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8 devices .
For the more adventurous, though, the city also will auction 50 firefighter self-contained breathing apparatus masks, a Goodall antifreeze recycler and a 1.5-ton grip hoist.
The City Council unanimously approved the auction at its meeting Tuesday night.